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12 Outstanding Characteristics of Hadhrat Muhammed [s] The Last...

SHAFAQNA-My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling out the adherents of Islam - to...

The main points of Ayah 2 of Surah Al-Ankabut

SHAFAQNA - A man told Imam Ali (AS): O’ Amiral Momeneen inform us about the sedition (Fitnah), have you...

The Attack of Abraha and Ka’ba

SHAFAQNA-In the year of the birth of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) the army of Najjashi came to attack the Holy...

Ummatan Wasatan [أُمَّةً وَسَطًا] – Part 1: Commentary of...

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Ummatan Wasatan – Part 1 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ سَيَقُولُ السُّفَهَاءُ مِنَ النَّاسِ...

The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)

SHAFAQNA-It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality...

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,...

Islam needs insight and action together

SHAFAQNA - Martyr Motahhari said: Rabi’a ibn Khatheem known as Khawjah Rabi’a who was living at the time of...

Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and...

The connection between Surah Al- Zalzalah and Imam Ali...

SHAFAQNA - At the time of Abu Bakr, an earthquake occurred and people panicked and came to Abu Bakr...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 1)

SHAFAQNA- Chapter al-Qadr (97) of the Holy Qu’ran is a short chapter containing five verses in which Allah (swt) promises...

Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other...

The Holy Quran – Part 2- Al-Dhikr

SHAFAQNA- In the last issue, we looked at the meaning of Dhikr, its importance and some of its advantages. COMMONLY KNOWN...

History of Changing Qiblah: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter...

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:142-143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie History of Changing Qiblah بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ سَيَقُولُ السُّفَهَاءُ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَا وَلَّاهُمْ...

The Holy Quran – Part 1 – Al-Dhikr

SHAFAQNA- PERFORMING DHIKR OF ALLAH (SWT): The term Dhikr literally means ‘to call back to memory’ or ‘to have something in...

Bees and the Hidden Miracles of Honey

SHAFAQNA-The honey bee exhibits a combination of individual traits and social co-operation which is unparalleled in the animal kingdom....

The main point of Ayah 41 of Surah Al-Roum

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Whenever ten characteristics are visible in...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 4)

shafaqna-One of the main subjects on which the dailies these days present to us fresh news of our morning...

Taking Allah’s Color: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141)...

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:138-141) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Taking Allah’s Color بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ   صِبْغَةَ اللَّـهِ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّـهِ صِبْغَةً...

Life of the Next World

SHAFAQNA-The principle of belief in the eternal life of the next world is one of the important points of...

Reading the Quran in Christmas Led Me to Islam

SHAFAQNA- I grew up in the rural South USA as a Christian in the Baptist denomination.   As a freshman in college,...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 1)

SHAFAQNA- Man is a social animal.  He is divinely endowed with gregarious nature to meet socially, to plan and do...

Arrogance of the Children of Isra’il

SHAFAQNA- In that book (Torah) we told the Children of Isra'il, "You are certain to become exceedingly arrogant and will...

Amazing Quran

SHAFAQNA-Calling the Qur'an amazing is not something done only by Muslims, who have an appreciation for the book and...

Advantages of Ayat al-Kursi

SHAFAQNA- Verse 255 of Surah-e-Baqarah (chapter: The cow) in holy Quran is called Ayat Al-Kursi: “Allah! There is no god...

Signs of the Quranic society

SHAFAQNA - According to the Quranic teachings, there are three important signs for the Quranic society. Worshipping God: According...

What does Islam say about life on other planets?

SHAFAQNA- question my other question is that what does Islam says about the life on other planets? Concise answer             Man has always pondered...

A truly modest Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - Obeying Ayah 63 of Surah Al-Forqan which says: “And the (special) servants of Allah (SWT) are those...

Imam Ali (AS): The holy Quran is undefeatable

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The book of Allah (SWT) which is amongst you is a speaker/communicator whose...

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