The Book “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” Was Published in English

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SHAFAQNA- “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” features the title of a work, recently published by the Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi and presented to the publication market. According to Astan News, the book…

Principles of the Shi’ite Creed

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SHAFAQNA- Principles of the Shi’ite Creed Author: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Publisher: ABWA Publishing and Printing Center Translator: Ali Reza’i The precious legacy left behind by the Holy Prophet’s Household [ahl al-bayt]…

Philosophy of Islamic Laws

SHAFAQNA- In this book, the authors have endeavored to reply to over a hundred commonly asked questions about Islamic laws and practices and have also explained the reasons being various Islamic directives. Author(s): Ayatullah…

Islamic Children’s Books: The Greatest Gift, Wings to Fly With

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God Heavenlywise Books is a newly established children’s books publication, based in Maryland, U.S.A. The organization has published only two books so far: The Greatest Gift and Wings to Fly With, one authored…

Then I was Guided

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi An autobiographical account of Sayed Tijani's search for knowledge, which aims to remove some of the barriers that exist between the schools of thought of the ahl-as-Sunnah…

Book: Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

Book; The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background)

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SHAFAQNA- Download the book here The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background) AUTHOR(S): Jassim M. Hussain PUBLISHER(S): Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (with a Foreword by…

Book; The Justice of God

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi PUBLISHER(S): Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CATEGORY: God & His Attributes Philosophy The Justice of God

Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan - BOOK REVIEW

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SHAFAQNA - Provides an essential guide and reference text on faith-based militancy and terrorism in Pakistan and across the globe. Develops and synthesizes academic research on the topic of faith-based violence and terrorism and highlights…

Nahjul Balagha in Tatar Language Published in Russia

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SHAFAQNA- A translation of the entire Nahjul Balagha in Tatar language by Muhammad Allam Mustafa was published in Russia. The Russian Foundation of Islamic Studies has published the book in cooperation with Ikhlas Religious Foundation…

Types of Hadith – [From Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah of Baqir Irwani]

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SHAFAQNA- This post is a paraphrased (incomplete) translation, with my personal comments and notes, of the chapter regarding the Types of Hadith [page 47] from section one of Muhammad Baqir Irwani’s book Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah.…

BOOK RELEASE - Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

SHAFAQNA - Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicated to the propagation of Shia Islam in the Western world as part of a comprehensive efforts to promote tolerance, education and understanding in between…

Who is Muhammad? is a book written by Islamic scholar Ja’far Sobhani

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SHAFAQNA- Ja’far Sobhani is a Islamic scholar. He is the author of scholarly books and articles. According to rahyafte :   This book is being published in response to a recent showing of an insulting movie on the Internet against the…

Telling Yemen’s War – New book on Yemen bravely breaks mainstream narrative

SHAFAQNA - A Tale of Grand Resistance: Yemen, the Wahhabis and the House of Saud Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, prominent UK-based political analyst, author and commentator, Catherine Shakdam broke…

Book on Life of Prominent Qaris to Be Unveiled in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA- A book featuring the life and achievements of 31 renowned Qaris of the Muslim world will be unveiled in Cairo later this month. Titled "Sufara al-Quran” (ambassadors of Quran), it has been written in 192 pages by Egyptian Muhammad…

Man and His Destiny

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari PUBLISHER(S): Islamic Seminary Publications This title deals with the Islamic point of view on fate and destiny. Martyr Ayatullah Mutahhari critically examines historical…

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn A.S

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

BOOK RELEASE - A Tale Of Grand Resistance: Yemen, the Wahhabi, and The House of Saud

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A SHAFAQNA PUBLICATION -  Shafaqna is proud to present its second publication this year by Catherine Shakdam - Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. An incredibly important book, A Tale Of Grand Resistance:…

BOOK RELEASE - From Mecca to the plain of Karbala: Walking with the Holy household of the Prophet

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A SHAFAQNA PUBLICATION -  While History remains a subject of contention within the Islamic community as it often forces to look upon those actions, and those events which defined, shaped and at times divided us, History stands as well a guidance…

Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society

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SHAFAQNA- Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society by  Sayyid Mohammad Khatami (c) Mohammad Khatami, 2000 Published by: The Foundation for the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Karachi, Pakistan In Co-Operation with The Cultural Centre…

The Peace Treaty of al-Hasan (a)

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Radi Aal-Yasin PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications - Qum TRANSLATOR(S): Jasim al-Rasheed CATEGORY: Early Islamic History The 12 Imams TOPIC TAGS: PEACE TREATY IMPORTANT…

Book review: Unity In Islam - Reflections And Insights

SHAFAQNA- Tallal Alie Turfe ISBN 978-0-940368-47-7 Paperback, 269 pg. Unity in Islam - Reflections and Insights discusses the importance of relying on the “Rope of Allah” to achieve unity within the self, the community and the world…

The Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint Ali

SHAFAQNA- Biography of the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a), her early life, and her important role in the events of Karbala, Kufa and Sham Author(s): Muna Haeri Bilgrami Publisher(s): Ansariyan Publications - Qum Category: Early…

BOOK REVIEW - Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts

SHAFAQNA - This volume is centred around the theme of veiling in Islam and provides multifarious aspects of the discussion regarding veiling of Muslim women, especially in the West. The issue of veiling has been intensively debated in Western…

A detail and inspiring account of the life of Prophet Muhammad (s), based on authentic historical documents.

SHAFAQNA- Author(s): Ayatullah Jafar Subhani Publisher(s): Islamic Seminary Publications Category: Early Islamic History Prophet Muhammad

Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance

SHAFAQNA - By George Saliba - The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other…

BOOK REVIEW - 'Christ in Night of Glory' translated into English

SHAFAQNA - A book narrating the story of Ayatollah Khamenei’s visit to homes of Christian martyrs is translated into English to provide international readers with the chance to read the interesting events in the meetings. Since coming…

BOOK REVIEW - 'The Kindness of Enemies' by Leila Aboulela

SHAFAQNA - Award-winning Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela was born in Cairo and raised in Khartoum, Sudan, a place that features prominently throughout her work, along with issues surrounding Muslim culture, religion and assimilation. The daughter…