Who is Imam Husayn (AS)?

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Imam Husayn (AS) Shafaqna - The third Shiite Imam, Husayn, was the second son of Ali  and Fatima . He was born in 626 AD. He was named in a ceremony similar to the one held for his elder brother Hasan in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad…

The main point of Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Takathur, Allah (SWT) said: “Then shall you be questioned that day about the bliss (na’eem)”. Abu Hanifah asked Imam Sadeq (AS) about the commentary (Tafseer) of this Ayah, and Imam (AS) asked him: What…

Enjoying Foods and Drinks: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:172-173) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:172-173) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Enjoying Foods and Drinks   بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا…

The main point of Ayah 11 of Sural Ar-Ra’ad

SHAFAQNA - Abu Khalid Kabuli narrated: I heard from Imam Sajjad (AS) who always used to say: There are five sins which change Divine Blessings, and they are: Oppressing people Abandoning good deeds Abandoning what is known as good…

The main point of Ayah 96 of Surah Al-A’araaf

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 96 of Surah Al-A’araaf, Allah (SWT) said: “If the people of the towns had but believed and adopted piety, (all kinds of) blessings from the sky and the earth should indeed have opened out to them by Allah (SWT). But they…

Blind Fanaticism and Prejudice: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:170-171) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:170-171) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Blind Fanaticism and Prejudice بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُمُ اتَّبِعُوا مَا…

The consequence of wrong interpretation of the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) heard that a man became famous for his piety. One day, Imam (AS) saw that man with a lot of people gathered round him, and then he separated from people and went on his way, but Imam Sadeq (AS) was watching his actions.…

The main point of Ayah 5 of Surah Nisa

SHAFAQNA - Ismaeil the eldest son of Imam Sadeq (AS) had some money and was informed about a Quraishi man from Medina who wanted to go to Yemen. He decided to give him the money to buy some goods from there. So he consulted his father Imam Sadeq…

Enjoying Foods and Drinks: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:168-169) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:168-169) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Enjoying Foods and Drinks بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ كُلُوا مِمَّا…

The method believers must adopt in their sayings and behaviours according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - In the second part of Ayah 23 of Surah An-Najm, Allah (SWT) said: “They follow nothing but conjecture and what their own souls desire.” God has asked people that when they speak, they do so in a knowledgeable way and not out of…

The Outcome of Taking Equals to Allah (SWT): Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:165-167) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:165-167) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   The Outcome of Taking Equals to Allah (SWT) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن…

Thousands of antique and invaluable manuscripts on Quran and its science

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SHAFAQNA- The Manuscripts Center in the Holy Shrine of al-Abbas declared that the Center consists of many ancient manuscripts date back to the various era. The manager of the Center Mr. Salah Mahdi Abdulwahab announced “among thousands…

The main point of Ayah 130 of Surah Al-Baqarah

SHAFAQNA - In the first part of Ayah 130 of Surah Al-Baqarah, Allah (SWT) said: “And who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), but such as debase their souls with folly?” In this regard, it is narrated that one day a Nasrani…

"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…