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This is Lahore: Hindu Temples and Islamic Mosques

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SHAFAQNA - MVSLIM | by Hassam Munir : The distant history of Lahore, now Pakistan’s second-largest city, is very obscure. Some say that it was founded by and named after Lava (or Loh), the son of Rama and Sita in the ancient Hindu epic…

Ten facts about Islam and Russia

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam | by Tharik Hussain : There are a record-breaking seven Muslim-majority nations taking part in this year’s World Cup in Russia, meaning that millions of Muslim football fans have flooded the huge Eurasian country, turning…

Rise of violence against shia muslims in South Africa: some withdraw from the Cape Accord

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SHAFAQNA - In South Africa, Shia Muslims face violence by their religious identity. Earlier this month, the Cape Accord – a document meant to encourage peace and unity and eradicate extremism – was signed in Cape Town by several Islamic…

Denmark swings right on immigration and Muslims feel besieged

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SHAFAQNA - The Guardian  :  After a burqa ban, hardline rhetoric has entered the mainstream. In one coastal town, attitudes seem increasingly polarised  “It’s a lovely place,” says Jens Kramer, as he gazes across the harbour from…

A Religious and Political Journey

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SHAFAQNA-The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were performing ceremonies of Haj in Masjidul Haram. He related this dream to his companions…

The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr

SHAFAQNA - The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr From Makarim al Akhlaq: Chapter Twelve Section Five, Page 458 Compiled by Sheikh al Jaleel Radiyu al Deen Abu Nasr al Hasan bin al Fadl al Tabrasi, one among the great scholars of the…

Inviting The Rulers And Kings To Islam

SHAFAQNA - The Holy Prophet (S) settled in Madinah. Gradually, a great number of the Muslims of Makkah, who were under the torture by the unbelievers, relinquished their homes and belongings and migrated to Madinah. Ansar also kept their…

The Prophet's Marriage

SHAFAQNA - The Messenger of Allah (S) married Lady Khadija at the age of twenty-five, while Khadija herself was forty years old. Yet some historians allege that she was twenty-five, and still others claim that she was twenty-eight years old. It…

Debates of Prophet Muhammad (S) with scholars

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as) says that his father Imam Baqir (as) reported to him, and he was reported by Imam Ali Ibn al-Husain Zayn al-Abedin (as), who reported from his grandfather, Imam Ali (as) that once, in the city of Medina,…

Mohammed, a Prophet by birth

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims believe Mohammed is Prophet and Messenger of God like any other Muslim believes, but still there is great difference between this belief of Shia and other Muslims. Shia believe Prophet Mohammed was a Prophet even…

Shia Muslims mark Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) birth anniversary

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims across the world, are celebrating the birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last messenger sent by Allah to mankind. Prophet Muhammad was born on the 17th day of the lunar calendar…

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - In Sahih Muslim, there is a famous tradition narrated by Ibn 'Abbas saying: Three days before the Prophet's death, 'Umar ibn al­Khattab and other companions were present by his side. The Prophet said, "Now let me write something…

How did the prophet of Islam treat minorities? What does Quran command?

SHAFAQNA - The contemporary era—according to what many claim in the east and the west of the planet—is the era of freedom of expression and belief. No one has the right to bully or annoy anyone else for their religious beliefs or rituals,…

THE COVENANTS OF THE PROPHET CONFIRMED: The Official Response of the Caliphs, Sultans, and Shahs of Islam

SHAFAQNA - By Dr. John Andrew Morrow (Imam Ilyas Islam) Delivered at Bayan-Claremont in California on September 26, 2017 The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, are controversial. These documents, which…

Research on Prophet’s life wins CMCC contest

SHAFAQNA - The Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilisation (CMCC), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS), recently announced Abdul Basit Baba Issah as the winner of the…

DID THE PROPHET (S) REALLY SAY THERE WILL BE 12 CALIPHS AFTER HIM? SUNNI REFERENCES?

SHAFAQNA - Is it true that there is a hadith from the Holy Prophet(s) that he said that there will be 12 caliphs or rulers after him? If it does exist, is it authentic, and does it exist in both Shia and Sunni books of narration? Please…

The Hidden Documents Of Islam That Can Defang Islamic Terror

SHAFAQNA - After the recent spate of barbaric assaults on innocents by death-cult Islamists, the world seems as far as ever from a solution to the scourge. No amount of retaliatory or even pre-emptive violence stems the tide nor all the surveillance…

2nd International Conference on Lifestyle of Prophet Muhammad, Social Security, and Social Order

SHAFAQNA - Knowing and teaching different aspects of forgiveness, kindness, and social manners of the Holy Prophet can prevent many crimes and abnormalities. According to Ahlul Bayt News Agency – ABNA - the 2nd International Conference on…

Why do Shi’a say “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa Ali Muhammad”

SHAFAQNA - When invoking blessings {salawat} on Muhammad (S), why do you also associate his progeny {a} to him by saying, “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa Ali Muhammad” {“O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad”}? Reply:…

Cognitive Dissonance in the Kingdom – The Prophet Muhammad’s birthday

SHAFAQNA - Cloaked in a legitimacy which was ever theirs to claim al-Saud royals have sat atop Islam’s holiest of cities: Mecca and Medina, the self-proclaimed Keeper of a faith their clergy has tirelessly worked to redact and pervert, so…

The Farewell Pilgrimage of the Prophet Muhammad

SHAFAQNA - In this year, (10 A.H.) the Holy Prophet performed his last pilgrimage, details of which are fairly well-known. During his journey back, the Holy Prophet stopped at Ghadir Khum. Al-Nasa'i in Kitabul Khasa'is narrates a tradition…

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad according to Sahih Muslim

SHAFAQNA - In Sahih Muslim, there is a famous tradition narrated by Ibn 'Abbas saying: Three days before the Prophet's death, 'Umar ibn al­Khattab and other companions were present by his side. The Prophet said, "Now let me write something…

World Muslims mourn passing anniversary of Holy Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - The 28th day of the month of Safar (the second month in the lunar Hijri calendar) marks the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as well as the martyrdom of Imam Hassan (AS), the second Shia Imam. Large groups of Iranians,…

Six Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad to be published in several languages

SHAFAQNA – Dr John Andrew Morrow’s Six Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad will be published as a multilingual volume, featuring the translations of the Muhammadan Covenants in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian,…

Islamic History - Should we take offense when History is debated?

SHAFAQNA - There has been a long standing debate within the Islamic world that certain events of our history - Islamic history that is, ought not to be discussed over fears parties will take offense, and seek reprisals onto those they perceived…

On Fascism and Social Apathy: Wake up already, the noose is around your neck!

SHAFAQNA - How do you tell a man that the Freedom and Rights he imagined his, belong in fact to others? How do you tell a foolish humanity that instant gratification only buys empty tomorrows? … What a bunch of incoherent thoughts right? If…

Shiism in North Africa and Islamic Spain

SHAFAQNA - When people think of Shiism, they think of the Middle East: they think of Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon, and to a smaller degree, Pakistan and India. In other words, this is Eastern Shiism: the Shiism that is rooted in the Mashriq or the…

The Oath of Ghadeer and The Ummah of Muhammad – Beyond nationalism

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SHAFAQNA - NOTE TO READERS: This article concludes my series (for now anyway) on political Islam, religious legitimacy and the principle of custodianship within Islam the nation-state. See part one here. … Before I begin I feel I must clarify…