Meeting with Trump would be very hard for Iran

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SHAFAQNA - It would be very hard for Iran’s political leaders to meet with Trump, given his opposition to the nuclear accord they spent years negotiating, his travel ban that effects many Iranians interested in studying or working in the…

What is the ruling on receiving gifts from clients by the employees of an organisation? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about receiving gifts from clients by the employees of an organisation for expressing gratitude. Question: What is the ruling if an individual presents a gift to an employee of an…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- Part 3 - From Sunnism to Shia Islam It was now 2000, a new millennium, and due to personal circumstances, I found myself moving and living in a different locality and in a situation where for the first time I could freely study and…

Islam, Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb

SHAFAQNA- OpEd: Dr Inayatullah Andrabi Born in Srinagar, the capital city of Indian Held Kashmir, Dr Inayatullah Andrabi, an intellectual-activist, has been intimately involved in understanding, speaking and writing about global politics and…

Unity in Diversity– Reflections on Styles in Islamic Art

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts | by Marina Alin : It seems that Western art showed a variation in styles and movements in its history, while Islamic art remained rather stable. Nevertheless, each time and place in Islamic art history has its own signature,…

First smart pharmacy run by a robot launches in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has inaugurated its first robot-operated 'smart pharmacy' at King Fahd Specialist Hospital in the presence of Prince Fahd bin Sultan, the Governor of Tabuk region. It is hoped that the smart pharmacy — which can…

The achievements of the Department of Hussayni Rites and Processions in Islamic World

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network: The head of the Department of Hussayni Rites, Processions and Bodies in Iraq and the Islamic World, Haj Riyad Nemat Al-Salman, reviewed the achievements of the department during the ten years of its founding…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opens a course of women's speech in English

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network : The Women's Speech Division at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opened its specialized speech course in English, with the participation of more than 70 students who undertook the written and oral test to determine…

The Religious Affairs Department in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) Completes the Virtual Haj Project

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : The Propagation Division in the Religious Affairs Department completed the virtual Haj project. They erected shapes resembling the Kaaba, Safa and Marwa, al-Aqaba, etc. in the Pilgrims City of the Holy Shrine of…

Japan welcome Muslims by launching Mobile Mosque ahead of 2020 Olympics

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SHAFAQNA - As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world during the 2020 Summer Olympics, a company created the Mobile Mosque that accommodate up to 50 people  to make Muslim visitors feel at home. Yasuharu Inoue, the CEO of…

Pope Francis calls for international community to act decisively for end of migrant shipwrecks in Mediterranean

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis expressed sorrow over recent deaths of migrants from Africa in the Mediterranean Sea in Sunday’s Angelus among thousands of the faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square, and appeal to the international community to…

What is the effect of Haram acts on the behaviour of the human being?

SHAFAQNA - Beware that the effect of Haram is to provoke inappropriate desires in the human being. Any Haram, especially Haram wealth and property never strengthen the spiritual dimension in the human being; rather it motivates satanic desires.…

What is the ruling on violating other people's privacy in cyber space? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about violating other people's privacy in cyber space. Question: What is the ruling on violating other people's privacy in cyber space according to Fiqh (religious jurisprudence)? The…

Why is Halal Food so Important in Malaysia?

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SHAFAQNA - Asian Inspirations: A large majority of the population in Malaysia comprises of Malay Muslims and it is of utmost importance for them to consume meat that is lawful or permissible. Halal food is consumed by the Muslims as a fundamental…

Photos: 12000-year-old Arnan petroglyphs

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Abolfazl Mohammadi : Eighty kilometres southwest of Yazd city, in the slate rock of the Arnan height, thirty one rock art petroglyphs (scraped or scratched rock art) figures dating to the stone ages (the Neolithic)…

Egypt tourism surge in 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Tourism is showing rise again in Egypt, with 50 percent surge in bookings during the first half of 2018, following several years violence in the country in the aftermath of the 2011 Revolution. Egypt started to become a premier…

Muslim Democrats find a welcoming home at state convention

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SHAFAQNA - Dallas News | by Forrest Milburn : Zulikha Hussain wasn’t always a diehard Democrat. In the past, she’s even voted for a few Republicans, but that changed when Donald Trump secured his party’s nomination in 2016. Her opinion…

The floor of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (p) holy shrine has covered with an art piece

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel Global Network: The completion of covering the floor of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) with alabaster and its doors open to receive the visitors. An art piece designed with rare alabaster on…

Photos: Green Lane Mosque in Birmingham

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SHAFAQNA - Beautiful Mosques: The Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK, commonly referred to as Green Lane Mosque, is one of Birmingham’s and Britain’s major mosques. Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in…

The presence of Iran's Religious minorities in the city council became reinstated/ what was the fatwa of Ayatollah Sistani?

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SHAFAQNA - On July 21, 2018, the Iran Expediency Council approved a plan for the presence of religious minorities in the city councils with two-thirds of the votes. Great scholars and various people groups reacted differently to this plan…

Who are those who do not benefit the society?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: There are five characteristic that if they are missing in a person then do not expect any good deed for this world or the hereafter from such a person, and do not have any hope in…

How to manage our time?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) who said: Try to divide your time into four parts: A time for praying to God (Monajat) A time for earning money for daily expenses A time for socializing with brethren and trusted…

What is the ruling on shaving beard and having a goatee beard? The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about shaving beard. Question: What is the ruling on shaving the beard from all of the face, and can we have a goatee beard; meaning do not shave the beard on the chin but…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

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SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

Women challenge social standards in Egypt by practicing Parkour on the streets

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SHAFAQNA - A group of women in Egypt collect at a park in a Cairo once a week , climbing up wall surfaces and jumping about in the strenous physical technique known as Parkour to form the first professional Parkour team in Egypt, while also…

Najaf Chief Officer Met with the Secretary General of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : The Chief Officer of Najaf city, the Major General Ala Gharib, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, he met with the Secretary General, Mr. Yusuf al-Sheikh Radhi, the two of…

Ghazni: the City of Diverse Islamic Architecture

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SHAFAQNA - Afghan Zariza | By Syed Zafar Mehdi : Known for its diverse Islamic architecture, the city of Ghazni is home to some magnificent mausoleums and minarets that attract a number of visitors from across the world every year. “The…

JKSM: Muslim Child marriages in Malaysia have been decreasing

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SHAFAQNA - Statistics from the Malaysian Syariah Judiciary Depart­ment (JKSM) showed that Applications for child marriage fell in recent years with 877 applications recorded in last year. Judges in shariah court have the authority to give…