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…

Photos: SUDANES PRESIDENT IS FIRST ARAB LEADER TO VISIT SYRIA SINCE WAR BEGAN

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SHAFAQNA- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has become the first Arab League leader to visit Damascus since the war in Syria began nearly eight years ago. Syria's state-run news agency SANA said al-Bashir was greeted on Sunday at the capital's…

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…

Video: The moving story of his pilgrimage to Mecca by a Filipino actress

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SHAFAQNA- Overwhelmed by emotion, the Australian-born Filipino actress Queenie Padilla, 26, less known by her real name Kylie Nicole Sicangco Padilla, tries to put words on the unspeakable happiness that has brought her the fulfillment of the…

A municipal "Islamic consulting center" sets up for the new year in Bayern, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Eugen-Biser foundation is organizing a municipal "Islamic consulting center in Bayern" for the new year. This Foundation is organized for German people to live in peaceful coexistence and have a democratic community.  For this purpose,…

Iraqi Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown

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SHAFAQNA- Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said she plans to build a hospital with prize money in her hometown in northern Iraq for victims of sexual abuse. Murad, The Yazidi survivor was speaking…

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…

BAHRAIN: FIRST WOMAN ELECTS AS SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

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SHAFAQNA- Bahrain Parliament elected a woman as a speaker for the first time in its history. She ran for the first time in 2006 and lost, but she went ahead again in 2014 and once again could not win. Fawzia Zainal made the breakthrough…

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…

Assad says Syria reconstruction cost almost $ 400 billion

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SHAFAQNA- Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Syria’s reconstruction will cost between $250 billion and $400 billion , Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov has said after meeting with the Syrian head of state. Borisov’s…

Photos: The presence of teens in Friday prayers

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SHAFAQNA- The presence of teenagers in Friday prayers in Tehran.   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Haj pilgrims walk out after the Friday prayer What is the ruling if a person follows the Friday prayer leader with the intention…

Video: May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.J.)

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SHAFAQNA- May Allah Hasten The Return of Imam Al-Mahdi (A.T.F.S.).   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Video: Why does Allah ask us to remember Him?

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…

Iran’s Zarif‏: US responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Foreign Minister referring to U.S. arms exports to Saudi Arabia, tweeted U.S is responsible for miseries from Saddam to ISIS. US & allies should cease their hypocritical absurdities abt Iran's missiles & regional…

Zarif, Lavrov discussed Syria crisis

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held a phone conversation on Wednesday over a number of issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria. During the talks, the two sides conferred…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

Director of Quds TV: Fighting for Yemen means fighting for Palestine

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SHAFAQNA- “Thank God, Muslims more understand that the fighting for Palestine and liberation of al-Quds is the main subject for all Muslims in the world,” Director of Turkish Quds TV Nureddin Shirin said in an Interview with Shafaqna. Referring…

UN’ Guterres calls for preserving JCPOA as a multi-national diplomatic achievement

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SHAFAQNA- The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres in the sixth report on the implementation of Resolution 2231 of the Security Council described JCPOA urged regional and international players to ensure JCPOA as the achievement…

Video: The joy of speaking to Allah

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SHAFAQNA- The joy of speaking to Allah, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser.   Read more from Shafaqna: VIDEO: WHY DOES ALLAH ASK US TO REMEMBER HIM?   Video: The End of Times can be described in Two Words...

UN head to attend Yemen’s peace talks in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will participate in Yemen peace talks in Sweden on Thursday. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to attend peace talks between Yemen’s warring sides in Sweden on…

Can ISIS regroup?

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SHAFAQNA- University of Maryland study shows that ISIL has lost 99 percent of the territory it once controlled and global attacks fell by a fifth. To understand the future of this armed organisation, it is necessary to understand the people…

Photos: Celebration of the anniversary of victory over ISIS

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Victory Makers celebrate the anniversary of victory over ISIS. Read more from shafaqna: ISIS attack at borders between Iraq, Syria foiled The ISIS terrorist group has executed 3070 people in Syria