Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree on the 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims…

Photos: Iran's historic city of Yazd

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SHAFAQNA: In the centre of Iran, a 2500 year old historic city of Yazd is located. Yazd is the city of high adobe walls, windcatchers (a traditional Persian architectural element for creating natural ventilation in buildings), subterranean…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

Javanese and Sudanese Traditional Wedding Costumes

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: Traditional Asian dressing can both delight and confuse non-Asians. Heavily influenced by conservative yet imaginative culture, clothing which originates from most parts of East and Southeast Asia are both colourful…

Photos: King Faisal Mosque in Marawi, Philippines

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosque: The biggest mosque in Marawi City, this structure is located in Mindanao State University. It is named after the former king of Saudi Arabia who also financed its construction. The structure is noticeable for…

Photos: Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A) was held at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) with the presence of Glendale city church pastor Todd Leonard and Prof. Johnny Ramirez-Johnson.  …

Video: Rain surprises pilgrims in Mecca

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News: According to reports, as pilgrims in Mecca were saying their prayers in Kaaba on last nights of November, a gentle rain surprised them all.   Read more from Shafaqna: Imam Reza's (A.S.) Prayer for Rain

Photos: Words on the gates leading to Imam Hussain (P) lattice-enclosed tomb

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Words on the gates leading to Imam Hussain lattice-enclosed tomb. Read more from Shafaqna: Amnesty International's Former Advisor: Imam Hussain's been wronged twice, malicious media distorts Islam Video:…

Beautiful images from Ancient Mosul

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SHAFAQNA- Historical photos from Iraqi city of Mosul.                Read more from Shafaqna:  VIDEO: WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN MOSUL AND…

A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet in China

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SHAFAQNA- A historical photo of Hui Muslims celebrated the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad, Eid Milad Un Nabi, in China.   Read more from Shafaqna: A RARE PICTURE OF ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF BEIJING IN 1908            Photos:…

A rare picture of Islamic university of Beijing in 1908

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SHAFAQNA- In 1908, the Ottoman caliph Abdülhamid II opened up an Islamic university in Beijing to educate China's Muslims.

Lebanese poet Joseph Awn sends message to Hussainian poets

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Lebanese poet Joseph Awn, in an interview with Imam Hussain Shrine Magazine, has called on poets to make a message of love, morality, and peaceful coexistence out of Hussainian poetry to spread the teachings of the Ahlul-Bayet…

Photos: Birthplace of Prophet Mohammad (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Pictures of the place of the birth of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in Mecca al-Makrāma. Over the years, the Wahhabis have destroyed this place. Read more from Shafaqna: Muslims around the world celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s…

Muslims around the world celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Muslims, along with sunni Muslims across the world, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last messenger sent by Allah to mankind, which had a divine message to promote peace and monotheism…

Islam's first ever mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: By Allah’s greatest creation, on the 15th of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1AH, the first mosque ever was built . The Quba Mosque has a special and unique place in the hearts of Muslims due to its association with the Prophet…

Sheikh Zakzaki’s Life Documentary at International Resistance Film Festival

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SHAFAQNA- The documentary of three decades of life and struggles of Nigerian Shiite Leader Sheikh Zakzaki presents in the fifteenth International Resistance Film Festival, which will be held in Tehran and Isfahan from December 5 to 9. The…

Photos: Wedding ceremony of Turkmen in northern Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The wedding ceremony of eight Turkmen couples is being held in Gonbad-e Kavus Township in northern Province of Golestan in Iran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Iran's Lorestan province…

Photos: Al Azhar Mosque in Padang, Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful Mosques:  UNP Al Azhar Mosque, located near the main gate of the UNP is one of the newly established buildings in the campus center UNP. The mosque is adjacent to the Al Azhar mosque old ones that will be torn down in the…

Mirror works on Men's mosque in Imam Hussain (A.S) holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Covering the interior walls of the Men’s Mosque, which is inside the Imam Hussain Shrine, has been completed by the Maintenance Department of the Imam Hussain Shrine with pieces of decorative mirrors. Kereem ElEmbari,…

Photos: First prize of the photojournalism dedicated to a photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: A photographer from the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine won three awards in the Andrei Stenin International Contest, and the Russian government hosts the child Qassem; the hero of his picture. Taisir Mahdi Khudair Kazem…

Middle East countries are Safe to travel

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SHAFAQNA- With the rising threat of terrorism across the globe, traveling away from home can feel scary -- specifically to places near the heart of tension. But a new report has revealed that a number of Middle Eastern countries are safer than…

Saudi women launch protest against abaya

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SHAFAQNA- Dozens of Saudi women in a rare protest against the abaya, have posted pictures on social media wearing the obligatory body-shrouding robe inside out. Women in Saudi have started a protest against the mandatory rule of following…

Britain's Advisor-Minister of Culture, historians, archaeologists attending international conference at Imam Hussain Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The preparatory committee of the First International Conference on Heritage and Monuments, determined to be held in the city of Karbala, has announced some of the countries attending the conference. Preparatory committee…

Photos: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S) in Lucknow India

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SHAFAQNA: Shabi-e-Roza-e-Abul Fadl Abbas(A.S.) in Lucknow India. Read more from Shafaqna: Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.) Narrations from Imam Hasan al-Askari (as) The Eleventh Imam, Hasan ibn ‘Ali…

Video: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world

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SHAFAQNA: A French artist paints the homes of Refugees all over the world. Each murals give a voice to refugees. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Incredible path of Syrian boy from refugee to red carpet Video: Employment, training…

The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) visited by the Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali: The Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq, Yasin Iwadh Ismael, had the honor of visiting the  Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. "We had the honor of visiting this holy place and this holy and great Islamic figure, Imam Ali (PBUH)," he…

Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: Iran has started sending pilgrims to Syria to visit the holy shrine of Hazrat Zeinab (SA) on the outskirts of Damascus, An Iranian official said. Speaking to IQNA, Hassan Palarak, head of the Committee for Reconstruction…