Iranian brands eye growing Muslim consumer market (MLE) in Manchester

SHAFAQNA - From young start-ups to business giants, entrepreneurs from around the world are eyeing the rapidly expanding  Islamic global market that range from clothes to greetings cards and poetry books. The MLE this week organised a networking…

Javed Ghamidi’s Not So Hidden ISIS and Al-Qaeda Theology of Hate and Intolerance

    Javed Ghamidi, a famous Pakistani Muslim speaker, is currently going on a speaking tour across U.S Islamic centers under the banner of Al-Mawrid U.S from Los Angele’s ISCN (Corona Masjid) to Redmond (WA) at MAPS (Muslims…

German police arrest 19yo Syrian suspected of plotting high-profile attack

SHAFAQNA - German counterterrorism police have arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspect who nurtured “concrete plans” to carry out an attack by detonating an explosive device with the aim of killing as many people as possible, the federal…

Blast rocks foreign embassy district in Afghan capital Kabul – reports

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SHAFAQNA - A loud explosion has reportedly rocked the central area of the Afghan capital of Kabul, where embassies and government buildings are located. Local agency TOLOnews‏ said the blast took place in the city’s Wazir Akbar Khan…

Four Rohingya Drown as Refugee Boat Capsizes off Bangladesh

SHAFAQNA - Four Rohingya Muslims, a man, woman and two children, drowned when a small wooden fishing boat carrying dozens of refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar capsized off the Bangladesh coast on Tuesday, police said. People living…

Muslim students reconsider Quebec universities after face-covering ban

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SHAFAQNA - Two weeks ago, the passing of a controversial law in Quebec banning face coverings for those giving or receiving public services was met with public backlash. While Quebec’s Liberal government was forced to tone down its interpretation…

The Islamic World Doesn't Need a Reformation

SHAFAQNA - Various Western intellectuals, ranging from Thomas Friedman to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, have argued over the past decades that Muslims need their own Martin Luther to save themselves from intolerance and dogmatism. The Protestant Reformation…

MUSLIMS BANNED FROM SINGAPORE FOR ANTI-CHRISTMAS COMMENTS

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SHAFAQNA - Two Muslim religious leaders were banned from entering Singapore on Monday because they planned to spread anti-Christmas propaganda on a religious-themed cruise, government officials said. Ismail Menk and Haslin Baharim, citizens…

Saskatoon’s Muslim Community to Hold Awareness Day

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (IAS) said Saskatoon is generally a tolerant and understanding community, but it’s important to continue offering opportunities to learn more. "People do have a great understanding, and…

Rouhani turned down meeting with Trump

SHAFAQNA-Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday that President Hassan Rouhani rebuffed a request from the White House to meet U.S. President Donald Trump while in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly in September. “Such…

The reasons for non-acceptance of Duas according to Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - A man asked Imam Ali (AS): Allah (SWT) said in the holy Quran: Call on Me (God), I (God) will answer your Duas (prayers); so, why our Duas are not accepted/answered? Imam Ali (AS) replied: Because of eight reasons. You knew/recognized…

Ayatollah Hakim on hijab

Question : What should those girls do whose parents forbid them to wear the hijab? Answer : It is obligatory on the woman to wear hijab regardless of the position of the parents. It is prohibited to obey them in this case.

Words of Wisdom of Imam al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and God will grant him success to the right guidance…

The Holy Quran - Our Source of Guidance

SHAFAQNA- It was a peaceful and quiet evening in Mecca. Not yet a messenger, Muhammed [s] was busy pondering in the cave of Hira when he heard a strange voice from above saying, “Iqraa”. It was demanding him to read. The voice repeated…

The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr

SHAFAQNA- The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr From Makarim al Akhlaq: Chapter Twelve Section Five, Page 458 Compiled by Sheikh al Jaleel Radiyu al Deen Abu Nasr al Hasan bin al Fadl al Tabrasi, one among the great scholars of the…

Attendance of the Mexican Muslim to Imam Rezas (A.S) Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Attendance of the Mexican Muslim to Imam Rezas (A.S) Shrine

Sale and Donation of Organs and Blood: Ayatullah Hakim's Responses

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SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Sa’eed Hakim has responded to a few questions on the sale and donation of organs and blood. Following is the text of the questions and answers:   Question: Is the sale of kidney and other…

Shia Islam: Shīʿa contributions to Islamic civilization / 33 – d

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Study of narrators (ʿIlm al-Rijāl) ʿIlm al-rijāl is a branch of learning that deals with the biographies of the narrators of ḥadīth, particularly with regards…

Shia Islam: Shīʿa contributions to Islamic civilization / 33 – c

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Principles of Jurisprudence (Uṣūl al-Fiqh) It is quite obvious that deriving laws from the Qur’an, traditions, the Prophet’s biography, consensus and reason…

Shia Islam: Shīʿa contributions to Islamic civilization / 33 – b

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Qur’anic exegesis The Qur’an is simultaneously the primary source for Islamic beliefs and practices and the miracle of the Final Prophet. Muslim scholars from…

Coptic Christians Pelted With Rocks, Four Churches Closed as Government Treats Prayer 'as a Crime'

SHAFAQNA - Coptic Christians in Egypt have said that they have been pelted by rocks while the government in the southern province of Minya has closed down four churches this past month, much to the protest of the believers. "We stayed silent…

Rally Held in Front of White House in Protest at Rohingya Muslims' Genocide

SHAFAQNA - The United States' largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organizations, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Muslim American Society (MAS) and many others took their grievances…

Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi urges reviving Imam Hussain's teachings

SHAFAQNA - The Shia source of emulation advised the Iranian pilgrims to promote Imam Hussain's (as) teachings since it is a great way to restore Islamic values and its genuine principles in the society. A group of Arbaeen pilgrims from Iranian…

Muslim community center of greater San Diego holds annual open mosque day

SHAFAQNA - Amid hope of bringing people together, the Muslim community in Greater San Diego held its annual open mosque day on Sunday, October 29, welcoming people of all faiths to learn more about their Muslim neighbors. “We’re your…

Taliban kills 15 Afghan policemen in separate attacks

SHAFAQNA - The Taliban have killed 15 Afghan policemen in two separate attacks on checkpoints in the east and south of the country, officials said on Monday. Arif Noori, the spokesman for the governor of the eastern Ghazni province, said…

Cameroon becomes target of Boko Haram

SHAFAQNA - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon’s army. Cameroon’s semi-arid Far North region has been…

The ruling about downloading software from various sites / the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah answered a question about downloading software free of charges from various sites. Question: What is the ruling for downloading and sending software which are on sale in the market but are available freely in…

Ayatollah Mohsin al-Hakim

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohsin al-Hakim used to offer the prayers and fasts for diseased individuals and would use that money to buy these books and manuscripts from their owners. With the success of the Bolsheviks in Russia, the Red movement…