The importance of serving people in Islam

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Whoever picks up a stone from the path of people a reward will be written for him/her [1]. In another narration, the Prophet (PBUH) told Imam Ali (AS): If God guides a person through you, this is…

What is the best act to show obedience to God?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said said: Obeying Allah (SWT) is to serve the Almighty on the earth and no action to serve God is equal to Salaat [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 14, Page 185.

The Spiritual Philosophy of Hajj

SHAFAQNA - Indisputably, God has created man of earth in order to nurture him during his worldly life with the heavenly teachings of the prophets, remove pollutions from him, make him pure, and promote him to the highest stage of affinity…

Bahrain - Rights group appeals for Dr Abduljalil al-Singace as Hunger Strike Reaches 160th Day

SHAFAQNA - Bahraini prisoner of conscience Dr Abduljalil al-Singace today hits a milestone 160 days of hunger strike as rights organisations appeal for his freedom. Forty-one international NGOs today released an urgent appeal addressed to…

UN: Somalia aid crisis 'critical'

SHAFAQNA - War-torn Somalia remains in a "critical" state four years after a devastating famine, the UN warned on Monday, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid. "The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical. Humanitarian…

Jewish court wants Pope to apologise for recognising Palestine

SHAFAQNA - A self-declared Israeli Sanhedrin, a religious High Court composed of 71 sages, has demanded that Pope Francis apologise for recognising a separate Palestinian state or face trial next month. A member of the Palestinian Al-Fatah…

Grand Shia scholar 'Nouri Hamedani' urges unity of Muslim World

SHAFAQNA - Speaking to reporters at the Baku airport, he called for religious scholars' movement to encourage Muslim nations to unity.Ayatollah Nouri Hamedani paid a visit to Azerbaijan Republic upon invitation of Azeri Ulema, elites and…

Former US Lawmakers Urge Congress to Back Iran Nuclear Deal

SHAFAQNA - The former lawmakers wrote a letter to the Congress on Monday and warned that the likelihood of a “military confrontation” will be high if the agreement is rejected, Politico reported . “We appreciate the gravity…

Yemeni Forces Take Control of Key Military Base in Jizan

SHAFAQNA - The Yemeni forces seized control of Mash'al military base in the province of Jizan in Southern Saudi Arabia. Tens of Saudi troops were killed and several of their military vehicles and tanks were also destroyed during the Yemeni…

Antibacterial nanocomposites produced for bone recovery - Medical Breakthrough

SHAFAQNA - Researchers from Tehran University of Medical Sciences produced a type of nanocomposite to be used in the treatment of damaged bone. The nanocomposite is biocompatible and contains antibacterial nanoparticles. Laboratorial studies…

Iran sees China major partner in post-nuclear-deal era

SHAFAQNA - Iran considers China its major partner in the country's development in the aftermath of the nuclear deal reached in the Austrian capital of Vienna last month, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday. From the beginning…

US considering sanctions over Chinese cyber theft

SHAFAQNA - The White House is considering applying sanctions against companies and individuals in China it believes have benefited from Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The newspaper, citing several…

What is the Significance of Maqam Ibrahim in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Located near the Holy Kaaba, Maqam Ibrahim is a highly sacred place for the Muslims of all over the world. This Holy place has a unique historical significance because of its relation with the construction of Holy kaaba, the house…

Story of the Kaaba - Islamic History

SHAFAQNA - In the province of Hejaz in the western part of Arabia, not far from the Red Sea, there lies the town of Makka. In the center of this town there is a small square building made of stones, about 60 feet long, 60 feet wide and 60…

Muslims flock to Mecca ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

SHAFAQNA - Muslims from across the world are assembling here ahead of Hajj when they would move to Makkah to perform the annual pilgrimage. The Masjid-e-Nabvi [mosque of the Prophet], located in the centre of Madina city, is thronged by lakhs…

Salaat a multi-dimensional prayer

SHAFAQNA - Salaat is a multi-dimensional prayer that apart from thanking God, other benefits come to those who perform Salaat. Some of these benefits are outlined below. Cleanliness through Whudhu, ablution, clean clothes and clean place for…

The role of wisdom in life

SHAFAQNA - The one thing that stands against inordinate desires, anger and imagination whilst specifies limits and boundaries for them is wisdom. It is wisdom that defines boundaries for animal and satanic instincts. Meaning when a human being…

The effects of promoting Welayat

SHAFAQNA - Imam Reza (AS) said: Whoever attends a meeting where our Welayat and narrations (Hadiths) are mentioned, and learns our knowledge and teaches them to others, his/her heart will not die on a day when other hearts are dead [1]. [1]…

Why knowledge is better?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) told Komail: O' Komail, knowledge is better than wealth because knowledge guards you but you have to guard your wealth. Wealth will decrease by giving it away but knowledge increases by giving it away. The position obtained…

Negligence

SHAFAQNA - Whoever is attached to this word, negligence will dominate him/her. This is mentioned in the holy Quran in Ayah 7 of Surah Al-Yunus: Those who do not wish to get close to Us and are satisfied with worldly life and feel at ease about…

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