The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer to a question about writing in the Qurans belonging to Mosques and holy places

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about writing in the Qurans and prayer books belonging to the Mosques and holy places. Question: In some Mosques and shrines sentences are written in the Quran and prayer books regarding…

The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about paying Khoms by a person who is not married

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Fayyaz answered a question about paying Khoms by a person who is not married. Question: Can a person who is not married or does not own a house and is eligible to pay Khoms, do not pay the Khoms and save the…

The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani’s answer to a question about the position of fingers at the time of prostration

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sobhani answered a question about the position of fingers at the time of prostration. Question: If at the time of prostrating, a person places palms of his hands on the floor but his fingers are not on the floor;…

Hate crimes against Muslims triple in France: Interior minister

SHAFAQNA- Hate crimes against Muslims in France tripled last year while anti-Semitic assaults remained at an already "high level" and attacks on Christian sites rose by a fifth, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Cazeneuve…

The Death Anniversary of the Lady al-Masouma (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masouma Born In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.) Died: at the age 28, in Qum on…

Saudis invest in creating division among Sunni, Shi’a: Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari

SHAFAQNA- An Afghan Shi’a scholar has said that Saudi Arabia has embarked on a project to sow discord between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims in the war-torn country and called for national unity. Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari, the…

“Peace and Wisdom” Int’l Conference Planned in Myanmar

SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the program will be attended by the head of the organization, some high-ranking Buddhist representatives, religious leaders and intellectuals. Sitagu International…

Pope Francis May Visit Rome’s Great Mosque

SHAFAQNA- A visit to one of the largest mosques outside the Muslim world may rank among the most symbolically powerful moments in Pope Francis’s tenure at the Vatican and comes at a time when immigration and terrorism have strained interfaith…

Fresh Rallies in Bahrain in Solidarity with Sheikh Salman

SHAFAQNA- The protesters staged rallies in Diraz village after Friday prayers, calling for the immediate release of Sheikh Salman, who heads Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, as well as all political detainees. Sheikh…

Jordanian Girl Memorizes Quran in 7 Months

SHAFAQNA- Hadil Saeed al-Saidawi is a Quran learner at Abi Dajana Quranic center in the Jordanian city of al-Ramtha. Through her strong will and diligence, she managed to memorize all verses of the Holy Book in a short period of time, Al-Ray…

Shafaqna Exclusive Interview with Mohammed al-Nimr

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SHAFAQNA - On January 2, 2016, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent cleric and human rights advocate was brutally executed by the Saudi regime, on allegations he posed a threat to national security. Sheikh al-Nimr was not a violent man, and all…

Ashura and Today

SHAFAQNA- Once more Muharram has come, and the hearts of free men incline toward Hussain (PBUH), the son of Ali (PBUH), and their eyes are fixed upon Ashura, the event which took place more than 1300 years ago. Even after such a long passage…

The Divine Mercy and the Punishment in the Hereafte

SHAFAQNA- Question The disbelievers ask why Quran repeatedly emphasizes the issue of torture, pain, punishment, and suffering in the Hellfire?  Is such a God beneficent and merciful, or rather murderous and bloodthirsty?" Please refute…

Quran from the Point of View of Non-Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Quran is a book which guides human beings in several dimensions of life and nobody can deny its several special characteristics and everybody may use it according to his capacity, here we want to talk about different viewpoints of…

Sleep, Grow, and Remember!

SHAFAQNA- Sleep is seen as a time when we rest. It is thought to have developed in most animals as a way to be safe during the night, instead of wandering in the wilderness where predators can get to them. More than just that, over time it…

The First Defender of Husayn

SHAFAQNA- When the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah comes by, we commemorate the occasion of the Day of Arafah where pilgrims from all over the world perform their Hajj rituals. However, many of us forget that the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah also marks a…

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Catherine Shakdam talks to RT about civilian casualties in Yemen

SHAFAQNA- Catherine Shakdam from the Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies in London talks to RT about civilian casualties in Yemen as a result of the Saudi-led campaign

Daesh's venom spreads further still - Editorial

SHAFAQNA - Daesh militants today are attempting to break a new frontier in their morbid love affair with blood-letting and sanguinary hate of religious communities. Since its rising, Wahhabi-militants have systematically targeted religious…

Muslim group using anime to construct mosque in Shizuoka

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim group here has turned to anime to raise funds for its plan to build a mosque in the city of Shizuoka. The Shizuoka Muslim Association intends to use the facility not only for prayers but also for exchanges between Muslims…

Imam Hassan Askari's (AS) recommendations to his followers

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hassan Askari (AS) recommended to his followers: I recommend to you to be devout in your religion and try for the sake of God and tell the truth as well as being trustworthy towards people even if they are not good individuals.…

"Israel prefers ISIL to Iran" says Israel Defense Minister

SHAFAQNA - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon declared on Tuesday that Tel Aviv prefers the ISIL terrorist group over Iran. Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies' (INSS) conference in Tel Aviv, Ya'alon sought to clarify…

Daesh militants are targeting Libya's oil fields

SHAFAQNA - Daesh militants aka ISIL attacked an oil terminal in Libya, setting ablaze at least two storage tanks near the northern town of Ras Lanuf on Thursday. In a video released later in the day the ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility…