"The Qur'an, Knowledge,& Science"

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SHAFAQNA- The Description of Knowledge in the Qur'an and by the Prophet (P) There are plenty of references to knowledge and the pursuit of knowledge in the Qur'an. The general feeling they leave the reader with is that the possessor of knowledge…

what shape is the earth?

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SHAFAQNA- today we can look at a globe and know that the earth is somewhat like a ball, a sphere. the qur'an makes certain statements that led muslim scientists to understand long before their european counterparts that the earth is spherical.…

Helping children understand the beauty of the Holy Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- We as adults all know of the spiritual benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadhan, but how do we instill this in our children? For many of us, Arabic is not a language we are fluent in, and thus this…

Signs of His Existence: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:164) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:164) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Signs of His Existence بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ…

There are verses in the Quran about marked stones rained down upon criminals; what does it mean for the stones to be marked?

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SHAFAQNA- question What is the reality of Surah Hud (chapter 11), verse no. 83”s reality? I believe that this verse is not actually part of that portion of Surah Hud. Please let me know if you have any information on this verse. Concise…

Ayat. Taleghani's Tafsir studied by university, seminary professors

SHAFAQNA-A scientific convention to study Ayatollah Taleghani's book "a shining ray from the Quran" which is an exegesis on the Quran was held in Qom. Dr. Tawakkol sociology professor at New Jersey’s university in USA as well as some of the…

Prince of Reciters National Project of al-Abbas Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- With the participation of 150 gifted young reciters under 17 years old from 12 Iraqi provinces, al-Abbas Holy Shrine witnessed the start of Quranic workshops after launching the fourth edition of the Prince of Reciters National…

The main point of Ayah 114 of Surah Hud

SHAFAQNA - Abu Othman narrated: Salman and I were sitting under a tree; Salman (the companion of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)) shook the dried leaves on a branch of the tree and all dead leaves fell on the ground. Then Salman (RA) told me: O’…

The Qur'an and Alteration

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SHAFAQNA- The revealed scriptures brought by previous Prophets have, unfortunately, been gradually subjected to alteration and interpolation over the years. In addition to what is said in the Qur'an to this effect, there is historical evidence…

The ways to strengthen bond with relatives according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - The holy verses (Ayahs) of the Quran have emphasized strengthening bond with family and relatives, but how can we do this in the best ways. This question has been answered by the Quran of which five examples are outlined below. …

Reduced Movements At Night

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SHAFAQNA- He splits the sky at dawn, and appoints the night as a time of stillness and the Sun and Moon as a means of reckoning. (Qur'an, 6:96) The Arabic word sakanan, which appears in the original of the above verse, means "repose, rest,…

Fate of Disbelievers: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:161-162) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:161-162) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Fate of Disbelievers بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا وَمَاتُوا وَهُمْ…

The 8th of Shawwal: The Anniversary of the Demolition of al-Baqi' Cemetery

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Demolition of al-Baqīʿ (Arabic: تخریب البقیع) refers to the event of demolition of historical and religious graves and shrines of al-Baqi' cemetery by the Wahhabis of contemporary time. Demolition of al-Baqi'…

Prominent Egyptian Quran Teacher Dies of Heart Attack

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Mustafa Raghib was a memorizer of the entire Quran and taught Quran memorization in the city of Banha in the Arab country’s Qalyubia Governorate. According to akhbarelyom.com, his funeral will be held after noon prayers…

Concealment of Truth: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:159-160) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:159-160) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Concealment of Truth بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَكْتُمُونَ مَا…

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…

The main points of Ayah 7 of Surah Al-Hadeed

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 7 of Surah Al-Hadeed, Allah (SWT) said: “Believe in God and God’s Messenger, and spend of what God let you inherit.” Meaning, before you, others benefited from these wealth and properties which are in your possession…

The main points of Ayah 28 of Surah Al-Hadeed and Ayah 21 of Surah Al-Baqarah

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 28 of Surah Al-Hadeed, Allah (SWT) said: “O’ you who believe, fear Allah (SWT), and believe in God’s Messenger in order to be granted double portion of God’s Mercy; and be granted a light by God which with its blessing,…

Spanish translation of Quran was received by Islamic centers in Latin America

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SHAFAQNA- Turkey’s Religious Waqf (endowment) Institute provided the books as part of a plan titled “Quran, My Gift”. Mosques and Islamic centers in Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador have so far received the translations. The institute…

What does the holy Quran say about Dua?

SHAFAQNA - In the beginning of Ayah 60 of Surah Qafir, Allah (SWT) said: “Call on Me (God); I will answer you.” And also in Ayah 186 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “And when my servants ask you about Me (God); Then (they should…

Suratul Qadr, (The Night of) Ordainment or Power

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful Contents of Suratul Qadr As it is understood from the name, this chapter refers to the revelation of the Noble Qur’an on the Night of Ordainment (al-Qadr) and then it…

Can the holy Quran help me with my problems?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that a man came to Imam Sadeq (AS) and said: I want to complain about a few things, one is that I have a debt and have no way of repaying it, another is that I am under pressure from a high ranking person, I request…

Why the holy Quran was sent only to the Prophet (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA - Who has accepted this feast (the Month of Ramadhan) and what are the preliminaries of this feast and what is the feast itself? I must say that except the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) no one else has accepted this invitation. Invitation…

Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse…

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…

The main point of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah

SHAFAQNA - In the first part of Ayah 285 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “The Prophet believeth in what hath been revealed to him by God, as do the believers. Each one of them believeth in Allah (SWT), angels, God’s books, and God’s…
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What did the Prophet Muhammad recommend to Muslims to reflect and to associate with?

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SHAFAQNA - In his book Usul al-Kafi (Vol.2, p. 598), Sheikh al-Kulayni related the following hadeeth concerning the importance of Quran: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient…

Helping children understand the beauty of the Holy Qur’an

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SHAFAQNA- We as adults all know of the spiritual benefits of reciting the Holy Qur’an during the holy month of Ramadhan, but how do we instill this in our children? For many of us, Arabic is not a language we are fluent in, and thus this…