Fear of Muslims tearing British society apart - says Archbishop

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SHAFAQNA - Tensions have ‘seeped into our society in a way that is new to me in my lifetime’, warns Archbishop of Canterbury. Fear of Muslims has stirred up division between neighbours in Britain in a way not seen in living memory,…

Largest Shia mosque opens in Copenhagen

SHAFAQNA - Denmark’s largest Shia Muslim mosque opened in Copenhagen on Thursday. The Imam Ali Mosque is located on Vibevej in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. The 2,100 square metre mosque is topped by a turquoise dome and two 32-metre…

Anticipation over Muhammad, the movie, in the UK

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SHAFAQNA - Chatter and excitement over the coming release of Muhammad, the movie has gained a lot of momentum in the UK over the past weeks. The Iranian-funded film already received raving reviews in Canada where it premiered earlier this…

Islamic Centre of England issued statement on Hajj Tragedy

SHAFAQNA - In His Name, the Beneficent, the Merciful ...And whoever leaves his home migrating toward God and His Apostle,  and is then overtaken by death, his reward shall certainly fall on God, and God is all-forgiving, all-merciful. (4:100) We…

Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric sends message of peace

SHAFAQNA - Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years. Turkish Cypriot Grand Mufti Talip Atalay says Muslims should emulate the…

Britain Trade Union calls for audit on Bahrain - The new morality of war

SHAFAQNA -  British trade unions have launched a campaign calling for an independent audit of the UK government aid to Bahrain and an expose of "widespread and systematic" human rights abuses. The Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), with…

Hajj stampede latest: All Welsh Muslims taking part in pilgrimage to Mecca have been accounted for

SHAFAQNA - All the groups of Welsh Muslims taking part in the Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca have been accounted for and are safe. More than 700 people died in a stampede during the annual pilgrimage on September 24. Between…

Right out of Nazi Germany - French school makes Muslims and Jews wear red discs

SHAFAQNA - Primary school outrages parents by making non-pork eaters wear red discs around their necks in canteen. A school in central France has provoked outrage for making Muslim and Jewish pupils wear a red disc around their necks at…

Riding for peace: Ahmadiyya Muslim Cycle Club cover 300 miles for charity

SHAFAQNA - Cyclists from a Muslim Youth Association have raised thousands for charity by cycling from Paris to Morden. The ten amateur cyclists from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Cycle Club taking part in Ride4Peace 2015 managed to raise more than…

Croatia to allow free passage of refugees

SHAFAQNA - Croatia will allow free passage of migrants across its territory, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said Wednesday as a first group entered the EU member state from Serbia since Hungary sealed its borders. "They will be able to cross…

Kurdish music to be performed at Expo Milano 2015

SHAFAQNA - A Kurdish traditional ensemble will perform at Expo Milan 2015 representing another part of Iranian folkloric music. The Iranian music group has left for Milan to stage their music in the international event. Several other regional…

Britain - Jeremy Corbyn's policies, what does the man stands for?

SHAFAQNA - To many he's a blast from the past – but Corbyn's supporters say his ideas appeal to a new generation of voters. With Jeremy Corbyn now elected leader of the Labour party, the focus of attention will shift onto the Islington…