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Muslim-Americans want Yonkers school closure for holidays

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim American Society in Yonkers have advocated for adding the two major Muslim observances to the school calendar. Some Muslim-Americans want school officials to recognize their holidays by closing schools, Lohud reports.  Abdelnasser…

Eid Al-Fitr, A Day For Thanksgiving

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SHAFAQNA- The day immediately following the end of the holy month of Ramadan is called Eid-e-Fitr. In other words, it falls on the first day of Shawwal. It is one of the greatest Islamic festivals. Â Eid-e-fitr is the Day of Thanksgiving…

Eid Al-Fitr / In Retrospect

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SHAFAQNA- Allah says in the Qur'an-e-Majid that one who gives "Zakat" and remembers Him will get salvation. Here, Zakat means "Fitra" and remembrance of God means the recitation of the following Takbir on the night and morning of Eid-ul-Fitr. Â "Allaaho…

Ramadan Remembrance of Imam Ali Ibn-e-Abu Talib (as)

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SHAFAQNA- The annual Imam Ali Seminar at the Rudolf Steiner Center in London focused this year on the wasiya of Hazrat Ali ibn Ali (as) and also Islamic psychotherapy. Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History…

Ayat. Khamenei to lead Eid-al-Fitr prayers in Tehran

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei will lead the Eid-al-Fitr (the fast-breaking feast) prayers in Tehran, to be held at the Imam Khomeini Prayer Grounds on Friday, June 15.    Office…

Eid shopping across Pakistan in full swing

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Eid shopping in full swing across Pakistan and almost all markets in different cities of the county are crowded with people buying new clothes and other accessories on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. Eid-al-Fitr is the Islamic…

For Ramadan, More Muslims Shape Diets Around Physical And Mental Health

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SHAFAQNA - NPR| by Maryam Jillani : Azka Mahmood wakes up at 4 in the morning for Suhoor, the meal Muslims eat before starting their fast. From the fridge, she grabs the barley porridge that she prepared the night before, and wolfs it down…

Muslim-American food truck owners fast during Ramadan, no matter how much chicken they smell all day

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SHAFAQNA - Business Insider| by Shirin Jaafari : Fasting can be tough for pretty much anyone. But what about the men and women who are fasting during daylight hours and spend all day preparing and serving food to the public? This question…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Afghanistan announced Cease-fire with Taliban for Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan approaches , Afghani President Ashraf Ghani has called for a week-long cease-fire with the Taliban, drawing wide support from the international community and NATO.     Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday announced…

Chewing gum during the fast

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about chewing gum during the fast. Recently, a misquoted version of this fatwa was turned into a pretext for Wahhabi networks to slander the Shia righteous school.…

Syrians return home to spend Ramadan holiday

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SHAFAQNA - Anadolu Agency | by Handan Kazanci: 39,000 Syrians have already returned to liberated areas in Syria, says Turkish migration official.   Thousands of Syrian refugees are returning to their home country for the Ramadan holiday…

Ramadan’s spirit of generosity throughout Lebanon

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 SHAFAQNA - Annahar | by  Ghadir Hamadi and Tala Hammour : People all over Lebanon are currently wishing each other “Ramadan Kareem,” which means “have a generous Ramadan.” More than just a well-wished sentiment, the month is…

Trump White House under fire for lack of Muslim-American representation at Ramadan celebration

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SHAFAQNA - VOX | by Tara Isabella burton: The White House hosted its first Iftar dinner after declining to hold it last year. Wednesday night, to commemorate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Trump White House hosted its first Iftar dinner…

Middle East becoming more aware of food waste impact, survey shows

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business | by Bernd Debusmann Jr : A vast majority of residents in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia understand the impact of food waste and are taking steps to do their part to reduce their food waste footprint, according…

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…

Iftar and dialogue program for Christians and Muslims in Washington

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SHAFAQNA- Earlier this week, a group of Christians joined the Muslims at Islamic Education Center of Washington to have a dialogue. Meanwhile they helped Muslims to prepare and distribute about 1000 Iftar. They had also fasted, because…

Pray for Palestine this Ramadan, Union of Muslim Scholars says

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : Muslims the world over should use the coming auspicious days to firmly stand to address issues being faced by Islamic nations, especially the Palestinian people and Al-Aqsa Mosque, the International Union of…

Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadhan has been singled out for special worship (`Ibadat) and exclusive favours. It is a month unlike other months. One reason for this, as defined by the Qur'an, is because the Holy Qur'an was revealed in this month.…

“The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months"

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SHAFAQNA- Ramadan is the month of the purity of one’s heart and it is the month of forgiveness. This is because in this month, Allah the Exalted shows more kindness to forgiveness compared to other months of the year. It has been said in…

Israel detains Palestinians for waking up Muslims for Ramadan meal

SHAFAQNA- Israeli forces have arrested six Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds for performing a generations-old Ramadan tradition. The performers, known as ‘Musaharati’, who march through the streets to call on Muslims…

Ramadan: The Month of Dawah

SHAFAQNA- Why dawah in Ramadan? Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an. The Qur’an was revealed in this month as guidance for humanity, “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the humanity”…

he Night of Predestination (Laylatul Qadr)

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SHAFAQNA- On the Night of Power pray to God with all your heart and He will definitely answer all your prayers. The Qur'an says :  "Surely We revealed it (the Holy Qur'an) on the grand night. And what will make you comprehend what the…

Ayat. Sobhani: Avoiding sins, the best deed to do in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- On a TV program that was aired Friday night on channel 2 of Iran’s state-run television, Grand Ayatollah Sobhani made some remarks on how to thank God. His Eminence said, "One has to pay attention to the fact that the human being…

The first order : Recite

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SHAFAQNA- Muhammad (S), though endeared and respected by Makkans for his wisdom and virtues, preferred solitude and kept his distance from the polytheist society. Disgusted with the corruption all around, he used to retire to the Cave of…

The Sermon Given By The Prophet (s) On The Last Friday Of Sha’ban On The Reception Of The Month of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- “O, People! “Indeed ahead of you is the blessed month of Allah. A month of blessing, mercy, and forgiveness. A month which with Allah is the best of months. It’s days, the best of days, its nights, the best of nights,…

Laylatul Qadr ~ The Night of Power

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SHAFAQNA-  Good actions in it (Laylatul Qadr), like prayer and charity and (other) types of goodness, are better than deeds of a thousands months in which there is no Laylatul Qadr.  If Allah would not multiply the rewards of believers…