The US-China Trade War will have implication in The Middle East

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SHAFAQNA: Beijing has ramped up engagement in the Middle East in recent years as Arab nations play an important role in Xi’s signature Belt and Road foreign policy plan. Based on this issue, trade war between two of the world's largest economies, …

The Trail of Islam in Ancient Korea

SHAFAQNA- Contrary to popular belief, Islamic history in Korea and Korea-Middle East relations predate the Korean War by more than a millennium. Striking artifacts from the fourth and fifth centuries allude to an ancient history of commercial…

“I want justice for my son” father of lynched Muslim victim

SHAFAQNA- lwar: Father of 28-year-old Akbar Khan who was lynched to death on Friday night on suspicion of cow smuggling demands justice for his son. With no law and order in place against these cow vigilantes, the lynching of innocent…

Zaydism and Its Branches

SHAFAQNA-The Zaydis are the followers of Zayd al-Shahid, the son of Imam al-Sajj?d. Zayd rebelled in 121/737 against the Umayyad caliph, Husham ibn 'Abd al-Malik, and a group paid allegiance to him. A battle ensued in Küfah between Zayd and…

How to grow and develop, according to Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- Translated by: Manal Samhat By His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) Imam Ali (a.s.) has talked a lot about fanaticism and its destructive impacts on individuals and groups…

Destinations for the Distinct Artistic Style of Islamic Civilization

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Spanning over 1,400 years and featuring a wide range of domains, from architecture to calligraphy, Islamic art is not just a representation of religious beliefs and events but an artistic movement encompassing many peoples…

Akhlaq Islami, Islamic Ethics

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SHAFAQNA- In this exceptionally competitive world where we are busy competing with each other in acquiring higher societal statuses through materialistic means, living a spiritual life sometimes seems farfetched. However, according to…

Facebook Protect far-right and racist pages From Hate Speech but Not Muslim immigrants

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SHAFAQNA - An undercover investigation has found that Facebook gives special protections to far-right and racist pages while allow people to racially abuse Muslim immigrants. Facebook is accused of granting special protections to racist…

Testosterone and patients' quality of life

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SHAFAQNA- Cachexia is a condition characterized by loss of body mass — including muscular atrophy — that is usually accompanied by severe weakness and fatigue. Many people who go through cancer experience this. Researchers turn to testosterone…

Singaporean Arabs seek for Their Ancestors in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Arab News : The first car to arrive in Tarim, a historic town in the Hadhramaut Valley of Yemen, was an American Studebaker. It had traveled across oceans and continents to get there — but not without the help of one prominent…

Twelve Lebanese Couples Wedding Ceremony at Razavi Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Wedding ceremony of twelve Lebanese Couples was held at Razavi Holy Shrine. According to Astan News, young Lebanese couples who had started their marital life at Razavi Illuminated Shrine went to the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.),…

How to cleanse carpet glued to floor? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleansing and purifying Tat'heer) contaminated carpets glued to floor. Question: How to cleanse carpet glued to floor? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: After removing the main…

The Outcome of Taking Equals to Allah (SWT): Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:165-167) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:165-167) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   The Outcome of Taking Equals to Allah (SWT) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن…

Can God’s satisfaction of the human being be assessed?

SHAFAQNA - Mo’adh Ibn Jabal narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) said: O’ the child of Adam, due to My Will (God’s will) you have become someone who does whatever your soul wants, and due to My Will, your soul…

How did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) use occasions to guide people to Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Oqbah Ibn Abi Mo’it and Abi Bin Khalaf were friends with each other, and Oqbah had a good bond with the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). Whenever Oqbah returned from a journey, he used to throw a party and invite all the noble people of…

Photos of Iraq Captured in the Second Half of 20th Century

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SHAFAQNA: Mr. Latif Al Ani is regarded as the founder of Iraqi photography. His pictures are mostly in black and white from everyday moments of Iraqi life, in a time between the revolutions, coups and wars that shaped modern Iraq, to show the…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…

Islamaphobia isn’t just wrong. It’s making Muslims sick

SHAFAQNA- BY GOLEEN SAMARI In 2016, I wrote an opinion article that described Islamophobia as a public health issue because discrimination is a known cause of worse mental and physical health. As soon it was published,…

What is our duty when Haram music is played? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about Haram music. Question: Sometimes when we are in a car or in a house, Haram music is played. Can we be there but not listen to it, or must definitely enjoin good and prohibit…

What is the main difference between the creation of angels, the human beings, and animals?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) created the angels with intellect and without lusts and burning desires, and animals with lusts and desires but without intellect (wisdom), and created the human being with a…

The Learned Noble Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayeda Fatima Al-Masumah (S.A.) was brought up in a very noble family. She was daughter of the Holy Imam [Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S.)], the sister of the Holy Imam [Imam Ridha (A.S.)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam [Imam Muhammed…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offers free health services to orphans

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Medical Complex, affiliated with the Imam al-Redha Charitable Foundation, launched an initiative to provide medical services to orphans in Sayyida Ruqayya Kindergarten, belonging to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Karbala. "This…

Thousands of antique and invaluable manuscripts on Quran and its science

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SHAFAQNA- The Manuscripts Center in the Holy Shrine of al-Abbas declared that the Center consists of many ancient manuscripts date back to the various era. The manager of the Center Mr. Salah Mahdi Abdulwahab announced “among thousands…

Man and Freedom of Will God

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SHAFAQNA-The concept of free will sometimes is debated when we consider that all the abilities and powers a man posses is in fact comes from God.  Some people wrongly conclude that a man is helpless in taking a free course to the destiny he…

LOOK WHO ISN’T DEAD YET, PLEASE DON’T BE DISAPPOINTED

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SHAFAQNA- Hey, look! I’m talking about disability again! I began doing this openly a few years ago when I first experienced the implications of having a chronic, degenerative health condition myself. Whether I want to or not, I’ve been…

British Muslim Charities - Corporates, Terrorists or the Fourth Emergency Service?

SHAFAQNA- Muslim Charities are big business. Muslims are the most generous faith community in Britain but all is not necessarily well in the world of Muslim giving. Accusations of capitalist corporatism, socio-religious engineering, Takfiri…

What is the ruling on ladies cycling in public? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about ladies cycling in public. Question: What is the ruling on ladies cycling? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Ladies cycling in public places, and in a place where can be seen…

Did the Roman Caesar convert to Islam?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that the Roman Caesar wrote a letter to Imam Ali (AS) in which he complained about a headache he was having and the doctors were unable to cure it. Imam Ali (AS) sent a hat to him and ordered: Whenever you get headache,…

Iran students rank 2nd in int'l math contest

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA:  Iranian students ranked second in the World Mathematics Invitational (WMI). WMI 2018 was held on July 12-16 at Yonsei University, South Korea. In this edition of the contest, the Iranian team comprising 54 male and…

IMF warns of wider unrest across the Middle East due to job crisis

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SHAFAQNA - The International Monetary Fund has warned of unemployment crisis among young people in The Middle East and North Africa risks fuelling wider unrest across the region, so countries in the region must accelerate economic reforms to…