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Azerbaijan and the case for peaceful religious coexistence

SHAFAQNA - In April, the Kantor Center in Tel Aviv released a report highlighting that 2014 was one of the...

Execution of Sheikh Nimr Hinges on King Salman’s Order

SHAFAQNA - A Saudi Arabian appeals court has upheld the death sentence of the prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir...

Significance of the Massacre of Karbala

SHAFAQNA - While Imam Husain PBUH is among Imams of the Shia Islam, the majority of Sunni Muslims, and even...

Millions of Shia Muslims commemorates Tasu’a in Iran

SHAFAQNA - Millions of black clad mourners have taken to the streets across Iran to take part in the ceremonies....

Jamaica: A Haven For Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The Islam faith is increasingly finding favour in the Caribbean country, says President of the Islamic Council of...

The Melancholy of Muharram

SHAFAQNA - Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar is upon us, and the muslim community will no doubt...

First international film and photo competition for “kind Moharram”

SHAFAQNA - Eighth National Mourning Ceremony”KindMoharram” The first international film and photo competition for “kind Moharram” One thousand three hundred and seventy...

Abbas’ loyalty in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - Abbas Qamar-e-Banu Hashim (the Moon of the Hashimites), who was next only to the Holy Imam in charge...

Nation-Building and religious bridges in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Abuja Muslim Forum (AMF) says it is collaborating with Christian organisations to build a peaceful and organised society...

Canadian Muslims Cheer Justin Trudeau Win

SHAFAQNA - The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) has sent congratulations to the Liberal Party of Canada and its...

Exclusive – How Muslim women feel compelled to remove...

SHAFAQNA - Over the past years a flurry of hateful and violent crimes against Muslims in the UK prompted concerns...

Treatment of U.S. Muslims in 2015 worse than after...

SHAFAQNA - For many American Muslims, the past year has been one of the most difficult in recent memory. Some...

The Lessons of Karbala

SHAFAQNA - We owe it to our children and youth born and being raised in the west , that we...

“For no one the heavens wept for forty days...

SHAFAQNA - As Muslims around the world are once more coming together to commemorate the tragedy of Karbala and the...
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WHEN I SEE THEM I SEE US

SHAFAQNA - “I never revolted in vain, as a rebel or as a tyrant, but I rose seeking reformation for...

A Long History of Muslim and Arab Americans

SHAFAQNA - 1.Much of the current U.S. Muslim population consists of fairly recent arrivals. As of 2011, one in four...

A British study: Bias may prevent Muslims from joining...

SHAFAQNA - Roughly 4 percent of Britain’s population is estimated to be Muslim. However, British Muslims are conspicuously absent from...

Who Should Arabs and Muslims Vote for?

SHAFAQNA - The NDP is my clear answer. But why? On Sept. 17 a group of prominent Arab and Muslim organizations...

Iran – Attack on Shias during Muharram mourning kills...

SHAFAQNA - An attack was reported at a Shiite religious site in Iran on Friday, and at least two people...

“Third Intifada has begun in Palestine” says Islamic cleric

SHAFAQNA - "The Zionists are trying to use the chaos created by the Takfiri phenomenon throughout the Middle East to...

The Historical Significance of ‘Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Hakam ibn Al-Arat (Radiyallahu 'anh) relates: I went to Ibn Abbas (Radiyallahu 'anh)… I said to him: Tell...

Israel Takes Advantage Of Syrian Civil War To Expand...

SHAFAQNA - Israel is taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to expand its illegal settlements in the Golan Heights,...

Al Khoei Foundation Organizes Majalis for Muharram

SHAFAQNA - To commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain Ibn Ali (A.S.) and his devoted companions, Imam Khoei Islamic Centre in...

Ali al-Nimr’s campaign – What’s a life really worth?

SHAFAQNA - Since his arrest in 2012, Ali Mohammad al-Nimr the nephew of prominent Shia cleric and rights activist Sheikh...

Unity call Muslim Scholars from Turkey

SHAFAQNA - A galaxy of Muslim scholars from across Asian and Pacific countries will come together this week in Istanbul,...

Bahrain launches aggressive campaign against Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Activists on social media said that the Bahraini Interior Ministry's security forces continued to take down on Tuesday...

Nadiya’s hijab is problematic, but not for the reasons...

SHAFAQNA - Last Wednesday, Nadiya Jamir Hussain, 30-year-old Muslim woman from Northern England, won BBC’s The Great British Bake Off....

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