Why believers should not compare their lives with wealthier people?

SHAFAQNA - Looking at the lives of others whose levels are higher (money wise), can create problems for us. Meaning, this may cause the human being to want to adjust his/her worldly life and inclinations according to the lives of others. That…

How close ladies with religious excuse can get to holy shrines of Imams (AS)? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about the limit which women with religious excuse (in circumstances when ladies are excused from doing some religious duties, like performing Salaat) can get close to holy shrines. Question:…

A New Convert from Church to Mosque; Viacheslav Polosin

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SHAFAQNA- Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently announced his conversion from Orthodoxy to Islam. This unprecedented event…

Pilgrimage - Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- Hajj is a worship act.  It means to visit the holy house of Allah in Mecca at a certain period of time - in the month of Dhil-hajj and complete certain rituals according to the Islamic Laws.   WHO HAS TO HAVE HAJJ One…

Imam Reza (A.S.) from the views of the Sunni Scholars

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SHAFAQNA- Thoughts and viewpoints of Sunni Muslims about Imam Reza’s (A.S.) scientific character were elaborated in a session held to pave the way for more solidarity and proximity among Islamic schools. This gathering was held by Astan Quds…

New AI system able to screen for neurological illnesses in seconds

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SHAFAQNA- Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence method that can identify a range of acute neurological illnesses in CT scans within a few seconds, when time is essential in assessing the life-threatening conditions. Conditions…

Iran's Supreme Leader: “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate with the US”

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SHAFAQNQ - Commenting on the US President’s offer of negotiations, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday “There will be no war, and we will not negotiate.” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said "The U.S. has…

Why most people fear death?

SHAFAQNA - One day a person asked Imam Jawad (AS): Why most people fear death? Imam (AS) replied: Because people have no information about it, and they panic. And if people knew about death, and tried to become servants of God, and followers…

What to do when Hajj season and university exams coincide? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question when Hajj season and university exams coincide. Question: If a student in Hajj season must take university exam, can he/she delays Wajib Hajj to next year, especially if the exam…

What did Imam Jawad (AS) say about religion?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: Religion is glory and knowledge, and it is a treasure. And silence is a light and the highest of asceticism (Zohd) and piety. And nothing like heresy destroys the religion. And nothing…

Can security concerns affect Hajj pilgrimage? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about the effects of current security concerns on Hajj pilgrimage. Question: Considering the assumptions about the current insecurities of Hajj trip, can a person be counted as Mostati’a…

Can Muslim Marriage be covered by English law?

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim women in Britain have been “given hope” by High Court judge ruling that a Muslim woman can have a British court dissolve her religious marriage and was entitled to maintenance from her husband after they split even though…

Health during Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Science mag | by Ziad A. Memish : Starting from 19 August, Saudi Arabia will host people from over 180 countries for 5 days for Hajj, the world's largest annual religious pilgrimage. Associated with this mass transnational movement…

When travelling, every Muslim needs 7 apps

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SHAFAQNA - My Salaam : While planning the perfect trip abroad can be stressful for every muslim because of things like finding out halal food, prayer times, and even the correct Qibla direction, technology has made sure them not to worry…

Sixteen Indian women Broke tradition by going for Haj without male guardian

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SHAFAQNA - Shamshadabai Isarail Sayeed, 62, is among the first groups from Maharashtra to visit Haj, the annual pilgrimage to Muslim holy sites in Saudi Arabia, without a mehram (husband or male blood relation as guardian). She is worried about…

Photos: Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.) in London

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SHAFAQNA: A ceremony was held in London's Imam Ali (A.S) Institute, to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Muhammad al-Taqi (A.S.).   Source: Shafaqna Persian   Read more from Shafaqna: Martyrdom…

The consequence of wrong interpretation of the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) heard that a man became famous for his piety. One day, Imam (AS) saw that man with a lot of people gathered round him, and then he separated from people and went on his way, but Imam Sadeq (AS) was watching his actions.…

Turkey's Yivli Minaret eyes UNESCO world heritage list

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SHAFAQNA - The eight centuries-old Yivli Minaret, which is a landmark and symbol of Turkey's southern tourism capital Antalya, aims to be included in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The historical piece, whose six-domed worship place attracts…

Muslim Walls of Madrid

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SHAFAQNA - Atlas Obscura : Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit. The remains of the Muslim Walls of Madrid (Muralla Islamica de Madrid) are among the oldest structures…

Bus firm apologized after driver demands Muslim mother remove her niqab

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SHAFAQNA - A Bristol bus company has been forced to apologize after one of its drivers said he would only allow a Muslim woman onto a bus if she removed her veil. The 20-year-old mother was with her two-month-old child when the man asked…

the office for the protection of Iran interests will open in Saudi Arabia

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SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations with its long-time regional rival, Iran, in 2016 following attack…

Imam Muhammed Al-Taqi (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Birth:      10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina Parents:  Imam ‘Ali al-Ridha (a.s.) & Bibi Sabika Naubiyyah (a.s.) Titles:     ‘Al-Jawad’ (The Generous), ‘Al-Taqi’ (The Pious) Death:   …

Eleventh Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah's sight. Consider how you should behave,…

Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S.) the Ninth Infallible Imam of the Shi'ites and the Greatest Miracle of his age who enriched and expanded the Islamic thought and Shari'a during the period of his Imamat which lasted for seventeen years. Imam…

What is the connection between accepting an apology and humbleness?

SHAFAQNA - One of the issues connected to humbleness, is the case of accepting apology from a person who has done bad to us, and then he/she apologizes and asks for forgiveness. The issue is that if a person who is done a bad act against another…

Can a Muslim woman work in a non-Muslim hairdressing salon? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about a Muslim woman working in non-Muslim hairdresser. Question: Some hairdressers look for female staff; can a Muslim woman work in such a hairdresser, and groom and make up Muslim…

Photos: Takht-e Soleyman archaeological and touristic site

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Situated in the southeastern highlands of West Azarbaijan province and in Takab county in Iran, Takht-e Soleiman encompasses a lake roughly 80 by 120 meters and a Sassanid-era Zoroastrian temple complex dedicated…

New York City’s Forgotten Muslim Past

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SHAFAQNA - The New Yorker | By  Rozina Ali : A Ph.D. student offers a free Muslim-history walking tour in Donald Trump’s home town. Back when Donald Trump was a Presidential candidate, he said, “I think Islam hates us,” and called…

Saudi teenager Mosaad Al-Dossary crowned FIFA eWorld Cup champion

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SHAFAQNA - The grand finale of the largest FIFA competition in history saw Saudi Arabia's Mosaad Al-Dossary winning the FIFA eWorld Cup on Saturday. Teenager Al-Dossary defeated Stefano Pena from Belgium in the finals held in London, claiming…

A Temple School In Karachi Where Muslim Teachers Teach Hindu Students

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SHAFAQNA - After the members of the local Hindu community gave the permission to set up the school in the place of worship, a temple school was set up by an NGO. It isn’t a common sight to find a school running inside a temple. It is more…