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SHAFAQNA - I was born the year the Soviets invaded Afghanistan—an invasion that started the international call for “jihad” to...

Dignity Day with the Islamic Human Rights Commission

SHAFAQNA - Join us outside 10 Downing Street as we come together in unity. The event intends to bring various...

Sermon of Lady Zaynab (a) in the Court of...

SHAFAQNA - "O Yazid, if you consider our defeat as your achievement then you will have to pay its...

Muslims call for boycott of South Yorkshire Police over...

SHAFAQNA - 'There is a perception in the minds of many ordinary people that all Muslims are now potential child...

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...

The Land of Karbala – Poem

SHAFAQNA - Karbala, Karbala Karbala, Karbala Hussain was slain His family in pain No soldiers had remained Women in chains Children in pain Yazid is to be...

Two Sides Of A Mountain – Muharram

SHAFAQNA - Muharram-ul-Haram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar, a month that is held in great esteem and...

Prayer of Love – Poem

SHAFAQNA - At bloody noon Mullah was deep in rosary and prayers Among the tents, demanding whispers of others When he made...

Ashura’s March In London Promises To Be the Grandest...

SHAFAQNA - This Saturday (October 24, 2015) thousands of Muslims are expected to gather together in Marble Arch to...

World-renowned Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke plays in London

SHAFAQNA - Greetings from the Ethiopian Embassy, His Excellency the Ambassador cordially invites you to join him for an intimate evening...

The Melancholy of Muharram

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

Muharram in West London by a Pakistani group –...

SHAFAQNA - “Peopleare slaves to the world , and as long as they live favorable and comfortablelives , they are...

Ashura – Islam’s bleeding heart will bring you to...

SHAFAQNA - It’s an emotional time for Shia Muslims across the globe. Every year the day of Ashura, which...

Shiites, Sunnis connect in California Mosque

SHAFAQNA - Building bridges between American Sunnis and Shiites, a California mosque is using art, music and celebrations to bring...

We Remember Ali Asghar

SHAFAQNA - Banu's son has had no water for days His pulse is weak and his mother prays No hope in sight...

Ashoura’ in the Words of Ayatollah Khomeini

SHAFAQNA - Commemorate the battle of Karbala and the blessed name of the Master of Martyrs, because through commemoration...

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Karbala provides great investment to Muslim...

SHAFAQNA - Ayatollah Makarem said Karbala provided a great investment to the Islamic world such that during its own time,...

Transboundary Water Crisis in the Middle East

SHAFAQNA - Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives in river and lake basins that comprise two or more...

Karbala

SHAFAQNA - Before darkness you stood,  forever you will stand For only your light could thwart those wicked souls Who in the...

Fourth Night of Muharram in London – A Community...

SHAFAQNA - Edward Gibbon (English historian and member of parliament): “In a distant age and climate, the tragic scene of the...
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Fighting Stereotypes – Muslims in America

SHAFAQNA - Unity Productions Foundation — This eleven-minute film is the result of thousands of conversations with hundreds of different communities...

How Can Non-Arab Muslims Engage With the Quran?

SHAFAQNA - Being able to understand the Arabic of the Quran directly is a dream come true for any Muslim,...

The Night of al-Qasim ibn Hassan

SHAFAQNA - Al-Qasim ibn Hasan (Arabic: القاسم بن الحسن‎) ( Sha'aban 7, 47 AH /September 19, 668 CE – Muharram...

Made of money? UAE husband divorces wife over $40,000...

SHAFAQNA - A man divorced his wife as he was angry at her for spending more than Dh150,000 (about $40,000)...
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Poll: 60% Of Americans Don’t Trust The Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA - A new poll asked over 1,000 Americans, in part, “How much trust and confidence do you have in...

Iran Urges Cultural Move by Muslims against Terrorism

SHAFAQNA - Iran and Indonesia can cooperate to resolve the problems of the region and the Muslim world, President Rouhani...

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...

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