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Al-Khoei foundation on the Terror Attacks in Tehran: terrorists are the shame of humanity

Shafaqna – Al-Khoei Foundation expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today’s heinous attacks in Iran. We have witnessed horrific attacks in London, Manchester, Baghdad, Kabul and now Tehran over the past few weeks which has resulted in many deaths and injuries, the pain of which resonates in our […]

Tehran terror attack: 12 people killed and 42 wounded

Shafaqna – FNA- The Iranian interior ministry in a statement on Wednesday afternoon confirmed that 12 people have been killed and 42 others wounded in this morning’s terrorist attacks in Tehran, stressing that the security situation is now fully under control. Two terrorist teams simultaneously entered the area around the holy shrine of (the late founder […]

The Great Injustice: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:114) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:114) By: Mohammad Sobhanie The Great Injustice بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمَنْ أَظْلَمُ مِمَّن مَّنَعَ مَسَاجِدَ اللَّـهِ أَن يُذْكَرَ فِيهَا اسْمُهُ وَسَعَىٰ فِي خَرَابِهَا ۚ أُولَـٰئِكَ مَا كَانَ لَهُمْ أَن يَدْخُلُوهَا إِلَّا خَائِفِينَ ۚ لَهُمْ فِي الدُّنْيَا خِزْيٌ وَلَهُمْ فِي الْآخِرَةِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ ﴿١١٤﴾ Translation: 2:114 Who is more unjust than those […]

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Shia Islam: Imam Ḥusayn /24

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥusayn The third Shīʿa Imam, Ḥusayn, was the second son of ʿAlī and Fāṭima. He was born in 626 AD. He was named in a ceremony similar to the one held for his elder brother Ḥasan in the presence of the Prophet. ‘My two children […]

Respect to All Divine Messengers: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:113) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:113) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Respect to All Divine Messengers بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَقَالَتِ الْيَهُودُ لَيْسَتِ النَّصَارَىٰ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ وَقَالَتِ النَّصَارَىٰ لَيْسَتِ الْيَهُودُ عَلَىٰ شَيْءٍ وَهُمْ يَتْلُونَ الْكِتَابَ ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ قَالَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ مِثْلَ قَوْلِهِمْ ۚ فَاللَّـهُ يَحْكُمُ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِيمَا كَانُوا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ ﴿١١٣﴾ Translation: 2:113 The Jews say, […]

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Shia Islam: Imam Ḥasan/ 23

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Imam Ḥasan Ḥasan, the first child of ʿAlī and Fāṭima, was born on March 4, 625 AD in Medina. His birth happened in the fasting month of Ramadan. The name Ḥasan was chosen by the Prophet. This name was not famous among Arabs of that time. […]

Monopoly of Paradise: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:111-112) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Shafaqna – Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:111-112) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Monopoly of Paradise بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَقَالُوا لَن يَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ إِلَّا مَن كَانَ هُودًا أَوْ نَصَارَىٰ ۗ تِلْكَ أَمَانِيُّهُمْ ۗ قُلْ هَاتُوا بُرْهَانَكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ صَادِقِينَ ﴿١١١﴾ بَلَىٰ مَنْ أَسْلَمَ وَجْهَهُ لِلَّـهِ وَهُوَ مُحْسِنٌ فَلَهُ أَجْرُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ ﴿١١٢﴾ […]

Outlooks of Disbelievers: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:109-110) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:109-110) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Outlooks of Disbelievers بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَدَّ كَثِيرٌ مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ لَوْ يَرُدُّونَكُم مِّن بَعْدِ إِيمَانِكُمْ كُفَّارًا حَسَدًا مِّنْ عِندِ أَنفُسِهِم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمُ الْحَقُّ ۖ فَاعْفُوا وَاصْفَحُوا حَتَّىٰ يَأْتِيَ اللَّـهُ بِأَمْرِهِ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ﴿١٠٩﴾ وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ ۚ وَمَا […]

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Shia Islam: Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet /22

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet Fāṭima may not be an Imam but she is the mother of eleven infallible Imams and, without a doubt, the Imams owe their infallible characteristics to their mother. Her distinctions are numerous, one of the most outstanding of which are her […]

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Shia Islam: Twelve Imams /21

