Why American Jews are rallying for Muslims

SHAFAQNA - On Jan. 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated an 11-year-old girl named Rena, my mother, from the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Spared from the gas chambers, her dream of living freely without constant fear of persecution or death suddenly…

Christians And Jews Team Up To Help Muslims After Texas Mosque Fire

SHAFAQNA - “Jewish community members walked into my home and gave me a key to the synagogue,” Dr. Shahid Hashmi, a cofounder of the Victoria Islamic Center, told The New York Times. In addition, at least four churches offered space for…

Bahraini protesters condemn violent regime crackdown on political dissent

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini protesters have taken to the streets again to condemn violent regime crackdown on political dissent ahead of the sixth anniversary of the country's popular revolution. Protesters staged a rally on Sitra Island south of…

382 civilians killed, 908 wounded in Iraq violence in January: UN

SHAFAQNA - Terrorist acts, violence and armed conflicts across Iraq killed a total of 382 civilians and wounded 908 others in January, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on Wednesday. A UNAMI statement said that…

World Hijab Day; UO students wear headscarves, glimpse Muslim culture

SHAFAQNA - After encouragement from her political science professor, Ariana Gallegos found herself sifting through a mound of free hijabs on a table outside the EMU, ready to wear one for her first time. Wednesday was the fifth annual World…

Hypocritical behaviour

SHAFAQNA - Abu Hurayrah loved Moawiyah’s colourful meals. One day people noticed him in the congregational prayer led by Imam Ali (AS), and when they protested to him about his hypocrisy, he replied: Moawiyah’s food is more delicious and…

Is it Haram to touch the emblem of the Islamic Republic of Iran without having Wudhu? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about touching the emblem of the Islamic Republic of Iran without having Wudhu. Question: Is it Haram to touch the emblem of the Islamic Republic of Iran without having Wudhu? The…

Editorial – SHAFAQNA condemns Trump’s Muslim Ban: “minorities cannot be criminalised”

SHAFAQNA - Beyond all manners of politicking and political agenda it is absolutely crucial we, as a pluralist and multi-cultural society, realise that any attack on any particular, or all minorities is an attack against our most basic human…

Four large mosques in Holland close doors after Quebec attack

SHAFAQNA - Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands say they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque. The decision came on Monday following an emergency council…

Israel trains Bahrain's riot police

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BAHRAIN MIRROR - The IsraelValley website reported from the Tribune Juive newspaper "Speaking about economic and security relations with Bahrain, an Israeli Minister said that a group of Bahraini anti-riot…

Performing Wudhu with water in governmental offices / the Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about performing Wudhu with water in governmental offices. Question: Is it allowed to perform Wudhu with water in governmental offices in Islamic countries? The Grand Ayatollah…

Marrying during Iddah due to ignorance of the rules / the Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about marrying during Iddah (a period of time which the woman observes after divorce or death of her husband). Question: A woman has divorced from her permanent husband.…

England to host program celebrating Lady Zaynab birthday

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SHAFAQNA - According the center’s website, the program, titled "Zaynab (SA), The Great Lady”, will be held on Saturday, February 4. It will celebrate the birthday of the great lady who is a symbol of fortitude and patience. The program…

UN 'alarmed' at impact of US refugee programme suspension

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations' refugee agency chief has said he is "deeply worried" by the precarious situation facing thousands of displaced people due to the suspension of the United States' refugee programme last week. Filippo Grandi,…

Dubai security chief Dhahi Khalfan backs Trump's Muslim ban

SHAFAQNA - Dubai's head of security Dhahi Khalfan Tamim has sparked outrage once again, this time after backing US President Donald Trump's controversial Muslim ban. In a series of crude and sectarian outburts on Twitter this weekend,…

Another nail in the coffin for Human Rights in Bahrain

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SHAFAQNA - Bahrain's National Security Agency (NSA) once again has the power to arrest and detain people suspected of being involved in pro-democracy movements. ​The NSA's powers were stripped following a recommendation from an independent…

Top inspirational quotes from Imam Ali (A.S.)

Shafaqna - The Sayings of Imam Ali in this article are taken from Nahj al- Balagha: 1. There are people who worship Allah to gain His Favors, this is the worship of traders; while there are some who worship Him to keep themselves…

Shia Islam: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for 25 years? / 8

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 8: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for 25 years? The validity of the aḥādīth confirming ʿAlī as the Caliph and the Imam is beyond question.…