SHAFAQNA- Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to undergo a population explosion in the next 20 years. The Muslim population of the region is projected to represent 17.6% of the global Muslim population by 2030. According to Pew, Islam is the second most popular religion in Sub-Saharan Africa with 30.2% of the population being Muslims. Religious switching is […]
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SHAFAQNA- Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated food shortages across Syria, where a catastrophic humanitarian situation already exists. Nine years of war have cost Syria more than 530 billion dollars, vastly exceeding estimates by United Nations and Syrian experts two years ago. Forty percent of the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed, incurring losses of 65 billion dollars, […]
SHAFQNA- Imam Ali (AS) : Iraq’s Minister of the Interior had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of the Commander of the Faithfuls (AS). And he was received by the members of the Board of Directors Mr. Fateh Al-Kirmani, Mr. Ahmed Al-Talqani and Mr. Fa’iq Al-Shimmari. The members of the Board of Directors welcomed […]
SHAFAQNA- Shafaqna’s exclusive photos of Imam Ridha’s (A.S) Holy Shrine after reopening.
SHAFAQNA- Iqna: The family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have pardoned his killers under “pressure and intimidation” from the Riyadh regime, a Saudi scholar said. Abdullah Alaoudh, a Saudi academic at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and himself the son of a Saudi dissident, wrote in an article on The Washington Post that Khashoggi’s […]
SHAFAQNA- Iqna: A plan has been developed for re-opening Mosques, Egyptian Minister of Awqaf (Endowments) Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said while noting that it will be reviewed by the government’s Coronavirus crisis management committee early next week. In a statement released on Tuesday, Gomaa added that this plan was prepared upon directives of Prime Minister Mostafa […]
SHAFAQNA- Iqna: The impoverished Yemen’s infrastructure destroyed by 47 airstrikes from the Saudi-led military coalition on different parts in the country. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah TV cited an unnamed Yemeni military source as saying on Wednesday that the Saudi-led fighter jets had pounded localities in Yemen’s Ma’rib, Jawf, Sa’ada, and Hajjah provinces during the previous hours. Majzar […]
SHAFAQNQ| By Leila Yazdani : While COVID-19 is dominating headlines, another kind of emergency is threatening the lives of millions of people around the world—food insecurity. The two are very much intertwined, however. The covid-19 pandemic’s impact on hunger around the world could be worse than when food prices spiked calamitously in 2007 and 2008. […]
SHAFAQNA- Satellite images showed more than 200 homes and other buildings were destroyed by fire earlier this month in a predominantly ethnic village in the Muslim majority Rakhine State of Myanmar, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. On May 16, an environmental satellite detected extensive fires burning in Let Kar, while satellite imagery recorded on […]
SHAFAQNA- Shafaqna’s exclusive photos from Eid Al-Fitr 2020 in Trinidad.
SHAFAQNA-Mehr News Agency: In a tweet on Wednesday, Iran’s foreign ministry once again criticized US police brutality against black people across America, after an African-American man died on May 25 when US cop knelt on his neck. “6 years after ‘I can’t breathe’ pleas of Eric Garner, #GeorgeFloyd, another black man, dies after a cruel […]
SHAFAQNA- The Grand Ayatollah Sistani, the Supreme Religious authority for Shia Muslims, responded to a religious question about the conditions for holding congregational prayers in mosques as for maintaining social distance in the situation of Corona. According to Shafaqna, the text of the question and answer is as follows: In the name of God, The […]
SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (AS) Network: In the morning of the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, the believers raise their hands in prayers in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S).
SHAFAQNA- AlKafeel: The cadres and staff of the Al-Kafeel Museum of the Treasures and Manuscripts at the Al-Abbas’s (AS) Holy Shrine, continues works of restoration and maintenance according to the scientific and technical methods of the artifacts and the treasures that the museum contains, whether those displayed or not. The Al-Kafeel Museum of the Treasures […]
SHAFAQNA- Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, which Christians believe stands on the site of the birthplace of Jesus [A.S], reopened on Tuesday after more than two months of Coronavirus Lockdown. A handful of priests from different Christian denominations stood watch as the door to the church in the West Bank was opened, an AFP photographer […]
SHAFAQNA- The Grand Ayatollah Sistani has provided an important answer to a question about the assisted sighting of the new moon crescent According to Shafaqna, the full text of the question and answer is as follows: In the name of God, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful Question: Many jurisprudents have issued a Fatwa stating […]
SHAFAQNA-IQNA: Muslims in different parts of the world performed special Eid Al-Fitr prayers marking the end of Ramadan amid coronavirus pandemic. In some countries, Eid prayers were performed at homes because gatherings were not possible due to the coronavirus restrictions.
SHAFAQNA-Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain released Ibrahim Al-Moqdad, the youngest political prisoner after spending 8 years behind bars. Ibrahim was arrested on (July 27, 2012) in a peaceful protest in Bilad Al-Qadeem. He was beaten and tortured in order to confess that he burnt an armored vehicle during the protest. Tried under the Terrorism Law, Ibrahim was […]
SHAFAQNA-IQNA: Saudi authorities said on Monday that the Umrah pilgrimage will remain suspended until further notice. Saudi Arabia will begin easing restrictions on movement and travel this week, more than two months after stringent measures were introduced to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in […]
SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iran on Monday reopened the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. When it comes to religious tourism in Iran, the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) is regarded as a major destination. The shrine that was closed temporarily on March 14 […]
SHAFAQNA- IRNA: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message congratulated Africa Day, stressing that Iran has always been and will forever be a reliable partner of all fraternal African nations. “Congratulations on #AfricaDay2020, reminding us of the brave struggles of Africans against oppression,” Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on Monday. “Iran has […]
SHAFAQNA – Beautiful pictures of the tomb of Atheeb Al-Yamani (may God be pleased with him) known as Safi Safa in the province of Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq. Source: Al Kafeel
SHAFAQNA – Islam today | by Tharik Hussain*: I am in a tiny little village called Keturiasdesimt Totoriu, about twenty minutes drive south-west of Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius, surrounded by woodland. Beneath some of the trees, domesticated chickens peck away, hemmed in by a wire fence. A dog barks somewhere, but otherwise, the only sound […]
SHAFAQNA- Four times Hajj was canceled in history.
SHAFAQNA- The holy shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A) in Qom, Iran, which was closed due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, was reopened to pilgrims on Monday morning, May 25, after 70 days. Concurrent with Eid Al-Fitr and in the implementation of the resolution of the National Committee for Combating Corona, the doors of the […]
SHAFAQNA – A quotation from Ayatollah Khamenei about a man’s role in the home. “Now I would like to make a point about the role of men. It is the role of women in the family that is constantly stressed and the reason is clear: women are an essential element in the family. But it […]
SHAFAQNA- After five years of war and now a pandemic, “Yemen is really on the brink” and its health system “has in effect collapsed”. Hundreds of deaths from “coronavirus-like symptoms” have raised fears COVID-19 is rapidly spreading undetected throughout war-torn Yemen, where the United Nations and medical workers say the health care system “has in […]
SHAFAQNA | by Taqi Nakhid : This article aims to provide a mental sketch of what takes place during the Holy month of Ramadan and on the day of Eid al Fitr in Trinidad and Tobago. Initially leading up to the holy month, at our local Masjid a list would be posted on the notice board […]