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Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

SHAFAQNA - In the face of rising Islamophobia and claims that Islam is a recent import onto the Western world Shafaqna felt necessary to offer context to such narrative. Islam as it were, is no more foreign to the West than Judaism or Christianity.…

DO QURANIC VERSES ON SLAVERY APPLY TODAY?

SHAFAQNA - Since the Quran is timeless, how do we reconcile the verses on slavery for the modern day? Do we take every verse literally, or are there certain verses we should take with a lesser measure of zeal? In other words, are these…

Muslims Were Banned From the Americas as Early as the 16th Century

SHAFAQNA - Long before today’s anxiety about terror attacks, Spain and England feared that enslaved Africans would be more susceptible to revolt if they were Muslim On Christmas Day, 1522, 20 enslaved Muslim Africans used machetes to attack…
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Turkey's Great Shame - How Syrian refugees are forced into slavery

SHAFAQNA - As Greece prepares to implement the controversial EU-Turkey refugee deal, girls are falling prey to human traffickers on an unprecedented scale. The European Union and Turkey have treated Syrian refugees so terribly that they…
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Islam and slavery - What the Scriptures truly reveal

SHAFAQNA - Islam has often been represented by Christian writers as a religion which not only tolerated slavery but also encouraged it. This is a serious accusation levelled against Islam, and in this book I propose to show its falsity. I would…
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Modern day slavery - Asian workers suffer in Arab countries

 SHAFAQNA - There has been a debate lately in Pakistan, and other Asian countries, as to their workers' status in the rich Persian Gulf Monarchies - the idea being that workers are in fact part of a grand slavery scheme. Wake up Pakistan…