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What ways can you get involved in Ramadan 2018 if you're not Muslim?

SHAFAQNA - There are plenty of ways to get involved in Ramadan – even if you're not a Muslim. Across the world millions of Muslims will be fasting from sunrise to sunset. Even if you haven’t been fasting, you are still welcome to…

The Three Blessed Months

SHAFAQNA- The Month of Rajab Merits of Rajab Many traditions reported from the Ahl al-Bayt (‘a) demonstrate the excellence and merits of the month of Rajab.1 In his books, al-Majalis and Thawab al-A’mal, Shaykh al-Saduq has reported…

WELCOMING THE MONTH OF SHA’BAN

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (A) once saw some Muslims arguing among themselves on the topic of fate and destiny, on the first day of Sha’ban.   He discouraged them from their preoccupation and instead drew their attention to the merits of this month.…

How did Fasting in Ramadan make Maya Wallace curious about Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Maya Wallace came from a non-religious family. She studied a little about different religions in high school, except Islam as there was no teacher who had Islamic education to teach it. She was searching for answers to many…

Sonny Bill Williams, a Muslim athletic, has spoken of the challenges that fasting during Ramadan presents for him

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SHAFAQNA- Sonny Bill Williams, a Muslim athletic , has spoken of the challenges that fasting during Ramadan presents, saying he gets it relatively easy in New Zealand. Those following Ramadan, which runs from May 26 until the evening of June…

‘Safiran Noor’ Quranic Delegations to Be Honoured

SHAFAQNA - Members of ‘Safiran Noor’ Quranic delegations that held Quranic programs during the holy month of Ramadan will be honoured in a ceremony. The International Quran News Agency (IQNA) will host the ceremony on July 4, Mansour…

The Auspicious Day of Eid ul-Fitr

SHAFAQNA- Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz The Day of Eid is certainly an auspicious day. It is the day of renewing of the covenant with God Almighty for His endless bounties, especially after the month-long fasting of Ramadhan that purifies…

Pro-Muslim rally peaceful ahead of anti-Islam rally planned for Sunday

SHAFAQNA - A group of Calgarians gathered at city hall on Saturday ahead of a march against Islam planned for Sunday at the nearby Olympic Plaza. Organized by the Calgary Anti-Oppression Network, the Saturday afternoon event drew about 70…

The Way of Bidding Farewell to the Holy Month of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- Despite all its auspiciousness and happiness Eid al-Fitr puts us in a feeling of eagerness and regret. On one hand we are proud of passing Divine exams and fulfilling His commandment, but on the other hand we are so sorry for missing…

The Actual Meaning of Eid

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SHAFAQNA- What is the actual meaning of Eid? At first, it may be proper to seek the meaning of Eid in the books of the elders. (1) Eid is the day of special attention of Allah (SWT) to His servants, recalling them to His presence and…

Sami Yusuf - Eid Song

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SHAFAQNA- Sami Yusuf - Eid Song

The high Marji'ya representative in Europe stresses the necessity of purifying the souls and cleaning the hearts to receive the blessed month of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA - His talk was in the Foundation of the Awaited Imam (Peace be upon him) in Malmou City in Sweden in the presence of a great number of believers, quoting at the beginning of his address the prophet's ( May Allah bless him) sermon,…

Beijing punishes Muslims who observe Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in China fasting during the holy month of Ramadan are being fined and sent to classes to 'educate' them in religious extremism. The government in Xinjiang have also enforced a rule demanding that all restaurants in the region…

Taco Trucks At Every Mosque' Brings Latinos And Muslims Together During Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, observers fast daily from dawn to dusk. And over the past few weeks, some observers in Southern California have been breaking that fast with tacos. It's part of a campaign in partnership…

Ramadan in Tokyo

SHAFAQNA- While wrapping up my second year in Tokyo, I would totally, definitely, absolutely recommend you to put Japan on top of your bucket list. Not only you will eat at a conveyor belt sushi place, try the square watermelon, experience…

The Merits of Fasting and the Month of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- By: Mohammad Ali Shomali The significance of fasting in Islam can be deduced from many verses of The Holy Qur'an. For example, the verses 2:45 reads: استعینوا بالصبر و الصلوه و انها لکبیره الا…

God’s Mercy through Fasting

SHAFAQNA- By: Husayn Ansarian Translated by Mohammad Javad Shomali Abstract Although all acts of worship that are done out of sincerity attract God’s mercy, fasting holds a special place in attaining it. Fasting not only is practiced by…

How to cope with Ramadan fasting in the 30C heatwave

SHAFAQNA - What's it like to go without food and water for almost 19 hours a day in this current hot spell? With Britain basking in a heatwave, most of us are reaching for iced drinks and making sure we have plenty of water or other fluids. But…

Canadian Politician Joins Muslims for Ramadan Fast

SHAFAQNA- A Canadian politician who is fasting for the month of Ramadan said he began the practice to raise money for a food bank, but has been overwhelmed at the support received from Muslims. Mark Holland, Liberal Member of Parliament…

The 23rd Night of Ramadan -"Laylatul Qadr"

SHAFAQNA- Laylatul-Qadr is the night, which is the best night among the nights of the whole year. The "A'maal" (religious performances) of this night are better than the A'maal of 1000 months. In this night the divine Annual Decree is passed.…

Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints opens doors to Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Muslims observing Ramadan have found a unique place to gather with other members of their faith and celebrate – the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints on North Belair Road. “It’s a show of our support of religious…

Lancaster County Muslims host 2nd annual community iftar dinner

SHAFAQNA - Muslims around the world have been fasting during daylight hours since May 26 in observance of the holy month of Ramadan. On Wednesday evening, local Muslims gathered with friends and guests for the second annual community iftar…

Everyone in Cardiff has been invited to join Muslims for a meal to break their Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Cardiff have invited everyone in the city to join them for two special events and break the Ramadan fast together. The Iftar events – which have a special aim of helping the capital’s most vulnerable – take place…

“Ahya,”Reviving the Hearts

SHAFAQNA- The name of ‘ALI’ (High) is one of the divine attributes and it was uttered by the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Imam Ali (AS) is the symbol of this great name. He was the only child born in the holy Ka’ba. His…

The 21st Night of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- According to Hadith, Laylatul Qadr is either on the 19th, 21st or 23rd night of Ramadhan. More emphasis is laid on the 21st and the 23rd, particularly the 23rd. The A`maal for this night are: 1. The common A`maal for the three nights…

Bangladeshi Teenager among Favorites to Win Dubai Int’l Quran Contest

SHAFAQNA - At the age of 13 Mohammad Tariqul Islam from Bangladesh recited the Quran like a pro on Sunday, the penultimate night of Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA). He left the packed auditorium at Dubai Chambers awestruck with…

19th of Ramadhan marked in Qatif, Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims of Saudi Arabia marked 19th of Ramadhan in Qatif. Sheikh Mustafa Musa, a scholar of the city got lecture in this ceremony.

Belgium King shares Iftar with Moroccan family

SHAFAQNA - King Philippe of Belgium shared iftar with a Moroccan family living in Ghent, Belgium Monday evening. “It is a unique event, we are extremely grateful for it,” stated imam Khalid Benhaddou, one of the seven brothers of Mohammed…