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WORLD WAR 3 SCENARIOS AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY AND THE PLANET

SHAFAQNA- Global Vision 2000 the International Islamic thinktank held an one day thinktank event in London on World War 3 scenarios and the future of humanity and the planet. This was a launching of it’s ground breaking work on eschatology…

Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

Islamic Architecture of Andalusia

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts: Spain’s Islamic centuries (AD 711-1492) left a particularly rich heritage of exotic and beautiful palaces, mosques, minarets and fortresses in Andalusia, which was always the  heartland of Al-Andalus (as the Muslim-…

Why should you eat Halal even if you are not a Muslim?

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SHAFAQNA - The Seattle Globalist | By: Muaadh Nalir : Being a student for a summer exchange program at Seattle, I couldn’t complain about anything except for one thing, FOOD! I, being a Muslim, found it difficult in finding halal meat (raw…

Iftar and dialogue program for Christians and Muslims in Washington

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SHAFAQNA- Earlier this week, a group of Christians joined the Muslims at Islamic Education Center of Washington to have a dialogue. Meanwhile they helped Muslims to prepare and distribute about 1000 Iftar. They had also fasted, because…

INTERVIEW WITH ARCHBISHOP LEO BOCCARDI APOSTOLIC NUNCIO OF THE HOLY SEE (VATICAN AMBASSADOR) TO THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Can you please introduce yourself and give your general background?   For  those  who  read  and  understand  their  life  with  faith  it  is  natural  to  discover  the plan of God for their life.…

Christians, Muslims come together to mourn victims of France attack

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SHAFAQNA-The bells of the Saint-Etienne church rang out under the grey sky in Trebes on Sunday (March 25) as hundreds of mourners, both Christian and Muslim, came together to pay their respects to the people who died in the deadly shooting that…

Pope responds to Ayat. Arafi's Christmas message

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SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Catholic World Pope Francis has responded to a Christmas message sent by Head of Iran's Islamic Seminaries Ayatollah Alireza Arafi to Christian representatives. The text of Pope Francis' appreciation letter which…

Amazing Story of a Lonely Model-Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Kelly from New Zealand explaining the reasons why she left Christianity to become a Muslim.     Salam alaikum everyone. This is Kelly and I thought I do my revert video now ,just ,so that it’s out of…

The doubt about unacceptable teachings : ” Jesus as the son of God !”

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SHAFAQNA- I was raised in a fairly religious Christian family. We went to church and every week and I was very involved in the church’s youth group. I loved learning the stories of the prophets, but for some reason I never thought of Jesus…

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…

Christian Judge Orders Muslims to Memorize Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- A Christian judge in northern Lebanon has ordered three young Muslims to memorize a chapter of the Holy Qur’an after they were convicted of insulting Mary, the mother of Jesus (peace be upon him). “The law is a school and…

Christian professors spoke at "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" conference in Qom

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SHAFAQNA- The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held in Imam Khomeyni International University, Qom, Iran. This one-day conference started with participation of scholars and clerics, international figures…

The Mission of Prophet Jesus (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Follow me, not worship me Like all other prophets, Jesus had also come to teach the sublime ethical issues. With his lifestyle, he set a role model for his followers inviting them to guard themselves against evil and to obey his…

Jesus through Shia Narrations

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications – Qum Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood,…

A Religious Activist in the UK, “The Love of the Infallible Imams (A.S.) Is the Foundation of Love for God”

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SHAFAQNA-“The love for the Infallible Imams (A.S.) is the foundation of love for God” a religious activist in the UK said. According to Astan News, one of the guests at Worldwide Conference on the Lovers of the household of the Apostle…

Trolls demanding examples of ‘Christian terrorists’ should read this

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SHAFAQNA- By: Parker Molloy Source: Upworthy According to an FBI analysis of every U.S. terrorist attack between 1980 and 2005, 94% were carried out by someone who was not Muslim. And yet, the number of anti-Muslim groups…

Christains, Sunnis and Shias in Karbala for Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shia Muslims. Large crowds…

For Palestinians, gestures of religious unity between Muslims and Christians are not rare, nor are they new.

SHAFAQNA- A Christian Palestinian warmed many hearts when a video of him reciting the Muslim call to prayer at the time of breaking fasts began to circulate online. Palestinian Christian Nael Ghantous was filmed as he called for prayer at…

Christians, Muslims Find Common Ground as Perth Church Hosts Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- St Paul’s Anglican Church in Beaconsfield, Perth, Western Australia, has been opening its doors to local Muslims as a place to conduct their Friday prayers for almost six years. This year the church hosted Ramadan on every…

Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (A.S) Conversation with a Christian Scholar

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) said, "one day I and my father came out of the assembly of Hisham. We happened to pass by a place where a group of Christians had come to ask questions from their scholar. We too went there to see what the affair…

Vatican to hold Islamic prayers for the first time in history

SHAFAQNA - On Sunday for the first time ever the readings from Quran will be heard at the Vatican. This move was initiated by the Pope Francis in order to bring peace between Israelis and Palestinians. During his visit last week to Jordan…

Quran Reciter Invited to Christian Marriage Ceremony

SHAFAQNA- A Christian family in Ghana Governorate of Egypt invited a Qari to recite Quranic verses in the marriage ceremony of their daughter. According to Almesryoon.com, Emad Haleem Hanna, a member of the family and brother of the…

Common ground: Muslims, Christians hope to keep dialogue going

SHAFAQNA - Monthly, informal lunch gatherings are spinning off of popular public panel discussions between local Christians and Muslims, according to area faith leaders. One such gathering already unfolded at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church…

Muslim, Christian and Jewish congregations unite to embrace refugee friends

SHAFAQNA- Religious differences quickly set aside as Oakville and Mississauga groups welcome Syrian refugees from Damascus. Members of Abraham's Children Together volunteers are shown with the Al Balkhi family, shortly…