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Israel attacks Gaza as Hospitals faces lack of fuel

SHAFAQNA – Israel bomb the occupied Gaza Strip on Wednesday again while Hospitals in Gaza were about to run out of fuel for generators. UN humanitarian coordinator warned that Israel immediately permit the entry of emergency fuel into Gaza. Gaza’s health ministry stated that Inas Muhammad Khamash, a pregnant 23-year-old, was killed by bombing in central […]

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Yemen: the grotesque, shameful attack which killed 40 children

SHAFAQNA – Of the 51 people who died in the Saudi airstrike on August 13, 40 were children. This strike was the worst attack on children since Yemen’s brutal war escalated in 2015. Saudi Arabia denies targeting civilians and defended the incident on Thursday as a “legitimate military operation” and a retaliatory response to a Houthi […]

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A closer look into the contemporary history of Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA- OZY | By: DAN PELESCHUK: The brief but inclusive Azerbaijan Democratic Republic shows that innovation can come from where it’s least expected. The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven in part by a recent oil boom and swept up in intellectual thought and political activism. Petro barons lounged in newly built mansions outside […]

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How the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team is Founded by a Stereotype-Smashing Teen

SHAFAQNA – How a 15-year-old  girl from Chino Hills, CA, can break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. In 2016, Siyed was fed up with never seeing girls—especially Muslim girls like herself—competing in the […]

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Photos: A Qur’an Stand belonging to 14th Century

SHAFAQNA – Islamic Arts : This Qur’an stand was made by Hasan [ibn] Zain ibn Sulaiman al‑Isfahani for endowment to a madrasa, or theological college, in the year 1360.  The surface of  this stand has been covered by Three layers of superb carving combining vegetal motifs and calligraphic inscriptions. The inscriptions include decorative arrangements of the words […]

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Canadian Muslim families are encouraged to become foster caregivers in GTA

SHAFAQNA- The Star | By: Olivia Bowden : When an employee from the Children’s Aid Society visited Shahzad Mustafa’s mosque, in order to talk about the significance of Muslim families fostering children of the identical religion, he remembered thinking of his own childhood. His mother had taken in three Muslim foster children for a few months when […]

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Bloomberg: Chinese Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria

SHAFAQNA- Bloomberg News : A Communist Party-run newspaper issued a harsh rebuke to criticism of China’s security crackdown on its Muslim-dominated frontier, arguing that authorities had saved the region from becoming another Syria, According to the article published by Bloomberg News, written by Peter Martin and Dandan Li. The Global Times said in an editorial Monday that China’s actions helped […]

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Why Indian Muslims are silent in the face of BJP’s aggressive Hindutva?

SHAFAQNA- The Print | By: Hilal Ahmed: While Muslim disregard for Modi is in line with national sentiment, Babri Masjid has lost its provocative essence, surveys showed. Why don’t Indian Muslims react to aggressive Hindutva politics? Are they terrified? Or, is it a strategic calm? The rejuvenated post-2014 Hindutva politics has transformed every aspect of social and cultural […]

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The story of Madinah’s Mosque of the Two Qiblas

SHAFAQNA – My Salaam : The historical Islamic sites of Al-Madinah are frequented by visitors to the Saudi Arabian city because it reminds them the prophet’s teachings and the spreading of Islam to all parts of the world. Among Madinah’s landmark sites is Masjid Al-Qiblatain or the Mosque of the Two Qiblas. Built by Sawad bin […]

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The big diplomatic war between Canada and Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA – What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia. The clash between the two countries arose following Saudi Arabia’s move to detain activist Samar Badawi. Saudi Arabia plans to freeze future trade relations between the two countries. UK and […]

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Iran’s Supreme Leader: “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate with the US”

SHAFAQNQ – Commenting on the US President’s offer of negotiations, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate.” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said “The U.S. has now offered to do negotiations; this is not new. This issue has existed since the beginning of the […]

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Health during Hajj

SHAFAQNA – Science mag | by Ziad A. Memish : Starting from 19 August, Saudi Arabia will host people from over 180 countries for 5 days for Hajj, the world’s largest annual religious pilgrimage. Associated with this mass transnational movement of people, infectious disease transmission is well known—malaria in 632 CE, meningitis in 1987 and 2000, polio in 2004, […]

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Sixteen Indian women Broke tradition by going for Haj without male guardian

SHAFAQNA – Shamshadabai Isarail Sayeed, 62, is among the first groups from Maharashtra to visit Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, without a mehram (husband or male blood relation as guardian). She is worried about how she and her sisters-in-law and aunt will make do at the holy cities, and requests […]

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Photos: Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.) in London

SHAFAQNA: A ceremony was held in London‘s Imam Ali (A.S) Institute, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.).   Source: Shafaqna Persian   Read more from Shafaqna: Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.) Samarra Ready to Host Pilgrims on Martyrdom Anniversary of 11th Imam Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.)

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Turkey’s Yivli Minaret eyes UNESCO world heritage list

SHAFAQNA – The eight centuries-old Yivli Minaret, which is a landmark and symbol of Turkey’s southern tourism capital Antalya, aims to be included in UNESCO‘s World Heritage list. The historical piece, whose six-domed worship place attracts attention, is considered to be the oldest example of a multi-domed mosque type in Anatolia, World Bulletin reported. The Regional […]

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Muslim Walls of Madrid

SHAFAQNA – Atlas Obscura : Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit. The remains of the Muslim Walls of Madrid (Muralla Islamica de Madrid) are among the oldest structures in the city. The ruins date back to the 9th century, when Muslims controlled the Iberian peninsula. King Emir Muhammad I, […]

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the office for the protection of Iran interests will open in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA – Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with its long-time regional rival, Iran, in 2016 following attack on its Embassy in Teheran by protesters, outraged by the execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, along with […]

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Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

SHAFAQNA – The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia‘s Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming an incredible prize money worth $250,000 and a new FIFA eWorld Cup, My Salaam reported. More than 20 […]