Dozens of Residents in Illinois Visit Islamic Center to Know about Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Dozens of residents in Illinois, USA recently toured the Islamic Center of DeKalb as part of an effort to answer questions directly about the world's second-largest religion and know more about Islam. This was the first visit…

Senior Egyptian Quranic Figure Dies

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SHAFAQNA- https://youtu.be/qy0y4J-l8as Sheih Muhammad Abdul Wahab Tantawi, one of Egypt’s most prominent Quran reciters and memorizers, died on Wednesday. Born in 1947 in a village in the North African country’s Dakahlia governorate,…

At least 29 civilians killed in US airstrikes on Syria’s Raqqah

SHAFAQNA- A UK-based monitoring group says at least 29 people have been killed in US airstrikes in the Syrian city of Raqqah. "At least eight children are among the dead," said the director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human…

The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s Fatwa about hunting and animal rights

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered questions about hunting and animal rights. Question: What is the point of view of the religion about animal rights? What is the ruling about harming animals which do not bother human…

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of journalists were allowed to visit the victims and publish a handful of stories. A group of Muslim women told reporters…

Mashhad Citizens Lay Flowers at Imam Reza Mausoleum to Mark Karamat Festival

SHAFAQNA - People in Mashhad, northeast Iran, laid flowers at the Mausoleum of Imam Reza (AS) on Tuesday at the beginning of the ten-day Karamat Festival. The Keramat Festival marks the ten days between the birth anniversaries of Hazrat…

Iraqi Envoy Highlights Role of Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa in Liberation of Mosul

SHAFAQNA - A ceremony was held in the Iraqi embassy in Tehran to celebrate the recent liberation of the city of Mosul from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists. A number of Iranian and Iraqi officials and foreign diplomats residing in Tehran…

Discrimination against Muslims Increasing in US, Pew Study Finds

SHAFAQNA - Anti-Muslim discrimination is common and on the rise — and so, too, are expressions of support for Muslims, according to a new study on one of the United States’ fastest-growing religious minorities. The Pew Research Center…

Dozens of Residents in Illinois Visit Islamic Center to Know about Islam

SHAFAQNA - Dozens of residents in Illinois, USA recently toured the Islamic Center of DeKalb as part of an effort to answer questions directly about the world's second-largest religion and know more about Islam. This was the first visit…

What did Prophet Jesus (AS) say about adultery?

SHAFAQNA - Prophet Jesus/ Masih ibn Maryam/Isa ibn Maryam (AS) told his followers: Mosa ibn Imran commanded you to avoid adultery, but I recommend to you, do not even think about adultery, because the one who thinks about adultery is like a…

Criteria for appointing government officials according to Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - In his letter to Malik Ashtar, Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Choose/appoint government officials from people who possess experience and are modest; from pious and pure families who have shining records as being good Muslims, because their…

UK: Indian Muslim woman murdered in honour killing after starting relationship with Arab man

SHAFAQNA - 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing for dating an Arab Muslim. 19-year-old Indian-origin Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in…

US Muslim groups welcome changes to Google results

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SHAFAQNA - Queries about Islam and Muslims on the world’s largest search engine have been updated amid public pressure to tamp down alleged disinformation from hate groups. However, activists who have worked to bring about the changes say…

The science of sleep: A Q&A with neurology professor Ying-Hui Fu

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SHAFAQNA- Ying-Hui Fu, a UCSF professor of neurology and a pioneer in the study of sleep and genetics, explains the science behind strange sleep patterns and shares why shut-eye is more important than you think. Q: What ignited your…

New cancer treatment looks to remove tumors safely

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SHAFAQNA- A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime. He used a controversial procedure called “in bag morcellation,” where the tumor is bagged while it’s still inside the…

ERADICATION OF DEVILISH INSINUATIONS

SHAFAQNA-The spiritual traveler must have full control over himself so that no thought might enter his mind inadvertently and no action might be taken by him unintentionally. It is not very easy to secure the required degree of self control…

Leather [products] acquired from non-Muslims that may be considered tahir due to the possibility of [the animal] being slaughtered according to Islamic law:

SHAFAQNA-"It is permissible to sell [trade in] leather products, meat, and animal fat imported from non-Muslim countries [from a source] that is known to be unbeliever. The same goes for the ruling regarding its being tahir and performing…

Savior of Mankind in Prophet’s Sermon in His Last Hajj

SHAFAQNA- Over a hundred thousand Muslims accompanied Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his way back from his last pilgrimage to Mecca when Gabriel ascended to him in the Ghadir Khum with three messages: “O Prophet! Declare what you were commanded…

Discrimination against Muslims Increasing in US, Pew Study Finds

SHAFAQNA-  Anti-Muslim discrimination is common and on the rise — and so, too, are expressions of support for Muslims, according to a new study on one of the United States’ fastest-growing religious minorities. The Pew Research Center…

A Glance At The Holy Shrine of Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- When Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S.) was buried in Qum there was a shade made of straw on the holy grave built by Musa bin Khajraj. The first dome which was in the form of a tower, was built by Hadrat Zainab (A.S.), the daughter of…

Biography of Allamah Hilli

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SHAFAQNA- The great Sheikh, the supporter of religion and annihilator of the works of the corrupt and the wrongdoers, Jamal al-Din Abu-Mansur Hasan, is the son of Sadid al-Din Yusuf, the son of Zayn al-Din ‘Ali, the son of Muhammad, the…

Zarif: Lebanese Army victory, a lesson for Islamic world

SHAFAQNA- Irean Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Lebanese Army and resistance victory in Arsal city could be a lesson for the Islamic world. Zarif made the remarks Tuesday in a meeting with members of a faction in Lebanon…

Qatar FM: Saudi-led bloc of states undermining mediation efforts

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SHAFAQNA- Qatar’s foreign minister, who is on a visit to the US, said that the negative behavior of the Saudi-led bloc of blockaders is undermining the mediation efforts aimed at settling the unprecedented diplomatic crisis gripping the…

Kareema Abu Shahma: Palestine The Quran is my strength

SHAFAQNA- “I consult the Quran before I speak,” explained 48-year-old Kareema Abu Shahma, surrounded by young students in the Jafer mosque in Khan Younis. “If I need to go somewhere, I study first and then I leave my house. If I’m…

Lady Fatima Masuma

SHAFAQNA - It is interesting to know that the Imams (A) foretold the birth of this noble lady and her presence in Qum many years before her birth. Qādī Nūrullāh Shūshtarī (d. 1109 A.H) reports from the 6th Imam, Imam Ja`far al-Sādiq…

Hamzah the Brave, Uncle of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H)

SHAFAQNA - There have been a number of brave and self-sacrificing officers and strong and powerful champions in the army of Islam but the bravery of Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib is recorded in the pages of history and in fact constitutes the golden…

2,000 books distributed at Islamic convention

SHAFAQNA - Last year, an Eastern Mennonite Missions team that works in Christian-Muslim relations was invited to have the only booth representing a Jesus-following witness at America’s largest yearly gathering of Muslims. This year, EMM’s…

What is the age of distinction (between good and bad) for boys and girls? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the age of distinction for boys and girls. Question: What is the age of distinction (between good and bad) for boys and girls? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: It is the age…