“Quranic Sciences” Course Underway in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA- An educational course on Quranic sciences has been held for the youth by The Shia Islamic Enlightenment Society in Bahrain. According to Qaf news agency, Sheikh Hassan Al-‘Am, Bahraini Quran researcher teaches the three-day course…

Three special characteristics of true believers according to Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Reza (AS) who said: A true believer has three special characteristics. A characteristic from his God, a characteristic from his Prophet and a characteristic from his Imam. The characteristic from his God is…

The effect of a gift from Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Debel Khazaie, read a poem in the presence of Imam Reza (AS) and afterwards asked Imam (AS) to give him one of his clothes and Imam (AS) gave him one of his clothes. When Debel returned from Khorasan to his home town (Shoshtar) noticed…

How Imam Reza (AS) revealed the hidden aims of Ma’amoon?

SHAFAQNA - When Ma'amoon forced Imam Reza (AS) into the rank of crown prince, in a document, Imam (AS) pointed out the hidden aims of Ma'amoon. Imam Reza (AS) made it clear to all,  that despite being forced to such a situation but, the leadership…

Asceticism according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Asceticism (Zohd in Arabic) can be in two levels or in two kinds: Avoiding whatever is declared as Haram in the world by God; or avoiding whatever is declared Halal by God. The holy Quran describes asceticism in Ayah 23 of Surah Al-Hadeed:…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say about the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is the most generous of all the people; he is the most courageous, the most honest and truthful person, and the most loyal, with best of behaviour and morality…

The prophet (PBUH) and Imams (AS) are the rightful teachers and protectors of one and only Islam

SHAFAQNA - Without a doubt, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) is the role model for all infallible Imams in every aspect of their life and behaviour. It can be said with absolute certainty that there is only one true original Islamic teaching, both…

Futile worship and praying

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Worship and praying without thought and reflection has no use [1]. [1] La'aaliul Akhbaar, Vol. 3, page 392.

Knowledge of Names / Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-4) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (Internationl Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-4) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Knowledge of Names [علم الاسماءَ] View of Allamah Tabatabai (may Allah be pleased with him), the author…

Firmness of religion and the world

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) told Jaber ibn Abdullah Ansari: O' Jaber, firmness of religion and the world depend on four things: A scholar who acts on his knowledge; an illiterate person who does not refuse to learn; a generous person who is not…

Backbiting

SHAFAQNA - Islamic scholar Sheikh Bahaie wrote: One day in a large gatheirng, someone mentioned my name and one of those present claimed to be my friend but he was lying. He started talking behind my back and accused me of committing some unjust…

A significant difference between this world and the hereafter

SHAFAQNA - Human being in this world needs help from others in the society and cooperstion with groups in order to fulfill his/her needs. That is how the state of superiority and inferiority have entered the structure of societies. In Ayah 32…

The role of believe on the Day of Judgment on human’s behaviour

SHAFAQNA - Allah (SWT) says in the holy Quran that insight is the basic element in the life style and behaviour of a human being. Hence, those who believe in the Day of Judgment, behave in ways to build a proper life in the hereafter. On the…

Upside down hearts

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The first step of Jihad where you will be hindered is Jihad with your hands, then Jihad with tongue and after that Jihad with your hearts. Therefore, any one who does not praise good with heart and does not deny…

Believer’s love of God

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 165 of Surah Al-Baqarah says: “There are some (foolish) people who take others just as they do God and love them as much as they must love God. Those who believe, their utmost love is only for God. If (only) the evil doing…

Divine praise for those who are pleased with God

SHAFAQNA - Ayahs 27 and 28 of Surah Al-Fajr say: “O’ tranquil soul, return (today) to your God; as you are satisfied (with Allah (SWT)) and your God is pleased with you.” God praises those who are satisfied with Allah (SWT); the Almighty…

The consequence of Haram income

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The one who earns through Haram ways, his earnings will be his provisions towards the hellfire [1]. In another narration, the prophet (PBUH) said: Allah (SWT) said: The one…

The benefits of consulting with wise people

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Consulting with the kind-hearted wise person will lead to guidance and joy as well as it is a given success by God. Therefore, when a kind-hearted wise person advises you, do not oppose…

How to purify the soul?

SHAFAQNA - A person who wants to purify his soul must avoid any type of unjust treatment towards God, self or others. An example of the unjust treatment towards God is mentioned in Ayah 13 of Surah Al-Luqman: “Thus Luqman advised his son:…

The day of regret

SHAFAQNA - A believer should know that if God forbid he /she is dominated by the party of Satan and dies,the time will come when no intercession is effective and nothing else can be done, on that day regret and remorse have no use. As Ayah 39…

One of the most difficult duties of Muslims

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: One of the most difficult duties (Wajebaat) for the servants of God is to remember Allah (SWT) a lot (at all the times). Then Imam (AS) explained: I do not mean praising God a lot by saying…

The difference between a believer and a hypocrite

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: Avoid whatever makes you to apologise because a believer is not a wrong doer, hence does not need to apologise; but a hypocrite commits bad deeds every day and then apologises [1].…

Fire in Quranic Center Leaves 6 Dead

SHAFAQNA-A fire broke out in a Quran memorization center in southeastern Turkey on Tuesday. According to al-Wafd news website, it took place in the city of Diyarbakir, a large city of predominantly Kurdish population situated on the banks…

Special advantages for the followers of Ahlul Bait(AS)

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) said: Whoever comes to us (Ahlul Bait (AS)), will not lose four characteristics and will gain at least four other things: Will hear strong and firm signs; will gain fair judgment; will meet supportive and helpful…

Basic policies in life

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali said: Finding peace and tranquility in this world which can be observed is not lasting, is due to lack of knowledge. Abandoning good deeds with assured rewards is suffering loss. And trusting people before testing them is…

The Gracious God

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 19 of Surah Al-Shora says: “Allah (SWT) is gracious towards the worshippers and gives sustenance to whoever God wishes. The Almighty is Strong and Powerful.” Commentators say that gracious means to have the accuracy and precision…

Special deeds for believers

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) said: There are three acts that if the believer comes to know them will increase his/her lifetime as well as benefiting from divine blessings. These are: To prolong bowing down and prostration (when performing Salaat);…

An illness worse than poverty

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Be aware that poverty is a kind of calamity and harder than that is the illness of the body and more severe than that is the illness of the heart. Be aware that indeed the health of the body is due to the piety…