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Indonesian researchers to study Muslim life in Germany

SHAFAQNA- Fourteen Indonesians consisting of academics, researchers and journalists left for Germany on Saturday to study Muslim life in Germany in a two-week program sponsored by Goethe Institut, a German state-sponsored cultural institution. The…

Cham Muslims: Vietnam’s Isolated Islamic Community

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Simone Doenvang : While traveling in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, I was surprised to find Muslims in an isolated village near the Cambodian border on the Mekong River Bank. Arriving by a small boat, the group…

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…

Islam: The World’s Fastest Growing Religion

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SHAFAQNA - World Atlas : Islam is currently the second most widely practiced faith in the world. It is also the fastest growing religion and expected to have the largest number of followers by the year 2100. This growth is expected both…

Taiwan promotes halal industries to attract Indonesian muslim consumers

SHAFAQNA- Taiwan is promoting its halal industries to attract more global Muslim consumers, including from Indonesia, to use their products and visit the island nation as a Muslim-friendly tourist destination, an official stated. "There…

Over 80,000 Indonesians rally to protest Trump’s Al-Quds decision

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian people held mass rally on Sunday in the country's capital city Jakarta to protest US president's provocative decision to recognize al-Quds as Israeli regime's capital. Over 80,000 people, estimated by police, marched…

Head of Iranian Seminaries receives Dean of Islamic University of Indonesia

SHAFAQNA - "For years the Islamic Republic of Iran has been resisting unfair international sanctions imposed by the arrogant powers. However, Iran has been developing despite all these sanctions." Professor Shirazi added. Professor Muhammad…

Indonesia to hold International conference on 'Quran and Hadith'

SHAFAQNA - The Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia, plans to organize an international conference on Quran and Hadith studies later this year. Slated for November 6-8, the conference will focus its discussion…

Indonesia mosque guides blind with braille Quran

SHAFAQNA - Azhan dhuhur, the call to noon prayers, is resounding. It comes from a mosque at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Janti in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Quranic verses are being recited by students who are focused on…

Prosecutors call for 1yr jail term for Jakarta governor in blasphemy case

SHAFAQNA - Indonesian prosecutors have asked for a one-year prison term for Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama on blasphemy charges, Reuters reported. Purnama, nicknamed ‘Ahok’, is Jakarta’s first ethnic Chinese governor and the…

Indonesian Muslims in Netherlands to build mosque

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SHAFAQNA - The Indonesian Muslim community in the European Muslim Youth Union (PPME) of Al-Ikhlas, Amsterdam, has bought a building that will be developed into the Indonesian Cultural Center at Jan van Gentstraat 140, Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands. The…

Thousands of Muslims rally against Jakarta governor-Indonesian police use tear gas

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SHAFAQNA- Tens of thousands of hardline Muslim protesters rallying against a non-Muslim governor they accuse of blasphemy marched in Jakarta. The protesters marched toward the presidential palace and the office of Governor Basuki Tjahja…

Sumatra, Halal tourist place in Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA-Indonesia’s Tourism Ministry plans to develop West Sumatra as a halal tourist destination to attract more tourists from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries. Minister Arief Yahya said at a coordination meeting…

Karbala Dar-ol-Quran Center Holds Quranic Courses in Indonesia

SHAFAQNA- The Dar-ol-Quran Center of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein (AS) holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq, held a series of Quranic courses in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. According to the website of the Astan, the courses…

“Ali ibn Abi-Talib (AS)” Mosque Opens in Indonesia

SHAFAQNA - A mosque named “Ali ibn Abi-Talib” (AS) was opened in Indonesia’s Java Island on the weekend. The mosque will host about 100 worshippers and provide them with copies of the Holy Quran as well as some important Islamic sources…

Indonesian Hospital opens in Gaza

SHAFAQNA- A hospital in the Gaza Strip funded entirely by donations from Indonesians has opened its doors on Sunday. The workers said on Tuesday that Rumah Sakit Indonesia began operating nearly five years after the idea was conceived by…

Motorbike taxis launched for Muslim women in Indonesia

SHAFAQNA- Indonesia has recently launched a new motorcycle-taxi service that caters to Muslim women who have reservations regarding riding with men they are not married to, an act forbidden in Islam. The new taxi will also help women who are…