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…

Berlin Islamic Center Hosts Quran Contest

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SHAFAQNA- The contenders competed in four categories, namely Quran recitation, memorization and Quranic concepts as well as Adhan (call to prayers), the website of the center reported. It was organized on the occasion of the birth anniversary…

Four superior principles in life according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - According to the holy Quran the most important principles which the human being must pay attention to, regarding the philosophy and the style of life are: Acceptance of the hereafter and the Day of Judgment: A person who believes…

The way Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) described the infallible Imams (AS) and Imam Mahdi (AJ)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Mahmood ibn Labeed who said: I asked Lady Fatimah Zahra (SA) about the right of Imam Ali (AS) and the way he waived that right. Lady Fatimah (SA) replied: O’ Abu Amr, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Imam is…

The connection between quality of worship and religious belief

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: One day the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) asked his companions: Which one of you fast all days? Salman (RA) replied: I do, O’ the Prophet of Allah (SWT). The Prophet (PBUH) asked: Which one…

Quranic Workshop Underway in Germany

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Dar-ol-Quran Center of Germany, prominent Iranian Qari Rahim Khaki teaches the principles of Tajweed, Sowt and Lahn in the workshop. The Islamic Centre Hamburg is hosting the educational Quranic program, which…

Main point of Ayah 6 of Surah Ar-Ra’ad

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 6 of Surah Ra’ad, God said: “They ask you to hasten on the evil in preference to the good; yet have come to pass before them, many exemplary punishments. But verily your God is full of forgiveness for mankind for their…

Race to All That Is Good: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:146-148) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Race to All That Is Good بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ…

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.…