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World’s highest polo festival kicks off in Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  A three-day polo festival started at the world’s highest Polo Ground of Shandur in northern Pakistani district of Chitral on Saturday. For the past couple of years, the annual event could not be held on its regular dates…

Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : The Israeli occupation forces closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to Muslim worshippers without prior notice. Israel’s 0404 website claimed that an explosive device was found…

Daily Quran reading at Imam Hussein’s (AS) Holy Shrine during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Quran reading sessions are held every day at the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) in Karbala, Iraq, during the holy month of Ramadan. According to the website of the Dar-ol-Quran Center of the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship),…

President Trump and the Ramadan invitation - US Muslims await

SHAFAQNA - For nearly a decade, Jihad Saleh Williams has served as a Ramadan wrangler for official Washington, keeping a spreadsheet to make sure there was no overlap as government departments planned events for the Islamic holy month. Saleh…

The Actual Meaning of Eid

SHAFAQNA-What is the actual meaning of Eid? At first, it may be proper to seek the meaning of Eid in the books of the elders. (1) Eid is the day of special attention of Allah (SWT) to His servants, recalling them to His presence and the day…