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My journey to Islam From Israeli Teachings to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- I did not have to be a Muslim. Maybe. I could have been a Hindu, worshipping 14,321 gods and goddesses, such as a goddess for my neighbor’s dog, another for the moon, and yet another for Evander Holyfield’s lost ear. I would be…

GDP Impact of Muslim Travel In The Middle East To Hit $36 Billion

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SHAFAQNA- The GDP impact of Muslim travel in the Middle East is forecast to hit $36 billion by 2020, up 21% from $29.7 billion in 2017 and representing 19% of the total global GDP generated by the end of the decade, according to research unveiled…

"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…

Photos: Iranian pilgrims return to Iran from Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Many Iranian pilgrims, who had participated in Arba’een March in Karbala City of Iraq, returned to Iran. The pilgrims entered Iran from the border terminal of Mehran City located in Ilam province. Arba'een Day is a Shiite…

Muslim-led groups raised Funds for Jewish victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim-led effort has begun a fundraiser over $200,000 to help the victims and their families of Saturday’s synagogue shooting at the Pittsburgh where 11 people killed . CelebrateMercy and MPower Change started the fundraiser…

Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: While we are waiting for Christmas to come, it seems impossible to ignore Halloween in the meantime. It is full of fun and excitement which is why it is so popular among many people around the world. But, have you ever…

Swedish Pilgrim: That's why Muslims all around the world are keen to commemorate Arbaeen pilgrimage

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: From all over the world, Arab and foreign Hussainian service volunteer groups have entered the holy city of Kerbela to offer free services to the Arba’een pilgrims. Hasan ElMujteba Hussainian service volunteer…

Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Baku Reopened after decades

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SHAFAQNA- In Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, a Shia mosque was reopened in a ceremony attended by the country’s Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva. According to Azertaj news website, the ceremony for reopening the Imam Hussein…

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…

A Muslim woman from Ethiopia becomes Minister of Defense

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday, Ethiopia's Prime Minister appointed a hijab wearing Muslim woman as the Minister of Defense for the African nation. The decision of Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to name a woman, Ayisha Mohammad, as the Minister…

I Find Islam to be the Only Religion which is Scientific

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Simone! Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also for the time you allocated to us. First of all please tell us about yourself. (Name, country,…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

The Sense of Community in Islam Attracted Me

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a Revert to Islam, Katy, from the USA, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami from Rahyafte: – Please give us a biography of yourself. My name’s Katy. I’m 21 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA [Georgia is a…

Lady Jac a revert from USA: Islam Is the Most Beautiful Religion

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SHAFAQNA- My name is Jac. I’m 19 years old and I converted to Islam late 2017 in September. Before Islam, I was baptized in the name of Catholicism. As a child though, religion never really mattered to me no matter how hard I tried. The…

Macron Urged to Listen to French Muslims on New Rules

SHAFAQNA-A number of prominent French Muslim activists said Sunday that President Emmanuel Macron should listen to more Muslim voices before finalizing plans for new rules for Islam in France. The French government needed to decide if…

UKIP call for "Muslim-only" prison

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SHAFAQNA- The United Kindom Independence party (UKIP) has called for creation of Muslim-only prisons and more stringent security checks for immigrants from “Islamic countries.” The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has proposed…

The Supreme Religious Authority: He who was courageous against ISIL is the one who embodied the principles of the Hussayni Renaissance

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority confirmed that he who was courageous and making sacrifices against the terrorist ISIL gangs is the one who embodied the principles of the Hussayni Renaissance. Stressing at the same time that…

Canada's First Professional Muslim Theatre Company opens in Montreal

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SHAFAQNA- The Silk Road Theater Company, a Canadian Muslim non-profit organization, open "Canada's first professional theatre company in Montreal to bring diverse stores from within Muslim communities to the stage. The Silk Road Theatre Company…

How to Decline Alcohol Gift Without Being Rude

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SHAFAQNA- Exchanging gifts among people from different faiths can be an awkward occasion with hits and misses. What if a friend offered you an alcohol gift? How should you behave? Be Grateful, Explain Simply Ustadh Majed Mahmoud shares…

Canyon Country's Al Umma Center for Muslim Worshipers

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SHAFAQNA- When you pass Al-Umma Center on Sierra Highway, less than a mile north of Soledad Canyon Road, you may not know that it is a place of worship if you aren’t acquainted with Islam. The Muslim mosque was established in 2013 and occupies…

Ripon College bans Sept. 11 memorial because "It May Offend Muslim students"

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SHAFAQNA-  Ripon College in Wisconsin discourages 9/11 Memorial on campus because posters are offensive to Muslim students. The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that…

Video: Muslim man pray in Sikh temple as he can’t find a mosque

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SHAFAQNA - a Muslim man praying towards Mecca inside a Sikh temple in Malaysia has been seen in a video shared widely on Facebook. The man was spotted in Gurdwara Sahib Bercham Ipoh in Malaysia praying while Sikh hymns were being sung on…

Muslim woman accuses One Nation leader of double standards: "I am as much an Australian as you are"

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SHAFAQNA - The young Muslim woman’s challenge to the One Nation leader of double standards  received overwhelming applause from the studio audience after she accused Ms Pauline Hanson in a bold declaration of Australian pride. The One…

Mongolia's Halal meat exports on the path to growth

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SHAFAQNA- Mongolia has an estimated 30 million sheep - more than New Zealand - but has until recently only managed to export a thin slice of its overall meat output. It hopes that will change as it taps overseas appetite for halal mutton from…

Al-Azhar: harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, has issued a statement expressing harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished 'regardless of the context or conditions'. Al-Azhar, which has huge influence…

Halal Travel in Madrid

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SHAFAQNA- Esmadrid: Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday, business trip or a city break. It has plenty of Muslim-friendly services that take into consideration their necessities regarding food and other actions that are not allowed…

Fatwa called measles vaccine 'religiously forbidden' in Muslim-majority Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA- In a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), point out country’s measles vaccine religiously forbidden because it contains ingredients derived from pigs. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) says…

The Position of Jesus(pbuh) in Islam Attracted Him

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SHAFAQNA-An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Gregory Sowden from Canada by Atefeh Keyhani   First of all, Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) would like to thank you for agreeing to hold an interview…