Entries by asadian

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled against headscarf ban

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 student at Istanbul’s Bogazici University made an individual application to the Constitutional Court after exhaustion from […]

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

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 airport by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace. The two leaders […]

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

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. Known for its eloquent content, it is considered as a masterpiece of literature in Shiite Islam, ranked third […]

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

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 Tel Aviv until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians. “Australia now recognizes west Bayt […]

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Video: Awake at night

SHAFAQNA- From the page to the pod: khaled hosseini shares his story with melissa rfleming in a bonus episode of the podcast Awake At Night.   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you… What were the recommendations of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) for Shia Muslims? 10-year-old Muslim girl in Massachusetts receives threatening notes

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A municipal “Islamic consulting center” sets up for the new year in Bayern, Germany

SHAFAQNA- Eugen-Biser foundation is organizing a municipal “Islamic consulting center in Bayern” for the new year. This Foundation is organized for German people to live in peaceful coexistence and have a democratic community.  For this purpose, Robert Bosch Foundation is providing a quarter of a million euros for three years. The aim of the free, confidential […]

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Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting ‘dangerous escalations’ in Middle East

SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world’s top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting ‘dangerous escalations’ in the Middle East. Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at […]

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The Supreme Religious Authority: The person must be precise, conscious, wise and pious

SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority affirmed that a person must be precise and conscious, and must deal with things wisely for fear of being in a situation that is deliberately make him commit sins. The seriousness of this is that the person deliberately interpret things differently to not make the correct decision. He makes himself […]

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FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. “The situation in Iraq has recovered and the current Iraqi government will achieve great success […]

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EUROPE IS WASTING TIME/ IRAN WITHDREW FORM JCPOA IS BASELESS

SHAFAQNA- Sohrab Sadoddin, the head of the Department of European Studies at the Institute of Iran-Eurica, believes that EU wants to keep JCPOA but it cannot. Therefore Europeans are wasting time. The expert in European Affairs on the role of the United Kingdom in maintaining post-US withdrawal and regional issues, argued that “Europe is trying to […]

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Israel demanded Germany to stop funding the Jewish Museum over the Muslim view on Bayt al-Maqdis exhibition

SHAFAQNA- The Israeli government sent an official letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding Germany to halt its funding for the Jewish Museum in Berlin over an exhibition “that reflects the Muslim view of Bayt al-Maqdis. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office said in an official statement that “the prime minister has pointed out to various world […]

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US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump‘s embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom’s crown prince for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A slim majority of senators voted Thursday to end U.S. […]

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Assad says Syria reconstruction cost almost $ 400 billion

SHAFAQNA- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion , Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s office said Thursday that the diplomat had discussed industrial, medical, and energy cooperation with Assad in Damascus on Thursday, as a […]

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Photos: The presence of teens in Friday prayers

SHAFAQNA- The presence of teenagers in Friday prayers in Tehran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Haj pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer What is the ruling if a person follows the Friday prayer leader with the intention of performing Friday Salaat thinking the prayer leader performing Friday Salaat but then it becomes clear, the […]

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Yemen’s warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks in Sweden between Yemen‘s warring parties on Thursday led to a major breakthrough in blunting a devastating war […]

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Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

SHAFAQNA– The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran‘s missiles & regional “behavior”, Javad Zarif wrote in his tweet. “Facts speak for themselves. It’s they who sell $100s of billions in […]

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Zarif, Lavrov discussed Syria crisis

SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held a phone conversation on Wednesday over a number of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. During the talks, the two sides conferred on the latest developments in Syria and the political solution to the Arab country’s crisis, Mehr News reported. […]

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German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training programs of imams. A request from the Greens was first on the agenda of the parliamentary plenum. In the application, […]

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Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring to the 32nd Islamic Unity conference, he said that “Thank God this conference bring all the main subjects […]

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UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

SHAFAQNA– The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement of multilateral diplomacy. Resolution 2231 was adopted by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in July 2015 to […]