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…

Radical Extremes Exhibition: Spiritual Art against Conflict in Britain

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SHAFAQNA - Zaki Haider is a young up and coming digital artist and Festival producer with a substantial portfolio of online work, his style draws on Japanese Naruto and Deviant art which he uses to explore Muslim metaphysical traditions. www.narutopants.deviantart.com Narutopants…

2nd Imam- Hassan Mojtaba (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA-Among the many blessings associated with the month of Ramadan, is the auspicious date of the 15th Ramadan when Hazrat Imam Hasan Al-Mojtaba (A.S.), son of Imam Ali (A.S.) and Hazrat Fatima Zahra (A.S.), first grandson of Holy Prophet…

Gideon Levy on 30 Years of Reporting on the Israeli Occupation

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SHAFAQNA- Haartez, Gideon Levy: Two weeks ago on Saturday, a few dozen Israelis attended the opening of a new exhibition at the Ben Ami Gallery in south Tel Aviv. The artist, whose work was on show for the first time, sat on a chair. She is…

Pilgrims' prayers support and encourage soldiers and paramilitaries - Imam Hussain Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A number of pilgrims of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him) said – during interviews – that they always pray for the Iraqi security forces: army and popular mobilization forces, hoping that they will achieve victory soon. On…

Book by Sunni cleric on Lady Fatima's (Peace Be Upon Her) merits to be published soon

SHAFAQNA - The Academic Assembly of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has announced the completion of revising a book on “Fatima Ez-Zehra’s” (Peace Be Upon Her) merits. The book was written by one of the most authentic Sunni Muslim clerics,…

Yemen #800DaysOfWar - when resisting oppression becomes an exercise of sovereignty

SHAFAQNA - June 5th, 2017 marked 800 days of war in Yemen … Allow me to rephrase that statement so that maybe you will appreciate the gravity it carries for a people whose only crime was to demand that, which is our birthright: freedom. Once…

Benjamin Corey: "5 Things I Wish Conservative Christians Understood About Muslims"

SHAFAQNA - Conservative Christians seem to have a lot of opinions about Islam and our Muslim neighbors. Those opinions are often grossly misinformed at best. I’ve met very few conservative Christians who have spent any considerable…

Al-Khoei foundation on the Terror Attacks in Tehran: terrorists are the shame of humanity

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Shafaqna - Al-Khoei Foundation expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today’s heinous attacks in Iran. We have witnessed horrific attacks in London, Manchester, Baghdad, Kabul and now Tehran over…

Sheikh Qassim’s Fate Still Unknown

SHAFAQNA - A senior Bahraini opposition figure and political activist said the fate of Sheikh Isa Qassim, the spiritual leader of the kingdom’s Shiite majority, and many other people recently arrested in Diraz, the hometown of the cleric,…

UNICEF: 100,000 children still in danger in Mosul

SHAFAQNA - Mosul's children are bearing the brunt of the intensified fight between Iraqi government forces and the ISIS terrorist group in the city's western half, the United Nations children's agency warned on Monday. Iraqi forces are in…

The Bazaar of Tabriz: World's Largest Covered Bazaar

SHAFAQNA - Tabriz, in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, has long been the venue of cultural exchanges and its historic bazaar complex is one of the most important commercial centers on the Silk Road. Tabriz Historical Bazaar…

Bibi Khadeeja (A.S.) Served the Holy Prophet (SAW) [Poem]

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SHAFAQNA- From fourth year of getting messge - Which was Allah’s first message The Holy Prophet preached Islam – Faced difficulties preaching Islam Billions salutes to Muhammad - The greatest Prophet Muhammad Some times enemies threw…

May's authoritarian response to the London Bridge attack: An Analysis by CNN

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SHAFAQNA- Analysis By Jane Merrick, CNN: Enough is enough." This was the uncompromising message from Theresa May on Sunday morning as Britain woke up to its third terrorist attack in as many months. This was a day that was supposed to be…

World must not forget Saudi’s terrorism duplicity

SHAFAQNA - Trusting Saudi Arabia to combat terrorists and extremists and “drive them out,” as President Trump called on the kingdom and other Arab and Muslim nations to do in his Riyadh speech, is akin to forging an alliance with the Ku…

Ramadan Message- By Office of Shia National Imam-Ghana (OSNIG)

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of the Most High. Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May Allah’s Peace and Benediction be upon the Noble Prophet and Messenger Muhammad, his progeny, the exceptional ones among his companions and those who…

Covered-up chic: Big brands are waking up to modest fashion

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SHAFAQNA - When Ruba Zai uploaded her first video online, the Netherlands-based Afghan student just wanted to share with other Muslim girls and women how she styled her headscarf. She had no idea that her “hijab tutorials” would be an internet…

Muslim children forced to drop 'religious' names in western China

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim children in China’s far western Xinjiang region are being forced to change their “religious” names and adults are being coerced into attending rallies showing devotion to the officially atheist Communist party. During…

AMERICA: Muslims, officials gather in Clifton for first Ramadan lantern lighting

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SHAFAQNA - More than 100 people gathered outside Clifton City Hall on Saturday evening to light an 11-foot lantern to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims, the first Ramadan lighting in the city was a sign of acceptance and…

Civilians killed while fleeing ISIS in Mosul

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SHAFAQNA - The bodies of dozens of civilians killed in the past two days while fleeing an ISIS-held neighbourhood in Mosul lay on Saturday in a street close to the frontline with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported. The dead included…

Bahraini Shiite cleric released after interrogations over speech in Diraz martyrs’ eulogy

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SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini authorities released (Saturday June 3, 2017) Shiite cleric Sheikh Bashar al-A'li, after almost 5 hours of interrogations. Al-A'ali was summoned by Hamad Town police Station, along with the administration of Sar Obsequy,…

Trump touts need for travel ban after London terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter amid the unfolding deadly drama in London on Saturday to offer U.S. help to Britain and to promote his controversial travel ban as an extra level of security for Americans. British police…

What is the ruling if some doctors forbid an ill person from fasting and some other doctors consider fasting harmless for the same person? The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi’s answer

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question about the differences of opinion between doctors regarding fasting of an ill person. Question: What is the duty of an ill person regarding fasting when some doctors forbid…

Muslims in India feel alienated

SHAFAQNA - A group of Indian-Muslims in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India spoke about feeling alienated in their own country because of their religion and the increasing distrust of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. Anam Nisha, a student…