Dr. Barrett discusses ISIS with Dr. Morrow

SHAFAQNA - Dr. Barrett discusses ISIS with Dr. Morrow in Chicago at the 32nd Annual Muslim Group Conference | Muhammad: Reclaiming The Narrative on Dec 24, 2015 in Lombard, IL (Chicago metro area) at Yorktown Center.

Women, Islam and the headscarf – the non-issue everyone is talking about

SHAFAQNA - In late April I took part in a debate with Patricia Chagnon, a French official, and member of the Front National on the issue of radicalization and the Muslim veil - aka hijab. A profoundly secular country, France operates under…

Hate Crimes Against Muslims in France Increased by 223% in 2015

SHAFAQNA - Hate crimes against Muslims in France more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, according to a new report by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH). The governmental agency’s annual report measures France’s…

Muslim’s Labour Candidacy Shapes London Mayoral Race

SHAFAQNA - The son of a London bus driver, Sadiq Khan has had a remarkable rise into the upper echelons of British politics. He grew up with seven siblings in a three-bedroom home in public housing and attended state schools before becoming…

U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran’s Distrust

SHAFAQNA - The nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 world powers last summer, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, was predicated on a basic give-and-take. In exchange for Iran agreeing to intrusive international…

Media Bias: London Muslims March Against ISIS Goes Unreported By Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA - Mainstream corporate media is ruining the United States elections, and in this insightful video, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now explains why. She compares Bernie Sanders — someone who is currently making history and garnering…

Muslims must ‘participate’ in U.S. democracy

SHAFAQNA - The underlying stigma and hatred of Islam perpetuated by national political contenders like Donald Trump has left the 3.3 million Muslims in this country vulnerable and fearful of double standards in their own backyards. Most…

Secretary General of the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly Recieves Syrian Delegation

SHAFAQNA - Secretary General of the Ahlul Bayt World Assembly, HojjatulIslam Akhtari recieves Syrian delegation included sheikhs and tribes' cheifs from Homs, Hasakah and Rif Dimashq districts on Tuesday. In this meeting Syrian sheikhs praised…

ISNA ORGANIZES SUNNI-SHIITE DIALOGUE IN DC - EXCLUSIVE

SHAFAQNA - An intrafaith leadership summit was held in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2016. Organized by the Islamic Society of North America, the gathering included Dr. Sayyid Syeed from ISNA, Dr. John Andrew Morrow from the Covenants Initiative,…

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Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - The birth of Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (as) took place under unique circumstances inside the Holy Kaaba at Mecca on the 13th of Rajab (30th Amul Feel / Year of the Elephant) about 600 AD i.e. The age of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)…

The 10th Day Gala - coming this June

SHAFAQNA - A group of passionate members and volunteers from various walks of life, The10thDay.com aims to promote peace, justice and the intrinsic principles set against tyranny which sits at the cornerstone of true humanitarian values. Through…

"The world needs to see Muslims under different light" says prominent Emirati filmmaker

SHAFAQNA - Fadel al-Mheiri is An Emirati filmmaker and author of the historical novel, "Kingdom of Peacocks — Mists of Time," the first of a trilogy about the Portuguese invasion of an imaginary kingdom in the Persian Gulf in the early 1500s,…

Women in Afghanistan: a story of hope and despair

SHAFAQNA - After fourteen years of struggle for democracy and women’s rights in war-torn Afghanistan, with support of international community, Afghan women are still subject to physical, sexual and mental abuses. In March 2015, 27 year old…
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French officials visit Imam Ali shrine

SHAFAQNA - Second Counselor at the French Embassy in Iraq, Jean-Michel Antona visited Imam Ali Holy Shrine where he was received by members of the Board of Directors, Mr. Ahmed al-Jawahiri and the engineer Muzaffar Mahboba. After the meeting…

The new rising Islamic feminism ... tribalism, chauvinism, and patriarchism

SHAFAQNA - Islam these days has been blamed for many great things – rather, many great evils. From allegations that Islam stands the source of all radicalism, to claims it promotes radical chauvinism, Islam has been the target of much anger,…

Young Syrian refugee is reunited with mother in the UK

SHAFAQNA - Two years after Hasan* fled his home in Syria and six months after he arrived alone in the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp, this teenage refugee is sceptical he’s about to be re-united with his mother. The 17-year-old’s latest attempt…

Why the World’s Muslims Are Demanding Climate Action Now

SHAFAQNA - The global Muslim community - made up of around 1.6 billion followers from world leaders to academics, from teachers and healthcare workers to business people and investors - has incredible collective power. Islam is the fastest-growing…

Breaking religious stereotypes & the US presidential elections

SHAFAQNA - Muslims are up against quite a few Republican contenders who are competing on how stringent they will be on Islamic Terrorism if elected. Not only that, they are also demanding proper management as it relates to the issue of immigration.…

The Anti-Muslim speaking

SHAFAQNA - One hour into a presentation on the perceived threat posed by Muslim immigrants, St. Cloud car salesman and anti-immigration activist Ron Branstner ramps up his pitch. The United Nations, he begins, sends Muslim refugees to the…

Yemen’s War - Saudi Arabia’s plays the military musical chair

SHAFAQNA - "I ask all the parties and the international community to remain steadfast in support of this cessation of hostilities to be a first in Yemen's return to peace... Yemen cannot afford the loss of more lives,” declared Ismail Ould…

Why This Muslim-American Couple Invited Strangers To Ask Them Anything

SHAFAQNA - Soon after the San Bernardino attacks last December, Mona Haydar and her husband Sebastian Robins began searching desperately for a way to “replace trauma and terror with love.” Haydar, a Syrian-American Muslim from Flint,…

A French teacher and the state of emergency

SHAFAQNA - If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France…

Europe’s rising shame – mainstream Islamophobia and de-democratization

SHAFAQNA - Ignorant bigotry these days has become Europe’s daily bread! The very continent which lived in its flesh the infamy and shame of fascism only some decades ago, stands today to repeat the same violence, and play by the same hate. The…
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How Italy’s flawed hotspots are creating thousands of “clandestini”

SHAFAQNA - In Italy, the first ‘hotspot’ for screening migrants and asylum seekers opened last September on the island of Lampedusa. Seven months later, critics say the system is excluding migrants from official reception systems and encouraging…

Islam in Cuba - from Christianity to Islam

SHAFAQNA - Most of the images we see out of Cuba are similar -- classic cars here, vibrantly colored buildings there. But Joan Alvado shows us something different. His photo series, "Cuban Muslims," focuses on the lives of those who have converted…
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Religious Eugenics in the Yemen – Remapping Yemen’s religious make up to reflect Wahhabism totalitarian agenda

SHAFAQNA - While Yemen’s ongoing military conflict is rooted in imperialism – the physical manifestation of very capitalistic ambitions, Yemen’s war also speaks of a despicable religion agenda – one which seeks to re-engineer the region…