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Time management according to Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA – Time management is one important reason for having a successful life. Imam Ali (AS) in his will said: I advise you my two sons, and all my children, and all my relatives, and those who my words reach them to piety and having order in life [1]. Imam Ali (AS) also said: A […]

Wolves of the time

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: A time will come when people will be like savage wolves and whoever is not a wolf, other wolves will eat him [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 74, page 157.

Why keeping secret is important?

SHAFAQNA – Keeping secret is in two kinds: Keeping your own and the secret of other people. The secret of other people can also be in two forms; either they are related to their faults or their materialistic and spiritual achievements. Revealing others faults according to Islam is forbidden. But revealing their achievements if causes […]

The effect of a gift from Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA – Debel Khazaie, read a poem in the presence of Imam Reza (AS) and afterwards asked Imam (AS) to give him one of his clothes and Imam (AS) gave him one of his clothes. When Debel returned from Khorasan to his home town (Shoshtar) noticed that one of the ladies in his house had […]

How to avoid dying in a state of ignorance?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Anyone who dies without knowing the Imam of the time, his/her death is in a state of ignorance [1]. It is clear from this narration that the referred life here, is the life of ignorance, otherwise at the time of death, things […]

Asceticism according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA – Asceticism (Zohd in Arabic) can be in two levels or in two kinds: Avoiding whatever is declared as Haram in the world by God; or avoiding whatever is declared Halal by God. The holy Quran describes asceticism in Ayah 23 of Surah Al-Hadeed: “So that you may not despair over matters that pass […]

Why Imam Hassan (AS) chose peace with Moawiyeh?

SHAFAQNA – By reviewing the situation of the time and the two groups of pious and impious, we can see that the love of the world and the weakening of religious values in people caused Imam Hassan (AS) to accept the peace. That is why Imam Hassan (AS) mentioned these two reasons for accepting peace […]

Firmness of religion and the world

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) told Jaber ibn Abdullah Ansari: O’ Jaber, firmness of religion and the world depend on four things: A scholar who acts on his knowledge; an illiterate person who does not refuse to learn; a generous person who is not stingy at the time of giving; and a needy person who […]


SHAFAQNA – Islamic scholar Sheikh Bahaie wrote: One day in a large gatheirng, someone mentioned my name and one of those present claimed to be my friend but he was lying. He started talking behind my back and accused me of committing some unjust deeds. He did not consider Ayah 12 of Surah Al-Hojarat saying: […]

What is asceticism?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Hassan (AS) who said: Asceticism (Zohd in Arabic) is to relish piety and be disinclined towards the word [1]. It can be realised from the narration by Imam Hassan (AS) that piety and love of the world are incapable of coexisting. As the interest towards the world grows, […]

Upside down hearts

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) said: The first step of Jihad where you will be hindered is Jihad with your hands, then Jihad with tongue and after that Jihad with your hearts. Therefore, any one who does not praise good with heart and does not deny bad, his/her heart is turned upside down, the top […]

How to become independent in this world?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Anyone who wants to become independent without being wealthy, wanting tranquility of the heart without jealousy, and asking for healthy religion must beseech Allah (SWT) to complete his/her wisdom. A person who uses his/her wisdom and is content with things which suffice him/her, will […]

Believer’s love of God

SHAFAQNA – Ayah 165 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: “There are some (foolish) people who take others just as they do God and love them as much as they must love God. Those who believe, their utmost love is only for God. If (only) the evil doing unbelievers could know at the time when they face […]

Divine praise for those who are pleased with God

SHAFAQNA – Ayahs 27 and 28 of Surah Al-Fajr say: “O’ tranquil soul, return (today) to your God; as you are satisfied (with Allah (SWT)) and your God is pleased with you.” God praises those who are satisfied with Allah (SWT); the Almighty is also pleased with them. When you look at our Imams, for […]

The consequence of Haram income

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The one who earns through Haram ways, his earnings will be his provisions towards the hellfire [1]. In another narration, the prophet (PBUH) said: Allah (SWT) said: The one who does not care in which way he earns (earning in Haram ways), […]

The benefits of consulting with wise people

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Consulting with the kind-hearted wise person will lead to guidance and joy as well as it is a given success by God. Therefore, when a kind-hearted wise person advises you, do not oppose otherwise destruction will follow [1]. [1] Mahaasen, Vol. 2, Page 602, […]