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Halal Travel in Madrid

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SHAFAQNA- Esmadrid: Madrid is a great halal destination for a holiday, business trip or a city break. It has plenty of Muslim-friendly services that take into consideration their necessities regarding food and other actions that are not allowed…

How different countries celebrate Eid al-Adha?

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SHAFAQNA - Eid al-Adha, also known as "Feast of Sacrifice" or "Big Eid", is an Islamic religious festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim to follow God's command to sacrifice his son. Muslims around the world observe this event. This…

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : Situated in a fertile plain at the foot of Mount Zerhoun, the sprawling remains of Morocco’s oldest Roman site — Volubilis — have survived pillage and long periods of neglect. After decades of decay, however,…

10 Muslim World Cup facts you should know

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : Russia 2018 is a record-breaking World Cup for the Muslim world, with seven Muslim-majority nations taking part this year, the most since the start of the games in 1930. To celebrate this, here are…

Iran’s Ghoochannejhad quits international duty

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times | by Masoud Hossein : Iran national football team striker Reza Ghoochannejhad has retired from international duty on Wednesday. Ghoochannejhad, nicknamed ‘Gucci’, was a member of Iran national football team in…

Morocco's breaking record in tourism

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SHAFAQNA -  Morocco recorded a bumper year for tourist arrivals in 2017, breaking through the 11-million barrier for the first time, the tourism ministry announced on Monday.      Visitor arrivals numbered some 11.4 million, a 10% increase…

World Cup 2018: Iran has still a chance to knockout stage

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SHAFAQNA - Diego Costa breaks tie in 54th minute; Spain and Portugal have four points in Group B Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th…

Iran vs. Spain: If all goes well Carlos Queiroz will have secured his reputation

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SHAFAQNA: Iran is now at top of Group B and has a high chance of advancing to the knockout stage for the first time in their history.  If all goes well versus Spain, and then against Portugal, Carlos Queiroz will have secured his reputation…

World Cup 2018: Salah returns but Russia beat Egypt 3-1

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SHAFAQNA - Egypt lost on Tuesday to the Russians and so Arab teams in the World Cup are left with zero points from five games. Egypt lost to World Cup hosts Russia on Tuesday, minimising the The Pharaohs' chances of reaching the knockout…

Interior and Islamic Affairs Ministries Hunt for Extremist Books in Moroccan Bookstores

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SHAFAQNA - Morocco World News : Commissions from both ministries have begun a campaign in bookstores around the kingdom to search out religious extremist books, especially those whose authors are preachers known for praising terrorism and radicalism,…

Int'l Conference on Translating Quran to Be Held in Morocco

SHAFAQNA - The fifth international conference on translating the meanings of the Holy Quran is going to be held on Feb 20-21, 2018 in Morocco. The Knowledge Integration and Translation Laboratory at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Marrakech,…

Int'l Conference on Translating Quran to Be Held in Morocco

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SHAFAQNA- The fifth international conference on translating the meanings of the Holy Quran is going to be held on Feb 20-21, 2018 in Morocco. The Knowledge Integration and Translation Laboratory at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Marrakech,…

The Gap Widens between the Political Elite and the Ordinary People in Morocco

SHAFAQNA - The political earthquake that hit Morocco on October 30, 2016 following the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri in The Amazigh/Berbe city of Alhoceima can have dangerous consequences in the near future if the root causes are seen…

Spain and Morocco are hit by earthquake

SHAFAQNA - An earthquake registering 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck the Mediterranean Sea between Spain and Morocco. Buildings have been damaged by the quake, which was felt in Spanish cities, including Seville and Malaga. The earthquake…

Protecting non-Muslims - scholars debate in Morocco

SHAFAQNA - Muslim scholars will meet in Morocco to discuss how to protect non-Muslims living in their communities. The summit is the first of its kind in almost 1,400 years and is expected to attract more than 300 Islamic leaders from Muslim…

Number of Quran Memorizers in Morocco Exceeds One Million

SHAFAQNA-The number of Quran memorizers in Morocco is now more than one million, a member of the Moroccan Scientific Council announced. According to Almaghribtoday.net, Ahmad Al-Umrani, expert in Islamic Shari’a and member of the Scientific…

The sacred month of Muharram in Morocco

SHAFAQNA - The festival of Muharram will be celebrated in Morocco on Thursday October the 15th. Muharram is held to be the second holiest month, following Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days Muharram has significant religious importance…