Unknown and exploited: Europe’s new arrivals

SHAFAQNA - Migrant smuggling and trafficking routes through the western Balkans that went dormant during the latter half of 2015 and early 2016 when migrants and refugees were allowed to move freely between Greece and northern Europe have re-emerged…

British humanitarian NGOs face €145m post-Brexit shortfall

SHAFAQNA - British NGOs received €145 million from the EU’s emergency aid department, ECHO, in 2015. When the UK leaves the EU following Brexit, UK-registered non-profits will no longer be eligible for that funding, and the ECHO annual…

Europe tries to buy its way out of the migration crisis

SHAFAQNA - This week’s European Council meeting was dominated by reactions to Britain’s referendum result, but on Tuesday EU leaders took a decision that has far-reaching consequences for people forced or wishing to migrate from more than…

A hijab story

SHAFAQNA - Many people don't understand the meaning or purpose of the Hijab. This can be a great obstacle to overcome, especially for Muslim women. This is the true story of a Muslim woman's journey to discover the true meaning of the H…

Nothing to do with my prophet

SHAFAQNA - This video is a response to all those that have abused, disgraced or debased the message of Islam through their words and actions, whether they be deranged Muslims or Anti-Islam haters. This video was produced by TALKISLAM. "We…

Nigeria: President urged to protect annual Al-Quds rally

SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari to raise concerns about information it has received that the Nigerian Army will be out in force at the annual Al Quds Day rally on Friday 1 July 2016. The army's presence…

CAIR report: hate crimes, discrimination against Muslims on the rise

SHAFAQNA - Muslim-American communities in the state of Florida are increasingly falling victim to Islamophobic hate crimes and facing anti-Islamic rhetoric and legislation, according to a newly-released report by the Council on American-Islamic…

UK: MP incites hate against pro-Palestinian rally

SHAFAQNA - A Conservative MP with pro-Israel views is inciting hate against a rally in support of Palestinians due to take place this weekend. Matthew Offord, who is a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel, has written to the Metropolitan…

The Last recommendations of Imam Ali (AS) (Part Two)

SHAFAQNA - Do not forget your family and relatives; maintain ties with them because maintaining ties with them make the account of the human being easier with God. For the sake of God, for the sake of God, regarding the orphans, never let them…

Looking back on the meaning of Ramadan - Cleansing and Rebirth

SHAFAQNA - The question might sound childish … maybe even ignorant but what is Ramadan? By that I do not mean the mechanics of fasting – I am referring here to the religious symbolic of the holy month of Ramadan. Of all the many duties…

Saadi s Views on Moral Education

SHAFAQNA- By: Hamid Reza Alavi Educational Goals According to Beheshti, Faqihi and Abujafari (2001), although Saadi had not explicitly stated the educational goals in his works, the following goals could be deduced from his sayings and poems: 1.…

Problems with Fiqh- Jurisprudence among the Ismailis

SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Azhar Arastu Following the right chain is very important otherwise the followers of the wrong imam are bound to go astray. It will have an effect on their deeds. The Ismailis, mostly Bohras follow the book of Da’aimul…

Independence and Dignity of Islamic Society

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari Here we need to pay attention to several principal points. First we should see what kind of society Islam is seeking? Islam is seeking a society which is esteemed, independent and self-relying and…

Drinking water by pilot and cabin crew to maintain the balance in the month of Ramadhan/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about drinking water by pilot and cabin crew to maintain their balance during the month of Ramadhan. Question: If the plane is flying in high altitude and for long distance of about…

Fasting person anaesthetized for operation/the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about a fasting person who is anaesthetized for operation. Question: A person who is fasting is anaesthetized for operation, is his fast is correct or must he eat? The Grand Ayatollah…

Al Quds Day 2016 – Pushing back against tyranny

SHAFAQNA - A worldwide event dedicated to the rights and freedom of Palestinians against the illegal Zionist occupation, Al-Quds Day also speaks of Islam’s universal intrinsic rejection of tyranny, oppression and injustice. Held every…

Who will be UK's next PM?

SHAFAQNA - Bookmakers place Boris Johnson as the top contender for the position, followed by interior minister Theresa May and Justice Secretary Michael Gove. Speculations abound as to who will take over the role of Britain’s new…

China, Russia strengthen ties amid tensions with West

SHAFAQNA - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin promised closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals Saturday, as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West. According…

Erdogan's letter to Putin ‘does not include apology’

SHAFAQNA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent letter to his Russian counterpart calling for the restoration of “traditional friendly ties”, did not include any words of “apology” over the downing of a Russian warplane…

IHRC appeals for donations - The last line of defense against hate

SHAFAQNA - The following is an appeal made by the Islamic Human Rights Commission to the global community. A not-for-profit dedicated to the denunciation of  injustice - IHRC stands a last line of defense against hate for communities across…

At least 50 people dead after explosion at Istanbul's Atatürk airport

SHAFAQNA- At least 50 people have reportedly been killed and dozens injured in an apparent terror attack at Turkey's international airport. Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul after police fired…

Ziyarat of Imam Husayn (as) on the Night of Qadr

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SHAFAQNA- Peace be on you, O son of the Messenger of Allah. Peace be on you, O son of Ameerul Mu'mineen. Peace be on you, O son of the Truthful, the Pure, Fatima, chief of the ladies of the worlds. Peace be on you, O my master,…

Explosion at Ataturk airport + photos

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Shafaqna - There are reports that Ataturk international airport was the target of one or several explosions on Tuesday night. According to Shafaqna Turkish, these explosions were  in areas involved with international flights. There…

The consequence of trusting God and seeking independence from others

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whoever wants to be the most independent of people, must trust more with whatever is with God than with people [1]. Imam Ali (AS) said: Be content (satisfied) with what you…

Irrational Demand / Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:55-56) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:55-56) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Irrational Demand بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذْ قُلْتُمْ يَا مُوسَىٰ لَن نُّؤْمِنَ…

German lawyers to probe Erdogan over alleged war crimes

SHAFAQNA - A group of lawyers, lawmakers and civil rights activists are urging authorities in Germany to investigate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Kurdish activist group Civaka Azad…

European Parliament Proposes Resolution Urging UK to Leave Immediately

SHAFAQNA - According to reports, European Parliament has drafted a resolution urging the United Kingdom to immediately invoke article 50 of the Lisbon treaty on leaving the EU. The European Parliament has drafted a resolution urging the…

Blurring lines, and shifting strategies in Syria - who said Terror was not the end game?

SHAFAQNA - “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win” ― Sun Tzu. Looking at Syria it is evident the US failed to heed such words of wisdom. To soothe its pride Washington…