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Islam: The World’s Fastest Growing Religion

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SHAFAQNA - World Atlas : Islam is currently the second most widely practiced faith in the world. It is also the fastest growing religion and expected to have the largest number of followers by the year 2100. This growth is expected both…

Eid shopping across Pakistan in full swing

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: Eid shopping in full swing across Pakistan and almost all markets in different cities of the county are crowded with people buying new clothes and other accessories on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr. Eid-al-Fitr is the Islamic…

Marking Quds Day more gloriously than ever: Jerusalem is the essence of a 70 years old struggle

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SHAFAQNA- Today Millions of people across the world gathered for the commemoration of International Quds Day while recently Donald Trump has introduced the holy Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist regime of Israel and some Arab…

Renowned Pakistani religious scholar calls for Muslim unity to help oppressed Palestinians

SHAFAQNA - Renowned religious scholar and president of Federation of Pakistan’s Shia seminaries Allama Syed Riaz Hussain Najafi has expressed concern on the disunity of the governments of the Muslim majority countries due to which enemies…

Islam Religion of Co-existence, Peace says Rector of Pakistani University

SHAFAQNA - He was addressing the participants during concluding ceremony of 27th International Human Resource Development Program for Muslim minority countries organized by Dawah Academy (IIUI) at Allama Iqbal Auditorium in Islamabad. He…

Top Pakistani cleric 'Allama Sajid Naqvi' condemns Shia genocide in Quetta, DI Khan

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan Shia Ulema Council chief Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi has condemned the recent unabated targeted murders of innocent Shia Muslims in Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan and demanded immediate action to eliminate terrorist network. He…

Renowned Pak Shia scholar 'Allama Jafari' warns GB govt. against occupation of Baltistan land

SHAFAQNA -  Renowned Shia Muslim religious scholar Allama Shaikh Mohammad Jafari has warned the Gilgit-Baltistan government of stiff resistance and public reaction if it occupies Baltistan land in the name of Khalsa Sarkar anymore. Speaking…

At least 3 killed, 30 injured in IED blast on wedding in NW Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - At least three people were killed and 30 others injured on Friday by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at a wedding ceremony in northwestern Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan, local officials confirmed. “The…

Two Shia Muslims martyred in terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan

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SHAFAQNA - Two Shia Muslims from Hazara community hailing from Balochistan Shia Conference embraced martyrdom while third was injured in a terrorist attack in Quetta's Western Bypass area on Sunday. Police sources said Shia martyrs were…

A Shia Muslim shopkeeper is gunned down in Pakistan's Quetta

SHAFAQNA - A shopkeeper belonging to the Shia Hazara community was martyred in a terrorist attack in Quetta on Wednesday, police said. Takfiri terrorists have been claiming responsibility for Shia genocide and targeted murders of other communities…

Let India and Pakistan initiate result oriented dialogue process to save precious human lives in Kashmir: Waseem Reza Kashmiri-Military and Militancy is not the solution; Appealed youths to be ambassadors of Knowledge.

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SHAFAQNA- While expressing sorrow and worry over the recent innocent civilian killings in Kashmir, Seminary Student Waseem Reza Kashmiri urged upon the government of India and Pakistan to start result oriented dialogue process with the people…

Prominent Pakistani Shia scholar escapes takfiri-led attack

SHAFAQNA - Reports from Pakistan confirmed that prominent Shia scholar barely escaped an attack on his life. Pakistani security guards foiled the attempted murder on Allama Mousavi - renowned Shia religious scholar and secretary general…

Imam Hussein Shrine invites head of Naqshbandi to visit Iraq's shrine

SHAFAQNA- n response to an invitation by the Iraqi ambassador in Islamabad – Pakistan, the head of the preparatory committee of Neseem Kerbela Fifth Cultural Festival Moslim Abbas Segban met with the head of the Naqshbandi sect in Pakistan…

Pakistan: First Shia party representative became minister in Balochistan government

