Muslim convert who travelled to Syria during conflict cleared to enter NI

SHAFAQNA- Lisa Smith, formerly a Dundalk resident whose father is from Belfast, secured the right to enter the Province “at her convenience” thanks to a judgement in a UK court. Smith was arrested at Dublin Airport in 2019 after returning from Turkey in November with her young daughter. She was charged with membership of the […]

Shelter for Muslim women to open in Montreal this summer

SHAFAQNA- A transitional shelter designed specifically to support Muslim women in Montreal is set to open its doors this June. Sakeenah Homes, a Toronto-based charity, has just signed a lease in the northwest part of the island for a physical space to welcome Muslim women who are navigating trauma and immigration issues as they search […]

Children More Likely to Die from Diarrhea Than COVID-19

SHAFAQNA- In the winter of 1837, Charles Dickens published the first two chapters of what would become one of his most popular works– the story of an orphan called Oliver Twist. If you’ve never read it, the book is one of Dickens’ most damning condemnations of the poverty, crime, and child labor that dominated 19th […]

Holy Quran & human’s relationship with nature

SHAFAQNA- Some Quranic verses speak about Human as a part of the natural environment he interacts with; gaining from it and likewise, giving to it. Human is also responsible for its growth as well as preventing vices and corruption in it. There are more than 750 verses in the Quran that are related to nature. […]

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Ramadhan, Springtime of the Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA- The Month of Ramadhan has been aptly named the spring of the Quran. During this month, believers set aside more time than usual to understand the word of Allah (SWT), to learn and ponder over its verses. Muslim homes and Mosques fill with the beautiful recitation of this glorious book. It is the season […]

Beautiful Names of God: Al-Qaabidh (Photo)

SHAFAQNA- “Asma Al-Hosna” or the Beautiful Names of God are the words used for “Allah” in Islam. The number of these names is often considered to be 99, most of which are mentioned in the holy Quran. Shafaqna News Agency in a Shia Graph series, gradually introduces these Divine Names. Al-Qaabidh: The Withholder   French Al-Qabid: […]

Video: Dua of Day 25 of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- Dua of Day 25 of Ramadhan recited by Noureddine Alkathemy.   بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم اللهمّ اجْعَلْنی فیهِ محبّاً لأوْلیائِکَ ومُعادیاً لأعْدائِکَ مُسْتَنّاً بِسُنّهِ خاتَمِ انْبیائِکَ یا عاصِمَ قُلوبِ النّبییّن. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Dua Day 24 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 23 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 22 of Ramadan

Q&A: A person breaks their fast thinking that it is maghrib without certainty that it is… (video)

SHAFAQNA- A person breaks their fast thinking that it is maghrib without certainty that it is. If this person were to find out later that they had broken their fast before maghrib, must they pay the kaffarah (expiation)? Seyyed M.B. Kashmiri, the Representative of the Jurist, answers:

US & all sides serious about reviving JCPOA: Araghchi

SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said on Friday that the US and all sides are serious about reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, aka JCPOA. After the end of the fourth round of JCPOA Joint Commission meeting between Iran and P 4+1 on Friday, Araghchi said that today […]

Volunteers serve worshippers at Mecca’s Grand Mosque in Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: The culture of volunteer work is an important part of Muslim society throughout the year but especially during Ramadhan. This is a time of deep faith during which positive behavior and selfless acts are encouraged. Nowhere is this more evident during the holy month than in the halls of the Grand Mosque in […]

Al-Quds Day March in Damascus

SHAFAQNA- The Syrian capital, Damascus, today (Friday) staged a World Al-Quds Day March entitled “Quds is closer”. The World Al-Quds Day March in Damascus began at the entrance of Al-Hamidiyah Souq to the Umayyad Grand Mosque, with the participation of a number of Syrian party figures and Palestinian groups. The march was organized by the […]

New photos of Hajarul Aswad (Black Stone)

SHAFAQNA- Saudi Arabia on Wednesday released new high-resolution images of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, Masjid Al-Haram. The official account of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mosque have been published very high-resolution images of the “Black Stone”, the ancient rock set into the corner of the […]

Quds Day 2021: #FlyTheFlag in Solidarity with Palestine

SHAFAQNA- This year, the International Quds Day falls on Friday, May 7. However the supporters of Palestinian nation across the globe will mark the Day online due to coronavirus . On the last Friday of the holy Month of Ramadan every year, people across the world, regardless of their faith, express their solidarity with the […]

What is the ruling on allowing sounds from gatherings of Qadr nights to come out of Mosque’s external loudspeakers? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about sound coming out of the Mosque’s external loudspeakers during Qadr nights. Question: What is the ruling on allowing sounds from gatherings of Qadr nights to come out of Mosque’s external loudspeakers? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: The Mosque’s loudspeakers must not bother the neighbours. Therefore, turn […]

