Reclaiming France's redacted History - On the relations of Jews and Muslims

SHAFAQNA - In August 1961, two Algerian Jews, Simon Zouaghi and Martin Benisti, disembarked in Marseilles. The two men — one a butcher, the other a cook — had uprooted themselves and their loved ones from the bloody chaos of the French-Algerian…

Lessons from Imam Sadiq - Being Thankful to God

SHAFAQNA - In the Land of Mina during Hajj Pilgrimage: The pilgrims had assembled in the land of Mina during Hajj Pilgrimage. Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) and his companions sitting in a place were eating some grapes placed before them. A beggar…

Biography of the Sixth Holy Imam "Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq(A.S.)"

SHAFAQNA - The Sixth Holy Imam Imam Jafar-As-Sadiq(A.S.) Title: As-Sadiq Kunyat: Abu Abdullah Born: at Medina on Monday the 17th Rabi-ul- Awwal 83 A.H. Fathers Name: Imam Muhammad Baqir(A.S.) Mother Name: Umm-e-Farwah Martyred:aged…

Fraudulent wars on terror and drugs

SHAFAQNA - The “War On Terror” and “The War On Drugs” are both fraudulent, and they are both related. In a classic example of “reverse projection,” the "War on Terror” is literally a “War for Terror”, and the “War on Drugs”…

Behind the War On Terror: On engineered chaos and the Balkanization of the Middle East

SHAFAQNA - For well over a decade the United States has positioned itself as Liberty’s champion, the one power willing to lead a global anti-terror effort at such a time when nations found themselves besieged, overwhelmed by a radical tide.…

Divine promise for those who remember God

SHAFAQNA - According to a Divine narration, Allah (SWT) has said: Whenever I visit the heart of a person and see that it is dominated by My remembrance, I will undertake the affairs and education of that person as well as becoming that person's…

The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question regarding crying for sufferings of Ahlul Bait (AS) during Salaat

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about crying during Salaat for sufferings of Ahlul Bait (AS). Question: What is the ruling for crying with sound for sufferings of Ahlul Bait (AS) during Salaat? The Grand Ayatollah…

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer to a question about maintenance payments for step-child by step-father

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question regarding the maintenance payments by step-father for step-child. Question: Is it Wajeb for step-father to pay for the maintenance of the step-child? The Grand Ayatollah…

The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about doubting the correct recitation by the congregational prayer leader

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about doubting the congregational pray leader’s correct recitation. Question: If a person is in doubt about the recitation of Hamd and Surah by the congregational leader,…

Shialogy Courses Specific to Christisn Professors held in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Deputy of Advertising and Communications at Astan Quds Razavi reported holding of Shi’a logy courses for Christian professors of Canada universities in the Razavi Holy Shrine. Hujjat al-Islam Sayed Jalal Husseini said in this…

Indonesian Hospital opens in Gaza

SHAFAQNA- A hospital in the Gaza Strip funded entirely by donations from Indonesians has opened its doors on Sunday. The workers said on Tuesday that Rumah Sakit Indonesia began operating nearly five years after the idea was conceived by…

Shia cleric: There has never been war between Shia and Sunni

SHAFAQNA- The dean of Al-Mustafa International University has aid there has never been a war between Shias and Sunnis. Ayatollah Alireza A’rafi on Wednesday said enemies try to create rift between Shia and Sunnis, Arab and non-Arab, Islam…

Hijab-Wearing Women in US Facing Abuse

SHAFAQNA- When Ms Tramaine Kaleebu, 19, flew home from Chicago to Washington DC for the holidays, she donned a headscarf as a sign of solidarity with Muslims. "I wore the headscarf to stand in embodied solidarity with Muslims who are…

Man Pleads Guilty to Defacing Islamic Center in Springfield

SHAFAQNA- A man has admitted to helping deface the Islamic Center of Springfield and to burning two copies of the Quran. Adam David Smock, of Edgewater, California, pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a conspiracy to intimidate…

Exclusive - Interview with Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA - Forced into exile by the Soviets in 1978, Prince Ali Seraj of Afghanistan has remained instrumental in his country’s affairs, working from afar to reaffirm Afghanistan’s independence, away from the grip of foreign powers. A…
SHAFAQNA - An Introduction to Islamic E-Ethics: How to Use Internet and Social Media Morally and Spiritually With the advancement of IT, many new ways of communication, spending time and resources and making decisions have become possible.…

Hujjatul-Islam Dr Mohammad Shomali’s 2015 Press Conference

SHAFAQNA - Hujjatul-Islam Dr Mohammad Shomali director of the Islamic Centre of England in his annual address on Thursday 17th December 2015, spoke about the activities of the Centre, the work of the community and expressed his opinion on some…

Usury is declaring war against God

SHAFAQNA - Usury is forbidden (Haram) in all Divine religions and in the holy Quran is considered to be committing a great sin as well as declaring war against Allah (SWT). Ayah 279 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: If you do not abandon usury, be aware…

Affectionate behaviour of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) towards children

SHAFAQNA - At the time when showing affectionate behaviour towards children interpreted as weakness, whenever the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) used to see children, he used to greet them and stroke their head gently and lovingly. The Prophet (PBUH)…

War-torn Central African Republic bids for peace in key vote

SHAFAQNA - Voters head to the polls in the Central African Republic on Wednesday to seek an end to almost three years of lawlessness in the diamond-producing nation. The presidential and legislative elections were postponed from December…

Islam in America - Latinos are coming to Islam more than ever before says study

SHAFAQNA -  By most official measures, Latinos in the U.S. are considered to be the fastest-growing demographic. They are also the fastest-growing group of Muslims in America, according to organizations that cater to Hispanics converting to…

Samuel L Jackson: 'Muslims Are America's New Black Men'

SHAFAQNA - Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson has claimed that Muslims are the new blacks of America because of how they are being persecuted. The Django Unchained star, 67, said that the recent Islamist attacks in Paris and California meant…

Ayatollah Khamenei: Why Muslim World Silent on Atrocities Against Its Own?

SHAFAQNA - On the birthday anniversaries of the Prophet of Islam and Imam Sadiq (peace be upon them), a group of ambassadors from Muslim countries, Iranian officials and invitees to the 29th International Islamic Unity Conference met with Ayatollah…

Ayatollah Araki: "Sheikh Isa Qasim is symbol of resistance"

SHAFAQNA - Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought Ayatollah Mohsen Araki hailed the attempts made by Ayatollah Isa Qasim in the area of resistance. Speaking in the 4th Al Mustafa International…

Shialogy Courses Specific to Christisn Professors held in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Deputy of Advertising and Communications at Astan Quds Razavi reported holding of Shi’a logy courses for Christian professors of Canada universities in the Razavi Holy Shrine. Hujjat al-Islam Sayed Jalal Husseini said in this…

Bulgaria Mufti: " should get to know each other through dialogue"

SHAFAQNA - Takfirism has roots in ignorance and Muslims should use dialogue to know real beliefs of other sects and remove misunderstandings, Deputy Grand Mufti of Bulgaria Vedat Ahmed said. He made the remarks on the sidelines of International…