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Barnet Graduate organises interfaith conference between Muslim and Jewish women

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SHAFAQNA- Saha ran the conference last Sunday with Sally Patterson, from Primrose Hill, who is currently the Equalities, Liberation and Access sabbatical officer at Bristol Student’s Union and a campaigner against hatred and division in the…

Islam Teaches Peace And Respect to Everyone And Everything Created

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a revert to Islam, Fatima, from Norway, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami Sister Fatima! Rahyafte Team (related to Edoardo AgnelliIslamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also…

WORLD WAR 3 SCENARIOS AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY AND THE PLANET

SHAFAQNA- Global Vision 2000 the International Islamic thinktank held an one day thinktank event in London on World War 3 scenarios and the future of humanity and the planet. This was a launching of it’s ground breaking work on eschatology…

Pope Francis set to visit the UAE in February next year

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SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis will make an historic visit to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in early February to attend an interfaith meeting, the Vatican announced on Thursday. Pope is invited by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin…

My Mom Never Forced Islam on Me

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SHAFAQNA- Eva is a German revert who lives in Germany. She is now 35 years old. This is her conversion story:   When I was thirteen years old, my mom embraced Islam. It was strange.   You know, being thirteen, everything…

Javanese and Sudanese Traditional Wedding Costumes

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SHAFAQNA- Asian Inspirations: Traditional Asian dressing can both delight and confuse non-Asians. Heavily influenced by conservative yet imaginative culture, clothing which originates from most parts of East and Southeast Asia are both colourful…

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over anti-Muslim policies

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SHAFAQNA-  The now former president of the party took Ukip to 3rd place by number of votes in the 2015 election and significantly shaped the ground for the Brexit referendum. He was dismayed by Batten’s policies and his decision to appoint…

‘You are loved’: Threatened Muslim girl receives 500 supportive notes

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SHAFAQNA- Two weeks after receiving the threats, 10-year-old Muslim girl receives 500 interfaith letters of support from all over the United States. The Muslim child, a fifth-grade student at Hemenway Elementary School, discovered a note…

Jewish-Muslim cooperation in Scotland against antiSemitism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslim Council of Scotland and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities have agreed a set of concrete steps to expand cooperation between the two faith communities and to “setting up a ‘ faith-specific social care service. The…

Texas Republicans want to remove Muslim from Vice Chair Post of Local GOP

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SHAFAQNA- Some GOP leaders in Tarrant County in Texas want to remove Shahid Shafi from local GOP leadership, because he’s Muslim. This issue is a controversial effort that began months ago when a small group of local Republicans began pushing…

Video: If a Muslim family moves next door to you...

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SHAFAQNA- Muslim brain drain phenomena overseas to the West is well known & Muslims do carry their values and Islamic practices consistently with them. This comment reflects why the negative securitisation & criminalisation of Islam…

Muslim woman mugged in broad daylight at London ATM

SHAFAQNA- The middle-aged woman wearing a headscarf was attacked, apparently by a teenage girl, around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday while withdrawing cash at an ATM in the London Borough of Newham. The attacker can be seen waiting for the woman…

Ethnic Muslim fighter eyes Myanmar’s kickboxing crown

SHAFAQNA- This December he will fight for the title in the national championship of traditional Lethwei, considered by many as one of the world's most brutal martial arts. Tun Tun Min, an ethnic Mon and Muslim, became Myanmar's youngest open-weight…

Islamophobia driving belief in myths about Muslims in British society, MPs say

SHAFAQNA- The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims found that “prevalent” Islamophobia was driving division, hate crime and even terror attacks. “British society at large, by virtue of normalised prejudice against…

German girls volunteer to wear Islamic headscarves in school ‘discrimination experiment’

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SHAFAQNA- The experiment last week saw the volunteers don the hijab as part of an assignment by their teacher at the Geschwister-Scholl comprehensive school in the town of Lünen in North Rhine-Westphalia, German broadcaster WDR reports. The…

Muslim judicial council 'deeply disturbed' by Cape Town mosque shooting

SHAFAQNA- MJC spokesperson Mishka Davies said on Friday that the organisation was "deeply disturbed at the tragic incident" that unfolded at the mosque on Tuesday. "To our understanding, Brother Yusuf Andile Silwana was busy with maintenance…

100 countries will be present in Islamic Unity conference

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SHAFAQNA- Secretary General of World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WFPS)  said that efforts to create conflict in the Muslim world have failed, and we will celebrate the beginning of this victory on the thirty-second Islamic…

My Dream Came True

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SHAFAQNA- Angelene McLaren is a journalist who works for a Wisconsin (USA) based Islamic magazine while living in Detroit. A prolific writer and PR woman, Angelene has worked for various magazines and PR firms in the US during the last one…

Belgian independent deputy Özdemir: Europe continues to bar the representation of Muslim women

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SHAFAQNA- As a result of the midterm elections in the United States last week, two Muslim politicians were elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in U.S. history. Along with Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Native…

New hate crime tracker in India finds victims are predominantly Muslims

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SHAFAQNA-The election results in Brazil last month came as another troubling reminder of the direction in which an increasing number of countries are careening. In nation after nation, a growing number of people are voting for leaders who stoke…

10-year-old Muslim girl in Massachusetts receives threatening notes

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim elementary school student has received threatening notes at a school in Massachusetts, and police are investigating death threats as a hate crime. The family of this 10-year-old Muslim girl says they just want the person…

My journey to Islam From Israeli Teachings to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- I did not have to be a Muslim. Maybe. I could have been a Hindu, worshipping 14,321 gods and goddesses, such as a goddess for my neighbor’s dog, another for the moon, and yet another for Evander Holyfield’s lost ear. I would be…

GDP Impact of Muslim Travel In The Middle East To Hit $36 Billion

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SHAFAQNA- The GDP impact of Muslim travel in the Middle East is forecast to hit $36 billion by 2020, up 21% from $29.7 billion in 2017 and representing 19% of the total global GDP generated by the end of the decade, according to research unveiled…

"The more I read about Islam the more I am falling in love with it"

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam | By Charlie Alcala : The current of life can drag you to a place you would never think of going.  Our fate is not in our hands, although it would seem to be; in its very veins are traces of handprint totally in contrast…

Photos: Iranian pilgrims return to Iran from Iraq

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SHAFAQNA- ISNA: Many Iranian pilgrims, who had participated in Arba’een March in Karbala City of Iraq, returned to Iran. The pilgrims entered Iran from the border terminal of Mehran City located in Ilam province. Arba'een Day is a Shiite…

Muslim-led groups raised Funds for Jewish victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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SHAFAQNA- A Muslim-led effort has begun a fundraiser over $200,000 to help the victims and their families of Saturday’s synagogue shooting at the Pittsburgh where 11 people killed . CelebrateMercy and MPower Change started the fundraiser…

Can Muslims Celebrate Halloween?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: While we are waiting for Christmas to come, it seems impossible to ignore Halloween in the meantime. It is full of fun and excitement which is why it is so popular among many people around the world. But, have you ever…

Swedish Pilgrim: That's why Muslims all around the world are keen to commemorate Arbaeen pilgrimage

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: From all over the world, Arab and foreign Hussainian service volunteer groups have entered the holy city of Kerbela to offer free services to the Arba’een pilgrims. Hasan ElMujteba Hussainian service volunteer…