The Ideal Leadership (Part 4)

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shafaqna-One of the main subjects on which the dailies these days present to us fresh news of our morning reading is the ever-increasing cases of fraud and corruption. Be they committed by individuals or by those in high positions in public…

Mir-Fatah-Agha

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shafaqna- Mir-Fatah-Agha, commonly known as Mushthaid (died 24 October 1892), was a high-ranking Twelver Shi'a Muslimcleric (specifically, a mujtahid) from Tabriz(Persian Azerbaijan, Qajar Empire), whom the Russian government…

Mengjia is from China with no religious background

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shafaqna- Mengjia is from China with no religious background. She was always interested in what happens after life. She had discussions with people in Dubai about Islam but never planned to become a Muslim.   okay, it’s not…

Chinese Muslim delegation visit holy shrine of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim delegation from the popular republic of China visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with the head of the Administration Committee of the Holy Shrine. In a statement to the Media Center of the…

Senior Shia cleric urges youth to preserve religious beliefs

SHAFAQNA - During the meeting, the Shia source of emulation advised youth to stay vigilant and commit themselves to their religion, beliefs and genuine Islamic values; "You must reinforce your religious beliefs day by day in order to strengthen…

Irish youth converts to Islam in Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Desmond Burn, an Irish young man resident in the United Kingdom, became acquainted with Islam after traveling to Iran and converted to Islam after studying Islamic sources. Adopting the name Reza for himself, he recounted his…

What are the signs of ignorance in the human being?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) used various phrases to describe ignorance: The most destructive enemy, the worst type of illness, the source of all evil, the greatest calamity, the worst type of poverty and difficulty, death and destruction [1]. The…

Nike releases its first sports hijab for Muslim athletes

SHAFAQNA - Nike Pro Hijab has gone on sale all over the world and is being promoted with the tag line 'sport is for everyone'. The sports manufacturing giant announced earlier this year it was working on bringing out a headscarf for female…

Representative of Ayatollah Sistani: War against ISIS not over yet

SHAFAQNA - Chief Cleric of Imam Hussein Holy Shrine and representative of the Supreme Religious Authority Sheikh Abdul-Mehdi al-Karbalai said, “The military battle against ISIS is over, but the intellectual war is not over yet.” This…

Bahraini regime continues ban on holding Friday prayers in Diraz

SHAFAQNA - Armored vehicles were deployed to cordon off Diraz’s Imam Al Sadiq Mosque, which used to host the largest Shiite congregation in the country. Concrete barricades and police checkpoints were also used to restrict people’s freedom…

Can the human being be without any friends during life time?

SHAFAQNA - Aristotle’s said: The human being needs friends in any condition, to be a companion for him/her in happy times as well as give help to him/her in difficult times. I swear on my life that rich and able people need friends to help…

Soul, According to Quran

SHAFAQNA - Leaving aside the theories invented by human minds, let us turn to the Qur'an for guidance. There is an 'ayah (verse) in the Qur'an: “They ask thee concerning the spirit (or soul). Say, the spirit is from the 'Amr” of my…

Functions of the Soul

SHAFAQNA - The human soul performs various functions in the body, like growth, senses, digestion etc. According to a Muslim scholar, there are four 'souls' in a true believer. Actually, he means that there are four facets in the soul of a true…

Iran to Hold 35th Int’l Quran Contest in April

SHAFAQNA - The 35th edition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s International Quran Competition will be held in April, the organizers announced. The capital city of Tehran will host the international event on April 19-26, 2018. The Awqaf…

Khartoum Quran Contest to Be Held with 70 Contenders

SHAFAQNA - An official with the organizing committee of Sudan’s 9th international Quran competition said 70 Quran memorizers will take part in the contest . Maaz Fatih al-Hajj said the total number of the participants, who will compete…

Group Raises $150K in a Week for Heroic Mosque Shooting Survivor

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SHAFAQNA - Canadians are opening their wallets to help a man who took seven bullets and lost the use of his legs trying to protect others during the Quebec City mosque shooting nearly a year ago. As of Tuesday, the Canadian-Muslim non-profit…

Jesus through Shia Narrations

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications – Qum Categorized collection of hadith (narrations) on Prophet Jesus (a) from the Shia books of Hadith. Topics include: His childhood,…

Allamah Muhammad Husayn Tabataba'i

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Allamah al-Sayyid Muhammad Husayn at-Tabataba'i (1892-1981) is one of the greatest and the most original thinkers of the contemporary Muslim world. He was a prolific writer and an inspiring teacher, who devoted whole of his life…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 3)

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SHAFAQNA-An ideal leader of a society is the one who ever remains aware and concious of the problems afflicting his people.The one who feels deeply concerned of their poverty,sickness and lack of means for their upliftment. Despite himself having…

Identifying and recognising Nasibi ideology

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SHAFAQNA- Several authoritative Sunni works are being relied on for this section. Al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz states in "Taufa Ithna Ashari" states: "Marwan was a Nasibi and was in fact its leader". Taufa Ithna Ashari" page 95…

Azhar University professor encourages Muslims to celebrate the spirit of Christmas

SHAFAQNA - A professor of Comparative Fiqh at Al-Azhar University, Saad al-Helaly, encouraged the universal celebration of Christmas, saying Muslims can celebrate the festivity without following its religious elements, encouraging a sense of…

Schools' Halal Meat Ban Put on Hold in Britain

SHAFAQNA - A move to ban meat from non-stunned animals across schools in Lancashire, Britain, has been halted after Muslim leaders raised concerns it would create community tensions. Lancashire County Council made the decision to stop using…

Who has God’s protection?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said [1]: The one who wants to win the hearts of people and attain their satisfaction by lying, hypocrisy and sin which (all of these inappropriate acts) cause Divine Wrath, eventually…

Taking Allah’s Color: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Taking Allah’s Color بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ   صِبْغَةَ اللَّـهِ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ…

Islamophobia under Donald Trump

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims in America are more vulnerable to bigotry and Islamophobia as a result of Donald Trump’s behaviour and actions than they were after the 9/11 attacks, according to a leading Muslim activist. As the country approaches…

Shia Muslims visit Nigerian churches to celebrate Christmas with Christians

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SHAFAQNA - A Muslim community group has visited a series of churches in a major Nigerian city to show their solidarity with its Christianpopulation. Members of the Islamic Movement, known as locally the Shia after their religious denomination,…

Photos (+18): Kabul's Bloodbath

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SHAFAQNA -  At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a Shia cultural and religious organisation in a western area of the Afghan capital, Kabul.  

Kabul blast kills, injures 70 at Shia news organisation, Taliban denies any involvement

SHAFAQNA - Multiple blasts near an office of a media outlet in the Afghan capital of Kabul have left at least 40 people dead and 32 others injured, officials say.  At least 40 people have been killed and 30 wounded in a suicide attack at a…