Entries by Yahya


Who is Hussain a.s

SHAFAQNA- Hussain was killed because he refused to bow down to tyranny. He stood for truth, for goodness, and for freedom We mourn today for the tragedy of Hussain. His enemies not only killed him, but killed his grandfather’s legacy. They killed the Islam of truth, the Islam of justice, and the Islam of love. […]

The Truth About Imam Hussain’s Revolution

SHAFAQNA- Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state of affairs, you should know the deeper reasons underling its existing form and the characteristics that gave it […]


The Message of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- All praise belongs to the Almighty [s], the Lord of the Universe. The moon of Muharram is upon us, and with it comes the Message of Karbala. As the river of tears starts to flow, and the thunder of matam (latmiyyah) fills the air, lovers of the Ahlul-bayt [a] remember the great sacrifice made […]



SHAFAQNA- his is the third article in the series on Muharram and its significance. In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s accession to […]

Mosque in Northwestern Germany Vandalized

SHAFAQNA- The attack on Selimiye Mosque took place early Monday morning in the city of Nordenham. Delmenhorst police, who opened an investigation into the incident, said the attackers used black paint to write racial slurs on the windows and that various foods made from pork were left there. Idris Aksut, a member of the Selimiye […]

The conference of Ashura covenant held in Bushehr

SHAFAQNA- The conference of Ashura covenant was held today, with the presence of Hujjat al-Islam Gholamali Safayi Bushehri, the representative of the Wali Faqih in the province and the Imam of Friday in Bushehr, in the Shahid Avini hall of Islamic propagation of province. Representative of the Wali Faqih in the province and the Imam of […]


Health benefits of hemp seeds

SHAFAQNA- Many people consider hemp seeds to be a superfood. The seeds have a rich nutritional profile and provide a range of health benefits. Although hemp seeds come from the Cannabis sativa plant, they do not produce a mind-altering effect. These small, brown seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fatty acids, including omega-3s and omega-6s. They have antioxidant effects […]


Muharram and its Significance (2)

SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s accession to the throne without a word of protest.             The first thing Yazeed did […]

Palestine Lauds Paraguay’s Embassy Move

SHAFAQNA- In a surprise announcement on Wednesday, Paraguay’s Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said his country had reversed a decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. Paraguay was one of the two states – the other one being Guatemala—that followed in the footsteps of the US in its much-criticized policy shift […]


Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However, the recording of the Hadi-th during the age of the Imam took another form. The Imam, from behind the bars […]

Gazan teen dies of Israeli gunfire wounds sustained in anti-occupation protests

SHAFAQNA- Palestinian medical sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said 16-year-old Ahmad Misbah Abu Toyour died on Saturday morning at the European Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, located about 25 kilometers south of Gaza City. Another Palestinian teenager, Bilal Mustafa Khafaja, 17, was also fatally shot in the chest by an Israeli army sniper east of the […]


Here’s Exactly What to Expect If You Need Allergy Testing

SHAFAQNA- If you have allergies, you’re probably familiar with the ways your immune system broadcasts its general lack of chill. Maybe your nose releases a river of snot, your eyes feel maddeningly scratchy, or your skin erupts with hives. Whatever the symptoms, allergies are a sign that your immune system is overreacting to a substance. In an effort to […]



SHAFAQNA- The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. O Allah! Send your blessings to the chief of Your Messengers and the Last of Your Prophets, Muhammad (S), and his pure and cleansed progeny. Should anyone argue with you concerning him, after the knowledge that has come […]



SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibne Musa Al Reza (a.s) said: “O son of Shabeeb! Muharram is such a month that the Arabs of the age of ignorance (pre-Islāmic) too respected its sanctity and forbade oppression and blood-shed in it. But these people (the Umayyads) did not honor the sanctity of this month nor of their Prophet. […]

Israeli Court OKs Demolition of Palestinian Village

SHAFAQNA-The Israeli High Court of Justice on Wednesday finally decided to demolish the Bedouin West Bank village of Khan Al-Ahmar. The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim settlement. Head of the Wall and […]

Al-Abbas Holy Shrine participates in the World Congress of Medical Education in Switzerland

SHAFAQNA- Al-‘Ameed University, affiliated to the Higher Education and Education Authority at the al-Abbas Holy Shrine, participated in the World Scientific Conference on Medical Education held in Basel, Switzerland, with the participation of a large number of international universities. The aim of this participation is to know the latest news in the methods of teaching […]

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Test makes it cheaper to detect cancer

SHAFAQNA-Scientists are testing a new cancer-detection system that could make it easier and cheaper to arrest one of the leading causes of death in the world and the third leading cause of death in Kenya. In research published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, researchers reported modifying gold-coated magnetic nanoparticles with DNA, to match the microRNA they wanted […]


To Lie Against Messenger of Allah

SHAFAQNA- It is commonly agreed among all that lying is the worst of abominations, and no trait can ever be possessed by man worse than calumny, beside no group malady is there more problematic and incurable than slander. Despite the fact that lying among individuals and groups can be contained and eradicated, but its bad […]


The Message of Devotion

SHAFAQNA- “O People! The Messenger of Allah has said: If anyone witnesses an oppressive ruler who permits that which has been forbidden by Allah, breaks the divine covenant, opposes the Prophet’s Sunnah and regulations, and treats Allah’s servants through sinful acts and oppression, but does not express his opposition by actions or words towards that […]


What Does Karbala Teach Us?

SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn had shown by his acts as well as his various discourses during the seven days of Muharram at Karbala, that this conflict was much more universal in nature, and that he knew that he was going to live for ever through his martyrdom. Yazeed died as uselessly as he lived; only three […]

Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Beheshti passes away

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mujtaba Beheshti one of the senior teachers of the higher levels of the Hawzah Seminary of Isfahan has passed away. He was one of the students of prominent and well-known scholars such as Seyyed Mohsen Hakim, Seyyed Mahmoud Shahroudi, Seyyed Abolqasem Khoyi, Mirza Hashem Amoli, Seyyed Mohammad Taghi Khansari, Seyyed Hossein […]