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Towards a bold discussion on the historicity of the religious text and how to develop the Islamic thought

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SHAFAQNA- By Sheikh Youssef Sbeity Translated by: Manal Samhat The Quran constitutes what Allah has revealed to His Messenger, (Al-Mustapha – “The Chosen”) (p.) with the aim of guiding people to the straight path. Such…

Gian Roberto Scarcia, The prominent Italian Iranologist died

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA  : Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Monday offered condolences over the death of a prominent Italian Iranologist. Gian Roberto Scarcia, the professor and founder of Persian language and literature courses at the University…

mourning ceremony for martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (a.s) held at Gariend Budgam

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SHAFAQNA - Kashmir News Service :  Anjuman-e-Sharie Shian, J&K organized annual Majlis-e-Hussaini (a.s) in regard of martyrdom of Imam Jaffar Sadiq (a.s) at Gariend Kalan Budgam in which thousands of devotees gather to pay rich tributes. Zakreen…

PEW: Global Rise of government restrictions and social hostilities against Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - In many countries around the world, the government imposed restrictions and hostilities on religious activities and limited freedom of religion that tend to target Muslims. In recent years, Restrictions on Muslims rose by governments…

From Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya; The Whispered Prayer of the Abstainers

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate 1 My God, Thou hast settled us in an abode which has dug for us pits of deception, and Thou hast fastened us by the hands of death in the snares of that abode's treachery! In…

The Qur'an and Alteration

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SHAFAQNA- The revealed scriptures brought by previous Prophets have, unfortunately, been gradually subjected to alteration and interpolation over the years. In addition to what is said in the Qur'an to this effect, there is historical evidence…

Necessity of creating communicational charter of the Islamic Ummah

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SHAFAQNA-The conference of "Novel Islamic civilization (past, present, future) and the role and mission of Afghanistan's scholars" was held today at the "Sun of Wilayat" complex in Mashhad, Iran. During the event, Ayatollah Arafi head of Islamic…

Foundation of Kufa City

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed Alkufa: The city of Kufa was wide land unoccupied by inhabitants and constructions; there were only few scattered churches and monasteries, before it has inhabited and existed as an Islamic important city. The history reported…

Bible Contradictions

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SHAFAQNA-PAUL SAID, "God is not the author of confusion," (I Corinthians 14:33), yet never has a book produced more confusion than the bible! There are hundreds of denominations and sects, all using the "inspired Scriptures" to prove…

Non-Muslims should not judge Islam so quickly

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SHAFAQNA- Nour was born on 17.07.1999. Her Islamic name is Nour. She lives in Dresden, Germany. Before she accepted Islam, she never had a religion. She grew up in a family without religion. When she was at school, she got familiar with Islam…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

My life feels so truly changed after converting to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Robin, from Sweden, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Please give us a biography of yourself. I’m Robin, I was born 14 October 1996 in Sweden as the youngest sibling in a family of…

The Art of Dawah

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SHAFAQNA- Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim (In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful) Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and reason with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord…

They Insist That Business is Like Ar-Riba

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful "And Allah has permitted business (bai'a) and prohibited Ar-Riba," The Qur'an says in continuation of the captioned quote from verse Q: 2.275. The subject caption above is…

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…

Are You Dead?

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SHAFAQNA- Many a times we come across individuals who take religion and religious activity lightly. They often mock at people who try to practise religious tenets. Similarly they treat the religion. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) in one of his…

Humbleness

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SHAFAQNA- وَ عِباَدُ الرَّحْمٌنِ الَّذِيْنَ يَمْشُوْنَ عَلى الأَرْضِ هَوْناً “And the servants of the Beneficent Allah are they who walk on the earth in humbleness.” By…

Publication of 110 Works on Hadith by the Islamic Research Foundation

SHAFAQNA- Since the beginning of the establishment, Astan Quds Razavi’s Islamic Research Foundation has published 110 works on the subject of Tradition (hadith). According to Astan News, “The Customs Of Socialization from The Viewpoint…

What is the Difference between Islam and Iman?

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SHAFAQNA - via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: In verse 14 of Suratul Hujurat, we read: قَالَتِ الأََعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُلْ لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَ لٌكِنْ…

Dutch anti-Islam party to hold Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition, despite previous polemics

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SHAFAQNA : Despite provoking serious polemics in the past, The Freedom Party of Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders will hold a competition of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad. According to Reuters, the party said the plan to…

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…

Shia Muslims shape 20 percent of global Muslim population

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SHAFAQNA – World Atlas : There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with Shia Muslims accounting for almost 20%. While most global Muslims are Sunni, a handful of countries have Shia majorities or pluralities. These countries are…

Ramadan’s spirit of generosity throughout Lebanon

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 SHAFAQNA - Annahar | by  Ghadir Hamadi and Tala Hammour : People all over Lebanon are currently wishing each other “Ramadan Kareem,” which means “have a generous Ramadan.” More than just a well-wished sentiment, the month is…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

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SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

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SHAFAQNA - The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

There are Muslims in Tibet, too

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SHAFAQNA - Mention Tibet, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Dalai Lama and Buddhism. However, Muslims have been as much a part of the fabric of Tibetan culture as their Buddhist counterparts. It is hard to…

Turkey's Muslim-friendly resorts offer tourists modest holidays

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SHAFAQNA - Turkey's $26 billion tourism industry has been battered by security fears and political disputes in recent years but one corner of the market is quietly growing - beach holidays for conservative Muslims. Dozens of hotels and resorts…

French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim student at one of France's top universities has found herself at the centre of a media storm after she appeared in a documentary wearing a headscarf. Maryam Pougetoux had appeared in the film to talk about student protests…