Marzieh hashemi, the PressTV journalist held by FBI, denied halal food, hijab removed against her will

SHAFAQNA- A PressTV journalist has been mysteriously detained for over 48 hours by the FBI after she was apprehended at St. Louis Lambert International Airport while traveling to visit family, the network has learned. The state-run, English-language…

American law expert: Hashemi's detention 'unconstitutional'

SHAFAQNA- An American law expert tells Press TV that the arrest and imprisonment of its journalist and news presenter, Marzieh Hashemi, on unspecified charges runs contrary to the American Constitution, which forbids “unreasonable”…

Who has the most regret on the Day of Judgment?

SHAFAQNA - A group of people with most regret on the Day of Judgement are those who used to display good behaviours and claims to deceive others, but when it was time to put those words into action, they did the opposite. The regret of those…

What is the ruling on becoming an intermediary in a marriage between a boy and a girl who already had a boyfriend? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about becoming an intermediary in a marriage. Question: A person has become an intermediary in a marriage between two people whilst knows that the girl already had a boyfriend.…

Imam Ali's sermon about the division of community into factions

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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.…

Video: Gaza's children dream of a DECENT LIFE

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SHAFAQNA-  Dreams do not need wings, Dreams may not be locked in Concentration Camps, Gaza's children dream of a decent life, Life free of Israel's control & occupation, Life free of Israel's continued murders & crimes, Life back…

Religious tourism establishment to introduce Shiism in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- The international group of MC Group in Germany is considering launching of the religious tourism to introduce Shiite culture. Iranian Counselor in Germany, Seyyed Ali Mojani visited Harald Zulauf, head of the MC Group advertising…

Reasons behind the eventual withdrawal of Kuwait from PGCC

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: After several years since the beginning of Syria crisis, the Persian Gulf Arab states are changing their policies towards this county, and following the move of UAE and Bahrain, Kuwait will soon expand its relations…

Israel opens apartheid road +Video

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: After constructing the controversial "apartheid wall" to separate Jerusalem al-Quds from the rest of the West Bank, Israel opened the “apartheid road” in the area, separating Palestinian and Israeli drivers with a wall. The…

Video: U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer

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SHAFAQNA- U.S. led anti-Iran summit in Poland aims to bring Israel and Arab states closer.   Read more from Shafaqna: US sanctions ending dollar dominance: Russian expert Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic…

UK‘s Theresa May wins confidence vote after defeat Brexit

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SHAFAQNA- Just 24 hours after incurring a historic parliamentary defeat,  Theresa May  survives as Prime Minister after her government won a confidence vote. May's government won by 325 to 306. Immediately after surviving the vote, Theresa…

Proofs of No Contradictions in the Quran

SHAFAQNA- " But they who will disbelieve and treat Our signs as lies, these shall be the inmates of the Fire; herein shall they abide. " 2:39 Response to "Islam On Line" regarding Sura Vs. Sura This is another article that will point…

Meat Consumption and the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Michael Greger January 16, 2019 About Michael Follow Michael at @nutrition_facts Not only is Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP) a serious problem for the global livestock industry,…

Islam to Me is The Most Simplest Way to Worship God

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SHAFAQNA- Converting to Islam Interview   1st Answer: My name is Miguel Gonzalez, I was born in the United States, both of my parents are Mexican and right now I am studying to be a graphic designer.   2nd Answer: So growing…

Shahid al Awwal: Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini

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SHAFAQNA-Muhammad Jamaluddin al-Makki al-Amili al-Jizzini,[1] (1334–1385) is known to Shi'ites as the Shahid Awwal (Arabic: الشهيد الأولash-Shahid al-Awwal "The First Martyr"). Although he is neither the first Muslim, nor the…

UNICEF representative in Iran quoted a speech by Imam Ali (A.S) at a conference

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SHAFAQNA- Will Parks, the representative of UNICEF in Iran at the National Conference on Child Friendly City, held in Isfahan, cited the words of Imam Ali (A.S) who said that "Treat children with a kind of feelings of respect and personality." He…

What are signs of those who love the world?

SHAFAQNA - Two important elements of loving the world are love of wealth and love of position. Love of position means aiming for top positions and loving position and status. Loving fame means searching for fame and when the human being loves…

Does reciting verses of the Quran cure bodily illnesses? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about reciting the Quran to cure illnesses. Question: A person has written in his book: The Quran is for curing spiritual illnesses and not the bodily illnesses, naturally…

Survey reveals misconceptions, opinions houstonians have about Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna : Houstonians interviewed for a survey about Muslims are significantly mistaken about the size of that community nationwide and have positive and negative opinions about the people who form it. That is the main takeaway of…

’Substantial progress’ needed before more Yemen peace talks

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said “substantial progress” would be needed before more talks can be held to build on a ceasefire recently agreed by the warring parties in Sweden and to reach a final…

Iran, Iraq stress expansion of energy ties

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and his Iraqi counterpart Thamir Ghadhban met on Thursday to discuss expansion of bilateral ties in energy sector. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zanganeh was welcomed by…

Photos: The Qur’anic manuscripts kept in the Vatican Library are now digitalized

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SHAFAQNA- The Quranic manuscripts kept in the Vatican Library are now digitalized. In addition to 1605 and 1606 (de Marinis coll.), 2 other fragments have now been identified: 1784 (from the ‘Amr mosque) and 1785.   Read more…

Jaber Sadeghzadeh named Iran’s Pahlevan

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SHAFAQNA- Tehran Times: Jaber Sadeghzadeh won Iran’s Pahlevani Wrestling Championship for the third year in a row on Friday. Sadeghzadeh defeated Amir Mohammadi 6-2 in the +100kg weight category and won the Pahlevani armband in the competition…

Beirut to host conference on Bahrain uprising

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: An international conference is planned to be held in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday on the popular uprising in Bahrain. The Ramada Plaza Hotel in Beirut will host the conference, named “8 Years of Repression in Bahrain…

Egypt's Sisi confirms military cooperation with Israel against Sinai fighters

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SHAFAQNA- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in an interview confirmed for the first time that Cairo's military are cooperating with Israel against armed groups in the northern Sinai. Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over…

Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan call for expansion of bilateral relations

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SHAFAQNA- During the Iranian foreign minister's visit to Iraq and the country's Kurdistan region, Iran and Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region have emphasized the importance of expansion of bilateral relations in various sectors. The…

Theresa May may face no-confidence vote after Brexit deal crushed in House +Video

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SHAFAQNA- U.K Parliament handed Prime Minister Theresa May a crushing defeat, rejecting her Brexit deal by vote of 432 to 202 . This defeat is a greatest defeat for a government in this house, leading to a no-confidence vote in May’s government. Theresa…

Is experience important?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Associate with experienced people, because they have attained these precious experiences by the most expensive prices, meaning spending their lives to get them. And you attain that precious…

If a person is poor and cannot work, who must pay for his/her expenses? The Grand Ayatollah Safi’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Safi answered a question about paying for expenses of a poor person. The Grand Ayatollah Safi: If a person is poor and cannot work, his/her father must pay for his/her expenses. And if he/she has no father,…

A German National Took His Shahadah at The Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA-A German national took his Shahadah today at the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (AS) by the help of scholars under the banner of Astan Quds Razawi. The following text below is a small statement that he made after his Shahadah.   “My…