Entries by Yahya

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Abbas ibn Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Abbas ibn Ali was the son of Ali ibn Abu Talib and Fatima binte Hizam, commonly known as Ummul Baneen. Abbas is particularly revered by Shi’a Muslims for his loyalty to his half-brother and third Shi’a Imam, Hussain ibn Ali, his respect for the Ahl al-Bayt, and his role in the battle of Karbala. […]

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Islam and Western Mainstream Media

SHAFAQNA- Mainstream media demonise Muslims and Islam on a daily basis, with some studies claiming that an average of around eight headlines per day per newspaper vilify Muslims in one way or another. A Channel 4 Survey in 2013 confirmed that seven out of ten newspaper reports about Muslims portrayed them as either dangerous or […]

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Fifth Infallible Sayings

SHAFAQNA-*  O Allah what did he finds who lost you, and what did he loose who found you. * On his way to Karbala, Imam Hussain(A.S.) said: This world has changed, snubbed, and its good has turned tail. Nothing has remained from it except a thing that is as scanty as the leftover of a […]

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Aspects of the Life of Imam Hussein a.s

SHAFAQNA- The third infallible Imam is Husayn ibn Ali (peace and blessings be with them), grandson of the Last Messenger of Allah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be with him and his progeny). His mother is The Holy Lady Fatima al-Zahra (peace be with her), the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad. His elder brother was […]

Dua for 3rd Shaban

SHAFAQNA- Its recommended to recite this dua on the 3rd of Shaban, as Imam Husain was born on this day. اَللّٰھُمَّ إِنِّی أَسْأَ لُکَ بِحَقِّ الْمَوْلُودِ فِی ھذَا الْیَوْمِ O Allah, I beseech You in the name of the one born on this day, الْمَوْعُودِ بِشَهَادَتِهِ قَبْلَ ٱسْتِهْلالِهِ وَوِلادَتِهِ the one promised with martyrdom before […]

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3rd of Shaban – Birth of Imam Hussain a.s

SHAFAQNA- Abu’l-Qasim ibn `Al’ al-Hamadaniy, the representative of Imam al-Hasan al-`Askariy (a.s), received a document telling that our master, Grandson of the Holy Prophet (saws),Imam al-Husayn ibn `Ali (a.s), was born on the third of Sha`ban; therefore, you should observe fasting on this day and recite the following supplication:   O Allah: I beseech You […]

The Three Blessed Months

SHAFAQNA- The Month of Rajab Merits of Rajab Many traditions reported from the Ahl al-Bayt (‘a) demonstrate the excellence and merits of the month of Rajab.1 In his books, al-Majalis and Thawab al-A’mal, Shaykh al-Saduq has reported that Abu-Sa’id al-Khidri quoted the Holy Prophet (S) as saying: أَلاَ إِنَّ رَجَباً شَهْرُ اللهِ الأَصَمُّ وَهُوَ شَهْرٌ عَظِيمٌ، وَإِنَّمَا سُمِّيَ الأَصَمَّ […]

WELCOMING THE MONTH OF SHA’BAN

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (A) once saw some Muslims arguing among themselves on the topic of fate and destiny, on the first day of Sha’ban.   He discouraged them from their preoccupation and instead drew their attention to the merits of this month. He said that the Lord had called it Sha’ban because His favours and bounties […]

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Shaykh Zakzaky- A Hundred Day Protest

SHAFAQNA- In solidarity with a global series of rallies, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) staged a protest and vigil for Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in London, in support of the one hundred continuous days of demonstrations in Nigeria, demanding medical treatment for the life threatening medical condition of Shaykh Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of […]

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Anti war demonstration in London

SHAFAQNA- The anti war groups had a demonstration against Western airstrike on Syria in front of the UK Parliament, today. Acording Shafaqna’s reporter, they said: We strongly condemn the missile attacks on Syria last week which will have only brought the Syrians more misery and destruction. They will have done nothing to end the war […]

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THE WAR ON MUSLIM CHILDREN / Exclusive for Shafaqna

SHAFAQNA- Father Frank Gelli is an Anglican priest and cultural critic and commentator. He has a BA in Philosophy, MA in Christian Ethics, MA in Islamic Studies, PGCE in Religious Education and Oxford Certificate in Theology. He has been a journalist & drama critic in Italy and England.   THE WAR ON MUSLIM CHILDREN The suffering […]

