Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

“Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” Festival in India

SHAFAQNA- The 4th edition of “Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” annual cultural festival has been organized in Bangalore, India, by the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine. According to, "Amir Al-Mumenin (AS);…