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American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA- The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

American Muslim leaders arrested while supporting Dreamers

SHAFAQNA- By Safvan Allahverdi Prominent Muslim-American faith leaders on Monday were arrested at the U.S. Capitol while urging Congress to stand against President Donald Trump’s effort to end a program that protects certain young immigrants. Led…

HOW MUSLIM AMERICANS ARE DEFENDING THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AGAINST BIGOTRY

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SHAFAQNA- On an early morning last summer, Ajeyo Yusuf got the fright of his life. "I get a little bit jittery when I talk about this," he says, recalling the incident. That morning, the 26-year-old from Bangladesh woke up around 5 a.m.…

American doctor: What we've seen contradicts what mass media portrays

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SHAFAQNA- An American Christian couple: Dr. Jack Pence and his wife – from Minnesota State – visited Imam Hussein Shrine in the holy city of Kerbela.   Pence said – in an interview – that some Americans fear coming to Iraq…

American converted Muslim feels safe to be in Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- “I feel safe being in Iraq, and that’s enough for me” Jasmine, a recent American female Muslim convert said during her visit to the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine. (AhlulBayt News Agency) – Jasmine, who lives in Georgia – U.S.,…

Obesity is Growing Worldwide: Americans Are Overweight, The World’s Fattest People

SHAFAQNA- Obesity is one case that is growing more rapidly worldwide. According to the OECD Health Statistics 2017, the United States has the largest percentage of obesity cases among population aged 15 years and above, led by women.  Source: OECD…

Daniel Chard, American writer: US claim on fighting terrorism is contradictory

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SHAFAQNA- An American writer has said that US has no single definition for terrorism and is pursuing a contradictory approach regarding the vicious phenomenon. “Trump’s discriminatory, counterproductive Muslim travel ban targets citizens…

Nathalia Costa, American converts need post-conversion help & support

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SHAFAQNA-About 20% of American Muslims are converts — people who didn’t grow up with the religion and often don’t have any cultural ties. many converts say they need help and support — but it can be surprisingly hard to find. One place…

Top 10 fears of 2016: What do Americans fear most?

SHAFAQNA- Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime,…

I Am An American, And There Is Nothing Islamic About The Brussels Attacks

SHAFAQNA-I fumble under my pillow to turn off the blaring siren noise I set as my alarm. It’s a Tuesday morning during midterms week, and I spent last night writing my 20-page engineering paper with a cup of black coffee by my side. With much…

Americans becoming less religious, new poll shows

SHAFAQNA- The percentage of Americans who say they believe in God, pray daily, and attend church regularly is declining, a new poll shows. The survey which was conducted  by the Pew Research Center among more than 35,000 US adults, registered…