Everyone should openly support people of Yemen, Bahrain and Kashmir says Ayatollah Khamenei

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of believers performed Eid-al-fitr prayer under the ledership of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in the mosque of Imam Khomeini (RA) at Tehran capital of Islamic republic of Iran. Addressing thousands of believers,…

Trump doesn't want Muslims in the US. That's OK with the supreme court

SHAFAQNA - The US supreme court has decided that parts of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban can take effect, lifting lower court injunctions on his executive order and noting that it would hear the case in October. Days earlier, Trump’s White House…

Al-Miqdad bin al-Aswad

SHAFAQNA- In Ramadan, 2 A.H., 313 Muslim fighters went outside Madina to attack a Quraishi trade caravan coming from Shaam. The caravan was very big. It had one thousand camels. Abu Sufyan, the enemy of Islam, led it. When the Muslims immigrated…

THE EXPERIENCE OF ENTERING ‘ISRAEL’ AS A SHI’AH MUSLIM…

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SHAFAQNA - As a Shi’ah who recently visited Palestine/Jerusalem, I awaited till this day, Yawm al-Quds (Quds Day) to speak about my experiences, and specifically on what changed my outlook on the entire conflict therein. For those who…

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ…

Do not rely on people’s praise or slander

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SHAFAQNA- Once, Hazrat Luqman said to his son: “O my son! Do not rely on people’s praise or slander. Although you spend every ounce of your strength, you will not succeed in this affair”. His son said: “Father! I don’t understand…

Ahmos Hassan Launches Muslim-Focused Production Company Chariot Entertainment

SHAFAQNA - The banner aims to develop and finance projects that feature Muslims in a “positive but not flawless light” “A Muslim and a Jew walk into a restaurant” sounds like the setup for a hacky joke, but for Ahmos Hassan and David…

Harvard appoints Muslim chaplain

SHAFAQNA - Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of the Islamic Seminary of America, has been appointed Harvard’s Muslim chaplain, the University announced today. He will…

Riz Ahmed Hits Out At The Portrayal Of Muslims In The Press After Terror Attacks

SHAFAQNA  - Riz Ahmed, star of Star Wars: Rogue One and The Night Of as well as our very own ELLE TV Actor of the Year was placed on the Time's 100 Most Influential People issue cover back in April. And the actor and rapper has been putting…

The Merits of Fasting and the Month of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- By: Mohammad Ali Shomali The significance of fasting in Islam can be deduced from many verses of The Holy Qur'an. For example, the verses 2:45 reads: استعینوا بالصبر و الصلوه و انها لکبیره الا…

Allama Dr Ghulam Hussain Adeel taken to hospital over heart failure

SHAFAQNA - Allama Dr Ghulam Hussain Adeel, Director of Hidayat TV was taken to hospital over the weekend after he suffered from a heart failure. His family confirmed that he is now stable and recovering. Shafaqna would like to extend…

65.6 million people forcibly displaced worldwide in 2016: UN

SHAFAQNA - A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, the UN refugee agency said. The estimated figure for the end of 2016 is an increase of 300,000 on 2015, according to its…

Lebanese activists aim to block ‘extremist’ preacher Zakir Naik

SHAFAQNA - Activists in Lebanon have launched a campaign to ban Indian preacher Zakir Naik from entering the country, saying his extremist views do not belong in Lebanon. Naik, who is believed to have become a Saudi citizen last month,…

The Pious in the Viewpoint of Imam Ali (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyed Hussain Sheikh al-Islami Tooyserkani Perhaps many people wish to know who the pious are, what their features or signs are, how they have lived in this world, what their states in the hereafter shall be, how they look at…

Iran strikes DAESH in retaliation for Tehran attacks

SHAFAQNA - Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has launched missiles at Daesh Takfiris' headquarters in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr. The IRGC announced on Sunday that the medium-range ground-to-ground missiles were launched from Iran’s…

Charity Changes People

SHAFAQNA- Ibn Abbas has commented on the above-mentioned event, saying about the following holy verse: “Men whom neither merchandise nor selling diverts from the remembrance of Allah and the keeping up of prayer and the giving of poor-rate;…

Washington’s War Crimes in Syria

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SHAFAQNA- By Bill Van Auken The United States government is guilty of war crimes. This is the stark conclusion reached by the independent international commission of inquiry established by the United Nations in 2011 to investigate human…

Muslims, “Go Back Home!” — Home? They are Home

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim leader shared this morning at the mosque as my World Religions class visited him, how supportive the Portland community has been since 9/11. Mr. Harris Zafar is the national spokesperson of the Ahmadiyyah Muslim community.…

Halal chocolate takes off as sweet-tooth Muslims want their fix

SHAFAQNA - Muslim countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and a small nation in Asia is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws. Malaysia…

Imam Ali’s Tomb and Wadi al-Salam

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim In Kufah is the tomb of Imam ‘Ali (‘a), which is situated at the back of the city by the side of the white hills. This region is called Ghari and Najaf. It was too dry to support…

Indonesia mosque guides blind with braille Quran

SHAFAQNA - Azhan dhuhur, the call to noon prayers, is resounding. It comes from a mosque at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Janti in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Quranic verses are being recited by students who are focused on…

The instances of Imam Ali’s sufferings after the passing away of the Holy Prophet (SAWA)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Majid Massoudi 1- Patience before of the Prophet’s death First of all, do be aware that I was not accustomed to be so close to anyone but to the Messenger of Allah... He was the source of trust and tranquility for me, and…

Jamia Anwar-Ul-Quran announces educational memorial program

SHAFAQNA - Jamia Anwar-Ul-Quran, an religious organisation based in Karachi, Pakistan which has strived to train clerics and inspire new generations of devotees has announced it will run an educational memorial program under the guise of Molana…

British Muslims handed out 3000 red roses on London Bridge

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SHAFAQNA - People walking on London Bridge were given 3,000 red roses in a show of solidarity and love. The beautiful idea was arranged by British Muslims who wanted to do something to help after eight people died in a terror attack…

Saudi Embassy Painted by Starved Yemeni Children's Images in London Projection Stunt

SHAFAQNA - In the early hours of 11th June 2017, as part of a global campaign against 800 days of Saudi genocidal bombing of Yemen, Inminds human rights group along with the Islamic Human Rights Commission carried out a guerilla projection…

Amid Anti-Muslim Protests, North Texas Mosque Welcomes Public In to Learn about Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Just as they do every week, the Islamic Association of Allen opened their doors to curious non-Muslims, wanting to ask questions about Islam. "We wanted to show support to the Muslim community,” said Betheny Reid of Dallas. She…

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria Condemns the Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

SHAFAQNA - The following is a press release made available to Shafaqna News Association by The Islamic Movement in Nigeria. The day 08/06/17 was another sad day in the comity of nations, when some unscrupulous people staged a terrorist…

America’s Broken Democracy by Jeffrey D. Sachs

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SHAFAQNA- Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate US President Donald Trump’s ravings against the 2015 Paris climate agreement are partly a product of his ignorance and narcissism. Yet they represent something more. They are a reflection of…