Entries by Yahya

Austria Gets First Islamic Bank Account

SHAFAQNA- Vienna-based BAWAG P.S.K. said it will offer current accounts that adhere to Shariah law, which prohibits the charging of interest or making money on savings. The Islamic law also prevents adherent banks from dealing with businesses that are considered sinful, or un-Islamic. These include any that deal with alcohol, weapons, or gambling.Banks get around laws […]

We are better at detecting laughter than words

SHAFAQNA- Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) Whether they are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness, humans pay more attention when an emotion is expressed through vocalisations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech. It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognise emotions […]

Why Do We Need a New Quranic Interpretation?

SHAFAQNA- Is our book “Tafsir Min Wahi Al-Qur’an” (Interpretations Inspired by the Quran) considered a new interpretation? Are we in need for a new interpretation to stand out before the multitude of the other interpretations that left no aspect of Quranic knowledge without overanalyzing, expanding and studying it, starting from the literal aspect into the rhetorical, […]

The conquest of Mecca

SHAFAQNA- The treaty of Hudaibiya is considered a conquest in the course of the struggle between Quraish and the Meccans on the one hand, and the Prophet (p) and his Muslim companions on the other hand. That is because the Prophet (p) was able to impose the treaty on Quraish and this emphasizes that the struggle […]

Outlines of the Development of the Science of Hadith

SHAFAQNA- The word hadith, according to the dictionary, has several meanings such as “new,” “novel,” “recent,” “modern,” and “speech”, “report,” “account,” and “narrative.” However, in Islamic context, the term hadith means “Prophetic tradition” or “narrative relating deeds and utterances of the Prophet (S).” According to some, even the account of a dream linked with the Holy Prophet (S) is also […]

Hazrat Imam Mahdi (ATF) in light of Prophet (S) sayings

SHAFANA- Bismillah Hirrahman Nirraheem The 12th Imam – co-name and co-filial appellation of the prophet of Allah (SAWW) – Hazrat Mahdi bin Hassan bin Ali bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Moosa bin Ja’far bin Muhammad bin Ali bin Al Hussain bin Ali bin Abi Talib bin Abdil Muttalib (peace of Allah be upon them) His mother’s […]

Senior Pakistani Shia Scholar: PM and Army Chief’s mediation to ease Saudi-Iran tensions is an august action

SHAFAQNA- Central Secretary General of MWM Pakistan Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri while appreciating the uplifting of international sanctions on Iran and declaring it a positive step towards the security and stability of the region said “Iran enjoys the international support in its efforts for establishing peace in the Middle East and in the world, at […]

Head of Chechen Islamic Missionaries: Imam Reza Holy Shrine Spirituality Seized my Heart

SHAFAQNA- The head of Chechen Republic’s community of Islamic missionaries said, “Razavi Holy Shrine’s spirituality seized my heart and had a great effect on me”. According to Astan Quds Razavi News Website, in a visitation by Shafi’i missionaries of Chechnya, expressing his happiness for coming to the Razavi Shrine, Dr. Rezvan Ibrahimof stressed, “It is not […]

Imam Hassan Askari (AS), The Eleventh Imam

SHAFAQNA- The Imam was born in Madina on the 10th of Rabiul Thani 232 Hijri ( 6.12.846 AD). He was martyred in Samarrah, now Iraq, on 8th of Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri (4.1.874) aged 28 years. The period of his Imamate was 6 years. Samarra (Surre Mun Ra’) was a garrison town about 60 miles […]

Jesus and mary in the quran

SHAFAQNA- Introduction: It is unfortunate that most non-Muslims are unaware of the Muslim belief regarding Jesus and Mary. Indeed they may be shocked when they come to know it. In explaining our beliefs, we will translate the meaning of the Quranic verses which speak about Jesus and Mary. This approach, which employs the primary source of […]

“Imamate in Quran” Specialized Forums Underway in Najaf

SHAFAQNA- According to the website of the Dar-ol-Quran, Allameh Seyyed Sami Al-Badri, an expert of the seminary in the holy city of Najaf, presents speeches in the weekly Quranic sessions. “Imam Hassan (AS)” Hall next to the holy shrine of Imam Ali (AS) hosts the sessions attended by university students, teachers and Quran activists. Safa Mahdi […]

Meeting of Musa and Khizr

SHAFAQNA- It was revealed to Hazrat Musa (Moses) that there is a man who has vast knowledge than him, Moses prayed to Allah about his willing to meet the person (Hazrat Khizr), then he was ordered to make a journey, take a cooked fish and you will meet him (Hazrat Khizr) at the place where this […]

Libyan Quran Teacher Survives Assassination Attempt

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Abdul Karim al-Ghariani was attacked by a number of armed men on Monday, the Sadi al-Balad news website reported. He was rushed to hospital and is in intensive care unit after undergoing an operation. Security forces have arrested one of the attackers who is now under investigation. Al-Ghariani teaches the Quran in Suhaib Rumi […]

Christians, Muslims in US Find Common Ground for Peace

SHAFAQNA- All smiled for a photo to be sent as a message of protest to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and other governors who have threatened not to accept Syrian refugees in their states. “We choose welcome over fear,” said Rev. Steve Runholt, the Warren Wilson pastor. “We choose to stand on the side of justice […]

Earliest Quran Translations in Different Languages

SHAFAQNA- According to al-Yawm al-Sabi website, the first Quran rending into English was by Alexander Ross from a French translation. Later the first English translation of the Quran from the original Arabic was published by George Sale in 1734. In French, the first translation of the Holy Book was done by André Du Ryer, the consul […]

Shias Reject the `Sudden`Transfer of Ex-Gitmo Detineess to Ghana

SHAFAQNA- The Office of Shia National Imam, Ghana hereby uses this medium to condemn in no uncertain terms the sudden transfer of Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby to Ghana. Since, these Muslim brothers have ideologically and militarily undergone training with Taliban Al-Qaeda, their existence in Ghana irrespective of the time limit […]