Daily agreement with angels

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Every morning, Imam Ali (AS) used to address the two angels who register deeds (of every human being) and say: Well done you two gracious angels who register deeds; God willing, today…

How the Prophet (PBUH) saved a young man from committing sins?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was attending the Mosque when among the large crowd suddenly a group of people started shouting. The Prophet (PBUH) asked: What is happening? They said: A rude young person has come and saying let me go…
Imam Ali

Who is Ali bin Abu Talib?

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SHAFAQNA - Many people may know Ali ibn Abu Talib or ‘Imam Ali’ as a distinguished warrior and a man with unmatched bravery. But the other side of him that is equally unique, is the treasure of knowledge that he carried with him. A glimpse…

Five Swedens convert to Shia Islam at Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Visiting Imam Reza Holy Shrine (AS), five Swedish nationals converted to Islam and became Shia Muslims. Getting familiar with the fundamental principles of Islam, accepting the oneness of God, prophecy of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH),…

Germany wants to exert control over mosques

SHAFAQNA - An influential politician from Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party said all mosques in Germany should be subject to state supervision in light of what he sees as a threat from extremist. Volker Kauder, who heads the conservative…
Russia humanitarian aid

Russian plane loaded with relief aid arrives in Damascus, Syria

SHAFAQNA - A Russian Plane arrived in Damascus International airport on Saturday loaded with humanitarian aid from Russian people and government to enhance Syrians’ steadfastness in facing the terrorist war and the unjust economic embargo…

Pious children are lights of their parent’s eyes

SHAFAQNA - According to Imam Ali (AS) pious children are presents to humanity. Imam (AS) considered pious children as lights of their parent’s eyes and good provisions for their parents after their death in the hereafter. It is narrated from…

Honesty and truthfulness are the best of characteristics

SHAFAQNA - Ibn K’hms narrated: I told Imam Sadeq (AS): Abdullah ibn Abi Ya’afoor sent his greetings to you. Imam Sadeq (AS) replied: Greetings be on you and him, when you return to him, send my regards and say: Jafar ibn Mohammad said: Have…

The way to appreciate God's favours

SHAFAQNA - We must feel happy and satisfied with Divine Blessings. It has been narrated: Whenever something happens to the human being which causes happiness, say: Praise be to Allah (SWT) for this blessing; and whenever somethings happens which…

What are the effects of showing ingratitude towards Divine Blessings?

SHAFAQNA - Divine Blessings must be appreciated and looked after by using them at the right time, at the right place, and to the right measure. In other words they must be used according to God’s satisfaction. It has been narrated that one…

Poll in Canada shows many Muslims feel discriminated against

SHAFAQNA - While most Muslims in Canada feel they’re treated better than Muslims in other western countries, they still feel singled out for discrimination because of their faith, a new national survey says. The poll by Environics asked…

Media Bias: London Muslims March Against ISIS Goes Unreported By Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA - Mainstream corporate media is ruining the United States elections, and in this insightful video, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now explains why. She compares Bernie Sanders — someone who is currently making history and garnering…

The Changing Landscape of Muslims in Tech

SHAFAQNA - Roughly two years ago, a female CEO in Silicon Valley made headlines for making less money than her male predecessor. This story became a media launch point for discussing the struggle with diversity in tech. The story naturally…

Crackdown against al-Wefaq in Bahrain reaches new heights

SHAFAQNA - The Freedoms and Human Rights Department at Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society issued a report revealing the widespread human rights and religious freedoms violations practiced by the Bahraini authorities in 2015. The department…

The magic world

SHAFAQNA - Some people are so fascinated by the world that its sorcery and magic traps them and they do not know what to do; and they do whatever the world tells them to do, as if they are dolls with strings attached to them and their movements…

How to recognize a wise person?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: If you want to recognize that a person is wise or not in one meeting, in the middle of your conversation, pretend some impossible things are possible, if he denies them, he is wise and…

What did Satan say to Prophet Moses (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - Satan met Prophet Moses (AS) and said: O' Moses (AS), you are an honourable prophet and I am one of God's creatures who committed a sin, I want to repent to God, please intercede on my behalf so my repenting is accepted. Prophet Moses…

The allowed limit of the profit for selling goods/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenie’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenie answered a question about the allowed limit of the profit for selling goods. Question: How much profit is allowed for selling goods? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: There is not a set limit for profit;…

A simple way of thanking God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that one day Imam Sadeq (AS) tied an animal to a pole near the door of the Mosque and when he returned could not see it. Imam Sadeq (AS) said: If God returns it to me I will thank God the way it is appropriate. After…

Generosity for the sake of God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that one day a poor person went to Imam Sadeq (AS) and asked for help. Imam Sadeq (AS) gave him a bunch of grapes and the poor man said: Thank God for sending me sustenance. Then Imam Sadeq (AS) gave him two bunches…

Shia Islamic Center Looks to Open in Elk Grove, Illinois

SHAFAQNA- An Islamic organization has filed an application to open a religious center in Elk Grove Village’s business park, US state of Illinois. Elk Grove Village trustees were considering a request at Tuesday’s (April 26) village…

British Girl Memorizes Entire Quran at 7

SHAFAQNA- A seven-year-old British Muslim girl has managed to learn the entire Quran by heart. Maria began memorizing the holy book at the age of five and within two years, she has learned it all. The holy Quran has 114 chapters and…

Birmingham Central Mosque to feature in Channel 4 series

SHAFAQNA- Channel 4 is to broadcast a three part series based in and around Birmingham Central Mosque – exploring the lives of the community who worship there. “This series will provide a snapshot of modern British Muslim life through…

The Roar of A Lion: Spoken word poetry celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali [as] EVENT

SHAFAQNA - Mohebban Al Mahdi Youth Foundation in association with Manchester Islamic Centre humbly presents to you its 1st Annual 13th Rajab poetry event: The Roar of A Lion: Spoken word poetry celebrating the birthday of Imam Ali [as] A…

Why Muslims are proud Canadians

SHAFAQNA - On any given day, Canadians might wake up to a range of news related to Muslims in Canada. It might be a report about Muslims and non-Muslims working together to welcome some of the 25,000 Syrian refugees who have arrived in recent…

Muslims volunteer to feed the hungry, fight stereotypes

SHAFAQNA - The Birmingham Islamic Society will join with many other Muslim groups nationwide on Saturday, April 30, to volunteer for National Soup Kitchen Day. It's a way to help feed the needy, and to help change the narrative on Islam,…

Meet The Real Muslims Of Dearborn, Mich.

SHAFAQNA - An olive-skinned woman in a black headscarf leaned over her herb garden and started to cry. She was trying to cut parsley but tears were keeping her from the task. She slumped over and buried her face in her dirty gardening gloves…

Faces of Islam: Award-winning photographer snaps Brisbane Muslims for special project

SHAFAQNA - The lives, ambitions, and beliefs of more than 40 members of Brisbane's Muslim community have been put under the spotlight in a new project aimed at dispelling misconceptions about Islam and its followers. Award-winning documentary…