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I Find Islam to be the Only Religion which is Scientific

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SHAFAQNA- Sister Simone! Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also for the time you allocated to us. First of all please tell us about yourself. (Name, country,…

Erdogan opened Germany's largest mosque in Cologne

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SHAFAQNA- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan opened one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne during his controversial visit to Germany. As Erdogan opens the Cologne Central Mosque, Some 10,000 Erdogan critics take to the streets in Cologne…

The Sense of Community in Islam Attracted Me

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a Revert to Islam, Katy, from the USA, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami from Rahyafte: – Please give us a biography of yourself. My name’s Katy. I’m 21 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA [Georgia is a…

Lady Jac a revert from USA: Islam Is the Most Beautiful Religion

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SHAFAQNA- My name is Jac. I’m 19 years old and I converted to Islam late 2017 in September. Before Islam, I was baptized in the name of Catholicism. As a child though, religion never really mattered to me no matter how hard I tried. The…

Macron Urged to Listen to French Muslims on New Rules

SHAFAQNA-A number of prominent French Muslim activists said Sunday that President Emmanuel Macron should listen to more Muslim voices before finalizing plans for new rules for Islam in France. The French government needed to decide if…

UKIP call for "Muslim-only" prison

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SHAFAQNA- The United Kindom Independence party (UKIP) has called for creation of Muslim-only prisons and more stringent security checks for immigrants from “Islamic countries.” The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has proposed…

The Supreme Religious Authority: He who was courageous against ISIL is the one who embodied the principles of the Hussayni Renaissance

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority confirmed that he who was courageous and making sacrifices against the terrorist ISIL gangs is the one who embodied the principles of the Hussayni Renaissance. Stressing at the same time that…

Canada's First Professional Muslim Theatre Company opens in Montreal

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SHAFAQNA- The Silk Road Theater Company, a Canadian Muslim non-profit organization, open "Canada's first professional theatre company in Montreal to bring diverse stores from within Muslim communities to the stage. The Silk Road Theatre Company…

How to Decline Alcohol Gift Without Being Rude

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SHAFAQNA- Exchanging gifts among people from different faiths can be an awkward occasion with hits and misses. What if a friend offered you an alcohol gift? How should you behave? Be Grateful, Explain Simply Ustadh Majed Mahmoud shares…

Canyon Country's Al Umma Center for Muslim Worshipers

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SHAFAQNA- When you pass Al-Umma Center on Sierra Highway, less than a mile north of Soledad Canyon Road, you may not know that it is a place of worship if you aren’t acquainted with Islam. The Muslim mosque was established in 2013 and occupies…

Ripon College bans Sept. 11 memorial because "It May Offend Muslim students"

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SHAFAQNA-  Ripon College in Wisconsin discourages 9/11 Memorial on campus because posters are offensive to Muslim students. The private school cited bias reports that were filed during last year’s Sept. 11 memorial project, a project that…

Video: Muslim man pray in Sikh temple as he can’t find a mosque

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SHAFAQNA - a Muslim man praying towards Mecca inside a Sikh temple in Malaysia has been seen in a video shared widely on Facebook. The man was spotted in Gurdwara Sahib Bercham Ipoh in Malaysia praying while Sikh hymns were being sung on…

Muslim woman accuses One Nation leader of double standards: "I am as much an Australian as you are"

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SHAFAQNA - The young Muslim woman’s challenge to the One Nation leader of double standards  received overwhelming applause from the studio audience after she accused Ms Pauline Hanson in a bold declaration of Australian pride. The One…

Mongolia's Halal meat exports on the path to growth

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SHAFAQNA- Mongolia has an estimated 30 million sheep - more than New Zealand - but has until recently only managed to export a thin slice of its overall meat output. It hopes that will change as it taps overseas appetite for halal mutton from…

Al-Azhar: harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished

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SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s top Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, has issued a statement expressing harassment of women is religiously forbidden and should be punished 'regardless of the context or conditions'. Al-Azhar, which has huge influence…

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…

Fatwa called measles vaccine 'religiously forbidden' in Muslim-majority Indonesia

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SHAFAQNA- In a fatwa, or religious ruling, issued by the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), point out country’s measles vaccine religiously forbidden because it contains ingredients derived from pigs. The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) says…

The Position of Jesus(pbuh) in Islam Attracted Him

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SHAFAQNA-An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Gregory Sowden from Canada by Atefeh Keyhani   First of all, Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) would like to thank you for agreeing to hold an interview…

Islamic Center of England celebrates Eid Al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA:  In London, a ceremony to celebrate Eid al-Ghadir will be held in the Islamic Center of England on Thursday. According to the center’s website, the event will include various programs, including a speech by the center’s…

The peace I felt when listening or reading the Quran.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Kendra Moe, from Indiana, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami.   -Please give us a biography of yourself. I was born on 12/13/2000, and grew up in a Christian house in the sort of…

Muslim-founded charter school must close in California

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SHAFAQNA- A charter school in Southern California with a new campus build by Muslim community leaders with nearly $30 million in tax-free bonds must close and now may have to repay the money. With Guidance Charter School's gleaming new campus…

Violent Mob Vandalised Muslim man’s house in Rohtak over suspicion of cow slaughter

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SHAFAQNA-A Muslim man's house was vandalized by a mob at Titoli village in the Rohtak district of Haryana state, India on last Wednesday after that a calf died on being hit with a stick by a Muslim youth to protect his relative’s children…

Muslim woman wins discrimination case after refusing handshake at job interview in Sweden

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SHAFAQNA - A Swedish Muslim woman, 24, whose job interview as an interpreter in Uppsala, Sweden was abruptly cut short when she refused to shake hands with a man for religious reasons, wins discrimination case. Farah Alhajeh said she placed…

UN: Myanmar generals had 'genocidal intent' against Rohingya

SHAFAQNA- The civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has allowed hate speech to thrive, destroyed documents and failed to protect minorities from crimes against humanity and war crimes by the army in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, they…

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-…

British Government do not support a ban on wearing the veil in public

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SHAFAQNA- Boris Johnson has sparked anger by claiming that women wearing burkas look like letter boxes and bank robbers. His comments have been furiously condemned by Muslim leaders and Labour, with MP David Lammy branding him a ‘pound-shop…

Indian Traditional Islamic Wedding

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SHAFAQNA - Cultural India : Islam is one of the prominent religions in the world with over 1.6 billion zealous followers of the religion. Wedding is an integral part of Islamic culture and are mandated by the Holy Quran as one of the primary…

‘Shi’a’ and Imamate

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SHAFAQNA- The term ‘Shi’a’ means ‘follower’, and now refers, conventionally, to the group of Muslims who, after the death of the Holy Prophet, believed that the function of leadership in the Islamic community was the prerogative of…