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How to Pray for the Appearance of Our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) on Ramadan Nights: Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 3)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to pray for the safety, appearance, and success of our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.), dreaming our…

Muslim community hosts open iftar for British public

SHAFAQNA- By Muhammad Mussa LONDON  The Ramadan Tent Project (RTP) held its annual Open Iftar event Wednesday which offered members of the British public a free warm meal as well as a chance to converse with Muslims and non-Muslims from…

Mayor Bottoms to host Ramadan dinner for Atlanta Muslim community

SHAFAQNA-Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom will be hosting a Ramadan dinner, or ‘iftar’, to celebrate the city’s Muslim community on May 29. The dinner will be held in collaboration with the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta. Muslims…

Invitation to the Party of Allah (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-Muminin Imam Ali (PBUH) narrates that one day the Prophet (PBUH&HP) read such sermon: Â O' people the month of Allah has turned to you with blessings, mercy, and forgiveness; a month that its days are the best…

As a Servant Thanking his Lord Passionately : Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 2)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to thank Allah, in words which specially invoke the monotheism of belief and take us to passionate…

Chants of Love with Allah : Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to address Allah, reminding ourselves of our sins and his forgiveness, in chants that invoke…

In the US, Muslims are making slow inroads toward a greener Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Neekta Hamidi usually gets a few strange looks when she sits down for an iftar, the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, at her mosque in Boston. Her fellow worshippers are digging into disposable plates piled with rice…

Islamophobia - Danish minister blasts Muslims over Ramadan fast

SHAFAQNA - There are about 250,000 Muslims living in Denmark, and the Danish integration minister thinks that those fasting for Ramadan are better off staying at home until the month-long holiday is over. "I want to call on Muslims to take…

HOLY RAMADHAN: THE MONTH OF ALLAH (SWT)

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Holy Ramadhan is known as Shahrullah meaning "the month of Allah". It is indeed the month of Barakah (Blessings), Rahmah (Mercy) and Maghfirah (Forgiveness). It is reported that at the advent of this great month, the…

"Lessons from Quran" held at Islamic Centre of England during holy Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA - Quranic sessions titled “Lessons from the Quran” are being held at the Islamic Centre of England during the holy month of Ramadan. The center hosts the program every day during the holy month starting from an hour before Iftar. Three…

LAYLATUL-QADR: THE NIGHT OF PREDESTINATION

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SHAFAQNA- "In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. Verily We sent it (the Quran) down in the night of Qadr (power). What shall make you know what the night of predestination is? The night of Qadr is better than a thousand months.…

Ramadan Is My Life - Amazing Nasheed

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SHAFAQNA-Ramadan Is My Life - Amazing Nasheed https://youtu.be/bxM52W1Hg-A

HOLY RAMADHAN & ALMS

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SHAFAQNA- Once again the holy month of Ramadhan is approaching and God willing, we will once again be fortunate to witness and experience this great month, which the Holy Prophet (saww) has called it ‘Shahrullah’ meaning ‘the…

Dua'a Iftitah (دعا افتتاح) - English Subtitle

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SHAFAQNA-Dua'a Iftitah was taught by twelth Imam (a) to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Du'a is excellent for moulding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the wrethedness of the human being, and…

Consumerism and the month of Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - Most Muslims believe retailers are not responding to their Ramadan needs which could earn them more than £200m. It is a time for family, friends and, most importantly, faith - but as British Muslim's get ready to mark Ramadan,…

Revealing the generosity of the UK's Muslim community during Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - With Ramadan beginning this week, we wanted to look at the holy month for British Muslims and a little known aspect about the acts of generosity that happen during this time. Ramadan is a month when Muslims fast between sunrise…

Not even water? Answers to questions Muslims hear every Ramadan

SHAFAQNA - It's that time of the year again where about 1.6 billion Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan. It's a time for inner reflection, self-control and an abundance of questions from friends. To Muslims, it's a…

The charity app that could change the way we give and think social responsibility

SHAFAQNA - If Islam heavily encourages people to extend a generous hand to those less fortunate, as a mean to elevate their faith and hold true to their social responsibility, the holy month of Ramadan revolves almost exclusively around such…

Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

SHAFAQNA-Ayatollah Sistani office: Thursday May 17th, is the first day of Holy month of Ramadan in Britain, Scandinavian countries, Arabic countries and Middle East

The point was that the Quran made a complete sense

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SHAFAQNA- According to rahyafte (the missionaries and converts website) When I first come to Bahrain, I was hoping to discover the customs of the Middle East. This turned out to be a very difficult thing as people who come to the gulf…

HOLY RAMADHAN & SINCERITY

SHAFAQNA- At the advent of the holy month of Ramadhan, The Holy Prophet (saww) delivered a sermon in which he (saww) said to the Muslims:  “O People! Verily the month of Allah has come to you with blessings, mercy and forgiveness.…

Rohingya Muslims Face Difficult Ramadan in Refugee Camps

SHAFAQNA- The 12-year-old Rohingya refugee dreamed of Ramadan back in his own village - fish to break the day's fast, gifts from his family and relaxing beneath the trees before evening prayers at the mosque. But for M.D. Hashim and others…

Top incredible health benefits of fasting in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, sacrifice, giving, piousness and self-training with the hope that these qualities will extend beyond this month and stay with us throughout the year. Indeed, the essence of fasting…

BIDDING FAREWELL TO HOLY RAMADHAN

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SHAFAQNA- AN EXTRACT FROM THE SUPPLICATION OF IMAM ALI BIN HUSAYN (AS)Â This month stood among us in a standing place of praise, accompanied us with the companionship of one approved, and profited us with the most excellent profit of…

Fasting According to Five Islamic Schools of Law

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SHAFAQNA- By: ‘Allamah Muhammad Jawad Maghniyya Translated from the Arabic by Mujahid Husayn بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Fasting in the month of Ramadan is one of the ‘pillars’…

Ramadan and the new generation of Muslim consumers

SHAFAQNA - In recent years, Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, has gained increased importance for marketers as the Muslim population around the world rapidly expands — and particularly for a new generation of Muslim youth. Muslims represent…

Egyptian Footballer Mohamed Salah Celebrated As A Lantern This Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- As Egyptians we have the tendency to show appreciation for what we love in a symbolic way: as Ramadan lanterns, with the infamous Detective Corombo lantern being an example of that. As we get closer to Ramadan this year, the object…

What ways can you get involved in Ramadan 2018 if you're not Muslim?

SHAFAQNA - There are plenty of ways to get involved in Ramadan – even if you're not a Muslim. Across the world millions of Muslims will be fasting from sunrise to sunset. Even if you haven’t been fasting, you are still welcome to…