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Prominent Egyptian Quran Teacher Dies of Heart Attack

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Mustafa Raghib was a memorizer of the entire Quran and taught Quran memorization in the city of Banha in the Arab country’s Qalyubia Governorate. According to akhbarelyom.com, his funeral will be held after noon prayers…

Cyberspace should promote religious teachings: Iran minister

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Quran should be emerged in cyberspace and this space should be used to circulate the Quranic and religious knowledge and teachings, the Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance said. Abbas Salehi told IRNA that…

The 23rd night of Ramadan, the last of the Qadr Nights

SHAFAQNA - Shia Duas : The twenty-third night of Ramadan, the last of the Qadr Nights, is more meritorious than the two previous ones; namely, the nineteenth and the twenty-first. Many narrations confirm that it is the Qadr Night at which all…

Spanish translation of Quran was received by Islamic centers in Latin America

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey’s Religious Waqf (endowment) Institute provided the books as part of a plan titled “Quran, My Gift”. Mosques and Islamic centers in Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador have so far received the translations. The institute…

The Spactator claims Britain is fully Quran-compliant!

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SHAFAQNA - A British magazine claims that Britain is fully Quran-compliant. And it has been since the Elizabethan era. Ed Husain* writes in The Spectator: In all the agonising about Islamism, and what to do about it, it would be a mistake…

Suratul Qadr, (The Night of) Ordainment or Power

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful Contents of Suratul Qadr As it is understood from the name, this chapter refers to the revelation of the Noble Qur’an on the Night of Ordainment (al-Qadr) and then it…

Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse…

Quran Competition Held in Kenya

SHAFAQNA- According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Kenya, the Grand Mosque of the capital city hosted the Quranic event from the beginning of the holy month. A total of 67 girls and 109 boys from 27 elementary schools competed on memorization…
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What did the Prophet Muhammad recommend to Muslims to reflect and to associate with?

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SHAFAQNA - In his book Usul al-Kafi (Vol.2, p. 598), Sheikh al-Kulayni related the following hadeeth concerning the importance of Quran: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient…

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…

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…

How Do We Know the Quran is Unchanged?

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SHAFAQNA- Since it is well accepted in academic circles that both the Torah of the Jews and the New Testament of the Christians have changed over the centuries, European academics erroneously believed the same must be true about the Quran.…

Women in Qur'anic Society

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SHAFAQNA-The first of these characteristics of a Qur'anic society which affect women is that both sexes are held to be equal in status and worth. In other words, the Qur'an teaches us that women and men are all creatures of Allah, existing on…

Over 1200 papers submitted to Int’l congress on Shia Islam’s role in development of sciences

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SHAFAQNA - The secretariat of an international congress on the role of Shia Islam in the development of sciences has received more than 1200 papers, an official said. Sheikh Akbar Mahmoudi, the event’s scientific deputy, said that the…

Online Quran education good opportunity for women: Iraqi Quran activist

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SHAFAQNA- Zaman Abdul Kadhim said women usually find it difficult to attend Quranic classes for various reasons and online learning gives them a chance to learn the Quran and enhance their Quranic skills. She also noted that various online…

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…

Religious scholar: "Dignity of holy Quran should be depicted across globe"

SHAFAQNA - Head of the endowment and charity organization of Iran, Sheikh Ali Mohammadi placed stress on the leading role of holy Quran in peoples' lives noting, "Dignity of the Holy Quran should be introduced to people across the globe,". "Through…

Issue of Badaa

SHAFAQNA- In another session, al-Mamoon invited him to debate Sulayman al-Maroozi, Khurasan's scientist in kalam(theology), and the debate between them dealt with some significant topics which were being debated then by scholars of the science…

Anger in France as factions call for Quran to be redacted

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SHAFAQNA - A French manifesto calling for certain passages of the Quran to be removed on the grounds of rising anti-Semitism sparked anger Monday from Muslims who said their religion was being unfairly "put on trial". The open letter published…

What is the Qur'an?

SHAFAQNA - The Qur'an comprehends the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the "chart of life" for…

Facts about the Qur'an

SHAFAQNA - The Glorious Qur'an is the Word of Allah as revealed to His Prophet, Muhammad, peace be on him and his progeny. On reading the Qur'an one is at once convinced that it is the Word of Allah, for no man can write such perfect guidance…

A Close Look at Surah al-Fatihah

SHAFAQNA - There is no end to learning about Surat al-Fatihah. It’s the first surah in the Quran, and we recite it many times daily in our prayers. Here, we’ll try to understand this amazing surah and look at some of the amazing things…

Imam Hussain in Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (as) is the example for the self-conscious, uncompromising revolutionary, the one who advocated the rights of the oppressed. He is one of the near relatives of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) whom…

Egyptian Expert Urges Adding New Categories to Int’l Quran Contest for Students

SHAFAQNA - An Egyptian Quran expert urged that new categories be included in the future editions of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students. Mohamed Fahmi Abdul Sayyed Asfour, who served as a member of the panel of judges…

Senegal Introduces Contenders in Iran Int’l Quran Contests

SHAFAQNA - According to the Iranian Cultural Center in Dakar, they will take part in the recitation and memorization categories of the international Quran competitions for men, women, and seminary students. Ms Maymouna Lu will be the West…

Int’l Quran Contest for University Students Underway in Turkey

SHAFAQNA - An international Quran recitation competition has been organized in Karabuk, Turkey, with the participation of Muslim university students from different countries. According to Sabah newspaper, the preliminary stage of the competition…

Karbala Hosts Quranic Session for Lebanese Women

SHAFAQNA- According to dar-alquran.org, the Women Quran Center affiliated to the Dar-ol-Quran of the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship) organized the program. It was attended by a number of Quran teachers and memorizers of Lebanon’s…

83 Countries to Take Part in Iran’s 35th Intl Quran Contest

SHAFAQNA - Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Mohammadi, Head of the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization, told IQNA that representatives of 83 countries have announced their readiness to participate in the contest. He added that four other international…