Our Perception of Beauty

SHAFAQNA- How does Islam view human beauty? Is physical beauty always looked upon as a positive trait? Needless to say, physical beauty is indeed a blessing – but according to Islamic teachings, beauty is just like any other material and perishable…

Neurotheology: Bridging the Divide between Science and Faith

SHAFAQNA- The team conducted brain scans of the patients and then taught them a specific form of meditation to be practiced for approximately 10 minutes daily. After eight weeks, they ran another set of brain scans and discovered profound differences.…

Imam Sadiq (A.S): How to lead a good life?

SHAFAQNA- Once Imam Sadiq (A.S) gave one thousand dinars to a trustworthy person for investment in his business. That person purchased a commodity and after surveying the market he learnt about the dearth of that product in Egypt. So he sold…

Imam Baqir: What are We Proud of?

SHAFAQNA- History has portrayed fall of the most powerful kings such as Alexander, Pharos and Cesar, despite their fast tracking victories. Hence the transient victories are not something one can rely on them and count them the as a sign of…

Coupling in animates in view of Qur’an

SHAFAQNA- The System of Animal Copulation and Reproduction The attraction of the male animal for the female one and the mutual attraction existing between these two living beings, expressly for getting pleasure out of life, reproduction and…

The Divine Mercy and the Punishment in the Hereafter

SHAFAQNA- :Question The disbelievers ask why Quran repeatedly emphasizes the issue of torture, pain, punishment, and suffering in the Hellfire?  Is such a God beneficent and merciful, or rather murderous and bloodthirsty?"…

Do Muslims and Christians believe in the Same God?

SHAFAQNA- Do Muslims and Christians believe in the Same God??xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" / :Answer In reply to this question, we will provide several verses from the Holy Quran,…

Essentials of the Sciences of the Quran (Part 1)

SHAFAQNA- By Br. Khalid El-Gharib The Noble Qur'an, the Word of Allah, is the final Revelation sent down to humanity through Allah's Messenger Muhammad (s.a.w), the Seal of the Prophets. It is a unique Book which guards the previous revelations…

Embryology

SHAFAQNA- The description of the development of the human baby in the womb of the mother has been described in several places in the Holy Qur'án. Modern scientists marvel at the accuracy of the process described in its verses. The Holy Qur'án…

Meeting God

SHAFAQNA - Ibn Baabewaih narrated in the book of Khesal that a man in the presence of Imam Ali (AS) stood up and asked: Why are you eager to meet your God? Imam Ali (AS) replied: When I saw a religion, angels, prophets and messengers were chosen…

Thanking God

SHAFAQNA - Ibn Baabewaih narrated in the book of Khesal that a man asked Imam Ali (AS) how do you thank your God? Imam Ali (AS) replied: I noticed I was saved from many calamities and misfortunes which others have been involved with, I realised…

Knowing God

SHAFAQNA - Ibn Baabewaih narrated in the book of Khesal that a man in the presence of Imam Ali (AS) stood up and asked: For what reasons you know your God? Imam Ali (AS) replied: For breaking up the will and defeating the decision. Sometimes…

Saudi: Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Owes No obedience to King’s Reshuffle Saudi: Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz Owes No obedience to King’s Reshuffle

SHAFAQNA -  Saudi Prince Talal Bin Abdulaziz voiced rejection for the recent reshuffle announced by the Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, stressing that the move contradicts with principles of Shari’a and the systems of the state. In a statement…

Bahrain : 337 political prisoners were sentenced to a total of 2845 years, including 32 life sentences. Three were sentenced to death.

SHAFAQNA -  More than 1600 detainees in Jow central prison were subjected to torture, humiliating treatment and deprivation of basic rights during the first quarter of 2015, LHRD said in its report. The report further said that 653 people,…

Sheikh Mahir Abdul Razaq : Confrontation with Zionists, Takfiris, top Muslim world priority

SHAFAQNA -  Sheikh Mahir Abdul Razaq, Head of Lebanon's Reform and Unity Movement, demanded immediate stop of the invasions against Yemen saying Yemeni nation should have liberty over their own lives. He highlighted importance of preventing…

Muqtada al-Sadr warns US Congress against sectarian bill

SHAFAQNA -  Influential Iraqi Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, has warned US Congress against passing a controversial bill recognizing the Sunnis and Kurds in Iraq as separate countries. Al-Sadr said on Wednesday that if the bill is passed, Iraq…

Ayatollah Sayyed Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi: Saudi claim to be ‘Servants of the Two Holy Shrines’ a great deception

SHAFAQNA - Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mahmoud Hashemi-Shahroudi, in his meeting with leaders and missionaries from the Office of Propagation of the Islamic Seminary of Qom at his office referred to the importance of propaganda and the role of the…

Karachi: Ahle Sunnat Professor killed for Shia name

SHAFAQNA - Karachi University’s Professor Dr. Waheed ur Rehman, commonly known as Yasir Rizvi, was mistaken for a Shia and shot and martyred by takfiri terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahaba/Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamat earlier today. He was shot five times…

Saudi blockage of Iran aid plane shameful: MP

SHAFAQNA - A senior Iranian lawmaker has denounced as “shameful” a recent move by Saudi warplanes to block a civilian Iranian aircraft carrying medical aid for crisis-hit Yemen, saying what Riyadh did is reminiscent of actions by the…

UN urges Israel to end blockade on Gaza Strip

SHAFAQNA -  The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace process has renewed calls on Israel to end its blockade on the Gaza Strip, which was hit by the Tel Aviv regime’s devastating military aggression last summer. “We…

Bahraini Shia Cleric Sentenced to Two Years in Prison over Charges of "Unauthorized Fundraising"

SHAFAQNA - A Bahraini court sentenced a Shia cleric to two years in prison on Tuesday (April 28, 2015), over charges of unauthorized fundraising. Bahrain government forces arrested Sayed Sadiq Al-Maliki on Sunday (April 5, 2015) and questioned…

Medic Ibrahim Al-Demistani Released after Serving a Three-Year Sentence

SHAFAQNA - The Bahraini authorities released the Secretary-General of the Bahraini Nursing Society, Ibrahim Al-Demistani, on Tuesday (April 28, 2015), after serving a three-year jail sentence over charges of treating injured protesters during…

Dr. Ali Al-Ekri Still Being Held Outside in the Tents...has Lost Some Weight

SHAFAQNA -  The family of detainee Dr. Ali Al-Ekri, a consultant orthopedic surgeon, was allowed to visit him on Monday (April 27, 2015), after being deprived of a visit for almost two months since the attack on Jaw Prison detainees that took…

Syria is paying the price for opposing Israel - Larijani

SHAFAQNA - Iranian parliament (Majlis) Speaker Larijani has said that Syria is paying heavy price for not to support Israel against Palestinians. Syria has been targeted because of standing up to the Israeli policies of aggression, the Iranian…

Nigeria: Army rescues nearly 300 women from Boko Haram

SHAFAQNA - Soldiers in Nigeria have managed to free the women from a Boko Haram stronghold in the country’s northeast. The army said the girls aren’t those abducted from their school dormitories last year in Chibok. Nigerian troops destroyed…

Palestine: Israeli forces demolish livestock structure in Nablus

SHAFAQNA - Israeli forces, on Wednesday, demolished a Palestinian-owned structure used for raising livestock in Rujeib village, to the south of Nablus, according to a local activist. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors the construction of Israeli…

UN suspends aid worker for leaking CAR sex abuse case

SHAFAQNA - The UN has suspended an aid worker believed to have leaked information about a sexual abuse investigation to French authorities. The case implicates French soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic. On Wednesday, details…

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