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The West’s sights are now clearly set on Iran

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London comes out against war in Syria

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Downfall of ISIS: The crumbling Caliphate of Al-Baghdadi

Lobby rejects UN report penned by US Jew

Rabbani – the odd man out

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An axis of evil: The link between terrorism and Madressahs

Inside Pak-Afghan ties and concept of strategic depth

Pak-India water talks resume today

Why religious education of children by parents is so important?

American Muslim teens learn to disarm Islamophobia

The Denationalization of American Muslims

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Saudi-Israeli think tank begins its activities in the Kurdistan Region

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Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

Elected committee of Muslims should protect Islam’s holy sites

What are the rewards of following the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS)?

Nowruz celebrations to begin on Monday

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What is Turkey’s plan to kick off Jihad in Europe?

An inside story: How US arms are falling into hands of Al-Qaeda in Yemen

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The military Justice: Is the Civilian supremacy at stake?

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Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

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Pak-India water talks resume today

1395/12/30 | 14:21
Indian delegation reaches Islamabad; Pakistan says it will continue making efforts for resolution of issues according to Indus Waters Treaty; expects other side will reciprocate the goodwill ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday said it believed that continuation of purposeful talks with sincere efforts from both sides would lead to resolution of the matters at the Permanent Indus Commission level in accordance with the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty which was a symbol of peaceful management of trans-boundary resources. The press statement was ...

American Muslim teens learn to disarm Islamophobia

1395/12/30 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – As Islamophobia spreads fear and distrust in many parts of the country, 27 American Muslim youths, ages 12 to 18, gathered at the Islamic Society of Chester County in West Chester to learn how to counteract bullying and how to correct misconceptions about their faith. The Sunday workshops for youths and their parents were conducted by the California-based Islamic Networks Group (ING), which teaches answers to basic questions about Islam that can be used to calm irrational fears. In one role-playing scenario, a group of students ...

The Denationalization of American Muslims

1395/12/30 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – For years, Republican leaders treated Frank Gaffney as a pariah. But his dark warnings about Sharia law taking over America found an audience among grassroots conservatives—and now, in the White House. On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old warehouse into a mosque. Such denials are happening with increasing frequency in the United States. In the 10 years between 2000 and 2010, the Justice Department intervened seven times against local communities that prevented Muslims ...

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – Is the westernness of Western Muslims a point of departure from the Muslim Ummah? Is the westernness a barrier or an identity that requires attention?  To what extent can this identity work for the unity as part of an Ummah? The Western Muslim is yet another part of the Muslim family. While the need is there to recognize the cultural context and respond to the needs of that identity, it is not a marker of separation. The questions that need to be asked is what is the Western Muslim doing to bring together the Ummah and enhancing ...

Elected committee of Muslims should protect Islam’s holy sites

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – Mecca and Medina, situated in west of Saudi Arabia, are Islam’s two holiest sites. The region is the birthplace of Islam and of the Prophet Mohammad. Every Muslim is required to make a pilgrimage (during Hajj) to Mecca at least once in a lifetime, if he or she is physically and financially able to do so. During Hajj, all Muslims, be they kings or paupers, are equal, each person wearing two simple white sheets with nothing to distinguish between ruler and subject and rich and poor. The Al-Saud, the conquerors and rulers of Arabia, ...

What are the rewards of following the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS)?

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Lady Fatima Zahra (AS) who said: The fathers of this Ummah (Islamic nation) are the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS). If they are followed; the Ummah’s unreasonable or unacceptable ways will be corrected and they will be saved from their torments; and following the Prophet (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS), will grant them the everlasting blessing of the paradise [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 23, Page 259.   ...

Nowruz celebrations to begin on Monday

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – Nowruz celebrations, marking the beginning of the Persian New Year, will begin on Monday at exactly 2:28:40 pm. Nothing random about the timing here — it is the exact moment of the Vernal Equinox, marking the beginning of spring. The occasion will mark year 1396 in the Iranian calendar, however, it is also an event that is celebrated by Afghans, Tajiks, Uzbeks, some Iraqis and other countries influenced by ancient Persia. Nowruz is traditionally a time spent with family and is traditionally celebrated by the gathering of the ...

Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars condemns Sheikh Isa Qassim’s trial in Bahrain

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – Islamic European Union of Shia Scholars has denounced Al-Khalifa regime’s misguided measure to quell popular revolution through trying a moderate cleric as Sheikh Isa Qassim. The Union’s statement came on Thursday against the trial; “the cruel and petty regime’s measure once again shocked the noble souls and especially sheikh’s followers inside the country,” it said. It also severely criticized the international community in merely keeping silence in the face of Bahraini regime’s crackdown, summary trial, execution, ...

Western Muslims and the future of Islam in West

1395/12/29 | 14:21
SHAFAQNA – Is the westernness of Western Muslims a point of departure from the Muslim Ummah? Is the westernness a barrier or an identity that requires attention?  To what extent can this identity work for the unity as part of an Ummah? The Western Muslim is yet another part of the Muslim family. While the need is there to recognize the cultural context and respond to the needs of that identity, it is not a marker of separation. The questions that need to be asked is what is the Western Muslim doing to bring together the Ummah and enhancing ...

Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan for talks over blasphemous content

1395/12/26 | 14:21
ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Thursday said Facebook would send a delegation to Pakistan for talks over blasphemous content. The social media giant has also nominated a focal person to contact the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), expressing the hope that dialogue would lead to resolution of the issue.    Speaking at a ceremony earlier in the day, Interior Ministry Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said government would take strict action against blasphemers. Ch Nisar said the government was making efforts to prevent blasphemous material ...