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Iran demands for Kashmir settlement without foreign interference

SHAFAQNA – MNA: According to Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Adviser to Iran’s Leader, the situation of Muslim people in the Indian-controlled Kashmir should...

Rights groups urge UN chief to condemn China over Uighur Muslims

SHAFAQNA-Five human rights organizations are urging Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the Chinese government over detention of more than a million Muslims...

Ayatollah Sistani’s representative explains goals of observing Muharram ceremonies in Europe

SHAFAQNA– A representative to Shia marja’ Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani has elaborated the objectives of the Ayatollah’s insistence to stage annual Muharram...

German media exposes India’s claim about ‘no health crisis’ in Kashmir

India’s claim about no health crisis and normalcy returning to the occupied Kashmir was exposed by Deutsche Welle (DW) News, a German...

Peaceful life in Syria, Thousands of people return to their hometowns

SHAFAQNA- Press TV: Syria is gradually returning to normal, and thousands of Syrians have returned to their hometowns in the country’s northwest after government...

MP: Saudi Arabia, Emirates seeking improvement of political ties with Iran

SHAFAQNA – MNA: After downing of US drone in Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Emirates are trying to normalize their relations with Iran, Mojtaba...

Russian Translator of Quran Dies Aged 79

According to RT Arabic, Valeria Porokhova died on Monday. Her rendering of the Quran has been hailed as one of the most beautiful...

Archer puts England on top in fifth Ashes Test

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England bowled Australia out for 225 to gain the upper hand on the second day of...

Al-Abbas in the eyes of the Imams

The Immaculate Imams are the representatives of God, the successors of His Prophet and the leaders that God has assigned for people...

Imran Khan: India’s Kashmir move ‘pushing people into extremism’

The continued crackdown in Indian-administered Kashmir is "pushing more people into extremism", Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned. Speaking at a rally in...

With Israel spying on US president, America needs no enemies: Zarif tells Trump on Twitter

Amid reports about Israel's spying on the White House, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has mocked Washington’s friendly ties with Tel...

Tips for Memorizing Quran for Busy People

SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Not everybody can memorize a few pages or even half a page of Quran per week, because Quran memorization is not a one-size...

Irish Christian Scholar: Imam Hussein (AS) Set an Example that Speaks to People of All Ages, Places

SHAFAQNA- In an interview Chris Hewer added that Imam Hussein’s (AS) lesson is a most powerful lesson that speaks...

The arrival of the captives from the family of Imam Al-Hussain to Kufa

The caravan of the captives from Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) moved on the eleventh of Muharram, and after passing by...

Photos: Imam Husayn (A.S) mourning ceremony at Khoei Islamic Center in London, UK

SHAFAQNA- In the first ten days of Muharram, the mourning ceremony of Imam Husayn (A.S) took place in the Imam Khoei Center in London. Pictures...

The night of loneliness, commemorated by the believers in the eve of the eleventh of Muharram+ Photos

SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The night of loneliness, is the eve of the eleventh of the sacred month of Muharram and the first night after the martyrdom...

History and Philosophy of Aza Imam Husayn (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Over one thousand three hundred and fifty years ago, on the 10th of Muharram, just before ‘asr, a...

9th Muharram, HAZRAT ABBAS(AS)

SHAFAQNA- Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Tonight is the night of 8th of Moharram. Surely...

Malaysia: For mourning the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), 23 shias were arrested

SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Twenty-three people, including women and children, who had been gathered at a Shia center at Gombak, Malaysia to mourn for the anniversary of...

Forty Hadiths in honor of Imam Hussain

SHAFAQNA- The Heat of Hussaini Love The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said: Surely, there exists in the...

India bans Muharram processions in Kashmir Valley amid crackdown

SHAFAQNA– The local government in Indian-controlled Kashmir has announced that it would follow the past precedent and bans all public Muharram processions in...

8th Muharram (HAZRAT ALI AKBAR (AS))

SHAFAQNA-Bismillahir Rahmanir RaheemTonight is the night of 9th Moharram.It is the second night without water.It is very hot in Karbala. Children cannot...

“Since I’ve known Ashura, I do have patience to endure the biggest of difficulties”/ Interview with Ms. Kolsum from Kenya Shia community

SHAFAQNA- Ms. Kolsum is a member of Shia community of Kenya. In an interview with Shafaqna, she explains about the culture of Ashura...

ACB issued a notice to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti over J-K Bank appointments

The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a notice to former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti asking her whether...

UP woman sets herself, kids on fire: Police

Miffed over not being able to visit her mother’s home, a 25-year-old woman in Rath town of Hamirpur district set herself...

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan meets resident doctors; urges them to call off strike in hospitals

The Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday morning met representatives of the resident doctors’ association (RDAs) from country’s premier medical...

All-party meeting at Mehbooba Mufti’s house

Peoples’ Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti will host an all-party meeting at her residence Sunday evening amid tension in Jammu and...

Flights diverted, many stranded at railway stations in Mumbai

On Sunday morning, local train services and flight operations in Mumbai were affected after the city received heavy rain overnight. Water-logging...

Odisha couple tries to kill elderly parents, held: Police

A couple was arrested for attempting to kill elderly parents over land dispute in Odisha’s Keonjhar district on Saturday, police said....