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…

The connection between hypocrisy and non-remembrance of God

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 142 of Surah Al-Nesa says: "Hypocrites try to outwit God but they are being outwitted themselves. Whenever they stand up to perform Salaat, they stand up lazily to be seen by other people and they seldom mention Allah (SWT). There…

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…