Entries by Yahya

Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

SHAFAQNA- According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), lung cancer caused around 25.9 percent of all cancer-related deaths last year and accounted for 13.2 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. But the prognosis for this and other cancer types may be looking up; researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have conducted a […]


Our Duty is to Convey the Message of Islam

SHAFAQNA- The speedy advance and promulgation of Islam were due to the sincere, indefatigable endeavours of our Holy Prophet more than anything else. In the propagation of Islam, the Holy Prophet utilized two powerful, effective forces: one, proficient speakers who had realized the truth and righteousness of Islam and who deeply loved and admired the […]


Muslim Heroes of English Premier League

SHAFAQNA- Liverpool fans’ love for the Muslim ‘Egyptian King’ shows how much the English sport has changed since the days of the National Front (NF) far-right fascists chanting on terraces. Britons are changing their opinion about Muslims in the Premier League. The indisputably stylish and devoted Muslim sportsmen of the English Premier League (EPL) are […]


Imam Muhammed Al-Jawad (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-One day in Baghdad, some children were busy playing on a street. Among them was our 9th Imam (as).  Suddenly the children saw Mamoon ar-Rasheed, the Abbasid ruler passing by with his soldiers. The children quickly dispersed from that place. However, our Imam (as) did not run away, rather he (as) stood at his place. […]


FIFA set to publish World Cup travel guide to help Muslim fans in Russia

SHAFAQNA-With seven majority-Muslim countries set to play in this summer’s World Cup, FIFA is considering producing a travel guide for Muslims supporting their teams in Russia that would detail locations of mosques, as well as halal restaurants, prayer times and other important information. The opening game of the month-long tournament sees hosts Russia face Saudi […]

Who is Umm Al-Banin?

SHAFAQNA-Some years after the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima Zahra -S.A- Imam Ali -A.S- expressed his desire to his brother Aqil bin Abu Talib -A.S) to marry a woman of a brave tribe. Hazrat Aqeel was a very knowledgeable in tribe genealogy and he immediately proposed the name of Hazrat Fatima binte Hazam bin Khalid and the marriage took place soon after. […]


Netherlands reduces sentences of mosque attack convicts

SHAFAQNA- Netherlands (AA): A court in eastern Netherlands on Tuesday reduced the sentences of four convicts who were involved in a Molotov cocktail attack on a mosque in Enschede in 2016. Five convicts had been sentenced to four years in prison for arson with “terrorist purpose” in 2016, according to the Court of Appeals of […]

Promoting Salaat, the best way to confront the cultural invasion

SHAFAQNA- Today at the meeting of promoting Salaat committee in Iranian city of Takestan, Iran which was attended by the city’s governor and authorities and head of promoting Salaat committee of Ghazvin province, Hujjat al-Islam Ali Islami asserted, “Performing Salaat is necessary for the health of the society and protecting it from vices and corruption, […]


Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kadhim (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-Parents: Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (a.s.) & Hameeda al-Barbariyyah Birth:     7th Safar 128 A.H. at Al-Abwa, between Mecca & Madina Titles:    Al-Kadhim (One who swallows anger), ‘Abdus-Saleh (Pious Servant), Nafs al-Zakiyyah (Pure soul) Death:   25th Rajab 183 A.H. Poisoned by Haroun al-Rasheed Buried:  Kadhmayn, Iraq When a Muslim knows little about Allah (SWT) and has no […]

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From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects | Part 1

SHAFAQNA- By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh Edited by Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi The following is the 1st part of a series of translations of the book From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh.  I have made certain edits, omissions, and additions where I felt appropriate.  These edits have not been reflected in the text […]

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Dealing with Seemingly Contradictory Ethical Verses & Traditions

SHAFAQNA- The fact that many youth seem to see apparently contradictory ethical and moral admonitions in the Qur’ānic verses and traditions, often becomes the cause of confusion and a barrier to fulfill one’s moral duties correctly. Many traditions and verses concerning ethics appear to be defining general principles, or they may be conveying a causal […]


Islamophobia – A tool to manage Britain’s Muslims?