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Twelve Imams Adherents of Twelver Shi’ism, the largest branch of Shi’ism, are commonly referred to as Twelvers, derived from their belief in twelve divinely-ordained leaders, known as the Twelve Imams. There are traditions narrated from the Prophet about them. Some of these are as follows: Bukhārī […]

Irrational Demands: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:108) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:108) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Irrational Demands بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَمْ تُرِيدُونَ أَن تَسْأَلُوا رَسُولَكُمْ كَمَا سُئِلَ مُوسَىٰ مِن قَبْلُ ۗ وَمَن يَتَبَدَّلِ الْكُفْرَ بِالْإِيمَانِ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَاءَ السَّبِيلِ ﴿١٠٨﴾ Translation: 2:108: Or do you want to ask your Messenger as Moses was asked before (i.e. show us the Lord)? Whoever […]

Abrogation in the Quran: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:106-107) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:106-107) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Abrogation in the Quran بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا ۗ أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ﴿١٠٦﴾ أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّـهَ لَهُ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۗ وَمَا لَكُم مِّن دُونِ اللَّـهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلَا نَصِيرٍ ﴿١٠٧﴾ […]

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Shia Islam: Wiping the feet in wuḍūʾ/18

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Wiping the feet in wuḍūʾ Islamic jurists are divided about whether the believer must wash or wipe his feet when performing wuḍūʾ. Some of them say it is obligatory to wash the feet; the Imāmiyya say that wiping is correct. Dāwūd b. ʿAlī, the leader of […]

Reverence of the Prophet (SAW):

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:104-105) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Reverence of the Prophet (SAW) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَقُولُوا رَاعِنَا وَقُولُوا انظُرْنَا وَاسْمَعُوا ۗ وَلِلْكَافِرِينَ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ ﴿١٠٤﴾ مَّا يَوَدُّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ وَلَا الْمُشْرِكِينَ أَن يُنَزَّلَ عَلَيْكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَخْتَصُّ بِرَحْمَتِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ ذُو […]

US launches missiles at a Syrian airfield

Shafaqna – Fox News reported that the US launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield (Shayrat ) early Friday. According to RT, “The US has launched 50 to 60 Tomahawk missiles against the Syrian military base near Homs after President Donald Trump ordered the strikes in response for the chemical attack in Idlib, blaming the incident […]

Sorcery: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:102-103, Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:102-103, Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Sorcery بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُو الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ ۖ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ ۚ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ ۖ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ […]

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Shia Islam: temporary marriage / 17

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Temporary marriage Our discussions here are mainly focused on Shīʿa doctrines and beliefs rather than legal and practical issues. However, some Shi’a practices are occasionally subjected to criticism and therefore it is important to clarify them and remove ambiguities. One such issue is that of temporary […]

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Shia Islam: the Rajʿa /16

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Rajʿa as depicted in the Qur’an and traditions The Shīʿa are often criticized for believing in the Rajʿa, which is mentioned in some Qur’anic verses and narrations. Anyone speaking about this concept is often accused of heresy while these critics may not realise that the […]

Sorcery: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:102-103, Part-I) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:102-103, Part-I) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Sorcery بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُو الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ ۖ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ ۚ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ ۖ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ […]

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Shia Islam: Badāʾ/15

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Badāʾ Badāʾ (lit. ‘appearance’) is a Shīʿa doctrine rooted in the Qur’an and the tradtions of the Prophet. It is similar abrogation (naskh) and both stem from the same source. However, the difference is that abrogation pertains to legislation, meaning that a divine command is issued […]

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Our heartfelt prayers are with the victims: the Al-Khoei Foundation denounces the cowardly terror attacks in Westminster

Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency)  – Al-khoei Foundation, a leading Shia organisation based in London issued a statement on Thursday following Westminster terror attack and said “We wish to reaffirm that terrorism in all its forms and expressions is an evil that falls outside the boundaries  of faith”. According to Shafaqna, the statement reads: We at the Al-Khoei Foundation […]

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Shia Islam: The meaning of Taqiyya / 14

Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Taqiyya The meaning of Taqiyya Taqiyya (‘dissimulation’) is a concept that appears in the Qur’an and has been highlighted in some verses. The Qur’an permits a believer to observe taqiyya if he believes that his life, family or property are in danger because of his beliefs. […]