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Survey reveals misconceptions, opinions houstonians have about Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna : Houstonians interviewed for a survey about Muslims are significantly mistaken about the size of that community nationwide and have positive and negative opinions about the people who form it. That is the main takeaway of…

India's lower house passes anti-Muslim citizenship bill

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SHAFAQNA- India's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that will grant citizenship to members of certain religious minorities but not Muslims, sparking protests in the country's northeast. The legislation, which still needs the approval…

US: Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

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SHAFAQNA- Young Muslims from across the US have spent their weekends clearing trash from national parks affected by the partial government shutdown. In Philadelphia, more than a dozen volunteers gathered in the rain on Saturday to clear rubbish…

GERMANY: COLOGNE HOST "THE FUTURE OF MUSLIMS IN EUROPE"

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SHAFAQNA- The Turkish religious authority Diyanet has organized a three-day conference entitled "The Future of Muslims in Europe" in Cologne. Representatives of Islamic religious communities from Germany and Europe, academics, activists and…

Belgium bans Islamic halal way of slaughter

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SHAFAQNA- Jews and Muslims in Belgium are upset about a new ban on the ritual slaughter of animals, which they fear is being driven by hostility to their faith. Animal rights groups praised the new law banning halal and kosher practices, but…

Muslims and Christians Celebrate Christmas Together

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SHAFAQNA | by Nasibeh Yazdani : It’s Christmas time, commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ (PBUH) which is a major religious celebration for Christians around the world, but many people don't know Muslims also have a deep love and respect…

Protesters in Jakarta and Berlin voice solidarity with Muslim Uyghurs

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SHAFAQNA- Two protest demonstrations were held outside the Chinese embassy in the capitals of Indonesia and Germany to condemn the human rights violations against the Muslim Uyghurs. Calls are growing in Indonesia – the world’s largest…

Attacks on Muslims and mosques dropped in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- According to media reports, the number of attacks on Muslims and mosques has fallen significantly in Germany in first 9 months of 2018 in comparsion to last year. The German authorities had recorded a total of 578 anti-Muslim hate…

What do Islam and Quran say about Jesus Christ (PBUH)?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: There are many verses in the Quran about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH). Muslims just like Christians revere Jesus, and some even believe that he is more honored among Muslims. They assert Jesus’ holiness…

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,…

Islamic scholars prohibited the normalization of relations with Israel

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SHAFAQNA- Clerics from Yemen, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria issued a joint statement on Monday that denied normalization with Israel and called for the liberation of Islamic holy sites. The joint statement of Muslim scholars confirmed…

Do Muslims Celebrate Christmas?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Some people ask why Muslims do not celebrate Christmas? Is that because they do not agree on the 25th of December as Jesus birthday? Or is that because they say Christians believe in Jesus as son of God, while Muslims…

"Europe needs Muslims - and Muslims need Europe"

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SHAFAQNA- "Without religion, Europe is unthinkable and the religions with their diverse traditions will be needed in the future to keep alive the 'European Peace Project',” as a result of the three-day European Congress in Paderborn, which…

Increase of hate crimes against Muslims in Canada

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SHAFAQNA- The number of hate crimes targeting Muslims were up by more than 200 percent last year in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. Much like in the U.S., Canada has become politically more divided in recent years over issues…

Photos: Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Interfaith celebration of the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (S.A) was held at Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IECOC) with the presence of Glendale city church pastor Todd Leonard and Prof. Johnny Ramirez-Johnson.  …

Muslims around the world celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Muslims, along with sunni Muslims across the world, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last messenger sent by Allah to mankind, which had a divine message to promote peace and monotheism…

Islam's first ever mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: By Allah’s greatest creation, on the 15th of Rabi’ al-Awwal 1AH, the first mosque ever was built . The Quba Mosque has a special and unique place in the hearts of Muslims due to its association with the Prophet…

The Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (P) visited by the Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali: The Sudanese Ambassador to Iraq, Yasin Iwadh Ismael, had the honor of visiting the  Imam Ali (PBUH) holy shrine. "We had the honor of visiting this holy place and this holy and great Islamic figure, Imam Ali (PBUH)," he…

Muslim-Jewish think tank establishment in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- Officials from the Jewish Association of Ernest Ludwig Erlich, along with officials from the Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Islamic Association, will launch the Muslim-Jewish think tank in the near future. The German social and political issues…

Indian Muslims are upset about bans on prayers in Taj Mahal

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SHAFAQNA- Indian Muslims are upset about a Nov. 5 order that restricts pray at the mosque located inside the compound of India's national landmark Taj Mahal, except on Fridays when the mosque is only open to locals. The Archaeological Survey…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

Hate directed towards Islam has motivated many US Muslims to enter politics

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SHAFAQNA- Since the 2016 presidential election, Trump's views expressed on the campaign trail and from the Oval Office have stoked the fire of Islamophobic rhetoric in the political mainstream, proliferating hate speech and anti-Muslim sentiment.…

Fashion World make a More Inclusive Space for Muslim Women

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SHAFAQNA- Designers and international brands in last few years have taken notice to the significance of Muslims in the fashion industry by creating Muslim clothing line featuring hijabs that allow Muslim women to express themselves while still…

Photos: The ceremony of Arbaeen in the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (SA)

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SHAFAQNA- Yesterday, Muslims held ceremonies of Arbaeen of Imam Hussain (A.S.) inside the holy shrine of Hazrat Zainab (peace be upon him) near Damascus. According to Almenar, Lovers of Ahl-al-Bayt (peace be upon them), by holding flags…

Video: Imam Hussain (P) is very important because he scarified his life for the entire humanity

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain(A.S.) is important because he scarified his life for the entire humanity. He didn't scarify his life only for Muslims, but for all Humanity.That's why Imam Hussain(A.S.) is very important for all human beings, not only…

Increase of anti-Islam campaigning in the US on the verge of the midterm Election

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SHAFAQNA- Anti-Islam rhetoric has surged in U.S. midterm election campaigns, a new study found. Ahead of the midterm Election Day, Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy group in Oakland, California, released their Running on Hate 2018 report…

Video: "Imam Hussain (P) is Unique and He died for Islam"

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SHAFAQNA- "The experience of being in Karbala is wonderful and I'm excited. I cannot describe the feeling, but we hope for all Muslims who don't know Imam Hussain (A.S.), to come and join us to understand how beautiful Islam is. we know that…

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…