Entries by Yahya

Afghan Taliban claim seizure of govt buildings, hospital in provincial capital Kunduz

SHAFAQNA – The Taliban reported taking several key buildings in a siege of the provincial capital Kunduz city in northern Afghanistan after launching a major offensive operation on Monday, Reuters said. The Taliban reported taking several key buildings in a siege of Kunduz, a provincial center in northern Afghanistan, after launching a major offensive operation […]

Saudi King Orders Concealing Mina CCTV Records: Report

SHAFAQNA – “The Saudi king’s order came after some videos showing the main cause of the Mina tragedy were released on the Internet,” the Arabic-language Middle East Panorama news website reported. It noted that another reason for collecting the Mina CCTV captured videos is related to a demand by the world Muslims and Hajj pilgrims […]

Timeline of fatal Hajj incidents in Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA- Over the past four decades, there have been numerous deadly incidents in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during the Hajj pilgrimage. Here is a look at some of these fatal incidents. 2015 24 September: According to Saudi sources, more than 2,000 pilgrims are killed and hundreds of others injured in a crush […]

Movie on Prophet Muhammad’s (AS) life to represent Iran at Oscar

SHAFAQNA – The selection committee declared Prophet Muhammad(AS) to represent Iran at the Oscar in a statement released on Saturday. Set in the sixth century the movie revolves around the childhood of Prophet Muhammad (AS). Iran’s jury committee, which is chosen by Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF), announced the preliminary entries for the 2016 Oscar Awards after […]

Hajj – An act of love

SHAFAQNA – [I][B]But what plea have they that Allah should not punish them, when they keep out (men) from the Sacred mosque- and they are not its guardians? No men can be its guardians except the righteous; but most of them do not understand.[/B][/I] (Quran 8:34) [B]Annual Convocation[/B] Millions of Muslims from each and every continent […]

Eid Al-Adha Unites Malawi Faiths

SHAFAQNA – A cross section of the Christian community in Malawi has commended Muslims for sharing `Eid Al–Adha celebrations with non-Muslims, a gesture which united people of diverse religions in the Southern African nation. “Honestly, I am Very overwhelmed by this spirit of sharing. To witness slaughtering of huge numbers of goats and sharing them among […]

Death toll of Iranian pilgrims in Mecca rises to 136

SHAFAQNA – At least 136 Iranian pilgrims have lost their lives in a deadly crush during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, outside the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, according to the head of Iran’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization. Saeed Ohadi said on Saturday that 102 Iranian pilgrims had been wounded in the tragic […]

Characteristics of the Shi’as of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S)

Imam Ali (A.S.): Our Shi’as are generous to one another within the intimacy towards us. They love each other in the light of attachment to us, and rush to visit each other in order to perpetuate our memory; they are the ones who, when outraged, would not inflict oppression and when pleased, would not practice […]