A closer look into the contemporary history of Azerbaijan

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SHAFAQNA- OZY | By: DAN PELESCHUK: The brief but inclusive Azerbaijan Democratic Republic shows that innovation can come from where it’s least expected. The exotic, cosmopolitan city buzzed with activity, its multicultural lifeblood driven…

Photos: A Qur’an Stand belonging to 14th Century

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts : This Qur'an stand was made by Hasan [ibn] Zain ibn Sulaiman al‑Isfahani for endowment to a madrasa, or theological college, in the year 1360.  The surface of  this stand has been covered by Three layers of…

Canadian Muslim families are encouraged to become foster caregivers in GTA

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SHAFAQNA- The Star | By: Olivia Bowden : When an employee from the Children’s Aid Society visited Shahzad Mustafa's mosque, in order to talk about the significance of Muslim families fostering children of the identical religion, he remembered…

Bloomberg: Chinese Paper Says Muslim Region Crackdown Prevented Another Syria

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SHAFAQNA- Bloomberg News : A Communist Party-run newspaper issued a harsh rebuke to criticism of China’s security crackdown on its Muslim-dominated frontier, arguing that authorities had saved the region from becoming another Syria, According…

Why Indian Muslims are silent in the face of BJP’s aggressive Hindutva?

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SHAFAQNA- The Print | By: Hilal Ahmed: While Muslim disregard for Modi is in line with national sentiment, Babri Masjid has lost its provocative essence, surveys showed. Why don’t Indian Muslims react to aggressive Hindutva politics?…

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Situated in a fertile plain at the foot of Mount Zerhoun, the sprawling remains of Morocco’s oldest Roman site — Volubilis — have survived pillage and long periods of neglect. After decades of decay, however,…

Eid Al Adha likely to begin on August 21st in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Eid Al Adha, The second biggest eid of Muslims, would likely to begin on August 21st in Saudi Arabia for this year 2018. Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court on Thursday called for sighting the crescent of Dhul Hijja on Saturday evening.…

The big diplomatic war between Canada and Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - What began with a statement of concern over human rights has ballooned into the biggest diplomatic feud in years between Canada and Saudi Arabia. The clash between the two countries arose following Saudi Arabia’s move to detain…

Iran's Supreme Leader: “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate with the US”

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SHAFAQNQ - Commenting on the US President’s offer of negotiations, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate.” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said "The U.S. has…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

Photos: Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.) in London

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SHAFAQNA: A ceremony was held in London's Imam Ali (A.S) Institute, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.).   Source: Shafaqna Persian   Read more from Shafaqna: Martyrdom…

Turkey's Yivli Minaret eyes UNESCO world heritage list

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SHAFAQNA - The eight centuries-old Yivli Minaret, which is a landmark and symbol of Turkey's southern tourism capital Antalya, aims to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The historical piece, whose six-domed worship place attracts…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

Photos: Takht-e Soleyman archaeological and touristic site

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Situated in the southeastern highlands of West Azarbaijan province and in Takab county in Iran, Takht-e Soleiman encompasses a lake roughly 80 by 120 meters and a Sassanid-era Zoroastrian temple complex dedicated…

New York City’s Forgotten Muslim Past

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SHAFAQNA - The New Yorker | By  Rozina Ali : A Ph.D. student offers a free Muslim-history walking tour in Donald Trump’s home town. Back when Donald Trump was a Presidential candidate, he said, “I think Islam hates us,” and called…

Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

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SHAFAQNA - The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming…

A Temple School In Karachi Where Muslim Teachers Teach Hindu Students

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SHAFAQNA - After the members of the local Hindu community gave the permission to set up the school in the place of worship, a temple school was set up by an NGO. It isn’t a common sight to find a school running inside a temple. It is more…

Will a Muslim become Governor of Michigan for the first time in the US history?

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SHAFAQNA - The polls for the state's primaries held on Tuesday in Michigan. El-Sayed, a 33-year-old physician is a Muslim candidate who will be the first Egyptian-American Muslim governor of Michigan if he win the 2018 Democratic Party primary…

Majlisi: Iran and the US have serious disagreements over Israel

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SHAFAQNA- A Former Iranian diplomat said "Trump has raised up the proposal of negotiation so that if he could negotiate, then he would guarantee his own interests at the lowest cost and if this offer becomes refused, he will tell the world that…

Inscriptions on Chinese ‘swatow’ dish, include the word 'Allah'

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts : Coarsely potted and covered with a thick, crackled glaze, this dish belongs to a distinct group of porcelain, the so-called ‘Swatow wares’. Swatow is a Dutch mistranslation of Shantou, the port from which such…

World’s Largest Halal Food Center Planned by Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia plans to establish the largest  halal food center in the world.  Dr. Hisham Al-Jadhaee, executive president of SFDA, said the initiative to establish a full-fledged…

Chinese Muslims Make the Hajj Pilgrimage Wearing GPS-Enabled Smart Cards

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims from some Chinese regions going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage are wearing tracking devices that allow the government to track them. Some Photos published by the state-controlled China Islamic Association shows Chinese…

Photos: cleaning works of the dome and minarets of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas's shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Al Kafeel : In order to maintain the sheen and luster of the shrine's dome of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) and to protect it from the erosion of its golden tiles, the servants of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)…

Systematic violation of human rights against Uighurs, Muslims around the world stand silent!

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SHAFAQNA - The future of more than 10 million Uighurs, the members of China’s Turkic-speaking Muslim minority, is looking increasingly grim. Politicians and many religious leaders are silent in the face of China’s political and economic…

Four million muslims risk losing citizenship in Indian state

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SHAFAQNA - India was braced for unrest in its north eastern Assam state after the authorities declared some four million residents to be foreigners, effectively stripping them of their citizenship and raising fears of deportation. The residents,…

Indian Muslim clerics advised potential grooms not to accept dowry vows

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim clerics in Bihar have called for potential grooms to make a proper declaration in mosques well before wedding that they’d not agree with dowry vows for performing their “nikah” (wedding ceremony). This uncommon move…

Video: A Palestinian man turned Israel’s Weapons into Message of life and Peace

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SHAFAQNA - The Palestine Chronicle : A thirty-four-year-old Palestinian man in Gaza has been turning empty tear gas canisters used by Israeli forces against Palestinian protesters near Gaza’s eastern border into pieces of art. Abdul…