The main point of Ayah 24 of Surah Al-Anfal

SHAFAQNA - Allah (SWT) in Ayah 24 of Surah Al-Anfal said: “O’ you who believe, respond to God and the Prophet whenever God invites to something which will make you live.” Allah (SWT) sent the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) to save us, and the…

Ultimate Sacrifice: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-4) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-4) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Ultimate Sacrifice بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا…

The main point of Ayah 59 of Surah Nisa

SHAFAQNA - According to a narration, Jaber Ibn Abdullah Ansari (RA) said: When Allah (SWT) sent Ayah 59 of Surah Nisa to the Prophet (PBUH) which says: “O’ those who believe, obey God, and those who have the command”; I said: O’ the…

Online Quran education good opportunity for women: Iraqi Quran activist

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SHAFAQNA- Zaman Abdul Kadhim said women usually find it difficult to attend Quranic classes for various reasons and online learning gives them a chance to learn the Quran and enhance their Quranic skills. She also noted that various online…

The events which will happen when Imam Mahdi (AJ) rises up by the power of Allah (SWT)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Mahdi (AJ) will behave as the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) did and will remove all the signs of ignorance as the Prophet (PBUH) removed the signs of ignorance at his time. After uprooting the…

A special Dua by Imam Mahdi (AJ) for his followers

SHAFAQNA - In a Dua to Allah (SWT), Imam Mahdi (AJ) says: O’ Allah (SWT), our Shias have been created from our ray/light and our inherent features. But they have become proud because of friendship with us and our Welayah, and due to negligence,…

Senior Bahraini Qari Passes Away

SHAFAQNA- According to al-Ayyam daily, Seyed Muhammad Saeed al-Husseini died earlier this week. The country’s Society for Serving the Quran in a statement expressed condolences over the demise of the prominent Qari. It noted that…

The connection between piety (Taqwa) and insight

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 282 of Surah Al-Baqarah is mentioned that “adopt Divine Piety and God will teach you.” It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Fight with inappropriate desires in order that wisdom enters your hearts…

The main point of Ayah 159 of Surah Al-e-Imran

SHAFAQNA - The first part of Ayah 159 of Surah Al-e-Imran says: “It is a gift of Allah (SWT) that you deal gently with them; if you were severe or harsh with them, they would have abandoned you.” Indeed, gentleness is a gift from Allah (SWT)…

The Blessings after Calamities: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-3) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-3) By: Mohammad Sobhanie The Blessings after Calamities بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا…

The generosity of Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - A poor man came to see Imam Hussain (AS) and asked him for help. Imam Hussain (AS) asked: What can I do? That man replied: I have accepted the liability for one Diyeh (blood money), but I have no means of paying it, please help me,…

The main point of Ayah 97 of Surah Al-Nahl

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 97 of Surah Al-Nahl says: “Whoever carries out good deeds, man or woman, and is a believer; verily, We (God) make him/her alive (by giving him a new life), a life that is good and pure and we (God) will give to such people…

Losses and Gains in Life: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Losses and Gains in Life بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا…

A Dua for spring by Imam Ali (AS)

SHAFAQNA - In his Dua for spring, Imam Ali (AS) said: O’ God, quench us with a rain which gives life, irrigates, covers everywhere and goes everywhere, clean and bountiful, tasty and full of blessing, with plenty of plants, branches which…

Karbala Hosts Quranic Session for Lebanese Women

SHAFAQNA- According to dar-alquran.org, the Women Quran Center affiliated to the Dar-ol-Quran of the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship) organized the program. It was attended by a number of Quran teachers and memorizers of Lebanon’s…

Death is a reality

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqir (AS) who said: I heard from Jaber ibn Abdullah who said: One day the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who was riding a camel was passing near our group at the time when he was returning from Hajjatul Weda’a…

The main point of Ayah 22 Surah Al-Kahf

SHAFAQNA - Some people interfere in everything and start arguing with others without having the right knowledge/information on the subject. That is why God commanded the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in the last part of Ayah 22 of Surah Al-Kahf: “Do…

Prayer and Patience in Times of Adversity: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-I) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:153-157, Part-I) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Prayer and Patience in Times of Adversity بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ…

The consequence of misleading other people from the right path of God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: In the old days, a man was looking for Halal sustenance as well as to gather wealth. But he could not do it in Halal way and tried to do it in Haram way, but still he could not. And then…

Born in Ka’aba

SHAFAQNA - Fatimah Bintal Asad bin Hashim (SA) was due to deliver her baby. She stood near Ka’aba and prayed to God by saying: O’ God, I believe in God and Divine Prophets, I believe in what my ancestor Ibrahim Al-Khalil (AS) said, the one…

The main point of Ayah 53 of Surah Al-Nahl

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 53 of Surah Al-Nahl, it is mentioned that: “And you have no good thing but it is from Allah (SWT); and moreover, when you are touched by distress, unto God you cry with groans.” Imam Baqir (AS) pointed to the inverse relationship…

10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - 10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.), selected and translated by the editorial staff of SHAFAQNA.   الْمُؤمِنُ یَحْتاجُ إلى ثَلاثِ خِصالٍ: تَوْفیقٍ مِنَ اللّهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ،…

University of New England to Host Lecture on English Translations of Quran

SHAFAQNA- Now, less than 120 years later, there are more than 115 different English translations of the Islamic Holy Book, including the illustrated American Quran, which garnered widespread praise upon its publication in 2015. A lecture…

Fulfillment of Prayers of Prophet Ibrahim (AS): Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:151-152) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:151-152) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Fulfillment of Prayers of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنْ حَيْثُ خَرَجْتَ…

urans attributed to Infallible Imams (AS) were Rewritten

SHAFAQNA-Pages of Qur'anic verses attributed to Imams (AS) that were put on display in the Qur'an Museum of Astan Quds Razavi were rewritten. According to the Astan News, Director of the Qur'an and the Exquisites Museum of Organization of Libraries,…

The main point of Ayah 50 of Surah Adh-Dhariyat

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 50 of Surah Adh-Dhariyat says: “Then escape towards Allah (SWT) as I am a Warner to you from God, clear and obvious.” In this holy verse, it is clear where to escape and seek refuge in God, but it has not been mentioned from…

What is the correct perception of the Day of Judgment?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: Beware that you are all servants of God, and we are also with you (you and I are the servants of God); and rules you and us on the Day of Judgment, the Great Ruler who is the Preventer…

Praying towards Kaaba – Sign of Divine Blessing: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:149-150) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:149-150) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Praying towards Kaaba – Sign of Divine Blessing بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنْ حَيْثُ…