Entries by Yahya

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A New Convert from Church to Mosque; Viacheslav Polosin

SHAFAQNA- Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently announced his conversion from Orthodoxy to Islam. This unprecedented event of the adoption of the religion of the Prophet by a prominent Orthodox clergyman was a surprise for many. The […]

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Pilgrimage – Hajj

SHAFAQNA- Hajj is a worship act.  It means to visit the holy house of Allah in Mecca at a certain period of time – in the month of Dhil-hajj and complete certain rituals according to the Islamic Laws.   WHO HAS TO HAVE HAJJ One who has the following qualifications must necessarily visit the […]

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New AI system able to screen for neurological illnesses in seconds

SHAFAQNA- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence method that can identify a range of acute neurological illnesses in CT scans within a few seconds, when time is essential in assessing the life-threatening conditions. Conditions such as stroke, hemorrhage and hydrocephalus were identified much faster with deep learning than through human diagnosis, according to a study […]

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Imam Muhammed Al-Taqi (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-Birth:      10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina Parents:  Imam ‘Ali al-Ridha (a.s.) & Bibi Sabika Naubiyyah (a.s.) Titles:     ‘Al-Jawad’ (The Generous), ‘Al-Taqi’ (The Pious) Death:    29th Dhul-Qa’da 220 AH Buried:   Kazmayn, ‘Iraq Children: 4 Daughters & 7 Sons IMAM (A.S.) & MAMOON AL-RASHEED One day Mamoon al-Rasheed left for hunting with his royal entourage. As […]

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Eleventh Infallible Sayings

SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah’s sight. Consider how you should behave, then. * Allah revealed to one of His prophets: Your asceticism will give you […]

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Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) the Ninth Infallible Imam of the Shi’ites and the Greatest Miracle of his age who enriched and expanded the Islamic thought and Shari’a during the period of his Imamat which lasted for seventeen years. Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) was exiled to Baghdad from Madinah by the ruling Abbasid caliph and stayed in Baghdad […]

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Sayeda Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a & the Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA-HER VIEWS ABOUT THE HOLY QURAN: When Fadak, the property which the Holy Prophet (saww) had gifted to his one and only daughter Fatimah (a.s.) was snatched away from her, she (a.s.) felt grieved by this action. Accompanied by some women, Fatimah (a.s.) came to the Mosque and delivered a lengthy speech. The following is […]

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First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S “Intelligence” Copied and Pasted Off the Internet

SHAFAQNA- Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq’s WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. This was the report used by the Bush Administration to justify the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. “I would call my colleagues’ […]

Islamic Lifestyle Conference in Stockholm

SHAFAQNA-A conference on “The West and Islamic Style of Life” is planned to be organized in Stockholm, Sweden, next month. The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center will host the event on September 1. It will be held in the Swedish language from 11 AM to 4 PM, according to the center. The Imam Ali (AS) […]

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Mohammad Salah with Syrian Refugee Kid

SHAFAQNA- Liverpool Muslim star Mohamed Salah made a Syrian refugee kid’s dream come true when he met him during the Reds’ pre-season tour in the United States. “Ammar is a smart kid. He loves to play and he loves sleeping. He’s shy but he loves school and football. Ammar has a health problem, he doesn’t get bigger like […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth-Part 2 – From Christianity to Sunni Islam

SHAFAQNA-This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working with complex trauma, personality disorder and self harm. She has worked in various settings including the NHS, HMP Prison service and […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

SHAFAQNA- Part 3 – From Sunnism to Shia Islam It was now 2000, a new millennium, and due to personal circumstances, I found myself moving and living in a different locality and in a situation where for the first time I could freely study and fully and openly practice my faith. God is the best […]

Islam, Hiroshima and the Atomic Bomb

SHAFAQNA- OpEd: Dr Inayatullah Andrabi Born in Srinagar, the capital city of Indian Held Kashmir, Dr Inayatullah Andrabi, an intellectual-activist, has been intimately involved in understanding, speaking and writing about global politics and political issues, since his student days in Pune (India), where he completed his PhD in Linguistics in 1983 at the Center of […]

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Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth

SHAFAQNA- This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working with complex trauma, personality disorder and self harm. She has worked in various settings including the NHS, HMP Prison service […]

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In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam

SHAFAQNA- Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing something about Islam – as opposed to personally knowing a Muslim – is less associated […]

The Trail of Islam in Ancient Korea

SHAFAQNA- Contrary to popular belief, Islamic history in Korea and Korea-Middle East relations predate the Korean War by more than a millennium. Striking artifacts from the fourth and fifth centuries allude to an ancient history of commercial and political relations between Korea and the peoples of the Middle East, which continued after the birth of […]

Zaydism and Its Branches

SHAFAQNA-The Zaydis are the followers of Zayd al-Shahid, the son of Imam al-Sajj?d. Zayd rebelled in 121/737 against the Umayyad caliph, Husham ibn ‘Abd al-Malik, and a group paid allegiance to him. A battle ensued in Küfah between Zayd and the army of the caliph in which Zayd was killed. The followers of Zayd regard […]

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Akhlaq Islami, Islamic Ethics

SHAFAQNA- In this exceptionally competitive world where we are busy competing with each other in acquiring higher societal statuses through materialistic means, living a spiritual life sometimes seems farfetched. However, according to Islamic teachings, the best competition is when a person competes with others by trying to attain a higher spiritual status rather than a […]

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Testosterone and patients’ quality of life

SHAFAQNA- Cachexia is a condition characterized by loss of body mass — including muscular atrophy — that is usually accompanied by severe weakness and fatigue. Many people who go through cancer experience this. Researchers turn to testosterone in an effort to address debilitating loss of muscle mass in cancer patients. Studies have noted that “[a]pproximately […]

Islamaphobia isn’t just wrong. It’s making Muslims sick

SHAFAQNA- BY GOLEEN SAMARI In 2016, I wrote an opinion article that described Islamophobia as a public health issue because discrimination is a known cause of worse mental and physical health. As soon it was published, I received an onslaught of hate mail and packages. My family received countless threats, and my employer had to […]