Dealing with Seemingly Contradictory Ethical Verses & Traditions

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SHAFAQNA- The fact that many youth seem to see apparently contradictory ethical and moral admonitions in the Qur’ānic verses and traditions, often becomes the cause of confusion and a barrier to fulfill one’s moral duties correctly.…

Main Point of Ayah 125 of Surah At-Tawbah

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 125 of Surah At-Tawbah says: “But those in whose hearts is a disease, it will add evil/abomination to their evils/abominations.” Regarding the commentary of this holy verse, Imam Baqir (AS) said: It means that doubt will…

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s.) and Religion

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SHAFAQNA- The prime factor for the disappointment of the Shia was the lack of a uniform or coherent ideology; and this continued to be so till the time of the great Imam of the Shias, Jafer al-Sadiq. This is what the writer says. We do…

Grand Ayatullah Khoei's Report of His Debate with a Jewish Scholar on the Perpetuity of Qur'an

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SHAFAQNA - The deceased, the Great Ayatullah Khoei in his Qur’anic exegesis book titled "Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran", reports a conversation he had with a Jewish scholar, proving the perpetuity of the Qur'an: I had a conversation with…

A timeless Dua by Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA)

SHAFAQNA - In one of her timeless Duas, Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) requested from Allah (SWT): O’ God, I request pure belief and monotheism (Towhid) from You; and that I fear God when I am angry and when I am in good mood/happy; and that I observe…

Sayeda Fatimah Al-Zahra (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Suwaid Ibn Ghafleh said that when holy Prophet [peace be upon him and his pure progeny]’s favorite only daughter Fatimah Az-Zahraa [peace be upon her] was inflicted with her illness on her death bed after the departure of her…

History of Changing Qiblah: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:144-145) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:144-145) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   History of Changing Qiblah بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ قَدْ نَرَىٰ تَقَلُّبَ وَجْهِكَ…

Child Birth and Pregnancy in the Quran and Hadith

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SHAFAQNA- Allah says in the Quran: “O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily! We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge i.e. offspring…

The main point of Ayah 7 of Surah Al-Ibrahim

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 7 of Surah Al-Ibrahim, Allah (SWT) said: “If you are grateful, I (God) will add more unto you.” From this Ayah, it can be understood that thanking God for all limitless Divine Blessings, will result in increasing the existential…

How to Effectively Learn Quran Online

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SHAFAQNA- It is mostly due to the fact that there aren’t many qualified Quran teachers where they live. But technology has made everything much easier for us these days, and you will find that you can effectively learn Quran online just…

The rich people must not be imprisoned by their wealth

SHAFAQNA- The rich people must not be imprisoned by their wealth. According to the Qur'an's explicit verses in Surah Al-Imran, and Surah At-Tawbah, this imprisonment will surely lead them toward hell. The Almighty Allah says: those who have…

The main point of Ayah 26 of Surah Al-Noor

SHAFAQNA - In the first part of Ayah 26 of surah Al-Noor, it is mentioned: “Impure women are for impure men, and impure men for impure women; and pure women are for pure men, and pure men for pure women.” In Tafseer Al-Safi, it is narrated…

Al-Mizan’s View about Ummatan Wasatan – Part 31: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Al-Mizan’s View about Ummatan Wasatan – Part 3 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ…

Attitude & Conduct of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (s.a)

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SHAFAQNA-In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. "It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O, Muhammed) for if you had been harsh and hard of heart they would of dispersed from around you. So pardon them and…

The main point of Ayah 32 of Surah Al-Ma’edah according to Imam Sadeq (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) said: O’ My servants, all of you are misguided unless I guide you; all of you are needy unless I make you capable (by giving you wealth and other necessities…

Ayat. Modarresi receives Al-Azhar Scholars; "Quranic teachings will soon prevail over the world"

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SHAFAQNA- A group of scholars and academics from Egypt's Al-Azhar University met with senior cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Taqi Modarresi in his office in the city of Karbala, Iraq on Sunday, February 4. During the meeting, Ayatollah…

The connection between Welayah and knowledge

SHAFAQNA - Abdullah ibn Herawai narrated: I was with Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) and he said: God bless the one who revives our case (The case of the Ahlul Bait (AS)). A person asked: How to revive your case? Imam (AS) replied: Learn about us and our…

Promise and Pleasure of Allah

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SHAFAQNA- There is no doubt that when Allah makes a promise, it is a promise of truth. Even Shaitan acknowledges this fact as Allah quotes him: And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: Surely Allah promised you the promise…

The clouds of the Fatimi grief on the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)

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The sky is covered with the clouds of the Fatimi grief, and rained sad hearts covering the walls of the holy shrine of the dear one to Lady Fatima Az-Zahra's heart; Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). The mourning was…

Quranic App Helps 1300 People with Disabilities Memorize Quran

SHAFAQNA- According to sabq newspaper, the software released in Arabic and English, is considered useful product that aims to promote the Quranic skills of the disabled in society. The users of the program can memorize the verses of the…

Fatimah (AS) in the Verse of Mubahala

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SHAFAQNA-Allah, the Exalted said: "If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee, say: `Come! Let us gather together; our sons arid your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves.…

Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet

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Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet Fāṭima may not be an Imam but she is the mother of eleven infallible Imams and, without a doubt, the Imams owe their infallible characteristics to their mother. Her distinctions are numerous, one of the…

Total belief and certainty of Lady Fatimah Zahra (AS) in God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: One day the prophet of Islam (PBUH) asked Salman Farsi (RA) to deliver a message on his behalf to Lady Fatimah Zahra (AS). Salman (RA) said: As I reached the doorstep of the house, I stood…

Grammatically Understanding Surat al-Tawhid

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous term, I had the opportunity to spend some time on focused exegetical discussions on sūrat al-Tawḥīd with some colleagues. We covered many different aspects of sūrat al-Tawḥīd, but one aspect that…

Ummatan Wasatan – Part 2: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Ummatan Wasatan – Part 2 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً…

Sayings of Imam Hussain(AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husain's Admonition I advise you to adhere to God-fearing, warn you against the difficult days, and show you the signs of Allah. The feared (death) is about to come with its frightful arrival, drastic befalling, and horrible…

Ismat (Infallibility) of 12th Imam

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SHAFAQNA- A writer has claimed that due to his research, he has come to the following conclusions; that the theory of “Esmat” or immunity from sin has come about and even grown deeper as time has passed, because of the distance between…