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…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

“Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” Festival in India

SHAFAQNA- The 4th edition of “Amir Al-Mumenin (AS)” annual cultural festival has been organized in Bangalore, India, by the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine. According to, "Amir Al-Mumenin (AS);…