Protest in London / Trump & May – No More Bombs on Syria

SHAFAQNA- The largest anti war group ( Stop the war coalition ) handed a letter signed by MP’s, trade unionists, celebrities and academics to No.10 to urge Theresa May to refrain from joining Donald Trump in escalating the war in Syria. At the same time, hundreds of people Joined together in front of Downing street […]

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Revelation

SHAFAQNA- According to the dictionary meaning, revelation is the conveying of a message in a secret manner to another. In Islamic terminology it is defined as the dialogue of Almighty Allah with the prophets. They were claiming to have a special connection with God and that Almighty Allah speaks to them and conveys His messages […]

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A Will Which Was Not Written

SHAFAQNA- The last chapter of the life of the Prophet of Islam, when he was confined to bed, is one of the most delicate and subtle chapters of the history of Islam. In those days the Muslims were passing through very tragic moments. Open disobedience on the part of some companions and their refusal to […]

A Strange Scene

SHAFAQNA-Meanwhile a strange scene was being enacted at the Mosque. Shortly after the Prophet’s death, Omar entered the apartment and raising the sheet that covered the body, gazed earnestly on the Prophet’s features, which looked as of one peacefully sleeping. Softly replacing the covering, he started up and exclaimed: “The Prophet is not dead, he […]

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A Religious and Political Journey

SHAFAQNA-The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were performing ceremonies of Haj in Masjidul Haram. He related this dream to his companions and took it to be a good omen for the Muslims as they would achieve […]

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Husband Duties to His Wife During the Pregnancy

SHAFAQNA- Though you may find some demands as insignificant matters but those negligible things may have big impacts on life when husbands don’t understand the wife’s point of view and their condition.   Firstly: Pregnancy is a time of exhaustion and weakness. That is described in the Holy Quran, where Allah, may He be glorified, […]

The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Shaykh al-Mufid   The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S) (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa’im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja’far ibn Muhammad, peace be on them, (describing) who gave birth to him and the date of his birth. (It includes) the evidence for his Imamate, […]

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The Seventh Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far Al-Kazim (as)

SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina on 7th Safar 128 Hijri (10.11.745AD). Died in Baghdad Iraq 25th Rajab 183 Hijri (4.9.799 AD) Period of Imamate was 35 years. Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far was born during the struggle between the Ummayads and the Abbasids. He was only four years old when Abul Abbas “Saffah”, “The Shedder of Blood”, […]

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Educating British Muslim Children at Home

SHAFAQNA- Hannah Smith is the Co Founder of fledgling Think Tank–Initiative For Muslim Community Development and is its Director of Research.She holds a 1st class undergraduate MSci degree in Geophysics from Imperial College London, a Master of Science from University of Michigan in Geology and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Teaching Secondary Science […]

Muslim Woman Runs for Provincial Elections in Quebec

SHAFAQNA- A hijabi woman has announced plans to run in Quebec fall provincial elections, making her the first Muslim woman donning the religious headwear to run in the eastern Canadian district. “For the past 10 years in Quebec, Muslim women have been a big part of the political discussion – somewhat against their will,” Eve Torres […]

Karbala Hosts Quranic Session for Lebanese Women

SHAFAQNA- According to dar-alquran.org, the Women Quran Center affiliated to the Dar-ol-Quran of the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship) organized the program. It was attended by a number of Quran teachers and memorizers of Lebanon’s “Towjih and Irshad” Quranic Association who were on pilgrimage to the Iraqi holy city. Amal Matouri, head of the Quran center, […]

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Bloodless revolution in diabetes monitoring

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have created a non-invasive, adhesive patch, which promises the measurement of glucose levels through the skin without a finger-prick blood test, potentially removing the need for millions of diabetics to frequently carry out the painful and unpopular tests. The patch does not pierce the skin, instead it draws glucose out from fluid between […]

A Group of Swedish Tourists Visited Razavi Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- A group of tourists from Sweden attended the Razavi Shrine and visited various sectors of the religious and cultural establishment. According to Astan News, the 4-person group, by efforts of Astan Quds Razavi’s Center for International Affairs visited the Library, the Islamic Research Foundation, Razavi University of Islamic Sciences and Astan Quds Razavi’s Museum […]