SHAFAQNA - Saudi’s Interior Ministry announced on Saturday (2 Jan. 2016) the execution of Sheikh Nimr, the Shia Scholar on the accusation of terrorism. The ministry published an statement and in it announced that the execution was based on…
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SHAFAQNA-Activists on social media outlets said that Bahraini security forces raided on early Monday morning (December 28, 2015) the house of the former member of the municipality council Hamid Al-Basri in the village of Sanabis.
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SHAFAQNA- Some of Ayatollah Sistani's office staff members in Iraq, after army's decisive victory in Ramadi on this Saturday, presented in the city to help displaced people.
According to the reports, the cleric are still in the city to distribute…
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SHAFAQNA-Iranian Sunni clerics in a letter to the UN and other international organizations called for heightened efforts to free prominent Shiite cleric Nimr Baqr al-Nimr who has received a death sentence from a Saudi court.
"We, a group…
SHAFAQNA- Approximately 25 per cent of the world’s population is Muslim and it is evident that there are segments of global markets that adhere to their religious requirements.
Halal, an Arabic word defined as permissible according to…
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SHAFAQNA- Award-winning author Hajera Memon is winning little hearts all over the world through her creative storytelling of some of the most glorious, historical and timeless events from the Holy Quran.
She is the founder of publishing…
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SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the new year of 2016 with two large Quran recitation sessions.
The programs were held in the capital Sarajevo and the central city of Kakanj, according to the Arabi21 website.
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SHAFAQNA - On Thursday afternoon, Salaam Bhatti was near New York’s Times Square, as thousands of Americans who had come from across the world prepared for the iconic New Year’s Eve ball-drop celebration. But Bhatti, a 29-year-old Muslim…
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SHAFAQNA - It may not be the kind of place you would expect to stumble upon a mosque, but Muslims have lived among the forests and lakes of Lithuania for more than 600 years - showing that tolerance reigned here in the Middle Ages, even when…
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SHAFAQNA - Russia has called on all parties involved in the months-long Yemeni crisis to cease hostilities and try to solve their problems through negotiations and dialogue.
“We consider it necessary to repeat our insistent call to all…
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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency)
Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:34)
By: Mohammad Sobhanie
Angels’ Prostration before Adam
بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
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SHAFAQNA - The philosophy behind building Mosques and religious places is for people to remember and worship the Supreme Being. To prevent worship of God in Mosques and other religious places will have serious consequences for perpetrators in…
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SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain strongly condemns the violent acts of aggression by the Nigerian Military against followers of Hussain ibn Ali in Nigeria – Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky and his peaceful movement.
Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is the leader…
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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Repenting has six conditions:
1. Regret about what has happened in the past.
2. Make a decision not to go back (to the previous ways).
3. To pay back people's rights, in order that there is no responsibility…
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SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Whoever forgets Allah (SWT), the Almighty will forget him/her as well as making the eyes of his/her heart blind .
 Qorarul Hekam, Page 690.
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SHAFAQNA - If Syria continues to be at war - a war which has claimed too many of its sons and daughters not to remain an open scar on the region, Syrians as a whole have remained hopeful, united in their prayer that peace will soon heal their…
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SHAFAQNA - In August 1961, two Algerian Jews, Simon Zouaghi and Martin Benisti, disembarked in Marseilles. The two men — one a butcher, the other a cook — had uprooted themselves and their loved ones from the bloody chaos of the French-Algerian…
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SHAFAQNA - In the Land of Mina during Hajj Pilgrimage:
The pilgrims had assembled in the land of Mina during Hajj Pilgrimage. Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) and his companions sitting in a place were eating some grapes placed before them.
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SHAFAQNA - The Sixth Holy Imam Imam Jafar-As-Sadiq(A.S.)
Kunyat: Abu Abdullah
Born: at Medina on Monday the 17th Rabi-ul- Awwal 83 A.H.
Fathers Name: Imam Muhammad Baqir(A.S.)
Mother Name: Umm-e-Farwah
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The “War On Terror” and “The War On Drugs” are both fraudulent, and they are both related. In a classic example of “reverse projection,” the "War on Terror” is literally a “War for Terror”, and the “War on Drugs”…
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SHAFAQNA - For well over a decade the United States has positioned itself as Liberty’s champion, the one power willing to lead a global anti-terror effort at such a time when nations found themselves besieged, overwhelmed by a radical tide.…
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SHAFAQNA - According to a Divine narration, Allah (SWT) has said: Whenever I visit the heart of a person and see that it is dominated by My remembrance, I will undertake the affairs and education of that person as well as becoming that person's…
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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about crying during Salaat for sufferings of Ahlul Bait (AS).
Question: What is the ruling for crying with sound for sufferings of Ahlul Bait (AS) during Salaat?
The Grand Ayatollah…
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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Shobairi Zanjani answered a question regarding the maintenance payments by step-father for step-child.
Question: Is it Wajeb for step-father to pay for the maintenance of the step-child?
The Grand Ayatollah…
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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi answered a question about doubting the congregational pray leader’s correct recitation.
Question: If a person is in doubt about the recitation of Hamd and Surah by the congregational leader,…
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SHAFAQNA- Deputy of Advertising and Communications at Astan Quds Razavi reported holding of Shi’a logy courses for Christian professors of Canada universities in the Razavi Holy Shrine.
Hujjat al-Islam Sayed Jalal Husseini said in this…
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SHAFAQNA- A hospital in the Gaza Strip funded entirely by donations from Indonesians has opened its doors on Sunday.
The workers said on Tuesday that Rumah Sakit Indonesia began operating nearly five years after the idea was conceived by…
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SHAFAQNA- The dean of Al-Mustafa International University has aid there has never been a war between Shias and Sunnis.
Ayatollah Alireza A’rafi on Wednesday said enemies try to create rift between Shia and Sunnis, Arab and non-Arab, Islam…
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When Ms Tramaine Kaleebu, 19, flew home from Chicago to Washington DC for the holidays, she donned a headscarf as a sign of solidarity with Muslims.
"I wore the headscarf to stand in embodied solidarity with Muslims who are…
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