Bosnia Muslims Start New Year with Quranic Programs

SHAFAQNA- Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the new year of 2016 with two large Quran recitation sessions.  The programs were held in the capital Sarajevo and the central city of Kakanj, according to the Arabi21 website. Titled…

Angels’ Prostration before Adam - Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:34) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:34) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Angels’ Prostration before Adam بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذْ…

What will happen to those who prevent worship of God in Mosques?

SHAFAQNA - The philosophy behind building Mosques and religious places is for people to remember and worship the Supreme Being. To prevent worship of God in Mosques and other religious places will have serious consequences for perpetrators in…

The effects of forgetting God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Whoever forgets Allah (SWT), the Almighty will forget him/her as well as making the eyes of his/her heart blind [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam, Page 690.

Divine promise for those who remember God

SHAFAQNA - According to a Divine narration, Allah (SWT) has said: Whenever I visit the heart of a person and see that it is dominated by My remembrance, I will undertake the affairs and education of that person as well as becoming that person's…

Usury is declaring war against God

SHAFAQNA - Usury is forbidden (Haram) in all Divine religions and in the holy Quran is considered to be committing a great sin as well as declaring war against Allah (SWT). Ayah 279 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: If you do not abandon usury, be aware…

Affectionate behaviour of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) towards children

SHAFAQNA - At the time when showing affectionate behaviour towards children interpreted as weakness, whenever the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) used to see children, he used to greet them and stroke their head gently and lovingly. The Prophet (PBUH)…

The consequence of dealing with Satan

SHAFAQNA - If a person deals with Satan, the whole of the identity of that individual will be captured by Satan and Satan will ride him. In this type of trade, what is given by Satan in exchange is slavery of the human being. It is mentioned…

Why did the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) ask people to love Ahlul Bait (AS)?

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 23 of Surah Al-Shora is mentioned that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “I do not want anything from you except sincere affection and kindness towards my Ahlul Bait.” Meaning, the love for Ahlul Bait (AS) is what I ask you, nothing…

Online Quran Teaching Academy Launched in Pakistan

SHAFAQNA- An online Quran teaching academy called “Masomeen” (the infallibles) was launched for children and teenagers in Pakistan.  Pakistani children and teenagers learn Quran reading and recitation as well as Islamic teachings…

Performing Salaat on time was the top priority for the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - Salaat is the sign of belief against disbelief and the pillar of the religion. That is why the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) always performed Salaat on time and considered performing Salaat as his top priority as emphasized in Ayah 130…

Thanking God is a duty for all the believers

SHAFAQNA - Giving thanks for Divine blessings by tongue, heart and deeds is one of the most important duties of every believer, Muslim and human being. Giving thanks to Allah (SWT) is thorough heart and the tongue as well as benefiting from…

Differences in behaviour of men and women

SHAFAQNA - Some of the best habits in women are the worst behaviours in men; such as proudness, wariness, being economical. When a woman is proud, will not allow strangers into her private life. When a woman is economical, will protect her own…

The connection between Salaat and generosity

SHAFAQNA - Allah (SWT) in the beginning of Surah Al-Baqarah mentions about the connection between Salaat and generosity but in Surah Al-Ma'arej this link is explained in more details. In Ayahs 19 to 25 of Surah Al-Ma'arej, Allah (SWT) says:…

A practice cursed by the Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) has cursed usury, usurer, those who are involved in usurious buying and selling and the writers (clerks or others) who write (register) this type of contracts…

Hope and fear at the same time

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: It is not appropriate that the heart of a pious person be without the fear and hope of God even as much as a blink [1]. Meaning, at any time there must be two state present in the heart…

Divine praise for those who seek self-respect and honourable life

SHAFAQNA - A human being must always seek self-respect and avoid indignity. Imam Hussain (AS) gave his life to aovid the indignity of living under Yazid's unjust rule. In Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Monafeqoon, Allah (SWT) praises those believers who…

The best type of worship according to Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: A group of people worship God for rewards, this is the worship of traders; another group worship the Supreme Being out of fear, this is the worship of slaves; and a third group worship…

Who is wise?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) was asked: Describe a wise person to us? Imam Ali (AS) replied: A wise person is the one who places everything in its right place. Then they said: Then, describe to us the ignorant. Imam Ali (AS) replied: By describing…

Divine knowledge of Imam Askari (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Mohammad ibn Abbas narrated: We were talking about miracles of Imam Hassan Askari (AS) and a non-Muslim man who was also against Imam Askari (AS) said: If he answers my letter which is written without ink then it will become obvious…

Materialists can never reach their aims

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: O' people, Those who are in this world are guests and whatever they possess are loaned to them. Guests cannot stay for ever and eventually will leave. Loaned things must also be returned [1]. Meaning,…

The real worship of God according to Imam Askari (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hassan Askari (AS) who said: Worship is not just performing lots of Salaats and fasting; in fact, worshipping is with thinking and reflecting on the infinite power of Allah (SWT) in various situations [1]. [1]…

Rare Quran Copy Donated to Astan Quds Museum

SHAFAQNA- A rare manuscript copy of the Holy Quran was donated by a couple from Tehran to the museum of Astan Quds Razavi in the holy city of Mashhad. According to Seyed Mohammad Reza Fazel Hashemi, the head of the Astan’s Libraries…

Two excellent characteristics to have according to Imam Askari (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hassan Askari who said: There are two characteristics which are higher than all the others and they are: Believe and trust in Allah (SWT) as well as doing good deeds for brothers (brothers in religion, relatives,…

Reflecting on holy verses of Surah Al-Hashr

SHAFAQNA - Imam Khomeini (RA) wrote in a letter to his son [1]: My son, study Surah Al-Hashr which is full of treasures and education and it is worth for a person to reflect on it for the entire life in order to provide provisions (for hereafter)…

Why the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was so popular?

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam was very popular and that was the reason people used to gather round him. He was very kind and seldom became angry. Ayah 159 of Surah Al-e-Imran describes the Prophet’s (PBUH) behaviour: “God’s mercy made…

Examples of Divine assistance

SHAFAQNA - An example of Divine assistance is the Prophet Musa's (AS) stick. At one stage it dries the sea as mentioned in Ayah 63 of Surah Al-Sho'ara: "Then, God revealed to Musa: Strike the sea with thy stick. So it divided and each separate…

The way to Divine piety

SHAFAQNA - There are many dimensions and effects of worshipping God and of them is Divine piety (Taqwa in Arabic). Allah (SWT) mentions in many holy verses of the Quran that the ultimate aim of creating Jinn and human being is their worship…