Can chewing flavourless gums and brushing teeth invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadeq Rouhani answered a question about chewing flavourless gums while fasting. Question: Can chewing flavourless gums and brushing teeth invalidate fasting? The Grand Ayatollah Rouhani: They do not invalidate fasting by making sure that nothing except saliva enters the stomach from the throat. Source: PERSIAN SHAFAQNA

Video: Dua of Day 24 of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- Dua of Day 24 of Ramadhan recited by Noureddine Alkathemy. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم اللهمّ إنّی أسْألُکَ فیه ما یُرْضیکَ وأعوذُ بِکَ ممّا یؤذیک وأسألُکَ التّوفیقَ فیهِ لأنْ أطیعَکَ ولا أعْصیکَ یا جَوادَ السّائلین. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Dua Day 23 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 22 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 21 […]

Photos: Qadr night ceremony at Alulbayt (A.S) Foundation in London, UK

SHAFAQNA- The Qadr night ceremony was held at the Alulbayt (A.S) Foundation in London. Following you can find some pictures of this ceremony, which was carried out in accordance with health protocols. This news is originally published by Shafaqna Persian and translated by Shafaqna English

Shafaqna Dictionary of Shia Islam in Media: Revelation of the Quran

SHAFAQNA- Shafaqna Dictionary of Shia Islam in Media is a multilingual collection of Shia Graphs that explain the words used in Shia News and Shia Media. Revelation of the Quran The revelation of the Quran is the sending of verses of the Quran by God Almighty through revelation to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Based on the […]

Beautiful Names of God: Al-Baasit (Photo)

SHAFAQNA- “Asma Al-Hosna” or the Beautiful Names of God are the words used for “Allah” in Islam. The number of these names is often considered to be 99, most of which are mentioned in the holy Quran. Shafaqna News Agency in a Shia Graph series, gradually introduces these Divine Names. Al-Baasit: The Extender French Al-Basit: Celui […]

Q&A: Is my fast valid if I miss one or more of my daily prayers? (Video)

SHAFAQNA- Is my fast valid if  I miss one or more of my daily prayers? Seyyed M.B. Kashmiri, the Representative of the Jurist, answers:  

Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani, Quds day

Video: Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani’s message on International Quds Day

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Hadavi Tehrani has issued a message on the occasion of the International Quds Day 2021, which is commemorated annually in solidarity with Palestinian nation. Following you can find the video of the message:

Palestine yardstick for justice: Zarif

SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that Palestine is a yardstick for justice, adding that Few measure up, but Iran has proudly stood with the Palestinian people. “Palestine is a yardstick for justice. Few measure up,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on the occasion of upcoming International Quds Day. […]

Exhibition of Quranic manuscripts, calligraphy concludes in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi

SHAFAQNA- IQNA: A week-long unique and impressive exhibition of ancient Quranic manuscripts and works of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Era wrapped up in Pakistan’s city of Rawalpindi. Jointly organized by Punjab Arts Council and Iran’s Culture House (Khaneh Farhang), it concluded at Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) Wednesday with an impressive moment of heavy attendance […]

Saudi Arabia considers possibility of banning Hajj pilgrims from abroad

SHAFAQNA – Saudi Arabia is considering banning the annual Hajj for pilgrims from abroad, for the second year, Reuters reported. According to the news agency, the reason for this action is the fear of the spread of the Coronavirus in this country. Two sources familiar said authorities have suspended earlier plans to host pilgrims from […]

How can human salvation happen?

SHAFAQNA – One of the most important conditions for individual and social success as well as the advancement of the human society is to avoid sins. The human being’s heart gets dark/black gradually by committing sins and Divine Light is taken away from it. It is narrated from the sixth Shia Imam, Ja’afar Al-Sadeq (AS) […]

Can those with religious excuses place the holy Quran on the head in Laylatul Qadr? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Makarem answered a question about placing the Quran on the head for people with religious excuses. Question: What is the ruling on placing the Quran on the head for people with religious excuses (menstruating or Janabah)? The Grand Ayatollah Makarem: There is no problem for these individuals to place the […]

Video: Dua of Day 23 of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- Dua of Day 23 of Ramadhan recited by Noureddine Alkathemy. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم اللهمّ اغسِلْنی فیهِ من الذُّنوبِ وطَهِّرْنی فیهِ من العُیوبِ وامْتَحِنْ قَلْبی فیهِ بِتَقْوَى القُلوبِ یا مُقیلَ عَثَراتِ المُذْنِبین. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Dua Day 22 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 21 of Ramadan Video: Dua Day 20 of Ramadan […]