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Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…

World powers support Iran’s continued oil and gas exports despite US threats

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Shafaqna- European powers including China and Russia, said that they support Iran’s right to export oil and gas, despite threats of sanctions by the US. According to US News, five world powers have agreed with Iran to forge ahead with negotiations…

US Foreign Policy in Crisis

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SHAFAQNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in response to Mike Pompeo's claims about Iran:  Following the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)…

French special forces on the ground in Yemen

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SHAFAQNA - Middle East Monitor : French special forces are present on the ground in Yemen with forces from the United Arab Emirates, French newspaper Le Figaro reported on Saturday, citing two military source. The newspaper gave no further…

The Spactator claims Britain is fully Quran-compliant!

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SHAFAQNA - A British magazine claims that Britain is fully Quran-compliant. And it has been since the Elizabethan era. Ed Husain* writes in The Spectator: In all the agonising about Islamism, and what to do about it, it would be a mistake…

A New Kind of UK Shia Social Space" - Shafaqna News Article / Exclusive

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SHAFAQNA- Ahlulbayt Islamic Mission has successfully launched its new weekly community social events space at Muhammadi Trust in Willesden Green, London. A packed hall listened avidly to this weeks events key note speaker- Shaykh Zakariya,…

Protest against bin Salman UK visit (photos)

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of people gathered outside Downing Street to protest as Theresa May held talks inside with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Protesters chanted “Hands off Yemen - stop the bombing now” and…

Islamophobic Henry Jackson Society Attacks Britain's Muslim Charities

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SHAFAQNA- Syed Mohsin Abbas Muslim community leaders in Britain have condemned a new report published by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) which they say is an outrageous attack on a substantial portion of the Muslim charitable sector in the…

Over 200 Mosques to Hold Open Days across Britain

SHAAFQNA- The Visit My Mosque Day is an annual event facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain where people of all faiths and none visit their local mosque to learn more about Islam. This year will see the largest ever number of mosques…

Britain's Mosques – Back to the Future

SHAFAQNA - An energetic new generation of young Muslims is leading the Muslim Council of Britain and this week they launched their “Our Mosques Our Future” initiative. The one-day conference was held at Friends House in London with over…

Exclusive interview with Jeremy Corbyn

SHAFAQNA - Earlier this month Shafaqna had the privilege of conducting an interview with Jeremy Corbyn. Among other subjects, we discussed rising intolerance in British society against religious minorities on the premise that their beliefs set…

Schools' Halal Meat Ban Put on Hold in Britain

SHAFAQNA - A move to ban meat from non-stunned animals across schools in Lancashire, Britain, has been halted after Muslim leaders raised concerns it would create community tensions. Lancashire County Council made the decision to stop using…

“With this campaign we are trying to unit Muslims as well as Christians”

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SHAFAQNA - Dozens of Muslim youth braved freezing snowy weather to give away 6000 roses to the London public, in honour of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as part of the annual #RosesForPeace event organised by the Love Muhammad campaign…

1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

British PM condemns Jerusalem move

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SHAFAQNA - Theresa May condemned the controversial action as she reiterated the UK's support for continued negotiations between Israel and Palestine in a bid to prevent a world wide religious divide. Mrs May said: "We disagree with the US…

May urges Saudi Arabia to avert Yemen catastrophe

SHAFAQNA - British Prime Minister Theresa May has implored Saudi leaders to ease a blockade on war-torn Yemen to "avert a humanitarian catastrophe", her office said on Thursday, echoing urgent appeals from the United Nations. May met both…

Schools inspectors told to target Muslim girls

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim girls in primary schools will be questioned by school inspectors if they wear a hijab or headscarf. Ofsted schools inspectorate head Amanda Spielman announced the plan last weekend. She declared that wearing a hijab…

Racist Britain - Pandering ethno-sectarian stereotypes validates xenophobia

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SHAFAQNA - Channel 4 this October finds itself at the heart of a brewing scandal as critics have accused the network of fanning sectarian-based hatred and xenophobia in its would-be attempt to explore ‘Muslim life’ in the UK. While the…

Xenophobic Britain: Black And Muslims Are Treated Worse In Prisons

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SHAFAQNA - The race equality thinktank, the Runnymede Trust, and the University of Greenwich, investigated the treatment of male ethnic minority prisoners. New research has found that black and Muslim offenders are more likely to be badly…

Muslims extend hand to Jewish community after hate crime

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Muslim men have offered a “wonderful” gesture to their local Jewish community, after a synagogue was targeted with racist graffiti. The swastika and a racial slur were daubed on the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue…

Event at the Khoei Foundation - Youm e Zainab (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA - The Khoei Foundation will hold an event this Sunday,  22 October to mark Youm e Zainab (A.S)    

Justice for Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi - Community rallies around its cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi, a renowned and honourable religious and community leader who has serviced multiple communities across the UK, has been detained in Pakistan on serious charges, of which he is innocent. We need your help…

Shia cleric held on trumped up charges in Pakistan - Anti-Shiism campaign reaches new heights

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SHAFAQNA - Back in May 2017, Mawlana Syed Sibtain Kazmi, 57, who lives in Bradford, was held by Pakistani police as he was about to fly home from Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. The cleric, who has been a strong advocate…

UK Rights Group Calls for Fight Against Islamophobia as Anti-Muslim Crimes Surge

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SHAFAQNA - A British rights group has commented on a media report, citing police data, saying that the number of hate crimes against Muslim places of worship in the UK has doubled between 2016 and 2017. UK anti-racism advocacy group Hope…

Man Arrested in Britain over Facebook Post about ‘Ending the Life of Any Muslim’

SHAFAQNA- Eric King, 63, is accused of sharing other vile content including a video of a man desecrating the Quran. Another post on the account said: ‘Islam needs to be wiped off the face of the earth, if that means killing all Muslims,…

The Day of Ashura is marked by thousands in London

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SHAFAQNA - Thousands gathered near Marble Arch this Sunday to mark the Day of Ashura - a commemoration marking the martyrdom of the 3rd Imam of Islam: Imam Hussain, grandson to the Prophet Muhammad. Rallied around the idea that all people…

IUS Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign

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SHAFAQNA - IUS Imam Hussain Blood Donation Campaign would like you to once again join us and donate blood across London sessions in the name of Imam Hussain (as). Hurry! Book your appointment now! www.ius.org.uk/giveblood/sign-up/ Remember…