Photos (+18): Kabul's Bloodbath

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SHAFAQNA -  At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural and religious organisation in a western area of the Afghan capital, Kabul.  

The Latest Image of Sheikh Isa Qassim in Hospital

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SHAFAQNA - Sheikh Isa Qassem, one of the leaders of Bahraini uprising against the Al-Khalifah regime, was moved to home from hospital only two days after surgery and was again placed under house arrest by the Bahraini government. Source:…

Arbaeen Pilgrimage: Religious Trek to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- The annual congregation of Shiite Muslims in commemoration of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), is reaching its climax as millions of pedestrians walk to the Iraqi city of Karbala, which hosts…

Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

SHAFAQNA- Beautiful, Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

China’s oldest mosque in Beijing

HAFAQNA- Mosque “Nyvjyh” in Beijing, one of the capital’s historic old mosques located in the area Muslims. Nyvjyh ancient mosque and the mosque Prshkvhtryn Beijing, one of China’s famous mosque was built in 996 AD.

Egyptian Artist Brilliantly Illustrates the Meaning of 35 Arabic Words with Calligraphy

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SHAFAQNA- CAIROSCENE: As part of a new experimental project illustrating the meanings of Arabic words by manipulating the shapes of their letters, Egyptian graphic artist Mahmoud Tammam has published a number of works in which he fashions images…

Top Ten Mosques in Russia

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110 Rare Photos of Ayatullah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Ageny) - On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the demise of Grand Ayatullah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, 110 Rare Photos of a selection of 110 photos of his early life to death are presented as follow…

Ashura Procession in Zaria City (Nigeria Oct 2016)

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Shafaqna - On 11 Al-muharram 1348 (Thursday, October 12, 2016) Muslims under the leadership of Shaikh Ibraheem Zazkaky staged a peaceful procession in commemoration of Imam Hussain (AS)'s martyrdom in Karbala. Procession took place…

The annual Ashura day procession in London (Photos) / Oct 2016

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SHAFAQNA- To remember and commemorate his sacrifice and the courage he so absolutely displayed in the land of Karbala (Iraq), Muslims around the world have always held majilis and mourning marches. For over 29 years now, Muslims in the UK…

The annual Ashura day procession in Torornto (Photos)

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SHAFAQNA- To remember and commemorate his sacrifice and the courage he so absolutely displayed in the land of Karbala (Iraq), Muslims around the world have always held majilis and mourning marches. The 2nd annual Ashura Day Procession happened…

Kerbala: Heaven On Earth / photos

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Source: Imam Hussain Holy Shrine

Old Photos of Al-Askari Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Sunday marked the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hassan Askari (AS), the 11th Shia Imam whose holy shrine in Samarra. Located in the Iraqi city of Samarra, 125 km (78 mi) from Baghdad, it is one of the most important Shia shrines…

Photos: Prophet Muhammad(pbh)'s tomb from inside

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Shafaqna –  Prophet Muhammad(pbh)’s tomb-: photos from inside. First ever real photos of the shrine and tomb of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the house and Mihrab of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA). إن الله وملائكته يصلون…

Sand sculpture contest in Kish Island

SHAFAQNA -  Iranian artists created sand sculptures on the beach at Kish Island of Persian Gulf on Friday.

London campaigns against war in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Lindsey German, who organised the Downing Street protest for Stop the War, said it was a “good start”. “We’ve got thousands of people here and we’ve blocked Whitehall, and there are dozens of demonstrations going on…

25 Amazing Photos from Hajj 1953

SHAAFAQNA- Catch a glimpse of how it was like to perform Hajj in 1953. Though this was only just over 60 years ago, a lot has changed mainly due to the increase in the number of pilgrims going to perform Hajj. Many pilgrims would…