Mosques in Canada’s British Columbia to Hold Open Mosque Day in February

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SHAFAQNA- In Canada’s British Colombia, many Mosques have regularly welcomed people of the wider community. For the first time, major mosques across British Colombia will host a province-wide “Open Mosque Day” on: Saturday, February…

Trump visit US troops in Iraq for first trip to a combat zone

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SHAFAQNA- US President Donald Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to American military forces on Wednesday in Iraq, making his first trip to combat zone since being elected two years ago. He traveled there "late on Christmas night"…

GRAND AYATOLLAH SISTANI EXPRESSED HIS CONDOLENCES ON AYATOLLAH HASHEMI SHAHROODI DEMISE

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SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Sistani in a message expressed his condolences on the demise of the late Chairman of the Iranian  Expediency Council, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroodi who passed away on Tuesday. According to Shafaqna, in…

Pope Francis pleaded for fraternity in Christmas Speech

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SHAFAQNA- Pope Francis, in his Christmas message to the world emphasized fraternity "among individuals of every nation and culture", and said “Our differences are a source of richness".  "My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity. Fraternity…

Swedish TV in a pickle over celebrating 'Christmas classics' with Muslim cook

SHAFAQNA- For its Christmas cooking session, SVT invited a hijab-wearing Muslim celebrity cook who doesn't celebrate the Christian holiday to bake "Christmas classics". "Of course, you don't celebrate Christmas, because you are a Muslim",…

Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani : It’s Christmas time, commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) which is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world, but many people don't know Muslims also have a deep love and respect…

WITHDRAWAL OF US TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN AFFECTS PEACE PROCESS IN KABUL

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SHAFAQNA- Former NATO advisor in Afghanistan, Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam believes that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US troops has hit the peace process in Afghanistan. Speaking with Mehr news agency, Hamdam said that despite…

Saltrey: US withdrawal from Syria is not Surprising

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SHAFAQNA- Former Congressman and member of the US Foreign Relations Council, James Charles Saltrey, said about the decision of US President Donald Tramp to leave Syria and reduce troops in Afghanistan, "This decision by President Trump was not…

Protesters in Jakarta and Berlin voice solidarity with Muslim Uyghurs

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SHAFAQNA- Two protest demonstrations were held outside the Chinese embassy in the capitals of Indonesia and Germany to condemn the human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghurs. Calls are growing in Indonesia – the world’s largest…

Imam Ali's (A.S) letter to Ziad Ibn Abih: If I find you misappropriating the wealth of Muslims ...

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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.…

Iranian PM: Iran has no problem in negotiating with Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA- The member of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament stated that by developing bilateral relations with the neighboring countries we can quickly deal with the difficulties caused by sanctions. "Iran…

The main problem of Muslim women is not Western societies, but the Islamic countries-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "Because of the function of the mass media in the west, Europeans think that Muslim women are illiterate and marginalized and they are not able to make any decision," The head of the European Union of Shia Women, Hovideh Jobagh said. Nowadays,…

Care For Others For The Sake Of Allah

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Qur’an al-Kareem, Surah Al-Insan verses 5-9 إِنَّ الْأَبْرَارَ يَشْرَبُونَ مِن كَأْسٍ كَانَ مِزَاجُهَا كَافُورًا ﴿٥ Verily the pious shall drink of a cup…

Iran, Russia, Turkey agree to boost efforts aimed at Syrian constitutional committee

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SHAFAQNA- The Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia and Turkey have agreed to ramp up efforts for supporting the launch of a Syrian-led political process for the composition of Syria’s inclusive constitution. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad…

Turning Yemen ceasefire agreement into a reality will be a slog

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Although the Hodeidah deal is seen as a crucial step towards a diplomatic solution in Yemen  , but observers fear Hodeidah deal may not lead to end of Yemen's war. Clashes broke out in the Yemeni port city of…

EGYPTIAN QURANIC SCHOOL IN LUXOR: AN ELITE CENTER WITH MOST BASIC FACILITIES

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SHAFAQNA- In Egypt, although there are new centers and schools in the field of teaching Quran and the use of modern technology in this field, there are still traditional schools that teach the children in a very simple and primitive way. According…

Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masumah Born at: Medina,First Day of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Reza(A.S.) Died at the age 28,at Qum on 10th Rabi al-Thani,201…

New Muslim-focused domestic violence shelter planned for Calgary

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim women and children fleeing abuse could soon have access to a specialized shelter catering to their cultural and religious needs. While there are many organizations in Calgary offering services for Muslim women escaping domestic…

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled against headscarf ban

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SHAFAQNA | Nasibeh Yazdani - Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled that a university student's right of education and freedom of religion was violated with the headscarf ban imposed in the country at the time. In 2014, Sara Akgul who was a…

Prayer of Imam Ali (A.S) during the war

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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.…

Australia becomes the third country to recognize Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Canberra became one of just a few governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's lead and recognised Bayt al-Maqdis as Israel's capital. But the Australian Embassy won't be moved there from…

Zarif: Riyadh and Washington are fomenting 'dangerous escalations' in Middle East

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SHAFAQNA | BY Leila Yazdani : At the Doha Forum in Qatar, Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif rejected the label of the world's top sponsor of terrorism ascribed to it by Saudi Arabia and the U.S. He accused Riyadh and Washington of fomenting…

The Supreme Religious Authority: The person must be precise, conscious, wise and pious

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority affirmed that a person must be precise and conscious, and must deal with things wisely for fear of being in a situation that is deliberately make him commit sins. The seriousness of this is…

FORMER UN REPRESENTATIVE PRAISED AYATOLLAH SISTANI, SEND EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TO IRAQI PEOPLE

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SHAFAQNA- Yan Kubish, the representative of the UN Secretary General in Iraq, issued an emotional message to the people of Iraq on the occasion of the end of his mission in Iraq and being optimistic about the future of the country. "The…

EUROPE IS WASTING TIME/ IRAN WITHDREW FORM JCPOA IS BASELESS

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SHAFAQNA- Sohrab Sadoddin, the head of the Department of European Studies at the Institute of Iran-Eurica, believes that EU wants to keep JCPOA but it cannot. Therefore Europeans are wasting time. The expert in European Affairs on the role…

Israel demanded Germany to stop funding the Jewish Museum over the Muslim view on Bayt al-Maqdis exhibition

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SHAFAQNA- The Israeli government sent an official letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding Germany to halt its funding for the Jewish Museum in Berlin over an exhibition "that reflects the Muslim view of Bayt al-Maqdis. Prime Minister…

US Senate defies Trump, rebuking Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi killing

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SHAFAQNA- US Senate on Thursday delivered back-to-back rebukes of President Donald Trump's embrace of Saudi Arabia, first voting to end U.S. participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen and then unanimously approving a measure blaming the kingdom's…

Yemen's warring parties reach Hodaidah ceasefire agreement

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SHAFAQNA- The first significant breakthrough for U.N.-led peace efforts in five years of conflict; Yemen’s warring parties agreed on ceasefire in Hodaidah and withdraw their troops. UN said both sides will withdraw from city under deal. Talks…