Investment of the al-Abbas's (P) Holy Shrine for the preparation of Karbala butchery

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the preparation of meat and poultry in order to rehabilitate and operate the Karbala butchery on the Karbala-Babylon road in the Ibrahimia region for the production and processing of poultry meat, Al-Kafeel Company for…

Photos: Lake Urmia's Mud Bath Health Benefits

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SHAFAQNA- Since a very long time, Lake Urmia has been known for its health benefits. Mud bath’s health benefits is one of the prominent features of Lake Urmia. Since the mud in Lake Urmia is rich in sodium, chloride, magnesium, potassium,…

The project of the Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa is near the completion

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The largest documentary project "The Encyclopedia of the Holy Defense Fatwa", adopted by the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department at the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, has reached advanced stages. According to al-Kafeel…

In central Iran, UNHCR helps to build schools for refugees

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SHAFAQNA- On Tuesday with the attendance of Iranian Minister of Education Mohammad Bathaei, a school was opened which has been built with the aid of the United Nations High Commissionaire for Refugees (UNHCR). “The school covers an…

Iranian officials called Pakistan to urgent measures for release of  hostage guards

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SHAFAQNA- Iranian Interior Minister and Iran's Foreign Minister called Pakistan to take urgent measures for release of  hostage guards who were kidnapped at Iranian border with Pakistan.  Three days ago, 14 border guards, including IRGC…

International Conference on the Muslim Ummah in Istanbul

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: On Sunday, scholars from different countries gathered  to discuss problems facing the Muslim world at the "International Conference on the Muslim Ummah." The three-day conference bringing together 20 international scholars…

U.S. Adds several other institutes to Its List of Sanctions against Iran

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SHAFAQNA – Several other Iranian institutes was added on the list of U.S sanctions against Iran, according to statement of The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In a statement, OFAC listed the sanctioned…

Jamal Khashoggi case: New evidence suggest suspects had ties to Saudi government

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SHAFAQNA- Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul was organized by a high-ranking officer with the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service, three sources familiar with the case said. One of those sources…

Imam Hussain (P) Shrine's Message to the United Nations

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain Shrine's delegation who was sent to the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York, America, said that the head of the delegation Dr. Talal Elkamali delivered a speech in which he mentioned the crucial…

Western Media companies, executives pull out of Saudis' business conference over disappearance of journalist

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SHAFAQNA- A growing list of Western executives and major  news media bail out of the annual investor conference scheduled to convene in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this month following accusations that the Saudi government ordered the murder of a…

Is singing allowed in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: To answer the questions about singing in Islam, we cannot say that singing is completely forbidden (Haram) in Islam. Like any other issue, we have to find out what kind of singing is allowed (Halal) and that if there…

Photos: The Sofra of Lady Ruqayyah (P) spread in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the fourth year in row, the Sofra of Saint Ruqayyah (peace be upon her) spread along the square between the two holy shrines of Imam Al-Hussayn and his brother Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). In…

Jaish al-Adl abducted 14 Iranian border guards

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SHAFAQNA- 14 border guards, including IRGC intelligence officers, were kidnapped by terrorists on province of Sistan-Baluchistan, southeastern border with Pakistan. The official IRNA news agency said the border guards were "abducted between…

Replica of Holy Grille of Imam Hussain (P) in front of Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The replica of the Holy Grille at the famous 19th-century British landmark – Marble Arch, was displayed by The Museum of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine . This was while the Muslim community in the British capital was…
en shafaqna BEIJING IS LAUNCHING A MINI-MARSHALL PLAN FOR THE MIDDLE EAST

Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA- As President Xi Jinping impels China to take a more active role internationally, the Middle East is becoming one of its key staging grounds. Beijing is launching a mini-Marshall Plan for the Middle East and North Africa. China and…

Turkey changed the street of the US embassy to the name of a Muslim fighter

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SHAFAQNA- One more time, officials in Turkey have re-named the street in Ankara where a new US embassy building is located. Turkey announces the naming of the street in Ankara, where the embassy building is located, to Malcolm X.  Malcolm…

Iranian Lawyer: Saudi Arabia is a bargainer, won't be boycotted

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SHAFAQNA- "The reality is that the international arena are always pursuing their interests and Saudi Arabia has always been a bargainer. Never forgot that UN changed its vote on the Yemen' worst humanitarian crisis, due to Riyadh's threat to…

Iran's ambassador to Turkey denied the evacuation of Embassy

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SHAFAQNA- In an interview with the IRNA, Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Mohammad Ebrahim Taherianfard said that the suicide attack on the Iran embassy in Ankara was only a threat, emphasizing that no special action was taken and the situation…

Photos: Arbaeen pilgrimages walk towards Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen pilgrimages walk towards Karbala     Read more from Shafaqna: PHOTOS: THE 29TH ANNUAL ASHURA DAY PROCESSION HELD IN LONDON            Ashura 2018 in different Countries around…

Video: Don't Send Afghans Back

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SHAFAQNA- She should be safe, not afraid. That’s why we protested this week, telling European politicians to Keep Afghans Safe, Don't Send Afghans Back. From 4 to 10th of October, all over Europe protests took place against the deportations…

Thousands of Iraqis seek posts in new cabinet

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq’s new authorities determined that a novel option to recruit new ministers was to let members of the public apply for ministerial posts through a special government website. Adel Abdul Mahdi, nominee for Iraqi prime minister,…

Germany's Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: A speech delivered by the representative of al-Abbas Holy Shrine in Europe , Sayed Ahmad al-Radhi al-Hussainiin, in the opening of the First Intellectual Week of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas in Germany, saying: "On behalf…

Saudi Arabia is facing political and economic isolation over Khashoggi’s fate

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SHAFAQNA- The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. There has been cold…

US-led coalition in Deir Ezzor: Evacuating ISIS members and using white phosphorus

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SHAFAQNA- A week after Syrian publication accused US of transporting Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor, on Saturday local sources reported that US coalition strikes Syrian town using banned white phosphorus. War in Syria won't end while the…

The danger of moral collapse and death of the supreme values according to the Supreme Religious Authority

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority: If we do not find an active and rapid reaction to the dangers we are leaving such as misinformation, lies and deception, it foreshadows the moral collapse and death of the supreme values…

Flags of Imam al-Hussayn (P) and of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (P) fluttered in New York

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the first time In a ceremony in the state of New York, the delegation of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them), which is there to organize and participate in an international…

Iran came third in Asian Para 2018

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SHAFAQNA- In the Asian Para Games 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, Iran came third. Iran para sport squad bagged 51 gold, 42 silver, and 43 bronze medals to sit third in the tournament’s current medals table, IRNA reported. China became…

The Muslim Foundation in New York is visited by the delegations of holy shrines of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The holy shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and of al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them)'s joint delegation, visited one of the Islamic institutions in New York; the Muslim Foundation which houses the Masjid of Imam Ali (peace…