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A New Convert from Church to Mosque; Viacheslav Polosin

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SHAFAQNA- Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently announced his conversion from Orthodoxy to Islam. This unprecedented event…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

My Journey to Islam; “No Alcohol” Attracted Me to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- I was born and raised in the United States in a very small town in a very small state in the Northeast of the country, in New Hampshire. It’s not diverse at all, it’s a very small white Christian town. One store, no street…

Japan welcome Muslims by launching Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA - As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world during the 2020 Summer Olympics, a company created the Mobile Mosque that accommodate up to 50 people  to make Muslim visitors feel at home. Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of…

Muslim Democrats find a welcoming home at state convention

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SHAFAQNA - Dallas News | by Forrest Milburn : Zulikha Hussain wasn’t always a diehard Democrat. In the past, she’s even voted for a few Republicans, but that changed when Donald Trump secured his party’s nomination in 2016. Her opinion…

Photos: Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques: The Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK, commonly referred to as Green Lane Mosque, is one of Birmingham’s and Britain’s major mosques. Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries.…

Video: Malaysian woman gains popularity with freestyle football moves

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SHAFAQNA- MSN: A young Malaysian Muslim woman is gaining popularity with her slick freestyle football moves in a country where the sport is normally dominated by men.   Read more from Shafaqna: Blind Malaysian Muslims Memorising…

“I want justice for my son” father of lynched Muslim victim

SHAFAQNA- lwar: Father of 28-year-old Akbar Khan who was lynched to death on Friday night on suspicion of cow smuggling demands justice for his son. With no law and order in place against these cow vigilantes, the lynching of innocent…

Facebook Protect far-right and racist pages From Hate Speech but Not Muslim immigrants

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SHAFAQNA - An undercover investigation has found that Facebook gives special protections to far-right and racist pages while allow people to racially abuse Muslim immigrants. Facebook is accused of granting special protections to racist…

Singaporean Arabs seek for Their Ancestors in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Arab News : The first car to arrive in Tarim, a historic town in the Hadhramaut Valley of Yemen, was an American Studebaker. It had traveled across oceans and continents to get there — but not without the help of one prominent…

Islamaphobia isn’t just wrong. It’s making Muslims sick

SHAFAQNA- BY GOLEEN SAMARI In 2016, I wrote an opinion article that described Islamophobia as a public health issue because discrimination is a known cause of worse mental and physical health. As soon it was published,…

LOOK WHO ISN’T DEAD YET, PLEASE DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED

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SHAFAQNA- Hey, look! I’m talking about disability again! I began doing this openly a few years ago when I first experienced the implications of having a chronic, degenerative health condition myself. Whether I want to or not, I’ve been…

British Muslim Charities - Corporates, Terrorists or the Fourth Emergency Service?

SHAFAQNA- Muslim Charities are big business. Muslims are the most generous faith community in Britain but all is not necessarily well in the world of Muslim giving. Accusations of capitalist corporatism, socio-religious engineering, Takfiri…

Muslim model Halima Aden becomes an ambassador for UNICEF

SHAFAQNA-She was the first Muslim homecoming queen at St. Cloud’s Apollo High School, the first Somali student senator at St. Cloud State University, and the first hijab-wearing contestant at the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. Now, Halima…

How London's Muslims stood up to Trump

SHAFAQNA- Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of London to send an unwelcoming message to US President Donald Trump who is on an official visit to the UK. The demonstrations featured a diverse mix of ideologies and political leanings,…

This is Lahore: Hindu Temples and Islamic Mosques

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Hassam Munir : The distant history of Lahore, now Pakistan’s second-largest city, is very obscure. Some say that it was founded by and named after Lava (or Loh), the son of Rama and Sita in the ancient Hindu epic…

Mieko Kobayashi, from Japan-Allah (SWT) is a great planner to make a way for us to Islam. Alhamdulillah.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Mieko Kobayashi, from Tokyo, Japan, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   1. Please give us a biography of yourself.   Assalam alaykum. My name is Mieko Kobayashi and Muslim name…

All Muslim footballers who played in the Russia World Cup's semi-finals

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SHAFAQNA- Despite the continual disregard by Islamophobes, millions of Muslims actually make major contributions to Western culture and society. Using the 2018 FIFA World Cup as a case in point, Muslims excelled in their respected…

AMANDA ALI: A MUSLIM POWER BUILDING PROJECT THAT STRENGTHEN TIES ACROSS FAITH AND SECULAR COMMUNITIES

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SHAFAQNA- “There’s no culture of self-improvement without the culture of self-reflection.” – 12 Rules of Revolution quoted by Mohamed Taleb In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s Muslim Ban,…

Germany to expand consultations with Muslim Community

SHAFAQNA-The newly enlarged German Interior Ministry plans to expand its consultations with the Muslim Community as part of the Annual Islamic Conference format. “We have to be much stronger than before in placing at the centre of our Islamic…

Helping children understand the beauty of the Holy Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- We as adults all know of the spiritual benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadhan, but how do we instill this in our children? For many of us, Arabic is not a language we are fluent in, and thus this…

Indonesian researchers to study Muslim life in Germany

SHAFAQNA- Fourteen Indonesians consisting of academics, researchers and journalists left for Germany on Saturday to study Muslim life in Germany in a two-week program sponsored by Goethe Institut, a German state-sponsored cultural institution. The…

Shia and its History

SHAFAQNA- To understand the concept of Shia, it is necessary to first know Islam, and then define Shia based on Islam. The basics of Islam start from the belief in Allah (SWT) and the belief in all the prophets up to the last of them…

Non-Muslims should not judge Islam so quickly.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Nour, from Germany , by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Nour was born on 17.07.1999. Her Islamic name is Nour. She lives in Dresden, Germany. Before she accepted Islam, she never had…