Habib Ibn Mudhahir al-Asadi: One of the heroes of at-Taf

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Imam al-Hussayn's (peace be upon him) companions, were recognized by their unique qualities that made them the best martyrs. This small group had a very special connection with the Imam of their era Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn…

More than 1500 free-service booths and Free medical attention offered to serve Ashura pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In the month of Muharram, many free-service booths are installed in the holy city of Kerbela to offer free services and free medical attention to Ashura pilgrims. The assistant director of the Hussainian Processions…

Kenya Muharram Mourning Ceremonies

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA: In Kenya, Shia Muslims began holding rituals to mourn Imam Hussein's (AS) martyrdom anniversary. The Board of Trustees of Kenyan Jafari Shias’ Islamic Education Center has invited Ghanaian cleric Sheikh Abdul Jalil Nawui…

Who is Hussain a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Hussain was killed because he refused to bow down to tyranny. He stood for truth, for goodness, and for freedom We mourn today for the tragedy of Hussain. His enemies not only killed him, but killed his grandfather’s legacy.…

Who is Imam Husayn (AS)?

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Imam Husayn (AS) Shafaqna - The third Shiite Imam, Husayn, was the second son of Ali  and Fatima . He was born in 626 AD. He was named in a ceremony similar to the one held for his elder brother Hasan in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad…

Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abd Rabbah al-Ansari al-Khazraji: the companion of Imam Hussayn (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) who supported him and narrated his Hadith, or from those who only met him once, had a distinguished presence in the…

Ta'ziyeh: play of the war between good and evil

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SHAFAQNA- Ta’zieh, condolence theater or passion play, is a traditional Persian theater, in which actors convey the dramatic events through music and songs. The Ta’zieh plays retail the wars between good and evil where dialogues symbolize…

What’s the Meaning of Tears for Imam Hussain(a.s)

SHAFAQNA- Professor A.Taher Zadeh: The tear for Imam Hussein is cause for revival of hearts and freedom of wisdom from captivity in whims and oversights . That tear which is not weapon for confronting whit inner and outer enemy, is’nt…

Imam Hussein (as)'s Revolution, Reasons & Motives

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SHAFAQNA-All those who are familiar with Imam Husseins life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant…

The Truth About Imam Hussain's Revolution

SHAFAQNA- Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state…

The Message of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- All praise belongs to the Almighty [s], the Lord of the Universe. The moon of Muharram is upon us, and with it comes the Message of Karbala. As the river of tears starts to flow, and the thunder of matam (latmiyyah) fills the…

People of Tuz Khurmatu raised the flag of Ashura grief

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The people of the district of Tuz Khurmato, Salah al-Din province, on the first day of the month of mourning, the martyrdom anniversary of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), held a ceremony to raise the banner of Hussayni…

September 20th: The Annual Ashura Day Procession in London

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SHAFAQNA - Millions of Shia Muslims worldwide participate in the mourning processions and ceremonies to mark Ashura and mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (PBUH) and his companions. For the 29th Annual Ashura Day Procession, Muslims…

Anas bin Kahil al-Asdi: the companion of Imam Hussayn (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Anas bin Kahil al-Asdi, is one of the the companions of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household), who was also a companion of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and has participated in…

Photos: Raas Al-Hussein (P) Mosque in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA - The Al Hussein Mosque is one of the most sacred Islamic sites in Egypt and famously known for it’s housing the oldest complete manuscript of the Holy Qu’ran. It’s location is also in an immensely popular street of Cairo…

More than 29 thousand from inside and outside Iraq are registered in Hussayni processions

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The number of the registered Hussayni processions and bodies in the database of the department has exceeded 29 thousand service and condolence processions from inside and outside Iraq,  Haj Riyadh Ni'mat al-Salman , the…

11-year-old boy killed by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

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SHAFAQNA- Three Palestinian including an 11-year-old boy has died of his wounds by Israeli troops during weekly protest on the fence at the fortified Gaza Strip border. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine security and service plan in Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: For the revival of the Ashura rituals, the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has put a security and service plan, considering it the prelude to a broader and more comprehensive plan for the Ziyarat of Arba'een of Imam al-Hussayn…

Photos: Ashura mournings processions, recall the arrival of Imam al-Hussayn (P) to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:Since Imam Al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) went out from the city of his grandfather (Allah's prayers be upon him and his holy Household) until he arrived to Karbala, he passes through many villages along the way, but he has…

Photos: Muharram mourning ceremony in Kuwait

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SHAFAQNA- Some Hussainiya in Kuwait held mourning ceremony on the fifth night of Muharram and iterated events from Imam Hussein's departure from Jeddah to the death of Moslem bin Aqeel, Ambassador of Imam in Kufa. A number of Preachers outlined…

Iraqi demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqis have staged a march in the southern city of Basra to condemn a recent attack on Iran’s consulate in the city. Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran and praised the country’s help to the Iraqi military and volunteer…

Attack of Bahrain Security Forces on mourners of Imam Hussein (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Khalifa security forces do their repressive action against the Shiites continuously. In this regard, they attacked on various areas of the country on Saturday and attempted to take down banners related to Ashura. A number of…

The main point of Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur, Allah (SWT) said: “Then shall you be questioned that day about the bliss (na’eem)”. Abu Hanifah asked Imam Sadeq (AS) about the commentary (Tafseer) of this Ayah, and Imam (AS) asked him: What…

Thousands of Bahrainis mourn in Hamad, a city without Husseinieh

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SHAFAQNA- Thousands of Bahraini citizens participated in the grand mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS) held in Hamad, a city without Husseinieh. The people of Hamad heve held their main mourning ceremony every year in the city's fourth…

Video: India's Prime Minister attends mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, attends mourning ceremony for Imam Hussein (AS). Hindu Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, participated at the Muslims mourning ceremony in Indore city on Friday. For the first time…

How Beijing violates the rights of Uyghur Muslims?

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SHAFAQNA - Rights groups have accused Beijing of the systematic mass detention of tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs and other Muslims in political re-education camps without being charged or tried. It isn't the first time the Chinese government…

Photos: Between Sidon and Tyre city, Lebanon; The Shrine of Prophet Sari is located

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain :   Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Displaying A Manuscript of the Holy Quran Written By Imam Ali (P) Photos: Hamedan, Asian Tourism hub in 2018 Photos: Kerbela, intensive preparations made for…

First Major Muslim Fashion Exhibition to open in San Francisco

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SHAFAQNA - San Francisco’s de Young Museum will host Contemporary Muslim Fashions and  first of its kind for six months from September 26 to January 6, 2019, to showcase the largest display of garments by Muslim and European designers in…

The Supreme Religious Authority: He who has no sense of responsibility and does not care about their affairs has denied Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:  The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that those who do not have a sense of responsibility, do not care about their affairs and do not move to change their reality, has denied Islam, as the principle of responsibility…

Can the believer benefit from material things of the world without any limit?

SHAFAQNA - Can we use material gifts and worldly life as much as we are able to? Or is there any limit in here? For example if we avoid “Harams”, can we now benefit from all “Halals” without any limitation? It must be said here: It is…