Is Adopting Children Permitted in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Many incidents happen in societies which make so many children orphans, Incidents such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, or smaller events. Thus, the issue of taking care of these orphan kids becomes a challenge that…

Photos: Words on the gates leading to Imam Hussain (P) lattice-enclosed tomb

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Words on the gates leading to Imam Hussain lattice-enclosed tomb. Read more from Shafaqna: Amnesty International's Former Advisor: Imam Hussain's been wronged twice, malicious media distorts Islam Video:…

Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you...

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim brain drain phenomena overseas to the West is well known & Muslims do carry their values and Islamic practices consistently with them. This comment reflects why the negative securitisation & criminalisation of Islam…

Aid groups urged US to end military support in Yemen’s civil war

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SHAFAQNA- The five humanitarian organizations urged the US, as one of the most generous humanitarian donors in Yemen, to end military support to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Yemen’s civil war, warning of 14 million people…

Why Pray in Arabic?

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SHAFAQNA- It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favour of only…

A Beautiful Heart

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SHAFAQNA-The more hurt and pain you have gone through in life, the stronger and more beautiful your heart will be..... One day a young man was standing in the middle of the town proclaiming that he had the most beautiful heart in the whole…

Iraqi project to reinforce Iraq's history and culture to be launched in cooperation with Oxford University

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SHAFAQNA- Museum expert Paul Collins from the Oxford University has announced that the Oxford University is determined to launch a joint project with UNESCO and museum experts to devote a section at the Iraqi museums on Iraq’s history and…

Muslim woman mugged in broad daylight at London ATM

SHAFAQNA- The middle-aged woman wearing a headscarf was attacked, apparently by a teenage girl, around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday while withdrawing cash at an ATM in the London Borough of Newham. The attacker can be seen waiting for the woman…

Ethnic Muslim fighter eyes Myanmar’s kickboxing crown

SHAFAQNA- This December he will fight for the title in the national championship of traditional Lethwei, considered by many as one of the world's most brutal martial arts. Tun Tun Min, an ethnic Mon and Muslim, became Myanmar's youngest open-weight…

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against…

Iraqis slam Saudi war crimes in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqi condemned Saudi coalition war crimes in Yemen. Gathering in one of the main squares in Baghdad and carrying placards, they expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Yemen. They also urged governments…

Iran cannot 'wait forever' for EU's promised SPV

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SHAFAQNA– Iran 's Deputy Foreign Minister said EU needs more time to introduce operational measures, but underlined that Iran cannot wait forever. Despite the US pressures, the European Union continues efforts to provide a financial mechanism…

A woman must observe Iddah even when she knows she is not pregnant / The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about observing Iddah for women. Question: What is the religious reason or any other reason which make it necessary for observing Iddah even with the assumption that reliable condoms…

What is the ruling if the father is informed about the marriage of his daughter after Nikah? The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered questions about temporary marriage. Question: Is the Nikah correct if I marry a virgin girl without her father’s permission in a temporary marriage, and then her father finds out about it and…

Video: Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why Women are the agents of change

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SHAFAQNA- Afghanistan's First Lady Rula Ghani explains why women are the agents of change.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Suicide-Bomb kills, injures Dozens in Afghanistan Afghanistan: 250 Families Displaced to Bamyan…

Astana peace conference on Syria: The guarantor states failed to achieve a UN-backed constitutional committee

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SHAFAQNA – Despite positive comments by the Turkish, Russian, and Iranian delegations on the results of the Astana peace conference, the U.N. envoy to Syria said the latest talks to end the war are a missed opportunity. Astana 11 final…

US Congress to sanction resistance groups in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- The US Congress, In another attempt to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs, finalised a draft bill late on Tuesday on sanctioning resistance groups. Asaib Ahl Al Haq (AAH) and Harakat Hezbollah Al Nujaba militias will be subjected…

Trump faces criticism for not visiting troops overseas

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SHAFAQNA- Donald Trump portrays himself as a gung-ho supporter of the US military, but over a year and a half into his tenure the president has yet to visit American troops in a war zone. Since Trump took office, about 60 American service…

What is the ruling on fortune-telling and receiving money for it? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about fortune-telling. Question: What is the ruling on fortune-telling and receiving money for it? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi: These matters are not authentic according…

Only the oppressed can reveal the fault of the oppressor / The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about naming the oppressor. Question: A person has oppressed another one and no one knows about it. Is it allowed to tell the name of the oppressor to others? The Grand Ayatollah…

Beautiful images from Ancient Mosul

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SHAFAQNA- Historical photos from Iraqi city of Mosul.                Read more from Shafaqna:  VIDEO: WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN MOSUL AND…

A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet in China

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SHAFAQNA- A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad, Eid Milad Un Nabi, in China.   Read more from Shafaqna: A RARE PICTURE OF ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF BEIJING IN 1908            Photos:…

Photos: Constructing the first phase of the Largest basement at Imam Hussain Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Constructing the first phase of the Largest basement at Imam Hussain (P) Shrine.   Read more from Shafaqna:     Photos: What happens to the Marble pieces removed from the floor and…

Rashida Tlaib: "I can show Trump how to follow the law"

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SHAFAQNA- One of the First Muslim women in U.S congress, Rashida Tlaib, criticized Trump for violating The “rule of law”,  tweeting “I can show Trump how to follow the law” . Trump’s assault on the rule of law : The “rule of…

Nigeria: Call on president MBuhari to release Sheikh Zakzaky

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SHAFAQNA- On November 27, 2018 Followers of Sheikh Zakzaky staged A Peacefull Free Zakzaky protest, from Utako Market to Begger Bridge Area of Abuja, calling to president MBuhari to obey court order & release Zakzaky. &n…

EU signs aid package for Afghanistan worth $535m in Geneva

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SHAFAQNA- The European Union and Afghanistan have signed a financing agreement worth millions of euros for development of diverse sectors of the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The aid agreement made on Tuesday at the Geneva Conference on…

"Yemen Genocide About Oil Control" by F. William Engdahl

SHAFAQNA- The ongoing de facto genocide in the Republic of Yemen in a war whose most intense phase began in 2015, has until very recently been all but ignored in the Western mainstream media. What has also been ignored is the fundamental…

THE NEIGHBOUR

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SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Jawad ‘Ameli, a great Mujtahid, was having his dinner when someone knocked at his door. A servant from his master, Ayatullah Sayyid Mahdi Bahrul-‘Uloom appeared and said, “Your master has asked you to see…