Tehran to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations organization (ICRO), Dimitry Safonov, secretary for interreligious relations of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Hojat-ol-Islam…

1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

Pope falls short on Myanmar

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis has arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar, urging the international community to address the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims in the country. More than 700,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after Myanmar’s…

Pope visits Myanmar in shadow of Rohingya crisis

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis arrived in Myanmar on Monday on a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to a majority-Buddhist country that the United States has accused of “ethnic cleansing” against its Muslim Rohingya people. The…

Russian Orthodox Leader Warns of Coming Apocalypse, Calls on Society to Rally in 'Critical Period'

SHAFAQNA - Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, warned on Monday that the end of the world is approaching and urged society to rally in this "critical time." Kirill was speaking after a service at Moscow's Christ the…

Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust honoured in London

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SHAFAQNA - Faith leaders in Barnet pay tribute to those ‘Righteous amongst the Nations’ for their bravery and courage during the Shoah. Jewish and Muslim leaders in Barnet have paid tribute to the Muslims who saved Jews during the Holocaust…

What the Bible Says About Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace: I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brohters; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. (The Holy Bible,…

French Court Orders Removal of Cross on Pope John Paul II Statue

SHAFAQNA - A cross that's part of a statue of the late Pope John Paul II in the town of Ploërmel, France, will be removed following a controversial decision made by a top administrative court on a decades-long legal battle over the monument's…

More than 13 million gather in Karbala for Arbaeen - all faiths

SHAFAQNA - Iraq’s top Shiite cleric says more than 13 million have gathered in the holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, the annual commemoration marking the end of the mourning period for the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad’s…

Christains, Sunnis and Shias in Karbala for Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shia Muslims. Large crowds…

Imam Hussain(a.s) in the Bible

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SHAFAQNA- Numerous passages of the Bible have foretold the coming of Prophet Muhammad, the revelation of the holy Quran, Imam Ali, Imam Hussain, and Imam Mahdi from Mecca. Many early Islamic events were prophesied in the Bible but they all…

Pope condemns terror attacks around the world

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis condemned on Wednesday recent terror attacks around the world, including in New York where eight people were killed, saying he was “saddened” by events. “I am saddened by the terrorist attacks in recent days…

Coptic Christians Pelted With Rocks, Four Churches Closed as Government Treats Prayer 'as a Crime'

SHAFAQNA - Coptic Christians in Egypt have said that they have been pelted by rocks while the government in the southern province of Minya has closed down four churches this past month, much to the protest of the believers. "We stayed silent…

Christians, others be prepared to be part of #ArbaeenTrekNigeria 🇳🇬 2017

SHAFAQNA - The Arbaeen trek is a solemn walk undertaken exactly 40 days from the date that Imam Hussein, the grand son of the Prophet was brutally martyred in Karbala (now in Iraq). The Imam had set out for good leadership and justice, in opposition…

Awaiting Jesus (pbuh)

SHAFAQNA- For us Muslims, Jesus' (pbuh) second coming is of utmost importance. Born as a miracle of God, he invited the Israelites to the righteous path, performed many miracles in their presence, and is the Messiah and God's word (Qur'an,…

Pope enters Rohingya political minefield with Myanmar-Bangladesh trip

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to Bangladesh when he visits both countries next month. The Vatican on Tuesday released…

Anti-Christian Hostility in the US Hasn't Risen, but It Has Changed as Secular Progressives Hold More Wealth

SHAFAQNA - New research examining cultural hostility toward American Christians shows that believers are incorrect to assert that animus toward them has increased. Yet they might be right in their claims that they face more problems such hostility…

This Week in Christian History: A Pope's Death, Theologian's Birth, and Preacher's Conversion

SHAFAQNA - Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages. Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs,…

Why a member of an anti-Islamic party of Netherland converted to Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Arnoud van Doorn (born 18 March 1966, The Hague) is a former far-right politician from the anti-islamic Dutch Freedom Party (PVV) of Geert Wilders. In December 2011, the party broke with Van Doorn. He decided to become a…

Orthodox Leaders Call for Boycott of Lidle, Nestle for Airbrushing Out Christian Symbols on Products

SHAFAQNA - Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church are asking worshipers to boycott Lidl and Nestlé, which removed Christian symbols from their food packaging in an attempt to be "religiously neutral." Earlier this month, shoppers noticed…

British Priest Translates Renowned Muslim Book (Nahju ul Balagha) into English

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SHAFAQNA-A Christian priest from Britain has translated 169 sermons by Imam Ali (AS), the son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), into English. Mohammad Reza Fakhr Rouhani, a faculty member at Qom University, says a thin but very important…

Human life has to be protected at all stages, Pope Francis says

SHAFAQNA - During an open-air Mass in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Thursday, Pope Francis delivered a ringing call to defend human life in all its stages, especially when it's most vulnerable. As examples of the point, the pontiff cited…

Bishop sheltering Muslims in CAR says fear of death is real

SHAFAQNA - The Catholic bishop of a mid-sized town in the Central African Republic who's sheltering roughly 2,000 Muslims at his seminary seeking safety from attacks by largely Christian militias says they can't even set foot off seminary grounds…

Is Jesus Really God?

SHAFAQNA- Without a doubt, you have often heard the claim that Jesus is God, the second person in the "Holy Trinity." However, the very Bible which is used as a basis for knowledge about Jesus and as the basis for doctrine within Christianity…

Jesus the Prophet of God

SHAFAQNA- BIRTH OF JESUS ( A Quranic Conception) Relate in the Book (they story of) Mary, when she withdrew from her family to a place in the East. She placed a screen (to screen herself) from them; then We sent to her Our Angel, and he appeared…

What Others Say About Islamic Civilization

SHAFAQNA- Napolean Bonaparte Napolean Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, 'Bonaparte et Islam,' Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125. Original References: "Correspondance de Napol�on Ier Tome V pi�ce n� 4287 du 17/07/1799;…

“Islam and Christianity” Course Held in Zimbabwe

SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Cultural Center in Zimbabwe organized an educational course on “Islam and Christianity” in Harare, the capital city of the African country. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization…

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women Find Power and Joy in Building a Sisterhood

SHAFAQNA - Have you ever noticed how acts of hate can spur acts of love? With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile…