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The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) visited by the Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali: The Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq, Yasin Iwadh Ismael, had the honor of visiting the  Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. "We had the honor of visiting this holy place and this holy and great Islamic figure, Imam Ali (PBUH)," he…

Muslim-Jewish think tank establishment in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Officials from the Jewish Association of Ernest Ludwig Erlich, along with officials from the Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Islamic Association, will launch the Muslim-Jewish think tank in the near future. The German social and political issues…

Indian Muslims are upset about bans on prayers in Taj Mahal

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SHAFAQNA- Indian Muslims are upset about a Nov. 5 order that restricts pray at the mosque located inside the compound of India's national landmark Taj Mahal, except on Fridays when the mosque is only open to locals. The Archaeological Survey…

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,…

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.…

Fashion World make a More Inclusive Space for Muslim Women

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SHAFAQNA- Designers and international brands in last few years have taken notice to the significance of Muslims in the fashion industry by creating Muslim clothing line featuring hijabs that allow Muslim women to express themselves while still…

Photos: The ceremony of Arbaeen in the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (SA)

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SHAFAQNA- Yesterday, Muslims held ceremonies of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (A.S.) inside the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (peace be upon him) near Damascus. According to Almenar, Lovers of Ahl-al-Bayt (peace be upon them), by holding flags…

Video: Imam Hussain (P) is very important because he scarified his life for the entire humanity

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain(A.S.) is important because he scarified his life for the entire humanity. He didn't scarify his life only for Muslims, but for all Humanity.That's why Imam Hussain(A.S.) is very important for all human beings, not only…

Increase of anti-Islam campaigning in the US on the verge of the midterm Election

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SHAFAQNA- Anti-Islam rhetoric has surged in U.S. midterm election campaigns, a new study found. Ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report…

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…

Replica of Holy Grille of Imam Hussain (P) in front of Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The replica of the Holy Grille at the famous 19th-century British landmark – Marble Arch, was displayed by The Museum of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine . This was while the Muslim community in the British capital was…

Books to read for Converting to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As someone who has recently converted to Islam or the one who has just decided to know more about Islam, you may have come across this dilemma as to which books are better to study and which would give you a fuller and…

'The Muslim Convention' to be held in Manchester, UK

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Convention will be held November 17, 2018 in Manchester, UK. The Muslim Convention’s purpose is to connect Shia Muslims individually and collectively to promote their spiritual, educational, social, and economic prosperity. This…

Most Western Europeans Support Some bans on Muslim women’s clothing

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SHAFAQNA- According to a research released on Monday by the Pew Research Center, most Europeans  support some restrictions on Muslim women’s clothing. Even among non-Muslims with positive feelings about Muslims,  50 percent state that…

Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Muharram in Afghanistan: an occasion to remember the tragedies of Hazāra community

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SHAFAQNA: Most Afghans are Sunni Muslims, but a sizable minority are Shiites, mostly part of the Hazāra ethnic group, whose Asiatic features denote their Mongolian roots and set them apart from other Afghans. So the great majority of Shiʿites…

How Beijing violates the rights of Uyghur Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA - Rights groups have accused Beijing of the systematic mass detention of tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in political re-education camps without being charged or tried. It isn't the first time the Chinese government…

Shiites protest in Abuja as El-Zakzaky Spends 1,000 day In Detention

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Muslims protest in Abuja  to demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who spends 1,000 days in detention. The group also vowed to lay down their lives for their leader’s cause. Speaking during the protest,…

Egypt sentenced 4 people to 14 years in prison over Massacre of 4 Shia Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian Court sentenced four people to 14 years in prison for the 2013 killings of a prominent Shia leader, Hassan Shahata, and three other members of the shrinking Egyptian Shia Muslim community. The case is known in media as…

Muharram Preparations in Imam Hussain (P) Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Imam Hussain Shrine has begun its preparations for the month of Muharram, to hold a stately ceremony to replace the red banner of the dome of the shrine with a black banner. Muslims – in the month of Muharram –…

Victory for Muslim women as Court Orders South Africa to Recognize Muslim Marriages

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SHAFAQNA- A court in South Africa ordered that the State was obliged to introduce legislation to formally recognize Muslim marriage as valid for the first time. Muslim men and women are effectively deprived of their right to seek legal…

Dutch politician Wilders cancels anti-Islam cartoon contest

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SHAFAQNA- Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders canceled plans to hold Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest amid mass protests against it. According to The Muslim Post, in a written statement Thursday night, Wilders, an outspoken anti-Islam…

Indian campaign Calls for ending discrimination against Muslims as tenants

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SHAFAQNA- a voluntary groups in India’s Kolkata state runs the campaign Open a Door making it possible for the Muslims to find a place to live. According to Enewsroom, in Kolkata, people were refusing to rent out their apartments or flats…

Stanford psychiatrist studies mental health in Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Rania Awaad, M.D., is a practicing Psychiatrist based at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a researcher and the Director of the Stanford Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Rania Awaad, MD, studied Islamic law prior…

Inter-Religious Dialogue; a dream that was done in Isfahan four centuries ago

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SHAFAQNA- Varuz Minasian, the head of the Armenian Caliphate Council in Isfahan and the south of Iran, emphasized that Armenians have lived in peace in Isfahan for 400 years and they will live in the future. "Followers of the religions of…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…