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Jews and Muslims: Here From the Founding OPED

SHAFAQNA - Are we a Christian nation? The religious affiliations of the new Congress certainly make it look that way. As our “representative” body, the Congress is 91% Christian, a figure only slightly below the 95% of lawmakers that called…

The Jews of Yemen - Surviving Saudi Arabia’s grand religious cleanse

SHAFAQNA - A gem hidden deep in Arabia, Yemen’s history still echoes of the footsteps of some of the world’s most prominent historical, and religious figures. The land time forgot, a land made red and gold by the intensity of its Sun, Yemen’s…

Orthodox Jews Rally in Manhattan Against Forced Conscription into Israeli Army

SHAFAQNA - America's Orthodox Jewish community staged a demonstration yesterday, Monday, July 11, in front of the Israeli Consulate in Manhattan, to protest against the State of Israel's forced drafting of religious young men into their…

Do Muslims Believe in the Old Testament?

SHAFAQNA - The Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew Bible, has an ambiguous status in Islam. On the one hand, the Quran teaches that God sent divine revelation through a series of prophets mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures, including Abraham,…
Archbishop Atallah

Archbishop unhappy with Israel's shunning of Islam, Christianity's holy sites in Jerusalem

SHAFAQNA - Archbishop Atallah Hanna slammed Tuesday the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for publishing a guiding brochure of Occupied Jerusalem that hides Islamic and Christian holy sites. Hanna said in a press statement the brochure…

Muslims follow the God of Abraham

SHAFAQNA - Faith, sacrifice, commitment and patience. These are just some of the qualities that characterize Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham as he is called in English (peace be upon him). So it should come as no surprise that he is revered…

Enough already! There is no such thing as an Islamic crusade against Israel, Jews or Christians

SHAFAQNA - While I might be preaching to the proverbial choir here I believe there are still a few stagnant misconceptions regarding Islam which needs clearing when it comes to the infamous Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To begin with Israel’s…

Paul Galloway on religious semantic and the notion of God

SHAFAQNA - Paul Galloway is the executive director of the American Center for Outreach, an advocacy group for civic participation of Muslims in Tennessee. A tolerant man, a man of peace and reason, Mr Galloway offered an interesting position…

On Hummus - mania and spreading tolerance

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SHAFAQNA - Hummus is a signature dish of Middle Eastern cuisine -- a delicious spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil and seasonings. On Thursday, hummus will become a symbol of peace as 15 Muslim and Jewish activists break…

Palestinian Translates Holy Quran into Hebrew to Introduce Islam among Jewish

SHAFAQNA - A Palestinian teacher translated the Holy Quran into the Hebrew language in a bid to introduce Islam to the Jewish community worldwide, specially in the occupied lands, after recent studies showed a fast growing interest among Jews…

The Covenant of Abraham (as) in the Torah, Bible and Qur’an: Implications about the Universal Nature of the Lessons of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA - Allamah Iqbal once wrote, “The story of the Kaaba is unique, simple and colorful – it ends with Husain (as) and begins with Ishmael (as).” Some scholars have noted a relationship between the events we commemorate in Hajj…

Messianic Judaism and the signs of the Blood Moon

SHAFAQNA - “And it will come to pass on that day, when Gog comes against the land of Israel, declares the Lord God, that My blazing indignation will flame in My nostrils.” (Ezekiel 38:18) There are signs, both in current events and in…