Angst and Denial in India as It’s Now Officially Poorer Than Bangladesh

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the poorest of them all? When Bangladesh emerged as an independent country in 1971, it was...

Sino-Indian Competition in the Indian Ocean Region Intensifies

India has recently faced some stiff competition from China for influence in its South Asian neighborhood. China’s increasingly visible footprint in Sri...

Human Rights Watch calls on Saudi Arabia to halt eight imminent executions

Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to stop the imminent execution of eight men charged with activities related to a...

When will India stop considering Bangladesh an underdog?

I hope all of you remember how Mandira Bedi expressed her dissatisfaction on a show with Charu Sharma on SET Max TV...

The Forgotten Sunnah of Sport

Most of us struggle to do enough exercise. In an exhausting world of work, study, family, and friends, it’s no wonder that...

Afghan Peace Process Stuck Between India-Pakistan Rivalry; Kabul Looks To Woo Both Delhi & Islamabad?

Afghanistan is treading cautiously as it attempts to balance its relations between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, lest their enmity affects the peace...

Latest News

Photos: Porches for women in the Razavi shrine

At least half of the pilgrims of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S) are women. Porches (Ravaqs) such as Dar al-Hikma,...

Saudi Arabia ready to host foreign umrah pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah is ready to host foreign Umrah pilgrims. Speaking to state TV on...

IMAM statement regarding sociopolitical role of Shia Muslims in US elections

Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya in the United States has recently issued a statement regarding sociopolitical role of Shia Muslims in the...

Human Rights Watch calls on Saudi Arabia to halt eight imminent executions

Human Rights Watch has called on Saudi Arabia to stop the imminent execution of eight men charged with activities related to a...

Can India take advantage of Pakistan’s political turmoil: Shafaqna Special

India is closely monitoring the political turmoil in neighbouring Pakistan following an opposition-led movement that has targeted the current leadership of Pakistan....

Religion

IMAM statement regarding sociopolitical role of Shia Muslims in US elections

Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya in the United States has recently issued a statement regarding...

Month of Rabi’ Al-Awwal is like the spring season in life

 A number of mystics believe that the month of Rabi Al-Awwal is the spring of...

What happens when the Quran is not recited in the house?

 It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: In a house where the Quran...

Manufacturing the Grid of Lady Zaynab’s (S.A) Holy Shrine

Shafaqna: The Department of the manufacture of the Grids and doors of the holy shrines...

Social and human rights in “City of the Prophet (PBUH)”

Thirteen years after the rise of Islam due to the intolerable situation in Mecca, the...

An Open Letter from a Shi’a Muslim MSA President

Just over one year ago was Freshers’ Week in my final year at university. It...

International

This Arunachal waterfall near LAC is being developed for tourism. But China ‘keeping an eye’

One of the most awe-inspiring sights in Arunachal Pradesh is the little-known Chumi Gyatse Falls, colloquially referred to as the ‘Holy Waterfalls’...

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: Report

Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed...

Karabakh sees fresh fighting despite ceasefire

A new ceasefire agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan to halt fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh was again failing to hold...

German court rules Muslim who refused to shake woman’s hand should not receive citizenship

A German court ruled on Friday that a Muslim man who refused to shake the hand of a woman should not receive...

Report: Gulf states using Covid-19 as cover to squash dissent

Amnesty International documents that Gulf’s Arab monarchies have used the pandemic as a pretext to increase repressive measures. ...

General

Photo & Video

Video: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the Prophet of...

SHAFAQNA- The Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the Prophet of Mercy. A short speech by Haj. Sheikh Davoodi. IMG_3070-1

Photos | Nampula holds Mourning Ceremony for Imam...

Mourning Ceremony for Imam Hussain & his companions was held at Islamic Center of Ithna Ashari in Nampula, Mozambique

Video:Bahrainis protest on normalizing tie with Israel

Despite deployment of security forces, people in Bahrain demonstrated and announced their strong opposition against normalization of ties between Bahrain and Israel.00:0001:46...

Photos | Protest rally of different sections of...

SHAFAQNA– Protest rally of different segments of the people of Tehran following the insult to the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH).