One Muslim Girl on What It's Like to Live in Trump's America

SHAFAQNA - Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is the founder of Muslim Girl, a website for young Muslim American women and the author of Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age. She's smart and funny and thoughtful, and great at communicating to non-Muslims her experience…

Austria moves to strip rejected asylum seekers of food & shelter

SHAFAQNA - The Austrian government is increasing pressure on rejected asylum-seekers, introducing a draft law that would allow authorities to stop providing food and accommodation to those who refuse to leave the county. The package of…

A Tale Of Two Canadas - With Muslims In The Middle

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SHAFAQNA - In one of the worst terrorist attacks in Canadian history, six men -- fathers -- were gunned down as they prayed at a Quebec mosque, leaving 17 children from our community fatherless.  The attack, for the most part, was not…

Muslims Give Money to Jewish Institutions That Are Attacked

SHAFAQNA - Two attacks on Jewish cemeteries in the last week have resulted in an outpouring of more than $136,000 in donations from thousands of Muslims and others, who have also pledged to financially support Jewish institutions if there are…

Tariq Ramadan: ‘Muslims need to reform their minds’

SHAFAQNA - The academic believes Islam and the west shouldn’t be at odds, but was banned from the US and slated in the Sun. Isis hates him, too – so why is he still dogged by controversy? ariq Ramadan knows all about travel bans. After…

Bomb blasts threaten Syria peace talks

SHAFAQNA  - Could the current Syrian peace talks in Geneva break down just days after reconvening? Bomb blasts over the weekend have threatened to derail the talks that began just last week. Catherine Shakdam, Director of Program for the Shafaqna…

Hazrat Zahra (SA) in the Surah of al-Insan

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SHAFAQNA- Hazrat Zahra (SA) in the Surah of al-Insan Allah the Exalted has said: "Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance.…

Ziyarat of Hazrat Fatima al-Zahra (S.A.), the Truthful Lady

SHAFAQNA- By: Allama Jafar Murtuza Amili 1. Shaikh al-Mufid has recorded one ziyara for Fatima (sa) saying, “Peace with you, O Messenger of Allah S! Peace with your daughter, the truthful, the purified one! Peace with you, O Fatima daughter…

Kindness towards Lady Fatima Zahra (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was in the Mosque with other Muslims, it was near Salaat, but that day Bilal was late to recite the call to the prayer (Adhan). Everybody was waiting and eventually Bilal arrived and…

Giving objects to purchasing officers of companies by salesmen / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about giving objects to purchasing officers of the companies and organisations by salesmen. Question: What is the ruling about objects given to purchasing officers of companies and…

Six Kids Detained in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA- A Bahraini human rights body said the ruling Al Khalifa regime has arrested 17 citizens, including 6 children, in the past few days. In its weekly report, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights said that from February 20 to 26,…

Researchers aim to develop sustained and controllable insulin release system for treatment of diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- The prevalence of diabetes has grown around the world over the past three decades. In 2016, the World Health Organization estimated that 422 million people had the disease as the rate of obesity also increased. Aside from proper diet…

Molecule Found that Destroys Cancer Tumors, Leaves Normal Cells Unaffected

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Huddersfield are the first to arrive at a deep understanding of a molecule that destroys cancerous tumors without harming healthy cell tissue. The discovery opens up the potential for highly effective…

Health benefits of a plant-based diet

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SHAFAQNA- A plant-based diet focuses on eating more plants than animal sources. It’s like vegetarianism without the restriction of animal products. Instead, it’s about reducing the volume of those animal foods. Healthy options like…

A Quiet Funeral

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SHAFAQNA- In the darkness of the jet-black night, when eyes were asleep and voices were silent, a Heavenly procession left Ali's house while carrying the Messenger of Allah's daughter to her final abode. This was on the night of the third…

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Few words of the commander of the faithful (A.S) when Hazrat Fatima (S.A) martyred. Few words which can lead any person to real. And many questions can rise. What prophet has been told in last minutes of his life and how his daughter…

Mahershala Ali Becomes First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar

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SHAFAQNA- Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his portrayal of a drug dealer in Moonlight on Sunday, becoming the first Muslim to be awarded a golden statuette for acting. It has been a breakout year for…

Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening?

SHAFAQNA - On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern Pakistan. Soon thereafter, the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack. In recent…

Islamic Center in Florida holds open house to foster unity

SHAFAQNA - Hosny Ibriham, imam at the Islamic Center of Northwest Florida, delivered the traditional Arabic greeting — translation: "Peace be unto you" — to the hundreds of non-Muslim visitors at Saturday's open house at the center's mosque…

Muslim-Americans help repair hundreds of vandalized Jewish gravestones

SHAFAQNA - Muslim-Americans rushed to help repair a damaged Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia Sunday, after hundreds of gravestones, some more than a century old, were vandalized. The headstones were found damaged and overturned at a Jewish…

On the difficulty of being Muslim in Trump's administration

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim White House staff member resigned from her job eight days into the Trump administration, because the office had transformed into a “monochromatic and male bastion”. Rumana Ahmed – who worked for the National Security…

Why the daughter of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) is called Zahra (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Baqer (AS) was asked: For what purpose, Lady Fatima (AS) is called Zahra? Imam (AS) replied: For this reason that Allah (SWT) has created that Lady (AS) from God’s magnificent light, and when that light started shining, the…

The most virtuous ladies of the two worlds according to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: There are four ladies who are the highest ranking and most virtuous women of the two worlds (this world and the hereafter). They are: Lady Maryam the daughter of Imran; Lady…

Lebanon: An Oasis within Conflict

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SHAFAQNA - Israel's defeat at the hands of Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon was arguably one of the key events that preciptated both the 'Arab Spring' and the latest Middle Eastern conflict. For many political analysts what happens in Lebanon,…

What is the effect of the unruly tongue?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Be careful that you do not break up the good behaviour and replace it with inappropriate behaviour! Coordinate the tongue and the heart. The human being must guard his/her tongue, because this unruly tongue will…

What are the conditions for offering intercession?

SHAFAQNA - There are three conditions for the intercession to be granted by Allah (SWT). God grants permission to the intercessor: Not everyone can be in the position of intercession, unless God is satisfied with and grants that person…

Zionism, Wahhabism source of tensions in Mideast - Shafaqna's interview with Press TV

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SHAFAQNA - Representatives from 80 countries have attended the Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada hosted by Iran’s capital Tehran in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the face of Israeli atrocities.…

Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officials at Fla. airport

SHAFAQNA - The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport, according to a family friend. Muhammad Ali Jr., 44, and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the second…