Singaporean Arabs seek for Their Ancestors in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Arab News : The first car to arrive in Tarim, a historic town in the Hadhramaut Valley of Yemen, was an American Studebaker. It had traveled across oceans and continents to get there — but not without the help of one prominent…

Novel Blood Sugar Monitors Taking The Pain, Unpredictability Out Of Diabetes

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SHAFAQNA- Continuous glucose monitors, or CGMs, have been around for some years. The devices were bulky to wear, had to be calibrated often and had limited ability to track and report blood sugars, reports CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez. Now…

Uzbekistan’s Blue City: the beautiful Samarkand

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Afifa Thabet : When the famous Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited this wonderful place in 1330, he described it as “one of the greatest and finest cities, and most perfect of them in beauty”. He was right! Such a…

Imam Reza (A.S.) Research Center Successes in CERN International Competition, Switzerland

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SHAFAQNA- The proposal of teenagers from Imam Reza (A.S.) Research Center was accepted by the CERN International Competition in Switzerland as one of the thirty selected teams participating in the competition. According to Astan News, director…

Top 5 Muslim Honeymoon Destinations You Have To Consider!

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Huda and Zain : As newly-weds, choosing a place to celebrate the start of your new life together can be both exciting and overwhelming. As Muslims we have a variety of travel needs, and alhamdulillah, there are plenty…

Foundation of Kufa City

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed Alkufa: The city of Kufa was wide land unoccupied by inhabitants and constructions; there were only few scattered churches and monasteries, before it has inhabited and existed as an Islamic important city. The history reported…

Mutation-counting blood test could predict if cutting-edge immunotherapies can beat a cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Some cancers generate the seeds of their own destruction. Certain random mutations that accumulate in rapidly dividing tumor cells can spur the immune system to attack the cancer. Researchers are now learning that the extent of…

Muslim TV cook making kebab during midsummer festivity stirs outrage in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- The Swedish channel  TV4 has stirred some strong reactions by inviting Muslim food blogger Zeina Mourtada to star in its Midsummer holiday morning show. The program remarkably eschewed the staples of the traditional Swedish…

Who is the Companion?

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SHAFAQNA- Before broaching the subject of reliability of the Sahabah, I have to define who the Sahabi is as identified by them (Sunnis), and the most adequate definition in view of the Jumhur (Sunnis) being that one mentioned by al-Bukhari: In…

The 8th of Shawwal: The Anniversary of the Demolition of al-Baqi' Cemetery

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Demolition of al-Baqīʿ (Arabic: تخریب البقیع) refers to the event of demolition of historical and religious graves and shrines of al-Baqi' cemetery by the Wahhabis of contemporary time. Demolition of al-Baqi'…

Islam: The World’s Fastest Growing Religion

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SHAFAQNA - World Atlas : Islam is currently the second most widely practiced faith in the world. It is also the fastest growing religion and expected to have the largest number of followers by the year 2100. This growth is expected both…

Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit

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SHAFAQNA- The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, suggested a new study led by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto. Published in the…

Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse…

What are the best fruits for diabetes? Your ideal diet must include these

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SHAFAQNA- If you are living with diabetes, you may have found all kinds of conflicting information about diabetes-friendly diet. And the most common misconception about this diet is that fruits should not be a part of your diet. This is…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

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SHAFAQNA - The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

Top incredible health benefits of fasting in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting…

Tissue-engineered human pancreatic cells successfully treat diabetic mice

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published…

Australia leading Global Hub of Halal Meat With Muslim Population of Over 500,000

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SHAFAQNA - The Halal food market has been rapidly growing in the global food industry. The market is worth over $667 million, around 20 percent of the total global food industry. This number is expected to jump to $2.25 trillion by 2024. Economic…

Islam Religion of Co-existence, Peace says Rector of Pakistani University

SHAFAQNA - He was addressing the participants during concluding ceremony of 27th International Human Resource Development Program for Muslim minority countries organized by Dawah Academy (IIUI) at Allama Iqbal Auditorium in Islamabad. He…

Over 1200 papers submitted to Int’l congress on Shia Islam’s role in development of sciences

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SHAFAQNA - The secretariat of an international congress on the role of Shia Islam in the development of sciences has received more than 1200 papers, an official said. Sheikh Akbar Mahmoudi, the event’s scientific deputy, said that the…

New study: Cancer cells thrive in stiff tissue

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SHAFAQNA- Stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells, according to a recent study published in Biomaterials. Scientists studying tumor…

Researchers recommend anti-cancer immunotherapies for treatment of thyroid cancer

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SHAFAQNA- University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers recently completed the largest-ever study of thyroid cancer genetics, mining the data of 583 patient samples of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer and 196 anaplastic thyroid…

Playing is good for grown-up brain and body

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SHAFAQNA- Want to feel better, smarter and healthier? It might be time to get serious about play. TED’s list of talks about the importance of play is a good place to start. It includes nine talks that might persuade you to take…

Space mining will produce world’s first trillionaire

SHAFAQNA - The next trillion-dollar industry will be in the mining sector, and the world’s first trillionaire will make his/her fortune by mining in outer space, Goldman Sachs claims. The prediction is echoed by renowned astrophysicist…

Blood Donation Campaign on Birth Anniv. of Imam Hussain in Hannover, Germany

SHAFAQNA - Blood donation campaign was held on birth anniversary of Imam Hussain in Hannover, Germany 20 April 2018. Source - ABNA

Egyptian Expert Urges Adding New Categories to Int’l Quran Contest for Students

SHAFAQNA - An Egyptian Quran expert urged that new categories be included in the future editions of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students. Mohamed Fahmi Abdul Sayyed Asfour, who served as a member of the panel of judges…

‘Islamic Philosophy’ Translated into Thai Language

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the Iranian Cultural Center in Thailand cooperated in translating and publishing the first volume of the book in 1000 copies. It was a part of…

Int’l Quran Contest for University Students Underway in Turkey

SHAFAQNA - An international Quran recitation competition has been organized in Karabuk, Turkey, with the participation of Muslim university students from different countries. According to Sabah newspaper, the preliminary stage of the competition…