French Muslim student in media storm over headscarf

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim student at one of France's top universities has found herself at the centre of a media storm after she appeared in a documentary wearing a headscarf. Maryam Pougetoux had appeared in the film to talk about student protests…

Islamophobia - Danish minister blasts Muslims over Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - There are about 250,000 Muslims living in Denmark, and the Danish integration minister thinks that those fasting for Ramadan are better off staying at home until the month-long holiday is over. "I want to call on Muslims to take…

The first convert(khadija,sa), the foremost Muslim(Imam Ali,as)

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SHAFAQNA- The Birth of Islam and the Proclamation by Muhammad of his Mission When Muhammad was 40 years old, he was commanded by God, through His angel, Gabriel, to declare His Oneness to the idolaters and polytheists of the whole world,…

HOLY RAMADHAN: THE MONTH OF ALLAH (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Holy Ramadhan is known as Shahrullah meaning "the month of Allah". It is indeed the month of Barakah (Blessings), Rahmah (Mercy) and Maghfirah (Forgiveness). It is reported that at the advent of this great month, the…

LAYLATUL-QADR: THE NIGHT OF PREDESTINATION

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SHAFAQNA- "In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Verily We sent it (the Quran) down in the night of Qadr (power). What shall make you know what the night of predestination is? The night of Qadr is better than a thousand months.…

HOLY RAMADHAN & ALMS

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SHAFAQNA- Once again the holy month of Ramadhan is approaching and God willing, we will once again be fortunate to witness and experience this great month, which the Holy Prophet (saww) has called it ‘Shahrullah’ meaning ‘the…

Noor Orphans Fund - RAMADHAN REACH-OUT 2018

SHAFAQNA - Let's share some food, eid gifts and most importantly some love with the orphans this Ramadhan. Many of them are facing terrible living conditions, food shortages and excessive heat in the desserts of Iraq. The Noor Orphans Fund…

All Hail Husayn! An Esoteric and Exoteric Exposition on the Lord of Martyrs

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SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Light. Praise be to Allah, the Light of Lights, and peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatimah al-Zahra, and the Twelve Imams who were living reflections of divine luminosity. Greetings…

The charity app that could change the way we give and think social responsibility

SHAFAQNA - If Islam heavily encourages people to extend a generous hand to those less fortunate, as a mean to elevate their faith and hold true to their social responsibility, the holy month of Ramadan revolves almost exclusively around such…

Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

SHAFAQNA-Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

HOLY RAMADHAN & SINCERITY

SHAFAQNA- At the advent of the holy month of Ramadhan, The Holy Prophet (saww) delivered a sermon in which he (saww) said to the Muslims:  “O People! Verily the month of Allah has come to you with blessings, mercy and forgiveness.…

UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL -British Shia Ulama

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SHAFAQNA- The Watford based Imam Hussain Foundation held a ground breaking programme honouring the Shia Ulama in Britain and particularly in honour of Hujatulislam Sheikh Mahmud Al Fayaz ( son of Grand Ayatullah al Uzma, Sheikh Eshaaq Al…

The names of people killed by Israeli forces on Monday

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SHAFAQNA- Middle East Eye has live coverage of protests in Palestine and Israel here. Sixty people were either killed or died of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across…

World Hijab Day Wonderful Event to Demystify the Hijab

SHAFAQNA- “In the Fall of 2015, the International Student and Scholar Services office partnered with the Women’s Center to create the International Women’s Group. The goal of this group was to connect and support women from the Middle…

Iranian women's futsal team on Hijab won the AFC championship

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SHAFAQNA-iranian women's futsal (arena football) team won the AFC championship for a second time, with a 5-2 win against japan. Defending champions Iran claimed a historic second successive win at the Asian Football Confederation Women's Futsal…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

Europe's Muslim population to hit 8 pct by 2030: Global Muslim Diaspora Report

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim population of Europe will rise to 8 percent and of the United States to 2.1 percent by 2030, according to Global Muslim Diaspora Report released on Saturday. The report was released at a workshop in Istanbul called “Muslim…

What is the ruling on fasting for breastfeeding mothers? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about fasting for breastfeeding mothers. Question: What is the ruling on fasting for breastfeeding mothers in the month of Ramadhan? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: A breastfeeding…

Berlin court upholds headscarf ban for public servants in teacher's case

SHAFAQNA- Berlin court has ruled that a law prohibiting a Muslim teacher from wearing a headscarf in a public school doesn't violate her constitutional right to religious freedom. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that the Berlin…

US, Saudi & Israeli alliance threatens world peace, democracy & HR

SHAFAQNA - The decision by the US president last night to abrogate, unilaterally, the most celebrated achievement of his predecessor, the nuclear deal with Iran, has been criticised worldwide and caused a major split within the Western political…

London Hosts 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. The College had invited abstracts to be submitted for its fourth conference,…

What drove me to convert to Islam was when I read the Quran

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Cynthia, from the United States, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) invites you on a special journey into the life of sister Cynthia.…

How Do We Know the Quran is Unchanged?

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SHAFAQNA- Since it is well accepted in academic circles that both the Torah of the Jews and the New Testament of the Christians have changed over the centuries, European academics erroneously believed the same must be true about the Quran.…

Hamburg Islamic center become the base for deep scientific dialogues in West

SHAFAQNA- At Germany’s Islamic academy and international capacities of Islamic seminary convention that was held at the Imam Khomeini center for higher education in Qom, Ayatollah Arafi expressed hope for the longevity of this Islamic establishment…

OIC Pledges Strong Role in Addressing Rohingya Crisis

SHAFAQNA- “We will play a strong role along with Bangladesh, United Nations and international community,” Hesham Youssef, assistant secretary general for OIC's humanitarian affairs, said after visiting Rohingya camps in Kutupalong Friday. Myanmar…

First international conference of "Mahdism" held in Netherlands

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SHAFAQNA - The first international conference of "Mahdism" with the support of the Ahlul Bayt Assembly of the Netherlands and in cooperation with the AhlulBayt World Assembly, with the presence of diplomats, scholars from Iran, Afghanistan,…

Ramadan and the new generation of Muslim consumers

SHAFAQNA - In recent years, Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, has gained increased importance for marketers as the Muslim population around the world rapidly expands — and particularly for a new generation of Muslim youth. Muslims represent…

Muslims and prison: When crime collides with faith and morality

SHAFAQNA - How do Muslims ‘get on’ after prison? There is a grittiness to moral life seen in youth and crime. No one interviewed by Ryan Williams justified their crimes, but they did locate poor decisions within wider efforts to lead…