Entries by Yahya

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Islamic Brotherhood in the Present Age

SHAFAQNA- In our age, Muslims need real unity more than ever. God has endowed Islamic countries with invaluable resources which others intensely covet. Thus, they try every means possible to divide Muslims and distract them from their critical situation. It goes without saying that dispersion, lack of unity, and negligence are extremely effective causes of […]

Iran Embassy Violently Attacked In London

SHAFAQNA- A shia extremists affiliated to Ayatollah Sadeq Shirazi  attacked the Iranian embassy premises in London tonight. The Iranian Ambassador to the UK has confirmed that this attack was *NOT* stopped by UK police. In an extremist and illegal act, four men dressed in black raided the Iranian embassy in London, Friday afternoon, reportedly armed with machetes […]


Protest against bin Salman UK visit (photos)

SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of people gathered outside Downing Street to protest as Theresa May held talks inside with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Protesters chanted “Hands off Yemen – stop the bombing now” and “Stop the killing” as they demanded the UK halt arms sales to the Gulf state, which has been criticised over its bombing campaign in Yemen.


Anti-Muslim attacks continue despite Sri Lanka’s state of emergency

SHAFAQNA- uddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka’s minority Muslims overnight, police said Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly-divided island. Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency after riots targeting Muslims left at least two people dead and homes ablaze […]

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Islam in Spain

SHAFAQNA- Islam in Spain has a remarkable presence. Muslims in Europe in general and Spain in particular have always been categorized as immigrants. In recent years, however, there is a notable number of native Spaniards who have converted to Islam in Spain and they are recognized publicly as new Muslims. This may raise many questions […]

Ali ibn Babawayh Qummi

SHAFAQNA-(died 939) was a Twelver Shi’a scholar from the time of the Ghaybat al-Sughra.[1] He’s the father of Shaikh Saduq. He wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, asking for prayer for him to have a child, as doctors had told him he could not have one. Thus his son, Shaikh Saduq, was always called: […]


Ar-Radhiah Al-Mardhiyah

SHAFAQNA-Accepting what Allah ordains for one’s self, is considered an excellent degree of belief in Allah-Glory be to Him. Throughout her difficult life, Lady Fatima Zahra (A.S.) was delighted with whatever Allah Almighty ordained for her. In fact, this book specializes in discussing the inflictions and disasters, which befell Fatima from the day she was […]

American Muslim leaders arrested while supporting Dreamers

SHAFAQNA- By Safvan Allahverdi Prominent Muslim-American faith leaders on Monday were arrested at the U.S. Capitol while urging Congress to stand against President Donald Trump’s effort to end a program that protects certain young immigrants. Led by prominent Muslim leaders and activists such as Imam Omar Suleiman, Imam Dawud Walid, Imam Mujahid Fletcher, Imam Talib […]


Pope responds to Ayat. Arafi’s Christmas message

SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Catholic World Pope Francis has responded to a Christmas message sent by Head of Iran’s Islamic Seminaries Ayatollah Alireza Arafi to Christian representatives. The text of Pope Francis’ appreciation letter which has been delivered to Ayatollah Arafi by Vatican’s Substitute for General Affairs in the Secretariat of State Giovanni Angelo Becciu […]


Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

SHAFAQNA- Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.  The research was led by Prof. Leif Groop, of the Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden and the Institute for Molecular Medicine […]


Islam-Christianity dialogue planned in Ethiopia

SHAFAQNA-  According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the organization of the program was discussed in a recent meeting of Seyyed Hassan Heidari, Iranian cultural attaché in Addis Ababa, with the president of Makena Yesus University. Heidari suggested that the second edition of the dialogue be held in late March and […]

California Muslim Students Host Hijab Day

SHAFAQNA- Muslim students at Chapman University, California, hosted the second “Hijab & Kufi Day” March 1, seeking to engage the community and raise awareness about the Islamic head wear. Coming in its second year, the first event was hosted a year ago to protest sentiments behind President Donald Trump’s January 2017 travel ban. “At that […]



SHAFAQNA- Allah, the Exalted, created His creatures and implemented in them certain laws and habits. He also subjected these creatures to laws and habits. For instance, a law that rules fire is incendiary; while plants require certain spans of time and specific environments to grow and produce; likewise, animals require specific conditions that vary according […]

See how this Latina found empowerment in wearing hijab

SHAFAQNA- If I had to say what the hardest part about reverting to Islam was, it would be conquering what was going on in my own mind. I didn’t have any outside obstacles really. My family and friends accepted my reversion well; even my coworkers accepted me, beyond some interesting questions and a couple of […]


At least 950 attacks on Muslims reported in Germany in 2017

SHAFAQNA- German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions such as mosques in 2017, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported in Saturday editions, citing data provided to lawmakers by the Interior Ministry. The ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, of which 60 were directed against mosques, some involving pig’s […]

Ibn Babawayh

SHAFAQNA-Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn ‘Ali ibn Babawaih al-Qummi (Persian: ابو جعفر محمد بن علي بن بابويه القمي; c. 923-991 ), referred to as Ibn Babawayh or Al-Shaykh al-Saduq (the truthful scholar) was a Persian[1] Shi’ite Islamic scholarwhose work, entitled Man la yahduruhu al-Faqih, forms part of The Four Books of the Shi’ite Hadith collection.[2] [3] Life The patronymic, Ibn Babawayh indicates a Persian origin, as Babawayh is an Arabic form of the […]

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Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) reply on Fatalists

SHAFAQNA- The following narrations are related to the Imam Abul-Hasan Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) From Ali bin Mohammed: Peace and God’s mercy and blessings be upon you and those who follow the right guidance. I have received your message and known what you mentioned about your disagreement in your religion, taking […]


Quranic Workshop Underway in Germany

SHAFAQNA- According to the Dar-ol-Quran Center of Germany, prominent Iranian Qari Rahim Khaki teaches the principles of Tajweed, Sowt and Lahn in the workshop. The Islamic Centre Hamburg is hosting the educational Quranic program, which started on February 26. The Iranian Qari has traveled to Germany to serve as a member of the 6th European […]


Another Testimony to Islam’s Universality

SHAFAQNA- In 6 A.H., the Holy Prophet of Islam dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God’s faith. All these letters had the same purport, that is, the invitation to monotheism and Islamic fraternity. […]