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Kolkata's Prominent Mosque Imam asks Muslims to Keep Citizenship Documents

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SHAFAQNA - Maulana Shafique Qasmi, The Imam of  Nakhoda mosque in Kolkata, at the congregation after the Friday prayers, asked people of the community to ensure that documents proving their citizenship and other legal records were in order…

Egypt's Plan to build Mosques with Contemporary Islamic Architecture

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: The country is building new mosques and restoring some old ones based on the contemporary Islamic architecture, Egypt’s Awqaf minister said. According to al-Ahram daily, Mohamed Mokhtar Goma said the ministry is also planning…

Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods can use Mosques as a shelter

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has prepared shelter and food for several Hindu families displaced by the massive floods. Also two groups of Muslim men have assisted in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the deluge. The…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

New York City’s Forgotten Muslim Past

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SHAFAQNA - The New Yorker | By  Rozina Ali : A Ph.D. student offers a free Muslim-history walking tour in Donald Trump’s home town. Back when Donald Trump was a Presidential candidate, he said, “I think Islam hates us,” and called…

USA: Muslim girls Kicked Out Of public Pool, the mayor apologized

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SHAFAQNQ - Muslim children were kicked out of a public swimming pool in the US state of Delaware because they were wearing shirts and hijabs. Tahsiyn A Ismaa’eel brought campers from her Arabic summer enrichment programme to their…

Destinations for the Distinct Artistic Style of Islamic Civilization

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Spanning over 1,400 years and featuring a wide range of domains, from architecture to calligraphy, Islamic art is not just a representation of religious beliefs and events but an artistic movement encompassing many peoples…

Uzbekistan’s Blue City: the beautiful Samarkand

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Afifa Thabet : When the famous Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited this wonderful place in 1330, he described it as “one of the greatest and finest cities, and most perfect of them in beauty”. He was right! Such a…

Photos: Historical city of Seimareh in western Iran

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SHAFAQNA -IRNA : The historical city of Seimareh in Ilam Province is considered as one the largest historical cities in the western part of the country, waiting to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Seimareh is one of the…

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

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…

Islamophobic Henry Jackson Society Attacks Britain's Muslim Charities

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SHAFAQNA- Syed Mohsin Abbas Muslim community leaders in Britain have condemned a new report published by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) which they say is an outrageous attack on a substantial portion of the Muslim charitable sector in the…

Attacks on Mosques rising in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA - There has been an increase in the number of attacks targeting mosques in the Netherlands, according to a report released by a Turkish university on Monday. Issued by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, the 2016 Netherlands Human…

Mosque Helps Yemen Victims

SHAFAQNA- Worshippers of Faizan-e-Madinah Masjid (mosque) in Peterborough, England, donated money to help those affected by the war in Yemen. A cheque for £2,000 was handed over by the Faizan-e-Madinah Mosque in Gladstone Street to help…

4 mosques closed in France for spreading ‘radical ideology

SHAFAQNA - French authorities have closed four mosques in the Paris region for promoting the ideology of radical Islam under the state of emergency as France continues to tackle the issue of home-grown radicalism following a number of high-profile…

FBI Investigating Plainfield Mosque Vandalism

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SHAFAQNA- "It upsets me to see something like that,” Julie Knust, who lives near the mosque, said. ISNA reported the graffiti to police and the FBI as a hate crime. "You don’t see this sort of thing anywhere in town,” said Jerry…

80 UK mosques to open doors to non-Muslims in bid to tackle Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - In a bid to tackle rising Islamophobia across the United Kingdom, The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has organised a “Visit my mosque” day next month, with over 80 mosques opening their doors to non-Muslims. The mosques…

Saudi Arabia targets Yemen's mosques in air raids

SHAFAQNA - Yemen official news agency confirmed this Saturday that Saudi Arabia, which has run a violent and relentless military campaign against its neighbour, on account it wishes to impose its political and religious diktat, is now systematically…

French mosques open their doors to non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of mosques and Islamic prayer rooms across France have opened their doors to encourage visits by non-Muslims in a country shaken by recent jihadist attacks. Dubbed "a brotherly cup of tea", local mosques are handing out…

Fatima al-Zahra Islamic Center, an Active Shia Center in El Salvador, America

SHAFAQNA- Head of the Shia Muslims Society of El Salvador described the Fatimat-ul-Zahra (SA) Islamic Center as the most active Shia institution in Central America. Mustafa Elsalvadori said the center was launched in the Latin American country…

Muslims open arson-hit mosque to public on SundayAusr

SHAFAQNA - If you've ever been interested in what the inside of a mosque looks like, you'll get your chance this Sunday. Despite the Garden City Mosque being ravaged by a fire earlier this year, in what was the second arson attack on the…

Muslims mobilize in US to build Mosques and schools

SHAFAQNA - The Muslim families rallying in support of the new Qur’an school seemed to swallow up the opposition that night in 2013. Hundreds of adults and children overflowed the Blaine City Council Chambers, with school supporters stepping…