Turning Yemen ceasefire agreement into a reality will be a slog

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Although the Hodeidah deal is seen as a crucial step towards a diplomatic solution in Yemen  , but observers fear Hodeidah deal may not lead to end of Yemen's war. Clashes broke out in the Yemeni port city of…

Zarif slams Netanyahu for offensive Missile rhetoric against Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad, Javad Zarif, lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister for threatening Iran, tweeting Netanyahu is in no position to voice “concerns” about Iran’s defensive missile program. Zarif reacted to…

Video: A nice monody from East Asia

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SHAFAQNA- A nice monody from East Asia about Imam Ali (A.S).   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: The joy of speaking to Allah VIDEO: WHY DOES ALLAH ASK US TO REMEMBER HIM?   FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI,…

EGYPTIAN QURANIC SCHOOL IN LUXOR: AN ELITE CENTER WITH MOST BASIC FACILITIES

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SHAFAQNA- In Egypt, although there are new centers and schools in the field of teaching Quran and the use of modern technology in this field, there are still traditional schools that teach the children in a very simple and primitive way. According…

Video: More than 30,000 refugees return from Jordan to Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Over 33,500 refugees have reportedly returned to Syria from Jordan through the Nassib border crossing within past two months, footage released on Friday shows. According to the Russian Center for Reconciliation of Warring Parties…

Iran to attend Science Forum South Africa

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SHAFAQNA- A delegation of Iranian entrepreneurs and businessmen will attend the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), which will be held from December 12 to 14 in Pretoria. Headed by the vice president for science and technology Sourena Sattari,…

UNGA passes Politically motivated anti-Iran resolution

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SHAFAQNA- On Monday evening local time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) , under pressure from United States and Israel, approved a Canadian-drafted anti-Iran resolution on human rights, which was previously approved in the third Committee…

Renouncement of Barham Salih from his British citizenship in adherence to constitution

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SHAFAQNA- Barham Saleh, the President of Iraq, has relinquished his British citizenship in compliance with the constitution of his own country. An official statement by the Iraqi presidency said on Sunday that President Barham Salih had…

Iran lauds global awareness to Yemen disaster

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has praised global awareness about the calamities of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, expressing hope that it would help end the war in the country. “We hope that by actions that have…

Photos: "Les Miserables" play in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iranian director Hossein Parsai is staging a musical based Victor Hugo's French historical novel “Les Misérables” in Espinas Palace Hotel in west of Tehran on Dec 4, 2018. Read…

Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masumah Born at: Medina,First Day of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Reza(A.S.) Died at the age 28,at Qum on 10th Rabi al-Thani,201…

Imam Sought for First Mosque in Greek Capital

SHAFAQNA-Greek Education Ministry’s committee for the new mosque in Athens (NPID) announced on Monday that Muslims who legally reside in Attica can apply to become an imam (prayer leader) of the mosque. The committee said that interested…

In Picture: Various crops from farms of Imam Hussain Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Photography: Mohammed ElQer'awei  

New Muslim-focused domestic violence shelter planned for Calgary

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim women and children fleeing abuse could soon have access to a specialized shelter catering to their cultural and religious needs. While there are many organizations in Calgary offering services for Muslim women escaping domestic…

Persian and Islamic art (painting) exhibition in London

SHAFAQNA- According to the Shafaqna correspondent, Persian and Islamic art (painting) exhibition took place in London early December. Maryam Mirzaei, an Iranian painter, exposed her artworks to the public in this exhibition. Maryam…

When will falsehood overpowers the truth?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to Allah (SWT) that I knew the people of Shaam (currently Damascus; Syria) will gain victory over you. Because they are united in their support of the falsehood (Moawiyeh and his supporters) and you are disunited…

Can Muslim corpse be used for autopsy? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about autopsy of Muslim corpse. Question: With non-Muslim corpses available for autopsy, is it allowed to use Muslim corpse for research and training; what is the ruling if a…

Which two deeds are the best of deeds according to Imam Hassan Askari (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hassan Askari (AS) who said: Two characteristics and deeds are the best of deeds and there are none better than them, and they are: Having belief in God, and benefitting relatives and friends and those who…

Can Mostahab Salaat be broken? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about breaking Mostahab Salaat. Question: Is it Wajib to break Mostahab Salaat when father or mother calls us? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If not answering them, does not bother…

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled against headscarf ban

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled that a university student's right of education and freedom of religion was violated with the headscarf ban imposed in the country at the time. In 2014, Sara Akgul who was a…

Photos: SUDANES PRESIDENT IS FIRST ARAB LEADER TO VISIT SYRIA SINCE WAR BEGAN

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SHAFAQNA- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago. Syria's state-run news agency SANA said al-Bashir was greeted on Sunday at the capital's…

Prayer of Imam Ali (A.S) during the war

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Australia becomes the third country to recognize Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognised Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital. But the Australian Embassy won't be moved there from…

Photos: Meet 80 year old Turkmen jeweler

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Gholam Agh is the name of a 80-year-old artist who has devoted 60 years of his life to creating Turkmen jewelry and teaching the art to next generations in Gonbad Kavus, northern Golestan province. Currently, he…

Video: The moving story of his pilgrimage to Mecca by a Filipino actress

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SHAFAQNA- Overwhelmed by emotion, the Australian-born Filipino actress Queenie Padilla, 26, less known by her real name Kylie Nicole Sicangco Padilla, tries to put words on the unspeakable happiness that has brought her the fulfillment of the…

Video: There is no room for hate in Jannah

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SHAFAQNA- There is no room for hate in Jannah, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: The joy of speaking to Allah VIDEO: WHY DOES ALLAH ASK US TO REMEMBER HIM?   Video: The End of Times…

What is the main point of Ayah 88 of Surah Al-Qasas

SHAFAQNA - Harith ibn Moqayrah narrated: I asked Imam Sadeq (AS) about the meaning of Ayah 88 of Surah Al-Qasas saying: “Do not call out to any others except Allah (SWT), for there is no God except Allah (SWT). Everything will perish except…