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A Sunni perspective on Muharram and Imam Hussain

SHAFAQNA - I am a Sunni. My family is Sunni. We love Abu Bakr, Uthman, Umar, Ali. We believe in their Rightly Guided Caliphates. The Commanders of the Faithful. We believe in Aisha as a wife of the Prophet ﷺ and a role model. A Mother of…

Book by Sunni cleric on Lady Fatima's (Peace Be Upon Her) merits to be published soon

SHAFAQNA - The Academic Assembly of the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine has announced the completion of revising a book on “Fatima Ez-Zehra’s” (Peace Be Upon Her) merits. The book was written by one of the most authentic Sunni Muslim clerics,…

The Two Weighty Things - Sunni & Shia Tradition

SHAFAQNA  -  Sayed Mohammed Al Mousawi discusses the evidence from SUNNI narrations as to what the Prophet left behind for his followers. Was it the Quran & Sunnah OR Quran & Ahlulbayt.

No Shia-Sunni divide ... only Wahhabism

SHAFAQNA - SKY NEWS INTERVIEW: DR SAYED AMMAR NAKSHAWANI AND DR ATHER HUSSAIN AL ASRI ON MUSLIM UNITY, and how Wahhabism sits at the root of Islam sectarian divide.  

New York: Maulana Syed Fakharuddin Alvi condemns Zakir Naik & Yazid

SHAFAQNA - In the city of Elmont, New york renowned Sunni religious scholar Maulana Syed Fakharuddin made a thought provoking speech on Imam Hussain R.A (Son of Imam Ali R.A and grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him) and talked…

The Sunni-Shia debate – Labelling Islam only serves to weaken its call for Justice

SHAFAQNA - Our times are times of great upheaval and injustice! Regardless of what faith, if any, anyone holds I don’t think that anyone will disagree with my statement. And while humanity has faced many periods of great hardship, I don’t…

The Sunni-Shia Divide Which Never Was

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SHAFAQNA  - The following documentary which is the first volume of a broad series on the Sunni-Shia divide and the history of Islam is a product of the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies.  

Iranian Sunni clerics denounce Nigeria Shia killing

SHAFAQNA - Prominent Sunni clerics in Iran demanded for immediate release of Nigerian Shia leader Sheikh Ibrahim al Zakzaki denouncing the invasion of army against the mourning Shia which has led to killing of dozens of Shias in the northern…

Division and dissension among Muslims biggest blows to Islam - says Grand Shia cleric to Sunni scholars

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SHAFAQNA - "Islam is a set of principles. If taken together they result in securing the dignity of the religion," Grand Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani said today, in a meeting with a group of Sunni scholars from India and Mauritania. Referring…