SHAFAQNA- City Circle held a critical debate this week at Abrar House in London entitled ‘Islamophobia: Define, Map, Tackle’.  Muslim terminology has increasingly been appropriated by those who hate it im the West. Neoconservatives, neoliberals, fascists  the media, and the State itself have all misused terms ranging from niqab to jihad and sharia. The one term […]


Islam, the Immortal Faith

SHAFAQNA- It is a reality that, in the legislative system of Islam, human nature, which is the same at all times and in all places, has been taken into consideration and positive answers have been given to natural human wants and needs. A careful study of Islamic precepts and programs reveals the fact that they […]


Israeli Navy kills Palestinian fisherman off Gaza coast

SHAFAQNA- By Said Amouri   JERUSALEM (AA): At least one Palestinian fisherman was killed and two others injured when Israeli Navy opened fire at a fishing boat off Gaza’s coast, Israeli media reported. Two Israeli soldiers were also injured in the incident, broadcaster Channel 2 reported, without explaining the nature of the injuries. An Israeli […]

Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) Biography

SHAFAQNA-Name : Jaffer (a.s.) – the 6th Holy Imam Title : As-Sadiq, Sadiq-e-Aal-e-Mohammad(a.s.) Agnomen : Abu-Abdullah Father : Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) – the 5th Holy Imam Mother : Umm-e-Farwa(a.s.) Birth : At Madina on 17th of Rabi-al-Awwal 83 AH (702 AD) Martyred :     In Madina at age 65, on Monday, 15th Rajab 148 AH […]

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Sharif al-Murtaza

SHAFAQNA- Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtadhā (Arabic: أبو القاسم علي بن الحسين الشريف المرتضى)[1] (commonly known as: Sharīf Murtadhā, Sayyid Murtadhā, (Murtazā instead of Murtadhā in non-Arab languages)) (965 – 1044 AD ; 355 – 436 AH) also popular as Alam al Huda was one of the greatest Shia scholars of his time[2] and was one of the students of Shaykh al-Mufīd . He was […]

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The best exercises to lower arthritis pain

SHAFAQNA- Arthritis pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, according to the National Health Service (NHS). These are the best exercises to reduce and prevent joint pain and inflammation. Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, including children, express.co.uk reported. Symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, restricted movement, and […]


The Purport of the Discourse on Ghadir

SHAFAQNA- The available documents reveal that the words mawla (master) and vali (guardian) refer to the successor of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Guardian of the Ummah of Islam, and that no other meaning can be applied to these two words. Now, take notice of the following points: We have realized that the […]


Theological Matters Discussed by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Ima`m Abu` Ja’far (al-Ba`qir) researched many theological matters during his lectures. He was asked about the most complicated matters in this science. He answered them. Worth mentioning, the time of the Ima`m was the most sensitive of all the times. That is because the Islamic conquer included most areas of the world and the […]


Toronto Lecture By British-Iraqi Shiite Scholar Sayed Ammar Nakshawani: Criticism Of Islam Is Legitimate, Does Not Constitute Islamophobia

SHAFAQNA- Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, speaking at the Afghan Canadian Islamic Community (ACIC) in Toronto, said that Muslims tend to view every criticism of Islam as Islamophobia and called for true dialogue about the issues. Talking about the prohibition of homosexuality in Islam, Dr. Nakshawani, a British-Iraqi Islamic historian, lecturer, and author, who now serves […]

Imam Reza (A.S.) University is one of the approved Universities in Iraq

SHAFAQNA- Dr. Yasser Abdul Zahra al-Hajjaj, along with a delegation visited various departments of Imam Reza (A.S.) International University, including the library, Fava building, ICT, University sites, intelligent classrooms, remote and electronic virtual training center etc., and got acquainted closely with the activities of this establishment. “This university has a very high position” he said […]