The miracle of kindness

SHAFAQNA - Malik ibn Auf Nasri was one of the bitterest enemies of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH). In the year 8 AH by provoking the tribes of Thaqeef and Hawazan he started the War of Honayn and tied the newly established Islamic government into…

Who is your enemy?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The one who conceals your faults and shortcomings from yourself (does not tell your faults, so that they cannot be corrected) is your enemy [1]. Imam Ali (AS) through this wise sentence…

Five groups to be avoided

SHAFAQNA - Imam Baqer (AS) narrated from his father Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: "My son, be careful that you do not make friend or become a companion with five groups of people." I asked: Who are they father? My father replied: 1. Do not make…

Prophet’s (PBUH) friendly encounter with people

SHAFAQNA - Warm and sincere encounter with people can bring hearts closer to each other and that is why the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) always treated others the same way. Imam Ali (AS) said: "When the Prophet (PBUH) used to shake hands with someone,…

Accept advice from sincere and qualified person

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Listen to the advice of the person who is sincere towards you and accept the advice with your heart and soul [1]. Of course it must be noted that advice given by  those who wish the best…

Winners of Sudan’s Int’l Quran Competition Awarded

SHAFAQNA- Ahmad Hashim Ahmad, a member of the organizing committee, said that the ceremony was held in the capital city with Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, the president of Sudan, in attendance. The program began with Quran recitation by Zakiyye…

The real worship of God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: O’ Allah (SWT), I worship You, not for fearing the hellfire and do not worship You, for paradise, I only worship You because You are worthy of being worshipped [1]. In another narration,…

Who is the liar?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) was asked: Is the liar the one who lies about a thing? Imam (AS) replied: No, the liar is the one who is addicted to lying [1]. In another narration, Imam Baqer (AS) narrated from his father Imam Sajjad (AS) who used…

Anniversary of Master Shahat Anwar’s Death

SHAFAQNA- Shahat Anwar, along with Muhammad Raf’at, Abdul Basit, Mustafa Ismail, and Abolainain Shoaisha, was among Egyptian Qaris whose styles and recitations had significant influence on Iranian Quran reciters. Shahat Anwar died on January…

The need to avoid double-dealing in religion and disunity

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Then, do not commit double-dealing in religion, as unity on the path of the truth “even though you may be unwilling” is better than disunity and scattering on the way of untruth “even though it may be interesting…

The key to all evils

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hassan Askari (AS) who said: All the evils have been placed in a house and the key to that house is lying [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol.69, Page 263.

Social Justice in Quran

SHAFAQNA- After we have dealt with the Justice of Allah we now switch over to social justice. Since the subject of social justice has a wider range we confine ourselves to quoting relevant matters from the Holy Qur'an, the traditions, and Nahjul…

Why is the Holy Qur'an a Miracle and How?

SHAFAQNA- Sura Al-Baqarah (23) وَإِن كُنتُمْ فِي رَيْبٍ مِّمَّا نَزَّلْنَا عَلَى عَبْدِنَا فَأْتُواْ بِسُورَةٍ مِّن مِّثْلِهِ وَادْعُواْ شُهَدَاءكُم…

The merciful Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - After Muslims conqured Mecca, those who carried out the worst crimes against the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) and his followers, were in fear of revenge by them but the Prophet (PBUH) said: I will do what Yusuf (AS) did to his oppressive…

The types of people to avoid

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Two types of people destroy me and themselves, a friend who is extravagant and a liar who does not tell the truth [1]. It is clear from the wise sentence from Imam Ali (AS) that association and friendship with…

The effect of repenting

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: How good it is when someone on the Day of Judgment has in his/her record under each sin this sentence written: "I ask God to forgive me" [1]. In another narration, the Prophet Said: Beware that, there…

No discrimination in Divine System

SHAFAQNA - When Mecca was conquered by Muslims, a woman from the tribe of "Bani Makhzoom" committed a robbery and her guilt was proved by judicial system. The relatives of that woman considered her punishment as a disgrace for their tribe and…

What did Imam Ali (AS) expect from his followers?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: But my right on you is that you remain faithful to your allegiance with me, and show your benevolence by advising me in open and in secret [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Sermon 34.

The effects of purification of the soul

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The one who purifies his/her soul, God will make his/her appearance good; and the one who works for his/her religion, Allah (SWT) will compensate for his/her world; and the one who manages to make good his/her…

Mozambique’s Memorizer Youngest Contender in Sudan Int’l Quran Contest

SHAFAQNA- Zakiya Abubakr is competing in the category of memorization of the entire Holy Quran, the website of Sudan’s Holy Quran Association reported. She has learned the entire Holy Book in three narrations of Hafs, Shuba and al-Sousi. Zakya…

The way Imam Sadeq (AS) dealt with a man who insulted him

SHAFAQNA - A man insulted Imam Sadeq (AS) in his absence in public. A person came to Imam Sadeq (AS) and informed him about what happened. Imam Sadeq (AS) made Whudhu and started performing Salaat. The person who informed Imam (AS) narrated:…

The main aim of Satan according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 91 of Surah Al-Ma’edah, Allah (SWT) says: “Satan tries to stir up enmity and hatred among you by means of intoxicants and gambling; and to hinder you from remembering and worshipping God; so will you stop?” In Ayah 19…

Characteristics of successful life

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Good deed, good deed; then having foresight; forsight and perseverance, perseverance; then forbearance, forbearance; and piety, piety; for every one of you there is an end to an allocated time, get there with performing…

A misled person

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: The one who calls people to himself whilst there are wiser persons than him among people, is misled and a heretic [1]. The message of this narration is that wiser and more qualified people…

Sheikh Saeed Hafez, Egyptian Quranic Figure Passes Away

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Saeed Hafez, who was a leading Mubtahil (invocation reciter) died after a long-term illness, al-Yawm al-Sabi website reported. Sheikh Mahmoud al-Tahami, the director of Egypt’s Association of Tawasheeh and Ibtihal, has…

Course on Quranic Teachings Held in Kabul

SHAFAQNA- The Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH) Quranic Center in the capital city held the 15-day course separately for girls and boys. Introduction to the infallibles (AS), moral principles in family and society, health issues, the necessity…

The benefits of governance based on justice and wisdom

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: When a government is based on justice and wisdom, Allah (SWT) will aid the friends and humiliate the enemies of that government [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam wa Dorarul Kalam, Vol. 1, page …

145 Quran Activists to Attend Int’l Quran competition in Egypt

SHAFAQNA- According to Al-Youm Al-Sabi’, the ministry announced that Sharm el-Sheikh city in South Sinai Governorate will host this edition of international competition on Quran memorization and recitation in April. It will be organized…