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London Hosts 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. The College had invited abstracts to be submitted for its fourth conference,…

UK Sells $445 Million of Arms to Israel, Including Sniper Rifles

SHAFAQNA- Britain has approved the sale of arms to Israel worth $445m since the 2014 Gaza war, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by Middle East…

Got 24 hours to spend in London? Try these 4 halal food hotspots

SHAFAQNA - When you jet to a non-Muslim destination for a very quick stay, it makes sense to choose convenience at meal times and opt for something vegetarian or seafood-based. However, with more and more halal restaurants and takeaway options…

Anti war demonstration in London

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SHAFAQNA- The anti war groups had a demonstration against Western airstrike on Syria in front of the UK Parliament, today. Acording Shafaqna's reporter, they said: We strongly condemn the missile attacks on Syria last week which will have…

Protest in London / Trump & May - No More Bombs on Syria

SHAFAQNA- The largest anti war group ( Stop the war coalition ) handed a letter signed by MP's, trade unionists, celebrities and academics to No.10 to urge Theresa May to refrain from joining Donald Trump in escalating the war in Syria. At…

Human Rights Protest Against Israel's Corporate Funders

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SHAFAQNA- As Israeli attacks on peaceful Palestinian demonstrators outraged the world yet again ; in London the British based Human Rights Group - Inminds this weekend protested outside Adidas's flagship store on Oxford Street to demand Adidas…

UK: London mayor's failure to act against extremists could lead to another terror attack

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SHAFAQNA - IHRC has written to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan accusing him of facilitating another potential far right terror attack against Muslims on the streets of London similar to that carried out by Darren Osborne against Muslim worshippers…

British Governments Muslim Assimilation Agenda

SHAFAQNA- In the week that the British government finally released its Integration report The Muslim Council of Britain has published its own special report showcasing diverse voices on integration in the UK. That the British government urged…

Iran Embassy Violently Attacked In London

SHAFAQNA- A shia extremists affiliated to Ayatollah Sadeq Shirazi  attacked the Iranian embassy premises in London tonight. The Iranian Ambassador to the UK has confirmed that this attack was *NOT* stopped by UK police. In an extremist…

LSE apologises after “harassment” of female Muslim student praying

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SHAFAQNA- Perhaps one of the proudest moments for any parent is their child’s admittance into University. Even more so for a child who has been accepted into a prestigious university such as the London School of Economics (LSE) to study…

London to Host Int’l Conference on Islamic Philosophy, Theology, Mysticism

SHAFAQNA - The 20th edition of an international conference on Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism will be held in London next month. The World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology will organize the scholarly event on February…

London Tube and Buses Chosen to Highlight Anti-Muslim Hate Crime

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SHAFAQNA- Transport for London (TfL) and police in the UK capital are working together on 200 events across in support of the broader National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Arab News reported. Muslims have been the targets of several attacks…

Violence at the Iraqi Embassy - London

SHAFAQNA - Pro-Kurdish protesters attacked this Monday the Iraqi embassy in London in a bid to denounce Baghdad's move in Kirkuk. Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish…

Arbaeen 2017 - London Procession, Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA -  We can now confirm that the next Arbaeen UK procession will be held on: Sunday 12th November 2017   Volunteers Meeting When Sunday 5th November, 2017 @ 17:00 – 18:00 Where Islamic Centre of England…

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)    

Several people injured after car mounts pavement outside London's National History Museum

SHAFAQNA - An incident involving a car has been reported outside London’s Natural History Museum. Local media says a car reportedly ploughed into pedestrians. One man has been arrested at the scene. Police say a number of people have been…

THE DAY OF ASHURA: British Muslims offer unequivocal rejection of sectarian-based oppression

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SHAFAQNA - “I came seeking reformation for the Ummah [community] of my grandfather Muhammad. I intend to enjoy good and forbid evil, to act according to the traditions of my grandfather and my father Ali ibn Abi Talib.” Imam Hussain If…

Ashura draws 1000s to the streets of London in defiance against Terror

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SHAFAQNA - In a touching display of loyalty to the third Imam of Islam: Imam Hussain ibn Ali, who, 13 centuries ago, was martyred in the plain of Karbala (Iraq) for he refused to bow to tyranny and thus renege on the Word of God, thousands took…

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…

Take in London's best Muslim sites by open-top bus

SHAFAQNA - London is one of the world’s top Islamic tourist spots, and visitors now have the chance to view the capital’s historic Muslim sites by open-top bus. Billed as “London’s first halal bus sightseeing tour”, the four-hour…

EXCLUSIVE - The London Halal Food Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Over 18,000 people attended this weekends spectacular Halal Food Festival.The event - the only one of its kind, was staged at London’s historic Tobacco Dock. The festival attracts visitors from across the UK keen to discover new…

Grenfell Tower Vigil

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SHAFAQNA - On the 27th July there was a multi-faith vigil for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. After lighting of candles, Mrs Aliya Azam, representing the Al-Khoei Foundation made the opening remark  "United in…

Vigil held to protest Islamophobic attacks

SHAFAQNA- A group of activists held a vigil Wednesday in the British capital to support the victims of the most recent anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K. Stand Up To Racism held the vigil in Stratford, east London, to show “solidarity”…

Vigil held in London to protest Islamophobic attacks

SHAFAQNA - A group of activists held a vigil on Wednesday in the British capital to support victims of recent anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K. Stand Up To Racism held the vigil in Stratford, east London, to show “solidarity” with the victims…

Quranic Course for Female Teachers Held in London

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SHAFAQNA - The London-based branch of the Holy Quran Institute affiliated to the Astan (custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine held a Quranic course for female teachers in Britain. According to Al-Kafeel website, Sheikh Ziauddin…

East London acid attack: When Muslims are the victims, we refuse to call it terrorism

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SHAFAQNA - The differences in how we talk about attacks on Muslims, as opposed to those perpetrated by Muslims, reveal a double standard rooted in Islamophobia. Jameel Muhktar and his cousin Resham Khan will never forget what happened at…

Al Khoei Foundation marks Eid al-Fitr - London

SHAFAQNA - Al Khoei Foundation marks Eid al-Fitr in London - 2017

Prince Charles visits Finsbury Park's Muslim community to show royal support after attack

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SHAFAQNA - The Prince of Wales has delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen as he visited faith leaders and community members including a victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park. One man died and nine people…