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“French Muslims have been hurt, as well,” says activist

SHAFAQNA - In the aftermath of Friday's terror attacks in Paris, many French Muslims find themselves suffering two kinds of...

Canadian Muslims lament need to defend religion after Paris...

SHAFAQNA - Once again Muslims are being called upon to defend themselves after the Paris attacks, even though the perpetrators...

French Come Together To Support Muslims After Attacks

SHAFAQNA - As ISIS cheers and takes credit for one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in modern France, emotions...

Muslims Around the World Defend Themselves Against Islamophobia and...

SHAFAQNA - "French Muslims are French. Today, at least, they should be more French than Muslim, as today the...

To fight ISIS, France should integrate its Muslim population...

SHAFAQNA - In the coming days, I will mourn with the nation of France as they bury their loved ones...

Parisians throw open doors in wake of attacks, but...

SHAFAQNA - Ordinary citizens showed their support by giving blood at hospitals, offering shelter to people who had been displaced...

An “act of war” says French President Hollande

SHAFAQNA - French President Francois Hollande warned that Paris' attacks equated to an "act of war" against France and...

More UK Muslims likely to use hospice care, report...

SHAFAQNA - UK hospices could see a significant increase in Muslim patients in the coming years, in part due to...

Muslims lobby for recognition at State House

SHAFAQNA - Frustrated by a mismatch of political representation and population, and disappointed by a recent incident of vandalism at...

Muslim leader calls for cultural understanding

SHAFAQNA - At a Harvard University talk, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims, says learning from our...

“Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS)” Published in France

SHAFAQNA-A book titled “Martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS); Karbala Tragedy, 13 Nights of Commemoration” by Leila Sourani was published...

The story of Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA - The moon was almost setting, casting its dying rays on the waters of the rivulet Al Quma and...

Christians and Muslims fight to protect ancient Christian town...

SHAFAQNA - As ISIS advances on Sadad, a strategic Syrian town near Homs, hundreds of Christian and Muslim fighters are...

Why British Muslims need a ‘poppy hijab’ to remember...

SHAFAQNA - Tabinda-Kauser Ishaq's Remembrance Day hijab is being sold by the Royal British Legion for the first time. She...

Muslims are facing a civil rights crisis in America,...

SHAFAQNA - Sut Jhally of the Media Education Foundation likens Orientalism to a pair of glasses that distort our perception...

Ridiculous misconceptions about Muslims in the UK and Remembrance...

SHAFAQNA - According to one survey, the proportion of Muslims who identify with Britain is actually higher than that of the general...

Britain To Have First Muslim-Led Remembrance Service This Year

SHAFAQNA - The first Islamic-led commemoration for British soldiers who lost their lives will take place on Thursday after years...

Red Poppies Remind Us That 400K Muslims Fought For...

SHAFAQNA - Christians and Jews are making it easier for Britons to be more comfortable with Muslims as part of...

Arbaeen Pilgrimage

SHAFAQNA - Arbaeen means "forty" in Arabic, or Chehlum, as it is known by Urdu-speaking Muslims, is a Shia religious...

How does the Middle East view climate change compared...

SHAFAQNA - A Pew study showed only 29 percent of those polled in the Middle East were worried about...

First Saudi woman to run in elections

SHAFAQNA - Their election leaflets cannot contain photographs, and they are not allowed to address men directly at campaign meetings. But...

Iranian Film ‘Muhammad (PBUH)’ Screened in Beirut

SHAFAQNA - According to the beirut.icro.ir website, the movie’s director Majid Majidi was present at the screening session, which was...

UN warns about environmental impact of wars

SHAFAQNA - The UN warned on Fri. about the devastating impact of war on the environment and how often the...

Why mitzvahs are for Muslims, too

SHAFAQNA - Last month, I sat down for Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovski of Golders Green Synagogue. We...

More difficulties ahead for Yemen as winter nears –...

SHAFAQNA - If Yemen continues to occupy the headlines, few media have bothered look beyond Saudi Arabia’s punitive narrative to...

Allameh Tabataba’i: Bridging Islamic philosophy and Western thought

SHAFAQNA - Allameh Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i is one of the most prominent contemporary philosophers in Shia Islam. He...

Under the government of Prophet Muhammad(s)

SHAFAQNA - The example of the Prophet Muhammad(s) and the Qur’an are the basis upon which Islamic practices stand. Craig...

Bodies of another five Iranian Mina victims identified

SHAFAQNA - Head of Iran Hajj and Pilgrims Organization, Saeed Ohadi, said bodies of another five Iranian pilgrims who lost...

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