GERMANY: COLOGNE HOST "THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE"

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SHAFAQNA- The Turkish religious authority Diyanet has organized a three-day conference entitled "The Future of Muslims in Europe" in Cologne. Representatives of Islamic religious communities from Germany and Europe, academics, activists and…

Imam of South Africa criticized insulting to mosque

SHAFAQNA- Imam Abdul Moutie Saban, religious leader at the Bo-Kaap’s Jameah Masjid in Lower Chiappini Street for the past 40 years, on Monday sent the photos to the Cape Argus. They show minstrels urinating on the mosque’s walls and streams…

Israel is behind unrest in Sudan, says Muslim scholar

SHAFAQNA- Speaking exclusively to Yeni Şafak daily from a hospital where he’s currently receiving treatment, Dr. Fatih Ali Hasaneyn Mohammad Sharif accused the Fur tribe of inciting Sudanese people to riot in compliance with orders sent…

Priests at Virgin Mary church welcome Imam who informed them of bomb

SHAFAQNA- “We have to stand by each other’s side and take care of each other. Those who target places of worship have no religion and are neither Muslim nor Christian,” Askar said at the church. Mosque worker Gouda Shaaban Khalifa, 63…

The lofty position of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The lofty position given by the Almighty Allah to Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him). The Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran: {And if We had decreed upon them, "Kill yourselves" or "Leave your homes," they would…

Belgium bans Islamic halal way of slaughter

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SHAFAQNA- Jews and Muslims in Belgium are upset about a new ban on the ritual slaughter of animals, which they fear is being driven by hostility to their faith. Animal rights groups praised the new law banning halal and kosher practices, but…

Bahram Qasemi warned that Iran's patience on SPV was running thin

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The domination of dollar and the interconnectedness of the European and American economies are the reasons behind delay in the implementation of Special Purpose Vehicle. Mogherini said on Wednesday that efforts…

Tehran-Kabul meetings to establish peace process in Afghanistan

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - On December 31, Iran confirmed that it has hosted a delegation from the Taliban to discuss possible ways to end hostilities in Afghanistan. Afterward, several meetings were held in Tehran and Kabul in order to establish…

Supreme Religious Authority warns of social obloquy and its consequences

SHAFAQNA- In Friday’s sermon held at the Imam Hussain Shrine on January 1, 2019, the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sheikh Abdul-Mehdi ElKerbela’i, talked about a societal phenomenon known as “social…

Palestinian Teen sentenced to 11 years in Prison

SHAFAQNA- The Commission added that the court also sentenced Manasrah to a fine of 10,000 shekels ($3,000). Manasrah was detained by Israeli occupation forces in mid-2015, after he allegedly attacked and injured an Israeli troop at Beit Enoun…

World Happy, Yemen Bloody

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SHAFAQNA- “#World_Happy_Yemen_Bloody” hashtag in support of Yemenis people has gone viral on Twitter in first days of new year, in the wake of Yemen civil war. While The world is celebrating the new Christian Year , Yemen’s nation is…

Palestine: 312 Palestinians killed, 31,500 injured by Israel in 2018

SHAFAQNA- Israeli forces killed 312 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip last year, according to a Palestinian NGO on Wednesday. A total of 53 children and three women were among those killed by the Israeli army in 2018,…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Instructions to Zakat Collectors

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Muslim Politicians post New Years wishes

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SHAFAQNA- Scores of Muslim politicians took to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Rashida Tlaib is one of two Muslim women who will be serving in the U.S congress for the next two years. She had tweeted  “I wish you the love you…

Yemen: The problem of lost and stolen food aid as people face famine

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SHAFAQNA- Inspite Billions of dollars in food and other foreign aid are coming into war-ravaged Yemen , it is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years, because food often isn't getting to people who need it most. Across…

UK Muslim helps homeless people one wash at a time

SHAFAQNA- “It was very cold last week – the temperatures dropped massively- so I thought let’s go and get some waterproof duvets and hand them out,” Qamar Aziz, who owns The Laundry Room in High Wycombe, told Metro.co.uk. “So we…

The Thing That Attracted Me to Islam Eventually, Was The Hijab

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a Revert to Islam, Safia, from the Netherlands, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Safia, 19 years old, was born in the Netherlands in an atheist household. She didn’t even know what religion was until she…

The US is Planning a Major War with Russia and China. Reports

SHAFAQNA- Two recent reports from the United States strongly suggest the United States is planning a major war with Russia and China, but are far from certain that they could in fact succeed in such a war. The reports also provide insights…

Imam Ali's (A.S) sermon about fear of Allah and importance of providing for the next life

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Is It Acceptable to Convert to Islam for Marriage?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam : One of the motivations of those who convert to Islam may be marrying someone who is a Muslim. In Islam, marriage is a sacred and dear institution to Allah, and it plays a very crucial role in the formation of an ideal…

Withdrawal decision may be a broader redeployment of U.S. forces out of Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Donald Trump is bringing back home America’s troops from Syria just two years after he was elected president. Trump’s decision on Afghanistan was made at the same time, too. Although the withdrawal decision…

Islam Is Not What We Get Taught About in the Wes

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SHAFAQNA-I would like to take the opportunity to share with you my journey to Islam and I feel that by sharing this experience with you I can help you on your journey through life.  We are all born into different cultures, countries and religions…

Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi: Our children are responsibility of parents and those in power

SHAFAQNA- “Education profession is sacred,” Sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, said in Friday’s sermon, he delivered, at the Imam Hussain Shrine on December 28, 2018. EsSafi shed light…

No hijab in school, no vote, Muslim group tells Lagos governorship candidates

SHAFAQNA- “We have been very careful in taking a position on the governorship election in Lagos state, but something is clear – we will not support any candidate that will pose a challenge to the use of hijab by our members in schools or…

Arab states diplomatic thaw comes after the US Withdrawal from Syria

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : The move by Bahrain to reopen its embassy came hours after the United Arab Emirates’ decision to reopen its embassy in Damascus. This move reflects a new push by Persian Gulf Arab states to improve relations…

Saudi King Shakes Up Cabinet, Keeping Power in crown prince’s Hands

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SHAFAQNA | Leila Yazdani : Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered a sweeping government reshuffle on Thursday (Dec 27), replacing key security and political figures including the foreign minister, but keeping the levers of power firmly in the…

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani : Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit since this trip has violated several diplomatic norms and Iraqi sovereignty. The unannounced Trump's trip to Iraq came after several days…

500 Muslims celebrate Christmas with Christians in Kaduna

SHAFAQNA- The Muslim faithful, including youths, imams, women, NGOs and traditional title holders, were drawn from various states in the North and neighbouring countries. Their coming together was aimed at strengthening peace, unity and religious…