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Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

My Mom Never Forced Islam on Me

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SHAFAQNA- Eva is a German revert who lives in Germany. She is now 35 years old. This is her conversion story:   When I was thirteen years old, my mom embraced Islam. It was strange.   You know, being thirteen, everything…

Islam and the Question of Violence

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SHAFAQNA-Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from Christianity to Hinduism, the Western world associates Islam more than any other religion…

Photos: King Faisal Mosque in Marawi, Philippines

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosque: The biggest mosque in Marawi City, this structure is located in Mindanao State University. It is named after the former king of Saudi Arabia who also financed its construction. The structure is noticeable for…

Men causes subordination of women/Women oppressed over the history +photos

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SHAFAQNA- The first round of the chain-jurisprudence conferences titled “Women Legal Challenges in Jurisprudence” held at Imam Khomeini research academy this morning by Feqhus-sa-Qalain institute associated with great Ayatullah  Sane`ai.…

Is Adopting Children Permitted in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Many incidents happen in societies which make so many children orphans, Incidents such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, or smaller events. Thus, the issue of taking care of these orphan kids becomes a challenge that…

Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you...

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim brain drain phenomena overseas to the West is well known & Muslims do carry their values and Islamic practices consistently with them. This comment reflects why the negative securitisation & criminalisation of Islam…

THE NEIGHBOUR

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SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Jawad ‘Ameli, a great Mujtahid, was having his dinner when someone knocked at his door. A servant from his master, Ayatullah Sayyid Mahdi Bahrul-‘Uloom appeared and said, “Your master has asked you to see…

Our Behaviour

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SHAFAQNA- I have been working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an article,…

German Islam Conference reconvenes search for German Islam

SHAFAQNA- This year's German Islam Conference (DIK) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Berlin. It has been over a year and a half since the last DIK. For this latest iteration, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, of Bavaria's Christian…

Photos: Promoting the religion of Islam in Ukraine

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SHAFAQNA- Taghribnews: Promoting the religion of Islam in Ukraine.   Read more from Shafaqna: Islam finds a place in Japan City of Qom Hosts Inaugural Islamic Values Education Conference

Ayatollah Khamenei call on heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Khamenei invited heads of the Islamic countries to follow the rule of Islam rather than the arrogant powers, saying the rule of the U.S. and the tyrannical system will not serve them. On the occasion of the birth anniversary…

German girls volunteer to wear Islamic headscarves in school ‘discrimination experiment’

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SHAFAQNA- The experiment last week saw the volunteers don the hijab as part of an assignment by their teacher at the Geschwister-Scholl comprehensive school in the town of Lünen in North Rhine-Westphalia, German broadcaster WDR reports. The…

Khums in Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As a kind of solution for decreasing the financial problems of the Islamic society, especially those of underprivileged people, Islam has offered some ways that one of the most effective of which is Khums. In the literal…

I Found My Happiness in Islam

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Lisa from Belgium, by Zahra Salehi Lisa, 20 years old, was born in Belgium in an atheist household. She felt lonely and depressed for a period of time. She got to know about Islam…

Why Do We Fear Death?

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SHAFAQNA- The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term "death" and its…

Amnesty International's Former Advisor: Imam Hussain's been wronged twice, malicious media distorts Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The head of the International Organization for Global Security, Rebee’ ElEdreesey, warned against anonymous sides attempting to distort the image of Islam by all means. In an interview published in Imam Hussain…

Why aren’t Muslim women allowed to marry non-Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: There is a consensus among almost all Islamic jurists according to which Muslim women are forbidden to marry non-Muslims. This is clearly stated in Surah Baqarah: “do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until…

Reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq according to The Supreme Religious Authority

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority stated that the absence of the elements of successful professional performance is one of the reasons of the deplorable situation in Iraq. This was the important point stated in the second…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

The history of ancient Islamic holiday becoming uniquely Caribbean

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SHAFAQNA- The Conversation: In order to admire the vibrant floats with beautifully bedecked models of mausoleums, a throng of Trinidadians line up along the streets of St. James and Cedros . Their destination is the waters of the Caribbean,…

Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

"The more I read about Islam the more I am falling in love with it"

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam | By Charlie Alcala : The current of life can drag you to a place you would never think of going.  Our fate is not in our hands, although it would seem to be; in its very veins are traces of handprint totally in contrast…

Video: Syria’s National Museum Reopens After Six Years

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SHAFAQNA- On Sunday, Syria's National Museum of Damascus opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again, seven years after war forced it to close and months after the government recaptured all rebel areas near the capital. According…

Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam: ‘I’m proud to have become Muslim’

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SHAFAQNA- Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has announced her conversion to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada’ Davitt. “This is to announce that I am proud to have become a Muslim,” she wrote on Twitter…

Two new booklets published by International Media Center

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain and the Establishment of Human Rights Highlights on the main rights, which Imam Hussain (PBUH) called to in his blessed raising. The author, Shaikh Dr. Abdullah Ahmad Alyousif, discusses how Imam…

Video: "Imam Hussain (P) is Unique and He died for Islam"

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SHAFAQNA- "The experience of being in Karbala is wonderful and I'm excited. I cannot describe the feeling, but we hope for all Muslims who don't know Imam Hussain (A.S.), to come and join us to understand how beautiful Islam is. we know that…

October is the Islamic Heritage Month in Canada

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SHAFAQNA- In 2007 the Government of Canada declared the month of October in each year as Canadian Islamic History Month to share with fellow Canadians the rich Muslim heritage and its valuable contributions to shaping Canada: Contributions in…