Posts

Uzbekistan’s Blue City: the beautiful Samarkand

, , , ,
SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Afifa Thabet : When the famous Muslim traveler Ibn Battuta visited this wonderful place in 1330, he described it as “one of the greatest and finest cities, and most perfect of them in beauty”. He was right! Such a…

Photos: Historical city of Seimareh in western Iran

, , ,
SHAFAQNA -IRNA : The historical city of Seimareh in Ilam Province is considered as one the largest historical cities in the western part of the country, waiting to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Seimareh is one of the…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

, ,
SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

London Mosque Becomes the UK’s First to Accept Cryptocurrency

SHAFAQNA- The move would make the Hackney mosque in East London the first in the UK to take payments in digital currency. The chairman of the Shacklewell Lane Mosque told the UK’s news publications about the move to accept both Bitcoin…

Islamophobic Henry Jackson Society Attacks Britain's Muslim Charities

,
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…

Attacks on Mosques rising in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA - There has been an increase in the number of attacks targeting mosques in the Netherlands, according to a report released by a Turkish university on Monday. Issued by Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, the 2016 Netherlands Human…

Mosque Helps Yemen Victims

SHAFAQNA- Worshippers of Faizan-e-Madinah Masjid (mosque) in Peterborough, England, donated money to help those affected by the war in Yemen. A cheque for £2,000 was handed over by the Faizan-e-Madinah Mosque in Gladstone Street to help…

4 mosques closed in France for spreading ‘radical ideology

SHAFAQNA - French authorities have closed four mosques in the Paris region for promoting the ideology of radical Islam under the state of emergency as France continues to tackle the issue of home-grown radicalism following a number of high-profile…

FBI Investigating Plainfield Mosque Vandalism

,
SHAFAQNA- "It upsets me to see something like that,” Julie Knust, who lives near the mosque, said. ISNA reported the graffiti to police and the FBI as a hate crime. "You don’t see this sort of thing anywhere in town,” said Jerry…

80 UK mosques to open doors to non-Muslims in bid to tackle Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA - In a bid to tackle rising Islamophobia across the United Kingdom, The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has organised a “Visit my mosque” day next month, with over 80 mosques opening their doors to non-Muslims. The mosques…

Saudi Arabia targets Yemen's mosques in air raids

SHAFAQNA - Yemen official news agency confirmed this Saturday that Saudi Arabia, which has run a violent and relentless military campaign against its neighbour, on account it wishes to impose its political and religious diktat, is now systematically…

French mosques open their doors to non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of mosques and Islamic prayer rooms across France have opened their doors to encourage visits by non-Muslims in a country shaken by recent jihadist attacks. Dubbed "a brotherly cup of tea", local mosques are handing out…

Fatima al-Zahra Islamic Center, an Active Shia Center in El Salvador, America

SHAFAQNA- Head of the Shia Muslims Society of El Salvador described the Fatimat-ul-Zahra (SA) Islamic Center as the most active Shia institution in Central America. Mustafa Elsalvadori said the center was launched in the Latin American country…

Muslims open arson-hit mosque to public on SundayAusr

SHAFAQNA - If you've ever been interested in what the inside of a mosque looks like, you'll get your chance this Sunday. Despite the Garden City Mosque being ravaged by a fire earlier this year, in what was the second arson attack on the…

Muslims mobilize in US to build Mosques and schools

SHAFAQNA - The Muslim families rallying in support of the new Qur’an school seemed to swallow up the opposition that night in 2013. Hundreds of adults and children overflowed the Blaine City Council Chambers, with school supporters stepping…