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Muslim community hosts open iftar for British public

SHAFAQNA- By Muhammad Mussa LONDON  The Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) held its annual Open Iftar event Wednesday which offered members of the British public a free warm meal as well as a chance to converse with Muslims and non-Muslims from…

Invitation to the Party of Allah (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-Muminin Imam Ali (PBUH) narrates that one day the Prophet (PBUH&HP) read such sermon: Â O' people the month of Allah has turned to you with blessings, mercy, and forgiveness; a month that its days are the best…

HOLY RAMADHAN: THE MONTH OF ALLAH (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Holy Ramadhan is known as Shahrullah meaning "the month of Allah". It is indeed the month of Barakah (Blessings), Rahmah (Mercy) and Maghfirah (Forgiveness). It is reported that at the advent of this great month, the…

The point was that the Quran made a complete sense

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SHAFAQNA- According to rahyafte (the missionaries and converts website) When I first come to Bahrain, I was hoping to discover the customs of the Middle East. This turned out to be a very difficult thing as people who come to the gulf…

Rohingya Muslims Face Difficult Ramadan in Refugee Camps

SHAFAQNA- The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village - fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. But for M.D. Hashim and others…

The Method of Shi'ism in Authenticating the Hadith

SHAFAQNA- Shi'ism, in addition to seeking to authenticate the chain of transmission of hadith, considers the correlation of the text of the hadith with the Qur'an as a necessary condition for its validity. In Shi'ite sources, there are many…

BIDDING FAREWELL TO HOLY RAMADHAN

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SHAFAQNA- AN EXTRACT FROM THE SUPPLICATION OF IMAM ALI BIN HUSAYN (AS)Â This month stood among us in a standing place of praise, accompanied us with the companionship of one approved, and profited us with the most excellent profit of…

World Hijab Day Wonderful Event to Demystify the Hijab

SHAFAQNA- “In the Fall of 2015, the International Student and Scholar Services office partnered with the Women’s Center to create the International Women’s Group. The goal of this group was to connect and support women from the Middle…

God helped me find the way to Islam.

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SHAFAQNA- My name is Amina, I’m from Russia, and I’m twenty-one years old. I was born in a Christian family, but I have never attached importance to religion or faith.   And, at the same time, I was always feeling like I live…

First US hijab-wearing Barbie to honour fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

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SHAFAQNA- American group Mattel unveiled its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll Monday in honor of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who in 2016 became the first American Olympian to wear a headscarf while competing.   The…

1,075 Islamophobic crimes in Germany in 2017

SHAFAQNA- German police recorded 1,075 Islamophobic crimes in 2017, according to new government figures announced on Tuesday. Far-right extremists or groups carried out some 994 attacks against Muslims and mosques, which made up 92.5 percent…

Berlin court upholds headscarf ban for public servants in teacher's case

SHAFAQNA- Berlin court has ruled that a law prohibiting a Muslim teacher from wearing a headscarf in a public school doesn't violate her constitutional right to religious freedom. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that the Berlin…

American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA- The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

OIC Pledges Strong Role in Addressing Rohingya Crisis

SHAFAQNA- “We will play a strong role along with Bangladesh, United Nations and international community,” Hesham Youssef, assistant secretary general for OIC's humanitarian affairs, said after visiting Rohingya camps in Kutupalong Friday. Myanmar…

British Muslim Woman Elected As Mayor of Newham

SHAFAQNA- Local elections in England delivered a mixed set of results. The effects of years of austerity should have seen the Labour party sweep the floor, instead, the outcome for the two leading parties, Conservative and Labour, were mediocre…

Austrian Muslims condemn school hijab ban proposal

SHAFAQNA- Nadine Osman Austria’s Muslim communities and civil right groups have slammed a proposal to impose a hijab ban after it was announced by the Austrian Chancellor. Sebastian Kurz announced legal preparations were underway…

Canada Muslim Community's Hijab Event Cancelled ‘Over Security Concerns’

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SHAFAQNA- Terry Christopoulos, sales director at the Chateau Royal, said he received a call on Saturday asking if the reception hall could accommodate an event at the last minute. He checked and saw that there was space available, he said. Christopoulos…

Elizabeth, from Scandinavia-All my questions are being answered and I know in my heart that this is the truth.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Elizabeth, from Scandinavia, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Elizabeth was born and raised in Scandinavia with German ethnicity. She is 22 years old. Her family was part of a Christian…

A Muslim Nurse Had the Answer (Story)

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SHAFAQNA- I was on a visit to one of the Islamic centers in Germany when I noticed a woman dressed in full Islamic hijab. I had never seen such proper hijab in the West. Glad because of what I had seen, I thanked Almighty Allah. Later,…

THE WAR ON MUSLIM CHILDREN / Exclusive for Shafaqna

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SHAFAQNA- Father Frank Gelli is an Anglican priest and cultural critic and commentator. He has a BA in Philosophy, MA in Christian Ethics, MA in Islamic Studies, PGCE in Religious Education and Oxford Certificate in Theology. He has been a…

Husband Duties to His Wife During the Pregnancy

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SHAFAQNA- Though you may find some demands as insignificant matters but those negligible things may have big impacts on life when husbands don’t understand the wife’s point of view and their condition.   Firstly: Pregnancy is…

Educating British Muslim Children at Home

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SHAFAQNA- Hannah Smith is the Co Founder of fledgling Think Tank–Initiative For Muslim Community Development and is its Director of Research.She holds a 1st class undergraduate MSci degree in Geophysics from Imperial College London, a Master…

Muslim Woman Runs for Provincial Elections in Quebec

SHAFAQNA- A hijabi woman has announced plans to run in Quebec fall provincial elections, making her the first Muslim woman donning the religious headwear to run in the eastern Canadian district. “For the past 10 years in Quebec, Muslim…

Iraqis must commit to peaceful coexistence"

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SHAFAQNA- The representative of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Karbala stressed the importance of peaceful coexistence between the components of Iraqi society in light of the current situation that Iraq is going through…

Life After Death in the West / Exclusive interview with FATHER FRANK GELLI

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SHAFAQNA- Father Frank Gelli is an Anglican priest and cultural critic and commentator. He has a BA in Philosophy, MA in Christian Ethics, MA in Islamic Studies, PGCE in Religious Education and Oxford Certificate in Theology. He has been a…

NYPD boosts patrols as online bigots urge attacks on Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - The NYPD will boost patrols around mosques Tuesday after an online meme urged bigots to assault people on what it called “Punish a Muslim Day.” It suggested readers “bomb a mosque” and “throw acid in [the] face of…

Vicious attack against Muslim woman in the US

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SHAFAQNA - A young Muslim woman was attacked by a man in a US hospital, local news reported on Friday, in an attack her lawyer claimed was Islamophobic. The 19-year-old had just walked into the emergency room at the Beaumont Hospital in…

Resistance to the Modern-day Abu Jahl

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SHAFAQNA- By Theresa Corbin A world of questions, stress, and backlash from family and friends often descend upon new Muslims after taking Shahadah. Converting to Islam is often shocking to those around the convert even if the decision…