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US, Saudi & Israeli alliance threatens world peace, democracy & HR

SHAFAQNA - The decision by the US president last night to abrogate, unilaterally, the most celebrated achievement of his predecessor, the nuclear deal with Iran, has been criticised worldwide and caused a major split within the Western political…

Ayat. Bashir Al-Najafi: Scholars promote culture of peace worldwide

SHAFAQNA- senior cleric Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi received a group of African clerics in his office in the holy city of Najaf on Monday, April 24. During the meeting, the Shia cleric advised African students on how to learn Islamic…

UN Chief calls for all parties to come to the table on Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The UN secretary-general on Tuesday urged warring sides in Yemen for a political settlement. Speaking at a high-level pledging conference in Geneva held to discuss the crisis in Yemen, Antonio Guterres asked donor countries to…

Abbas calls for African role in peace process

SHAFAQNA - Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas calls on African states to join a multilateral mechanism to discuss the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, after spurning any US role in such negotiations. “Pursuing peace…

Muslim peace group raise £38,000 for Manchester Emergency Fund

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SHAFAQNA- A group which works to tackle Islamophobia has donated tens of thousands of pounds for the families affected by the Manchester Arena attack. Grassroots group Muslim Engagement and Development has handed over £38,000 to the Manchester…

WHOISHUSSAIN.ORG - CAN WE EVER TRULY ACHIEVE WORLD PEACE?

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations General Assembly recognises Thursday, September 21st as the International Day of Peace. The Assembly is collaborating with various world nations and non-governmental organisations alike to coordinate a 24-hour…

Zarif hails useful experience cooperation with Russia, Turkey on peace in Syria

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described joint efforts by Iran, Russia and Turkey for peace in Syria as a useful experience, hoping that it would lead to neighboring countries’ realization of the benefits of interaction. “We…

Peace walk of Muslim community in Montreal

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SHAFAQNA- Members of Montreal’s Muslim community took to the streets on Sunday for a peace walk. Organizers said the goal was to promote peace and harmony within the community. The walk was organized by a group called Peace Initiatives,…

Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society

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SHAFAQNA- Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society by  Sayyid Mohammad Khatami (c) Mohammad Khatami, 2000 Published by: The Foundation for the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Karachi, Pakistan In Co-Operation with The Cultural Centre…

US, Russian Military Experts to Discuss Situation in Syria in Geneva on July 29

SHAFAQNA - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that the Russian military experts will continue the work on the comparison of the maps pinning down locations of terrorists in Syria. Russian military experts will arrive in Geneva…

The Peace Treaty of al-Hasan (a)

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Radi Aal-Yasin PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications - Qum TRANSLATOR(S): Jasim al-Rasheed CATEGORY: Early Islamic History The 12 Imams TOPIC TAGS: PEACE TREATY IMPORTANT…

Muhammad Ali a legend that embraced peace

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  SHAFAQNA- People from across the world, especially in Vietnam where he refused to be drafted for a US war, are mourning the death of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali, who passed away at the age of 74 late on Friday. Tributes rolled…
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How Iraq is striving to achieve peaceful religious unity

SHAFAQNA - The International Media of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has invited a Pakistani delegation including Sunni scholars and journalists to examine the peaceful existence between the various sects in Iraq. The International Media of…

Pope Francis speaks words of peace for Syria

SHAFAQNA -  Pope Francis expressed hope that cessation of fighting actions in Syria would lead to ending the five year-long crisis. Cessation of fighting actions started last Friday midnight in an implementation of the Russian-US agreement…

Afghanistan calls on tribesmen to stand to the Taliban

SHAFAQNA - Ahmad Zia Masooud, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for reform and good governance, has recently asserted that presence of the Mujahedeen in all political and military fields was a vital need of the country, as…

Russian patriarch calls for peace and reason among nations

SHAFAQNA - A new clash of world powers should be prevented at all costs, Russian Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill said in an exclusive interview with RT America’s Ed Schultz, stressing that both Russia and the US must do “everything…

“Peace and Wisdom” Int’l Conference Planned in Myanmar

SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the program will be attended by the head of the organization, some high-ranking Buddhist representatives, religious leaders and intellectuals. Sitagu International…

Christians, Muslims in US Find Common Ground for Peace

SHAFAQNA- All smiled for a photo to be sent as a message of protest to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and other governors who have threatened not to accept Syrian refugees in their states. "We choose welcome over fear,” said Rev. Steve…

The only weapon used by Sheikh Nimr was his words

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SHAFAQNA - It was King Salman who back in May 2015 told the world that “The Saudi Arabian government guarantees freedom of expression and opposes discrimination.” Addressing Bandar Al-Aiban, president of the Human Rights Commission (HRC),…

War-torn Central African Republic bids for peace in key vote

SHAFAQNA - Voters head to the polls in the Central African Republic on Wednesday to seek an end to almost three years of lawlessness in the diamond-producing nation. The presidential and legislative elections were postponed from December…

Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s birthday by preaching love

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims around the world will be celebrating the ‘Mawlid al-Nabi’ (Mawlid means birthday of a holy figure, al-Nabi means prophet), the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah send His peace and blessings upon…

Muslims march in London to call for unity and peace

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SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Muslims marched through central London at the weekend to call for peace and unity. Yet the organisers of the annual procession said not one single mainstream media outlet covered it because it was not "juicy" enough. Men,…

Veterans For Peace oppose militarization of politics and faith

SHAFAQNA - Veterans For Peace is the only veterans organization that brings the veteran voice to so many issues surrounding peace and social justice. For more information about our current projects, check out our work at www.veteransforpea…

Veterans For Peace protests war in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - British war veterans have thrown away their medals outside Downing Street in protest against the Government's decision to bomb Syria and to bust the “mythology” of heroism connected to the military. Ex SAS soldier Ben Griffin,…

The Peace Treaty of Imam Hassan with Muawiya - The true message of Islam to the world

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SHAFAQNA - A documentary produced by Ahlul Bayt TV that delves into the motives behind the peace treaty of Imam Al Hassan (as) and clarifies some of the prominent misconceptions.

Iran Urges Cultural Move by Muslims against Terrorism

SHAFAQNA - Iran and Indonesia can cooperate to resolve the problems of the region and the Muslim world, President Rouhani said in a meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Rento Marsudi. Meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani said that Indonesia…

Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric sends message of peace

SHAFAQNA - Cyprus’ top Muslim cleric says Christians and Muslims can again live together peacefully on ethnically divided Cyprus as they did for hundreds of years. Turkish Cypriot Grand Mufti Talip Atalay says Muslims should emulate the…

US, Russia mull joint coordination against ISIL

SHAFAQNA - It is vital that there is coordination of all efforts, including those of the U.S. and Russia, in the fight against ISIL, America’s top diplomat said on Sunday. “The critical thing is that all of the efforts need to be coordinated,”…