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…

Safa and Marwah – Divine Appointed Sign: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:158) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:158) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Safa and Marwah – Divine Appointed Sign بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ…

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…