Entries by Yahya

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Court in Bahrain Upholds Jail Term for High School Student

SHAFAQNA-A court in Bahrain upheld a six-month jail term against a high school student as the ruling Al Khalifa regime intensifies its crackdown against political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The court passed the ruling against Hani Allawi on Tuesday after founding him guilty of “participation in an illegal gathering,” […]

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Day of Wilayah

SHAFAQNA- In the year 10AH, the Prophet proceeded on his journey to Mecca to perform pilgrimage. A pilgrimage which was later to be called the ‘farewell pilgrimage’ (hujjat al-wada’a). Named so because it was the last pilgrimage the Prophet was to perform before being called to Allah.  As news spread that the Prophet would […]

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Eid al-Ghadir and a Pious Leadership

SHAFDAQNA- On the 18th of Zilhejjah of the 10th year after Hijra, a great event took place by a small pond which lay on the way between Holy Mecca and Medina. On that day the holy Prophet of Islam (May the blessing of Allah be upon him and his progeny) conveyed his message to the […]

Religious dialogue must be out of insult and extremism

SHAFAQNA-The rector of the University of Islamic denominations who has travelled to Iraq as a result of the invitation of Iraqi universities will have some meetings and negotiation with Marja’, Islamic scholar and University Chancellors and religious and scientific figures of the Iraq. By the report of public relations Dr Mokhtari in this meeting is […]

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Ghadir Khumm And The Orientalists

SHAFAQNA-1. Introduction [1] The 18th of Dhu ‘l-Hijja is celebrated in the Shi’a world as the ‘idd of Ghadir Khumm in which Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said about Imam ‘Ali: “Whomsoever master (mawla) I am, this ‘Ali is also his master.” This event is of such significance to the Shi’as that no serious scholar of Islam […]

Malaysia expects 10pct increase in halal exports

SHAFAQNA- Its Director of Halal Hub Division, Datuk Dr Sirajuddin Suhaimee said, “This is backed by the consistently improving demand for halal-certified products not just from Muslim countries but also non-Muslim countries that seek hygienic processes and food safety as well as halal and shariah-compliant services.” He said countries with high demand for halal certification […]

UN: Myanmar generals had ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya

SHAFAQNA- The civilian government led by Aung San Suu Kyi has allowed hate speech to thrive, destroyed documents and failed to protect minorities from crimes against humanity and war crimes by the army in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan states, they said in a report. In doing so, it “contributed to the commission of atrocity crimes”, […]

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Distorting the Sacred Event Of Ghadeer

SHAFAQNA- Allama Shibli Nomani’s writings are of such a high order that he did not consider it advisable even to hint at the most significant Ghadeer incident or its importance and doing so was highly inappropriate according to his broad vision and religious understandings and reasoning. Hence, he did not take the trouble to mention […]

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Ghadeer Khum

SHAFAQNA- Prophet Muhammed (P) went to Makkah in his last year of his life to perform the annual pilgrimage “Hajj”. He also invited all the Muslims to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage. In a short while, large number of Muslims was moving towards Makkah, were they learned the customs of Hajj from the Prophet […]

Audio translations of Ghadir sermon to be released

SHAFAQNA- According to Mizab news agency, the center is affiliated to the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Section of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Ali’s (AS) holy shrine. The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Libraries Section of the Astan aiming to introduce the sermon in different languages through the media. Hassanain Imad Shaba’, […]

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Eid Al-Adha

SHAFAQNA- Eid Al-Adha is second in the series of Eid festivals that Muslims celebrate across the world. It is also referred to as the “Big Bayram” (from Turkish) or “Big Feast.” Eid Al-Adha is known as Hari Raya Haji in Singapore and Malaysia, and Tabaski in West Africa. In India, the animal used most often […]

Eid ul Adha

SHAFAQNA-The tenth day of the month of Zul-Hijjah is celebrated by the 1800 millions strong Muslim Ummah as the Eid (Festival) of Qurbani (Sacrifice) during the Hajj (The Annual International Assembly of the Muslims in the World) rituals performed in the holy land of Mecca. We extend our Happy and Heartiest Greetings to the Muslims […]

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Hajj Day-by-Day

SHAFAQNA- Day One: The 8th Day of Thul-Hijjah MinaOn the eighth day of Thul-Hijjah (Yawm-e-Tarwiyah), the pilgrim put on his Ihraam after the Salaat of Zohr & Asr and head out of Makkah to Mina. He spends the rest of the day and night in Mina involved in prayer, preparing himself to set out to […]

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Hajj At-Tamattu’

SHAFAQNA- 01. Ihraam: 02. Wukuuf-e-Arafaat: or staying in Arafaat. 03. Wukuuf-e-Mash’ar (or Muzdalifa): or staying in Mash’ar (or Muzdalifa). 04. Ramy Jamrah Al-Aqabah: Stoning of Jamrah Al-Aqabah in Mina. 05. Qurbani: The slaughter of the sacrifice in Mina. 06. Taqseer or Halaq: The shaving or trimming of the head’s hair in Mina. 07. Tawaaf of […]

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Traditions on al-Mahdi a.s

SHAFAQNA- Out of the controversial narrations we can refer to the various traditions cited in the books widely known among the Sunnis, dealing with al-Mahdi the Awaited, stating that he will reappear at the end of time to fill the world with justice as it was filled with oppression. Ahl al-Sunnah take him to be […]

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‘Shi’a’ and Imamate

SHAFAQNA- The term ‘Shi’a’ means ‘follower’, and now refers, conventionally, to the group of Muslims who, after the death of the Holy Prophet, believed that the function of leadership in the Islamic community was the prerogative of ‘Ali and his successors, regarded as ma’sum. According to the historical record, the Prophet repeatedly spoke, throughout his life, […]

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Breast Milk Increases IQ

SHAFAQNA-“The breast-fed infant’s intelligence quotient rate is eight units higher than infants fed by infant formula,” infant specialist said. According to Astan News, Reza Saeedi, on the sidelines of the scientific conference “Breastfeeding” which was held on Sunday evening at the Razavi Hospital, in an interview with our reporter on the benefits of breastfeeding said, […]

Al-Abbas Holy Shrine opens al-‘Afaf Shopping Center in Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Al-Abbas Holy Shrine inaugurated on Thursday August 17, 2018, the al-‘Afaf Shopping Center in central Karbala. The three-floor shopping center lies on a 2600m2 land that is divided into two sections: The first is a one-stop center for all family shopping, and the second section is services including offices and storage rooms. The center has […]

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A New Convert from Church to Mosque; Viacheslav Polosin

SHAFAQNA- Viacheslav Polosin, a former priest of the Russian Orthodox Church and chairman of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet on Freedom of Conscience, recently announced his conversion from Orthodoxy to Islam. This unprecedented event of the adoption of the religion of the Prophet by a prominent Orthodox clergyman was a surprise for many. The […]