SHAFAQNA - Agha Syed Mohammad Raza, a Member of Balochistan Assembly, has taken oath as provincial minister for law and parliamentary affairs yesterday. He became first elected legislator of any Shia party in Pakistan that has been appointed…

Vice Chairman of Pakistan Shiite Ulema Council passes away

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SHAFAQNA - Hujjat al-Islam Seyed Abdoljalil Naqvi, a renowned Shia leader and son-in-law of Allama Seyed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Member of the Supreme Council of AhlulBayt World Assembly, has died of protracted illness in Rawalpindi. His Salat al-Janazah…

No Progress in Investigations about Theft of 17th-Century Quran Copy

SHAFAQNA - The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday asked CBI to submit latest status of its investigation regarding theft of Aurangzeb-era copy of the Holy Quran from Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum in Srinagar in 2003. As hearing of…

Pakistani Shiite Muslim martyred in Karachi

SHAFAQNA - Notorious takfiri terrorists martyred a Shia Muslim in Karachi. Zakir Hussaain, a member of mourning organization Anjuman Dar-e-Batool was made target near Sakhi Hassan in North Nazimabad town of Karachi. Due to firing, he embraced…

Countrywide protest held in Pakistan against kidnapping Shia leader

SHAFAQNA- Protests were held in Islamabad, Lahore, Kashmir, Skardu, Multan and other cities of the country in which the protesters demanded immediate action for the immediate release of the kidnapped leader. MWM chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas…

Pakistan, Land of the Intolerant

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SHAFAQNA - This country has a poor record of protecting its religious minorities, but we outdo ourselves when it comes to Ahmadis. Members of the sect insist on calling themselves Muslims, and we mainstream Muslims insist on treating them like…

Iran, Pakistan discuss border security, regional issues

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from Pakistan Balochistan Province and Iran's Deputy Foreign Minsiter Morteza Sarmadi discussed bilateral and regional issues, including border security. The delegation, headed by Balochistan Assembly Speaker Rahila…

Justice for Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi - Community rallies around its cleric

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SHAFAQNA - Syed Mohammad Sibtain Kazmi, a renowned and honourable religious and community leader who has serviced multiple communities across the UK, has been detained in Pakistan on serious charges, of which he is innocent. We need your help…

Shia cleric held on trumped up charges in Pakistan - Anti-Shiism campaign reaches new heights

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SHAFAQNA - Back in May 2017, Mawlana Syed Sibtain Kazmi, 57, who lives in Bradford, was held by Pakistani police as he was about to fly home from Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. The cleric, who has been a strong advocate…

Gunmen attack Hazara Shia Muslims in Quetta city

SHAFAQNA - At least five killed, including three members of the Hazara community, in an attack in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Unidentified men have killed five people in an attack on the minority Hazara Shia Muslim community in the…

UK - Call for mobilisation over Shia activists disappearance

SHAFAQNA - Rights activists in the UK  have called onto the Pakistani authorities to immediately end the systematic oppression and atrocious human rights abuses of Shia activists across Pakistan Shia activists have been kidnapped and held…

Pakistani Speaker: Imam Hussein (a.s) noblest example of Quranic principle of Martyrdom

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SHAFAQNA - Pakistani National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq urged the nation to rise above parochial differences, narrow mindedness, sectarianism, ethnicity and maintain harmony, unity and brotherhood in the ranks in accordance with golden…

PAKISTAN - Militant planning to target Muharram procession held

SHAFAQNA - Police claimed to have arrested a militant, who was trying to transport explosives to the interior parts of Peshawar city for act of terrorism during Muharram. Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Mohammad Tahir, the city…

Hundreds of Bohra community members flock to Karachi to observe Ashura

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of members of the Bohri community have flocked to Pakistan from all over the world to observe Muharram rituals after almost nineteen years. More than 2,000 Bohra community members applied for visas in the United Arab…

Pakistan: Shia leader wants Muharram events open for all sects

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SHAFAQNA - The Shia Ulema Council (SUC) on Thursday demanded the government ease security protocols and facilitate the local population, including those belonging to the Sunni school of thought, to participate in Muharram activities. “As…