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Ashura 2018 in different Countries around the world +Video

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SHAFAQNA: Millions of Shia Muslims on Friday marked the climax of the annual ritual of Ashura with expressions of suffering where they mourn the slaying of Imam Hussain (A.S), grandson of the Prophet Muhammed. It is observed in Iraq and…

Destinations for the Distinct Artistic Style of Islamic Civilization

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Spanning over 1,400 years and featuring a wide range of domains, from architecture to calligraphy, Islamic art is not just a representation of religious beliefs and events but an artistic movement encompassing many peoples…

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…

Relax — 13 kids at Toronto City Hall is not a Muslim takeover: Paradkar

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SHAFAQNA - Some see the city’s decision to support a Muslim Youth Fellowship internship program as evidence of special treatment for Muslims. Toronto’s righteous prophets of doom were thrown into a tizzy after a recent motion by city…

EXCLUSIVE: ASHURA 2017 - TORONTO

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SHAFAQNA - To bring you a better coverage of Ashura across the world Shafaqna has asked Firas Al Najim, a well known activist and right defender and volunteer at International Reformers For Human Rights.  

Big Halal Food Festival in Toronto Slated for Mid-July

SHAFAQNA- For the fifth year, the Toronto suburb of Mississauga is hosting what it bills as North America’s largest halal food festival from July 15 to 16. Halal food is that which is prepared according to Islamic law. Animals must be…

The annual Ashura day procession in Torornto (Photos)

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SHAFAQNA- To remember and commemorate his sacrifice and the courage he so absolutely displayed in the land of Karbala (Iraq), Muslims around the world have always held majilis and mourning marches. The 2nd annual Ashura Day Procession happened…

Ayatollah Reza Hosseini Nassab and the rabbi who teamed up to help Syrian refugees

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SHAFAQNA-Viewed by passersby, the scene is at once a reminder of the difficult relationship between Jews and Muslims, and — at least in suburban Canada — how religious leaders can take the initiative to overcome some of those difficulties. Temple…

Syrian refugees find ‘new family’ at GTA supermarket

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SHAFAQNA- Adonis Supermarket has extended a helping hand to Syrian refugees, hiring dozens of newcomers at its two GTA locations. On any given day, when shoppers walk into Adonis Supermarket, they will likely be greeted by a recently arrived…

Muslim students in Toronto promote power of hijab

SHAFAQNA- Junior Nabila Dadar says she has been the subject of stares ever since she arrived on campus and discovered that she was the only Muslim student at Knox to wear the hijab, an isolating situation that initially led her to consider…

Toronto Convention to Focus on True Message of Islam

SHAFAQNA- A massive Islamic convention in Toronto this week will help to “inoculate” young Muslims against Islamophobia and throw a counterpunch against those who advocate for extremism. “They have genuine leaders who are informed,…

Muslim Women Hand out Roses as a Thank-You for Toronto’s Support

SHAFAQNA- A group of Muslim women in Toronto handed out a thousand roses in Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday as a thank you for the support Torontonians have shown since the Paris attacks, each bearing a note saying: “From a Muslim who loves…