Humbleness

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SHAFAQNA- وَ عِباَدُ الرَّحْمٌنِ الَّذِيْنَ يَمْشُوْنَ عَلى الأَرْضِ هَوْناً “And the servants of the Beneficent Allah are they who walk on the earth in humbleness.” By…

Denmark swings right on immigration and Muslims feel besieged

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SHAFAQNA - The Guardian  :  After a burqa ban, hardline rhetoric has entered the mainstream. In one coastal town, attitudes seem increasingly polarised  “It’s a lovely place,” says Jens Kramer, as he gazes across the harbour from…

Catherine Reyes, from the United States: The Ahlulbayt were the main reason for my conversion

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Catherine Reyes, from the United States, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Catherine Reyes, 26 years old, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Both of her parents are immigrants…

Eid Al-Fitr, A Day For Thanksgiving

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SHAFAQNA- The day immediately following the end of the holy month of Ramadan is called Eid-e-Fitr. In other words, it falls on the first day of Shawwal. It is one of the greatest Islamic festivals. Â Eid-e-fitr is the Day of Thanksgiving…

Eid Al-Fitr / In Retrospect

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SHAFAQNA- Allah says in the Qur'an-e-Majid that one who gives "Zakat" and remembers Him will get salvation. Here, Zakat means "Fitra" and remembrance of God means the recitation of the following Takbir on the night and morning of Eid-ul-Fitr. Â "Allaaho…

What is the Difference between Islam and Iman?

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SHAFAQNA - via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: In verse 14 of Suratul Hujurat, we read: قَالَتِ الأََعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُلْ لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَ لٌكِنْ…

What Went On in Ayatullah Sistani's Meeting with Erdoğan and Davutoğlu?

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to the announcement of the construction of a dam in Turkey on the Tigris River, Hamid Al-Khaffaf, the representative of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Lebanon, published a piece as follows: On Tuesday, 29/3/2011, His…

President Assad: US and UK existence in Syria is invasion

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

In eastern Iraq, a small town builds weightlifting champions

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SHAFAQNA - Arabian Business :A 1993 weightlifting training centre is keeping the competitive sport alive some 200 km east of Baghdad.  While some towns in Iraq are known for producing oil or textiles, Badra boasts its own special conveyer…

Let's Listen to the Commander of Eloquence, Imam Ali (a.s.) Describing His Lord, Allah the Greatest (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA - One of the most wonderful sermons that The Commander of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.) delivered during his reign of caliphate, is known as the Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu'l-Ashbah), in which his eminence outlines some of the plillars…

Where Islam flourishes despite being half-underground

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SHAFAQNA - Economis : The strange social reality of Islam in Greece. ON A baking-hot Friday afternoon in the dusty Athenian district of Neos Kosmos, a cheerful assortment of (mostly male) worshippers greet one another in Arabic, Greek and…

Fabrication of Traditions against Ali a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Ja'far al-Iskafi412 said that Mu'awiyah forced some of the Companions and the Followers to narrate obscene and indecent reports, with ascribing then to Ali, with the aim of defaming and disowning him. He dedicated for this act…

The Guardian doesn't want you to see this cartoon slamming Israel's killing of Palestine medic

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SHAFAQNA - AlAraby : British newspaper The Guardian has reportedly refused to publish a cartoon lambasting the UK prime minister for meeting with Israel's leader amid a deadly crackdown on Palestinians. The Huffington Post UK on Thursday…

A Unique Leader in the History of Mankind

SHAFAQNA-Professor - Khorramabad University. The history of mankind has witnessed many leaders over the ages. Many of these leaders achieved leadership through might or inheritance and some were chosen as leaders because of certain outstanding…

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA-We have seen so far traditions from the Sunni sources related to Imam Ali (a.s.), which prove the superiority of Ali (a.s.) over all other companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). Now after proving this fact (superiority of Ali (a.s.))…

Laylatul Qadr, the Night of Power

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SHAFAQNA- The month of Ramadhan has been singled out for special worship (`Ibadat) and exclusive favours. It is a month unlike other months. One reason for this, as defined by the Qur'an, is because the Holy Qur'an was revealed in this month.…

he Night of Predestination (Laylatul Qadr)

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SHAFAQNA- On the Night of Power pray to God with all your heart and He will definitely answer all your prayers. The Qur'an says :  "Surely We revealed it (the Holy Qur'an) on the grand night. And what will make you comprehend what the…

Traditions on al-Mahdi a.s

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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…

Drawing, Painting, and Portraits Attributed to the Infallible Imams (a.s.): The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about drawing and painting. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question:…

The Mihna, the Inquisition and Religious Persecution Today

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SHAFAQNA- With Muslims in the West  being subjected to scrutiny under polices such as Prevent and other counter terrorism initiatives the parallels to previous historical  persecutions and inquisitions of religious communities are frighteningly…

Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Birth and Childhood In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (A.S.). The Prophet (P.B.U.H), on behalf of Almighty God, named him Hassan (A.S.). Imam Hassan (A.S.)…

Imam Hasan (a-s): In his teachings are the solutions to today’s problems.

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SHAFAQNA-INTRODUCTION: One of the great social problems that our society is conflicted with is the understanding of freedom. In my own personal case this was both an inner and outer battle that lasted some 30 years until I embraced Islam.…

Ayat. Sobhani: Avoiding sins, the best deed to do in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- On a TV program that was aired Friday night on channel 2 of Iran’s state-run television, Grand Ayatollah Sobhani made some remarks on how to thank God. His Eminence said, "One has to pay attention to the fact that the human being…

The first order : Recite

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SHAFAQNA- Muhammad (S), though endeared and respected by Makkans for his wisdom and virtues, preferred solitude and kept his distance from the polytheist society. Disgusted with the corruption all around, he used to retire to the Cave of…

Laylatul Qadr ~ The Night of Power

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SHAFAQNA-  Good actions in it (Laylatul Qadr), like prayer and charity and (other) types of goodness, are better than deeds of a thousands months in which there is no Laylatul Qadr.  If Allah would not multiply the rewards of believers…

How to Pray for the Appearance of Our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) on Ramadan Nights: Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 3)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to pray for the safety, appearance, and success of our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.), dreaming our…

Khadijah, Daughter of Khuwaylid, Wife of Prophet Muhammad

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Yasin T. Al-Jibouri If you wish to research the life of this great lady, and if you do not have al-Majlisi's 111-volume encyclopedia titled Bihar al-Anwar, the best references are: al-Sayyuti's Tarikh…