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Indonesia to hold International conference on ‘Quran and Hadith’

SHAFAQNA - The Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University in Jakarta, Indonesia, plans to organize an international conference on Quran...

Indonesia clinic gives relief to Muslims with tattoo regrets

SHAFAQNA - Each staccato rat-a-tat-tat of the laser firing an intense beam at the elaborate red, green and black dragon...

Five killed during clashes in Kashmir

SHAFAQNA - Two soldiers and three suspected militants were killed in an overnight gunbattle in India-held Kashmir, officials said...

Taliban seize strategic area in northern Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - Taliban militant group seized a key area in the north of Afghanistan after launching coordinated attacks from...

Muslims’ fight for burial ground brings succour to Hindus...

SHAFAQNA - ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ — this pre-Independence era slogan rarely has any relevance in the contemporary day, especially in...

Myanmar Must Protect Rohingya Muslim Rights: OIC

SHAFAQNA - Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation...

China’s Muslims are banned from using their language in...

SHAFAQNA - Authorities in China's Xinjiang region have banned China's Muslims from using their language in schools. Last month, the Hotan...

“Bada Imambada” of Lacknow among largest, oldest Hussianiah throughout...

SHAFAQNA - The Bada Imambara of Lucknow; the capital of Uttar Pradesh (India) is one among the oldest and...

Deadly blast leaves 29 martyrs at Shia mosque in...

SHAFAQNA - At least 29 dead and more than 60 wounded in a powerful explosion inside a mosque belonging...

Discussion in Australia on Muslim rights

SHAFAQNA - Muslim community leaders gathered in Astoria, Queens, New York City, to address legal and social issues facing American...

New angles of Buddhist atrocities against Myanmar Muslims

SHAFAQNA - After months of banning media coverage of Myanmar's bloody incidents against the Rohingya minority, a group of...

Muslim Lawyer Steps Down as Chair of Islamophobia Register...

SHAFAQNA- A Muslim lawyer has quit a group she founded three years ago to raise awareness of anti-Islamic hatred, with...

Sydney Interfaith Gathering Highlights Role of Religious Leaders in...

SHAFAQNA-  The 11th interfaith dialogue meeting in Sydney, Australia, was held earlier this week. The participants underlined the need for promoting...

Car bomb explosion near Shiite cleric’s home leaves 24...

SHAFAQNA - At least 24 people have been martyred and 40 other injured by a car bomb in the west...

Int’l calligraphy exhibition to promote Islamic legacy in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NHLH), Irfan Siddiqui Friday said the...

China spies on its Muslim community – spyware

SHAFAQNA - In a latest move to increase surveillance, China has asked its Muslim minority people in Xinjiang to install...

Pakistani pilgrims stuck at Iran border over lack of...

SHAFAQNA - More than a thousand Pakistani pilgrims have been stuck in Taftan for about a week after crossing...

Four members of Shia family martyred in southwestern Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - Heavily-armed gunmen riding on motorcycles have shot dead at least four members of a Shia family and their...

Campaign Launches across Australia to Answer Questions about Islam

SHAFAQNA - A new campaign by an Australian Muslim community is encouraging people to "meet a Muslim" over coffee and...

Two shia scholars taken into illegal custody in Punjab,...

SHAFAQNA - Two Shia brothers studying in Iran and Iraq, respectively, were taken into illegal custody from their house...

Sessions on Islamic Issues to Be Held in Quetta

SHAFAQNA - A series of sessions on Islamic issues has been planned to be held from July 31 in Quetta,...

Pakistani rally staged against US policies on Kashmir

SHAFAQNA - Large number of people took to streets in the Pakistani capital Sunday afternoon to express solidarity with...

Inside the mind of the Indian Muslim

SHAFAQNA - Cornered and demonised, the Indian Muslim struggles between fear and hope. The Indian Muslim is dealing with a...

Philippine Officials Propose ‘Muslims Only’ ID

SHAFAQNA - Philippine authorities are threatening to further single out Muslims as part of official counterterrorism efforts. This week, authorities in...

Over 2000 Mosques in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA- There are 2,246 mosques in the Republic of Azerbaijan, 210 of which are in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. This was...

Malaysia May Act against Myanmar for Blocking Rohingya Probe

SHAFAQNA- Malaysia will consider action against Myanmar following the latter's decision to deny entry to a United Nations fact-finding mission...

Pakistani army starts fencing border with Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan’s military has begun erecting fencing meant to span its entire 2,600-kilometer border with Afghanistan in order...

Burma refuses UN investigation on Rohingya genocide

SHAFAQNA - As part of its continuous crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, Burma refused entry to members of the UN...

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