Turkish religious head calls for Muslims to reunite

SHAFAQNA - The head of Turkey’s religious affairs on Thursday called on the Muslim world to reunite, saying it had become divided on the basis of race and denominations in recent years. "The Muslim world was united under one banner a…

Cancer-causing foods you probably eat every day

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SHAFAQNA- It’s probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps it’s time…

The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century

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SHAFAQNA- The Spread of Islam, From its beginning to the 14th Century Sh. Mansour Leghaei ******** The present text presents in a short and succinct manner the historical and geographical spread of the religion of Islam. ********* Dimensions…

Diabetes Therapy Could Be Used to Treat Alzheimer’s, Study Reports

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SHAFAQNA- An approved treatment for diabetes may help people with Alzheimer’s, a study reports. The research, “Neuroprotective effects of a triple GLP-1/GIP/glucagon receptor agonist in the APP/PS1 transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s…

Chinese Muslim group visit Kufa grand mosque in Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Chinese Muslim group visit Kufa grand mosque in Iraq. Source - ABNA

Imam Sajjad’s ‘treatise on rights’ translated to Swedish

SHAFAQNA - A Swedish translation of Imam Sajjad’s (AS) Risalat al-Huquq (Treatise on Rights) has been translated in the Swedish language. The Imam Ali (AS) Islamic Center in Stockholm has published the Swedish version of the book, according…

Indian ambassador to Iran visits Lady Masuma Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Indian ambassador to Iran Mr Saurabh Kumar and his accompanying delegation paid a visit to Lady Masuma (sa) Shrine in Qom on Wednesday, January 3, during which he became familiar with different departments and courtyards of this…

Granted Wish

SHAFAQNA - In the time of Mansur Ibn ‘Ammar, who was among the Gnostics, a rich man decided to organize a sinful ceremony. So, giving his servant four drachmas, he sent him to the market to buy food for serving the guests. When going to…

Why is it necessary to look for your own faults?

SHAFAQNA- The best manifestation of proper education and wisdom is finding own faults. Meaning human being is able to sink into his/her own deep thoughts, tendencies, deeds and promises and find own faults, point at them and remove them from…

Blueberries help cancer treatment

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SHAFAQNA- uffering from cervical cancer? Along with your radiation therapy, start eating blueberries. New research shows consuming blueberry extract while on treatment may have a positive outcome. “Radiation therapy uses high-energy…

Manners of Welcoming Momin to One's Home

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SHAFAQNA- According to Imam Ja'far-e-Sadiq (a.s.), "whenever a fellow momin visits one's house, one should make him have food and if he refuses to have food then one should offer him something to drink and if he does not even accept…

Project of Lady Zainab increasingly continuous in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - The engineering staff of Imam Hussein Shrine has announced that the project of Lady Zainab Shrine is still underway, and preliminary stages have been achieved. Hussein Ridha Mehdi, project engineer, said that after the Arba’een…

10 daily habits slowly hurting your heart

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SHAFAQNA-Did you know that simple day-today habits could lead to cardiovascular ailments? Cardiologists and general physicians say that some seemingly harmless habit, actually have a profound effect on your heart. And no, this list does…

Winners of Muslim World Youths Fine Arts Festival Honored

SHAFAQNA - The festival was held in three categories: short film, short story and calligraphy. Young Muslims from various countries, including Denmark, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, the US, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nigeria and…

Is your child’s school an obesity risk?

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SHAFAQNA- Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing lifelong eating habits and food preferences…

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

The Japanese scientist embraced Islam by Studying the Fig Tree and the Olive Tree

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shafaqna- Prof. Dr. Taha Ibrahim Halifa, a biology professor and former dean at the University of El-Azhar, discovered that a great Japanese scientist in the field of agriculture converted to Islam after discovering great scientific miracles…

Michigan Muslim Student Association Hosts Islam Awareness Week

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SHAFAQNA - In the wake of escalating tension and prejudice throughout the US, Michigan State University’s Muslim Student Association hosted an Islam Awareness Week to promote understanding of the religion to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Anti-Muslim…

“Greater Israel”: The Zionist Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- Introduction The following document pertaining to the formation of “Greater Israel” constitutes the cornerstone of powerful Zionist factions within the current Netanyahu government,  the Likud party, as well as within the…

The Difference Between God's Will and People's

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SHAFAQNA- In another part of the discussion, the Imam (A.S.) tells us about the difference between the Will of God and the will of humans. Safwan ibn Yahya said, "I asked Abul-Hassan (A.S.), `Tell me about God's Will and the will of His creation.'…

Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Taskhiri calls for unity

SHAFAQNA - A senior Iranian cleric hailed the recent defeat of the ISIS terrorist group and said there is now need for cultural activities to counter the ideology of Takfiris and terrorists. Senior Cleric Calls for Unity, Cultural Work to…

Cutting carbs can increase risk of diabetes and other diseases, experts warn

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SHAFAQNA-Australians risk increasing their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer if they cut quality carbohydrates high in cereal fibre from their diets, experts say. A group of leading international and…

Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

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SHAFAQNA- This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new treatment strategy that they believe could increase survival rates for the disease. The…

Expanding DNA’s alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

SHAFAQNA- Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using manmade DNA to create a semisynthetic strain of bacteria—and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins, unlike those found in nature. It’s…

93 Countries to Take Part in Int’l Islamic Unity Conference

SHAFAQNA - Secretary general of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPIST) said thinkers, religious personalities and political figures from 93 countries will attend the upcoming International Islamic Unity Conference. Speaking…

Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm)

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba TRANSLATOR(S): Jerrmein Abu Shahba Divine (Allah’s) Judgment (Hokm) versus Human Judgment (Hokm) Written by: Dr. Hatem Abu Shahba Translated by: Jerrmein Abu Shahba This…

Indonesia Aims To Attract More Muslim Visitors In 'Halal' Tourism Push

SHAFAQNA - On Gili Trawangan, an islet off the coast of Indonesia's verdant Lombok island, tanned and pinkish Westerners in bathing suits mingle in the same restaurant as a group of hijab-wearing women from Malaysia on a corporate retreat.…

Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

SHAFAQNA-Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs that are used to treat malaria, but a new review suggests that they may have another purpose: treating cancer.  The research — which reviewed more than 190 studies investigating how…