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Karbala: Ziyarat by proxy performed on behalf of more than 95 000 visitors during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Kafeel Global Network – the official website of the al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine – has completed the work of the Ziyarat, prayer and supplication for the special Ziyarat that occurred in the blessed month of Ramadan, in addition to performing some of its specific actions on behalf of those registered on the […]

Today: Live Discussion on Imam Khomeini (RA)

SHAFAQNA- AIM in collaboration with the Islamic Education Center Houston and Light of Guidance Detroit to hold online discussion on ‘Imam Khomeini (RA): The Social Muwahid’ today June 5th, 2020. Guests include Sheikh Usama Abdulghani, Sayyid Farhat Abbas, Sheikh Shamshad Haider and Sister Marzieh Hashemi. The program starts at  23.30 London time ( New York: […]

“I like using artistic fields to introduce Islam/interview with Mukhtar Ali, Director of “Hijab and Sneakers”

SHAFAQNA- “The Ahlal-Bayt (A.S) gave Da’wah from many different angles. In doing so one’s foundation is stronger because you’ll have many reasons on why you do something. I like using artistic fields to accomplish this because the average person is more likely to wear, watch, or listen to something before reading books about it”. Mukhtar Ali is a […]

US: Mosques around WAVE Country begin to reopen

SHAFAQNA- Churches and mosques have opened or are opening across WAVE Country, Louisville, KY. Area Mosques, including the Muslim Community Center off of Westport Road, opened up on Monday with new guidelines including limited prayer services and physical distancing measures. The Guiding Light Islamic Center off of Six Mile Lane did the same. Opening back […]

Forecourt of Notre-Dame reopens to public after long cleanup

SHAFAQNA- Notre Dame Cathedral’s forecourt opened up to the public Sunday afternoon for the first time since the ravaging fire on the night of 15April last year. The body overseeing the Gothic structure’s restoration issued a statement on Sunday saying that the reopening was finally made possible after several deep cleaning operations took place to […]

Differences between Imam Hassan’s (A.S) peace and Imam Hussain’s (A.S) uprising

SHAFAQNA- Khamenei.ir: Some quotations from Ayatollah Khamenei, about the differences between Imam Hassan’s (A.S) peace and Imam Hussain’s (A.S) uprising: 1. Imam Hussain (AS) opposed an oppressive ruler, whereas Imam Hassan (AS) was dealing with the people. One interpretation, according to Martyr Motahhari, is that when Imam Hussain (AS) was martyred, he was both protesting […]

Rohingya refugee camps: Coronavirus outbreak harms some of the world’s most vulnerable people

SHAFAQNA –  Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are at high risk of the Coronavirus outbreak and, social distancing in camps is almost impossible. While, many refugees are unaware of how this disease spreads, Charity workers have raised concerns about the lack of hygiene and protection in the camps. There are some places where social distancing seems […]

Shia Islam is the solution for African Americans/a note from a US Activist

SHAFAQNA | by Amir Hakeem : The philosophy of Imam Khomeini (R.A) can mobilize African Americans to free themselves from the US racism. African Americans fight against the American empire, will only bear effective results when they stop following the path of their former slave owners children and restore their ancestors legacy in following the […]

UK: Muslim Girl Wins Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award 2020

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim teenager has won the Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award 2020 for her community efforts. Iqra Khan (16), student at Bradford Academy, was chosen as the winner of the prestigious Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award 2020. Growing up in Bradford has been difficult for 16-year-old Iqra Khan who experienced an Islamophobic attack and racial abuse […]

Iran’s Supreme Leader: “Imam Khomeini (RA) revolutionized people’s view of religion/story of this black man is the same thing US govt is doing against all the world”

SHAFAQNA- “Imam Khomeini (RA) revolutionized people’s view of religion. Religion developed from being a personal matter limited to prayers and fasting into being a matter for building a civilization, a society and human beings. Such a change was even produced in the jurisprudence,” Iran’s Supreme Leader expressed today. The ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the […]

Iran’s Zarif : US ‘Knee-On-Neck’ technique nothing new

SHAFAQNA-IRNA : Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message referred to US’ recent crime of killing a black American, saying that ‘the knee-on-neck’ technique is nothing new;  and it has carried out against Iranian people for the past two years. “The “knee-on-neck” technique is nothing new: Same cabal—who’ve admitted to habitually “lie, cheat, […]

Corona in Iraq: Karbala will be completely closed until further notice

SHAFAQNA- The Governor of the holy city of Karbala spoke about the violations occurred in the field of entrance of non-natives into the province during the adoption of the measures because of Coronavirus outbreak and announced the time of the reopening of Karbala. According to the Shafaqna’s translation service, quoting from Al-Furat News, “Nasif Al-Khattabi” […]

Bahrain Islamic Action Society: Islamic Ummah demands the reconstruction of “Jannat Al-Baqi’”

SHAFAQNA- Bahrain’s Islamic Action Society said: “On the 8th of Shawwal, the International Day of Al-Baqi ‘, we call on the Islamic Ummah to take a stand in this area and demand the construction of the Jannat Al-Baqi’ Foundation through activities and efforts.” In a statement published yesterday, the Bahraini Islamic Action Society condemned Al-Saud’s […]

Shafaqna’s photo report from the atmosphere of US streets following George Floyd’s murder

SHAFAQNA- The US protests reached new levels in Washington DC tonight, June 1st 2020, when demonstrators defied curfews and set fires near top government buildings including the White House and Washington Monument. Donald Trump has created a chaotic year for US citizens having started 2020 by assassinating Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, followed by his […]