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Two Muslim politicians Could Be First Muslim Women In US Congress

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SHAFAQNA-A number of progressive Muslim Americans are competing for governmental office across the US. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar have the potential to be the ‘first’ Muslim woman elected to sit in Congress. America has 3.5m Muslims,…

Muharram in Afghanistan: an occasion to remember the tragedies of Hazāra community

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SHAFAQNA: Most Afghans are Sunni Muslims, but a sizable minority are Shiites, mostly part of the Hazāra ethnic group, whose Asiatic features denote their Mongolian roots and set them apart from other Afghans. So the great majority of Shiʿites…

How Beijing violates the rights of Uyghur Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA - Rights groups have accused Beijing of the systematic mass detention of tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in political re-education camps without being charged or tried. It isn't the first time the Chinese government…

Shiites protest in Abuja as El-Zakzaky Spends 1,000 day In Detention

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Muslims protest in Abuja  to demand the release of their leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who spends 1,000 days in detention. The group also vowed to lay down their lives for their leader’s cause. Speaking during the protest,…

Egypt sentenced 4 people to 14 years in prison over Massacre of 4 Shia Muslim

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SHAFAQNA- An Egyptian Court sentenced four people to 14 years in prison for the 2013 killings of a prominent Shia leader, Hassan Shahata, and three other members of the shrinking Egyptian Shia Muslim community. The case is known in media as…

Muharram Preparations in Imam Hussain (P) Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Imam Hussain Shrine has begun its preparations for the month of Muharram, to hold a stately ceremony to replace the red banner of the dome of the shrine with a black banner. Muslims – in the month of Muharram –…

Victory for Muslim women as Court Orders South Africa to Recognize Muslim Marriages

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SHAFAQNA- A court in South Africa ordered that the State was obliged to introduce legislation to formally recognize Muslim marriage as valid for the first time. Muslim men and women are effectively deprived of their right to seek legal…

Dutch politician Wilders cancels anti-Islam cartoon contest

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SHAFAQNA- Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders canceled plans to hold Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest amid mass protests against it. According to The Muslim Post, in a written statement Thursday night, Wilders, an outspoken anti-Islam…

Indian campaign Calls for ending discrimination against Muslims as tenants

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SHAFAQNA- a voluntary groups in India’s Kolkata state runs the campaign Open a Door making it possible for the Muslims to find a place to live. According to Enewsroom, in Kolkata, people were refusing to rent out their apartments or flats…

Stanford psychiatrist studies mental health in Muslim

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SHAFAQNA - Rania Awaad, M.D., is a practicing Psychiatrist based at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also a researcher and the Director of the Stanford Muslims and Mental Health Lab. Rania Awaad, MD, studied Islamic law prior…

Inter-Religious Dialogue; a dream that was done in Isfahan four centuries ago

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SHAFAQNA- Varuz Minasian, the head of the Armenian Caliphate Council in Isfahan and the south of Iran, emphasized that Armenians have lived in peace in Isfahan for 400 years and they will live in the future. "Followers of the religions of…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

"Super EID" held at U.S. Bank Stadium

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SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Minneapolis gathered at U.S. Bank Stadium on last Tuesday for prayer and festivities the Eid al-Adha and no animal sacrifices took place at the event as a pinch of fake news report. The holiday of of Eid al-Adha honors…

Australian Muslims prayed for rain for their farmers

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SHAFAQNA- To help drought-affected Australian farmers, tens of thousands of Muslims across Australia  prayed altogether for rain . Sixteen mosques dedicated their celebrations during the holy celebration of Eid al-Adha — one of Islam's…

It Takes 581 Years to Get All the World’s Muslims to Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - This year for the hajj, the annual five-day pilgrimage that Muslims from around the world make to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad, at least 1.7 million foreign pilgrims were in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. By…

Muslim-Americans women on the ballot for congressional seats

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SHAFAQNA - Rashida Tlaib could be the first Muslim woman in the US Congress, but first has to defeat Detroit's Democratic establishment. According to npr, Muslim-Americans on the ballot for congressional seats are Rashida Tlaib and Fayrouz…

Photos: Hajj pilgrimage 2018 in Mecca

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SHAFAQNA:  More than two million Muslims from around the world attended to this year's Hajj pilgrimage.                                                                               Read…

Eid Al-Adha

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SHAFAQNA- Eid Al-Adha is second in the series of Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate across the world. It is also referred to as the “Big Bayram” (from Turkish) or “Big Feast.” Eid Al-Adha is known as Hari Raya Haji in Singapore…

Eid ul Adha

SHAFAQNA-The tenth day of the month of Zul-Hijjah is celebrated by the 1800 millions strong Muslim Ummah as the Eid (Festival) of Qurbani (Sacrifice) during the Hajj (The Annual International Assembly of the Muslims in the World) rituals performed…

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship after handshake refusal

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim couple showed great difficulty in answering questions asked by people of the opposite sex, when they sat down for a meeting with a municipal commission in the Swiss city of Lausanne, the city’s mayor said. So they were…

Chant of ‘Allahu akbar’ for Muslim victims at Genoa bridge funeral

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SHAFAQNA - Allahu Akbar prayers for the victims of a collapse of the bridge, who included two Albanian Muslims, rang out at a solemn Catholic state funeral in the Italian city of Genoa. They were among at least 38 people who have died in…

How "smart hajj" can help pilgrims?

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SHAFAQNA - over 2 million Muslim from all over the world descend on Makkah this week to take part in the Hajj. Hajj begins on the eighth day of Dhu Al Hijjah, which falls on August 19 this year. It will end on August 24. By Thursday,…

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…

Canadian Muslim families are encouraged to become foster caregivers in GTA

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SHAFAQNA- The Star | By: Olivia Bowden : When an employee from the Children’s Aid Society visited Shahzad Mustafa's mosque, in order to talk about the significance of Muslim families fostering children of the identical religion, he remembered…

Why Indian Muslims are silent in the face of BJP’s aggressive Hindutva?

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SHAFAQNA- The Print | By: Hilal Ahmed: While Muslim disregard for Modi is in line with national sentiment, Babri Masjid has lost its provocative essence, surveys showed. Why don’t Indian Muslims react to aggressive Hindutva politics?…

The story of Madinah's Mosque of the Two Qiblas

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : The historical Islamic sites of Al-Madinah are frequented by visitors to the Saudi Arabian city because it reminds them the prophet’s teachings and the spreading of Islam to all parts of the world. Among Madinah’s…