London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

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…

Reports of Bin Salman assassination: Kayhan newspaper claimed

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"There is plenty of evidence to suggest that the absence of nearly 30 days of Mohamed Bin Sulman, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, is due to an incident which is being hidden from the public", an Iranian newspaper claimed. According to the…

The names of people killed by Israeli forces on Monday

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SHAFAQNA- Middle East Eye has live coverage of protests in Palestine and Israel here. Sixty people were either killed or died of wounds inflicted by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Monday as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated across…

Head of Iran’s Islamic seminary: "Hamburg Islamic center become base for deep scientific dialogues in West"

SHAFAQNA - At Germany’s Islamic academy and international capacities of Islamic seminary convention that was held at the Imam Khomeini center for higher education in Qom, Ayatollah Arafi expressed hope for the longevity of this Islamic establishment…

4th Gen Muslims in Germany Don't Feel at Home, Prone to Radicalization says Professoer

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SHAFAQNA - The number of Salafist adherents in Germany has doubled in five years, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported, citing anonymous security sources. Professor Susanne Schröter, Director of the Frankfurt Research Center for Global Islam…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

The Orientalist Gaze Speaks Loud: William Shaler on Algerian Women

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SHAFAQNA - William Shaler (1773 – March 29, 1833) was an American government official who served as a diplomat and confidential agent in several foreign locations, including Algiers, Mexico and Cuba. He was one a key foreign agent in Algeria,…

Race to All That Is Good: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Race to All That Is Good بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ…

Iceland seeks to ban male circumcision

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SHAFAQNA- A bill in Iceland's parliament seeks to ban circumcision in the country arguing that the practice violates children’s rights, BBC reports.  The draft law in its effect would impose prison term that could gp up to a six-years…

Danger of Salafi and far-right extremism in the Europe

SHAFAQNA- During the International conference of "Islam in Europe: Prospects and Challenges" that was held on Wednesday in Qom, Hawzah News Agency interviewed professor Robert Gleave, Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam at University…

Ayat. Javadi Amoli explained: How to fully benefit from Fatimiyah days?

SHAFAQNA - In his Quranic interpretation course held in Qom's Grand Mosque, Ayatollah Javadi Amoli expressed condolences on martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatemah (sa) and made some remarks on the best ways one can fully benefit from Fatimiyah…

100,000 Rohingya refugees in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

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SHAFAQNA -  More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report has warned. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas…

Grand Ayat. Bashir al-Najafi advises women to follow Lady Fatima (sa)

SHAFAQNA-In a meeting with mothers of Iraqi martyrs from the city of Youssoufia, senior cleric Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi remarked, “The city of Youssoufia has offered many martyrs during the war against ISIS terrorists whose lives and sacrifices…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

Conversion to Shia Islam, a story

SHAFAQNA - Why I became Shia? Source - Press TV

Pinpointing the Nasibi founding forefathers

SHAFAQNA- Whilst defining a Nasibi the pen of the Ahl'ul Sunnah Ulema has been somewhat reluctant to pinpoint where Nasibis existed in history and who their Imams were. Al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz makes two interesting comments in his…

Ayatullah Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi

SHAFAQNA- Ayatullah Agha Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi(1899 (1317 A.H., also spelled as 'Pooya') – 1973 (1393 A.H.)) was a Twelver Shia Muslim and an Islamic scholar, most notable for his famous tafsir of the Qur'an. The son…

Bahrain’s jailed opposition leader's family expresses concern over his deteriorating health

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SHAFAQNA - The family of Bahrain’s jailed opposition leader and cancer survivor, Hassan Mushaima, expressed their growing concern over his deteriorating health. According to Mushaima’s loved ones, authorities at Bahrain’s Jaw Prison…

Representatives of Holy Shrines of Iraq, Syria visit Astan Quds Razavi

SHAFAQNA - Representatives of the Holy Shrines of Iraq and Syria, by efforts of the Center for International Affairs of Astan Quds Razavi attended the Razavi Holy Shrine. Head of the Department of Communication and Cooperation of Center…

Taking Allah’s Color: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Taking Allah’s Color بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ   صِبْغَةَ اللَّـهِ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ…

8th round of Syria peace talks kicks off in Kazakh capital

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SHAFAQNA - The eighth round of Syria peace talks backed by Turkey, Russia and Iran kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on Thursday. Astana hosts another two-day meeting attended by representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran, which…

Canadians Raise Money for Paralyzed Mosque Hero

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SHAFAQNA- Canadians have started a new fundraising campaign for a Canadian Muslim who took seven bullets when he tried to distract the gunman inside Quebec mosque last January, after which he was paralyzed. “What a hero. He’s a hero…

Israel kills four and injures over a thousand Palestinians

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SHAFAQNA-Four Palestinians were killed in fresh Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said two Palestinians were recovered from under…

French Court Rules Halal Supermarket to Be Closed Down after Refusing to Sell Pork, Alcohol

SHAFAQNA- The court of Nanterre ruled a halal supermarket in the Colombes suburb of Paris to be closed down and its rental lease to be canceled after it failed to heed warnings that it must "sell pork and alcohol products."  The supermarket…

The Celebration of “Unity, the Key to Resistance and Victory” Was Held in Razavi Shrine

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SHAFAQNA-Coincident with Rabi' al-awwal 17th, the birthday anniversary of the Prophet (S.A.W.) and Imam Sadiq (A.S.), a celebration titled “Unity, the Key to Resistance and Victory” was held in Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) Portico of Razavi…

MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD RALLY AGAINST TRUMP IN SOLIDARITY WITH PALESTINIANS

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SHAFAQNA-Thousands of Palestinians protested in a "day of rage" on Friday in the West Bank, Gaza and in east Jerusalem against US President Donald Trump's recognition of the ancient city as Israel's capital. Across the Arab and Muslim worlds,…

Iran Playing Major Role in Defeating Terrorism in Middle East: Mark Taliano

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SHAFAQNA-  A renowned author and political commentator from Canada praised Iran’s campaign against terrorism in the Middle East and said the Islamic Republic has been fighting the phenomenon while the West’s support for terror groups in…