Photos: Meet 80 year old Turkmen jeweler

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SHAFAQNA- Mehr News Agency: Gholam Agh is the name of a 80-year-old artist who has devoted 60 years of his life to creating Turkmen jewelry and teaching the art to next generations in Gonbad Kavus, northern Golestan province. Currently, he…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

Is 'Gilets Jaunes' a French version of a much more global phenomenon?

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani - In his first speak to the French people after four weeks of anti-government protest (gilets jaunes) movement, Macron said he took his "share of responsibility" for the anger in France and promise to respond…

Winner of Malaysia Abacus 2018 is an Iranian genius teenager

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SHAFAQNA- IRNA:  For the third consecutive year, a genius Iranian 12-year old teenager Yasra Soleimani from the city of Fonoj in Sistan-Baluchestan of Iran grabbed trophy in Abacus calculation 2018 in Malaysia. The genius Iranian teenager…

Why does Saudi Arabia ban Palestinians from Hajj?

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SHAFAQNA- The Saudi Arabia has banned hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with temporary passports from participating in the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages in Saudi Arabia. The measure is part of Saudi Arabia's new policy to stop issuing visas…

Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas. Read more from Shafaqna: Al-Abbas Holy Shrine celebration for birth anniversary of the Holy Prophet Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas Flags…

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women

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SHAFAQNA- Violence against women is a global pandemic. It affects women of all ages, classes and races. The Arab States region has had a prevalence of violence against women. According to UN Women, 37 per cent of Arab women have experienced…

Photos: Starting the fifth phase of the rehabilitation and maintenance works of the shrine of Lady Zaynab (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine starts the fifth phase of the rehabilitation and maintenance works of the shrine of Lady Zaynab (peace be upon her). Under the guidance of His Eminence Sayed. Ahmed al-Safi, the Senior Official…

Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

Worcester mosque set to be approved by council planners

SHAFAQNA- An application by Worcester Muslim Welfare Association (WMWA) wants to build the mosque as well as apartments and a new sports centre on the old Stanley Road School car park in Worcester has been earmarked for approval by the city…

Chabahar’s Inhumane terror attack was aimed at disrupting Iran's economic development

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SHAFAQNA | by Leila Yazdani : Terrorist attack in the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar comes as Iran's economy reels in the wake of the United States re-imposing sanctions lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers. Chabahar…

New high quality product for Industry and Modern Agriculture

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: New high quality product introduced by al-Joud Company for Industry and Modern Agriculture. Al-Joud Company for Modern Industry and Agriculture Technology of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, introduced its new product,…

The Supreme Religious Authority renews its call to desist from practices that violate the legitimacy, morality and patriotism

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority renews its call to some tribes to desist from practices that violate the legitimacy, morality and patriotism, and not to infringe upon the rights of citizens. The Supreme Religious Authority…

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…

Photos: Karbala commemorates the martyrdom anniversary of the companion Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The procession of the people of Karbala commemorates in cooperation with the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them) the martyrdom anniversary of the companion Sa'eed Ibn Jubayr. The…

Indonesia: Political use of mosques banned

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SHAFAQNA- The Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques for political activities. According to Iran's Cultural Adviser in Indonesia, the Indonesian mosque council has banned the use of mosques as means of practical political…

Physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is Improving

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain's prominent cleric Sayyid Abdullah al-Gharifi said that the physical condition of Sheikh Issa Qassim is improving. Al-Gharifi, the prominent Bahraini scholar, made remarks about Sheikh Issa Qassim's latest state of health,…

Afghan MP: Fight Against Terrorism is the most Important goal of Region

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SHAFAQNA- President of the Afghan Parliament said that Combating terrorism and strengthening regional cooperation is the most important goal of the governments of Tehran, Kabul, Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad and Ankara. “Terrorism has never…

Berlin: Authorities are unresponsive to Mosque attacks

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SHAFAQNA- At least 14 cases of mosque attacks have been registered in Berlin since 2016. It was mostly about right-wing and Islamophobic acts of unknown perpetrators, as the Senate administration stated after a request by Greens MPs in a response…

"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…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements…

‘You are loved’: Threatened Muslim girl receives 500 supportive notes

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SHAFAQNA- Two weeks after receiving the threats, 10-year-old Muslim girl receives 500 interfaith letters of support from all over the United States. The Muslim child, a fifth-grade student at Hemenway Elementary School, discovered a note…

Bahrain: Former head of Sharia Commission arrested/ Al-Wefaq comment on second round of Parliamentary election

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SHAFAQNA- While the Bahraini opposition boycotted parliamentary and municipal elections, the Al Khalifa regime, regardless of their demands, held the second round of elections, while the Bahraini opposition, which has almost the majority of…