Entries by Yahya


Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam

SHAFAQNA- Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam   A Selection of statements by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei on the personality and Be’that of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) The present work is a collection of excerpts from Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei’s statements about the personality, characteristics and be’that of the Holy Prophet of […]

Muhammad (S.A.) the Foretold Prophet

SHAFAQNA-Time of Expectation and Hope The prophets of ancient times, especially Hazrat Musa and Hazrat `Isa (A.S.), had given their followers news of the advent of Islam, even to the extent that indications of the special attributes of the Prophet of Islam appeared in their revealed books. For this reason, the Jews and the Christians […]


My Dream Came True

SHAFAQNA- Angelene McLaren is a journalist who works for a Wisconsin (USA) based Islamic magazine while living in Detroit. A prolific writer and PR woman, Angelene has worked for various magazines and PR firms in the US during the last one decade. She recited the Kalima some six years ago and took the new name Sumayyah bint […]

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The Trustworthy

SHAFAQNA-It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka’aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka’aba was in the lower section of Mecca. It had become old and collapsed. So the rebuilding was started. The work progressed well enough until al-Hajar-ul-Aswad, the Black […]


A Garden of Paradise in Madina

SHAFAQNA-Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur’an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur’an the word “Rawdha” mentioned in this verse does not mean any kind of garden whatsoever. It literally stands for a specific […]


The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’…

SHAFAQNA-One of the specific challenges in the Qur’an to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient of the revelation, prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one of the verses, Allah commands the prophet to say to his people that before the revelation, he lived a lifetime among them. During this time, […]

Eid-el Maulud: Obaseki salutes Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Obaseki, in a statement, admonished Muslims to uphold the principles of honesty, peace, and dedication to the will of almighty Allah which the prophet exemplified as their supreme guide. While commending Muslims and people of other faiths in the country for efforts towards sustaining peaceful coexistence, he charged them to hold steadfast to these […]

Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder, CIA Concludes

SHAFAQNA- There never was any doubt about it all along. No one dares circumvent Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) authority over most everyone.  Doing it risks ending up like Khashoggi. MBS is de facto Saudi ruler. What he says goes on virtually all affairs of state, including decisions on life and death. So-called Saudi […]


I Found My Happiness in Islam

SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Lisa from Belgium, by Zahra Salehi Lisa, 20 years old, was born in Belgium in an atheist household. She felt lonely and depressed for a period of time. She got to know about Islam through a friend. Then she started reading the Holy Quran and some Islamic […]


Why Do We Fear Death?

SHAFAQNA- The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term “death” and its reality. Thus the actual matter is self-evident. That which requires proof and […]

Convoy of humanitarian food aid sent to Mosul people

SHAFAQNA- Continuing supporting the Iraqi war-torn cities, a convoy of humanitarian food aid has recently been sent to the people of the city of Mosul, Iraq. Sheikh Fahim ElIbrahimey, director of Religious Information Department of the Imam Hussain Shrine, said, “Complying with the directives of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, a convoy – consisted of […]


Novel shoe insole can help heal diabetic ulcers

SHAFAQNA- Scientists have developed a shoe insole that could help heal diabetic ulcers — a condition that often leads patients to lose their toes, foot or leg. Diabetes can lead to ulcers that patients do not feel or notice until the sight of blood. These ulcers can not heal on their own. Researchers from Purdue […]


Believing in a savior is not exclusive to Shia

SHAFAQNA- Rather, all Muslims—including Shias and Sunnis—believe in this notion. However, the Shias are privileged in that they know this Savior by name and features, and believes that he is always ready and prepared to receive the divine order. Any time God the Almighty commands him [to reappear], he is ready to initiate the great […]

An interfaith event on Imam Hussain (as) held by Al- Khoei Foundation

SHAFAQNA- The Al Khoei Foundation organized an interfaith event on Imam Hussain (as). Participants took part in a panel discussion included Rajnish Kishyap  Director/Trustee of the Hindu Council UK, Maulana Shahid Reza- Founder Member and Trustee of the British Muslim Forum.  Catriona Robertson is the director of the Christian Muslim Forum, Jasvir Singh who is the chairperson for the Faiths Forum […]

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Cancer gets a sting with new discovery

SHAFAQNA- Today a paper authored by 44 scientists was published in the scientific journal Nature, reporting a potential new class of immunotherapy drugs to treat some of the most common cancers. The study shows how these molecules work and what they might mean for the future of cancer treatment. Using the immune system to fight cancer […]


Prophet Muhammed: The Messenger of Peace

SHAFAQNA-Islam means ‘Submission’ to One and only God. It is a religion, which Allah (SWT) sent all His prophets, without any exception, to preach and practice. “And who will ever renounce Abraham’s creed except one who fools himself? We certainly chose him in the (present) world, and in the Hereafter he will indeed be among […]

28th Safar, Martyrdom Anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.) and Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) The Last Day of the Month of Safar the Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-On the Sad and Mourning occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.), Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) and Imam Reza(A.S.) we extend our Heartfelt Grief and Condolences to the 1800 Millions strong Muslim Ummah and all the lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.) in the world.