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10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Morocco's breaking record in tourism

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SHAFAQNA -  Morocco recorded a bumper year for tourist arrivals in 2017, breaking through the 11-million barrier for the first time, the tourism ministry announced on Monday.      Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase…

When God Knocked At My Heart!

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SHAFAQNA- I was born in Brazil in a place called Petronilla.   I didn’t understand why did people follow religion, because religion was like fiction to me.   I started to become far from the church, and I started to…

Brazilian Shia cleric promoting Islam in Brazil

SHAFAQNA - Rodriguez Jilul is said to be the only Shia cleric in Sao Paulo who is originally from Brazil. After embracing Islam, he traveled to Iran to study religious sciences in the holy city of Qom. Once he finished the studies in Qom,…

Brazil condemns Israel’s new settlement plan in West Bank

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SHAFAQNA - Brazil has harshly criticized Israel for having recently approved new settlements in the occupied West Bank for the first time in more than 20 years. “The settlements in (Palestinian territory) are illegal and amount to an obstacle…

Brazil Muslims support open probe into terror suspects

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SHAFAQNA - Brazil’s Muslim community on Friday voiced support for an open investigation into suspected terrorists who officials say were planning attacks at the upcoming Olympic games. Sheikh Jihad Hassan Hammadeh who heads the ethics…

Brazil breaks ground with cross-sectarian unity group in Rio de Janeiro

SHAFAQNA - Keen to promote interfaith tolerance among all religious communities Brazil has spearheaded a cross-sectarian campaign, encouraging all communities to stand together against radicalism and intolerance, which evil affect everybody…