Why did the Prophet (PBUH) cry?

SHAFAQNA - Martyr Mortaza Motahhari narrated: In the middle of the night, Umm Salameh, the Prophet's wife noticed that he was not in bed and went searching for him. She saw him standing in a corner with his hands raised towards the sky, crying…

The best deed and pillar of the religion

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from mam Ali (AS) who said: For God's sake, keep in mind God about Salaat because Salaat is the best of deeds and pillar of your religion [1] [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 78, Page 100

Quran Invites Everyone to Intellectualism, Rational Dialogue

SHAFAQNA- The Holy Quran urges everyone to resort to intellectualism, wisdom, and logical dialogue, a senior cleric said. Speaking in the 186th meeting of the Supreme Council of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought…

Repentance

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Make yourself smell nice with repentance so that the stinking and unpleasant smell of sins does not put you to shame [1]. [1] Behrul Anwaar, Vol. 6, page 22 and Vol. 93, Page 178.

Divine presence

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: I have not looked at anything except that I have seen Allah (SWT) in front, behind and with that thing [1,2,3]. [1] Asrarul Salah, Page 65. [2] Leqa’allah, Maleki Tabrizi, Page 7. [3]…

Get ready for the great assessment

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Before you are called to account, assess your own soul and before you are weighed, weigh your own soul and get ready for the great assessment [1]. Regarding self-assessment, Imam Kazim (AS) also said:…

Astan of Imam Ali’s (AS) Holy Shrine Holds Quranic Session in Babil

SHAFAQNA- The Dar-ol-Quran affiliated to the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Ai’s (AS) holy shrine held a Quranic session in the holy shrine of Zayd (AS) in Babil Governorate of Iraq. According to the Qaf news agency, the program was organized…

Number of Quran Memorizers in Morocco Exceeds One Million

SHAFAQNA-The number of Quran memorizers in Morocco is now more than one million, a member of the Moroccan Scientific Council announced. According to Almaghribtoday.net, Ahmad Al-Umrani, expert in Islamic Shari’a and member of the Scientific…

Criterion for acceptance of good deeds by God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: There are two characteristics that without them, Allah (SWT) will not accept good deeds and they are: Piety (refrain from committing sins) and devotion (doing deeds only for the sake of…

A dangerous time for people of the world

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: A time will come when just a sign from the Quran and a name from Islam remain. At that time, Mosques are developed but guidance is ruined. Those inside Mosques and builders of magnificent Mosques are the worst…

God does not love unbelievers

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 31 of Surah Al-e-Imran, Allah (SWT) says: “Say: If you love God, follow me, and then God will love you and forgives your sins, and God is all forgiving.” Hence, a person is loved by God when he/she follows God’s religion.…

The rewards for friendship with Ahlul Bait (AS)

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: O’ Ali (AS), there is a base for everything and the base of Islam is the friendship with Ahlul Bait (AS) [1]. The Prophet (PBUH) also said: Turn to our (Ahlul Bait) friendship because the one who…

'Teachings of Quran' Seminar Held in Kareli, India

SHAFAQNA- A program on the topic 'Teachings of Quran' was organized in Kareli, Madhya Pradesh State of India recently.   Speaking on the occasion, Sobia Sheikh said "Quran talks about earning our livelihood through honest and truthful…

Constant association with Quran is needed for an Islamic lifestyle

SHAFAQNA - A person, who has no association with the holy Quran and does not recite it, naturally cannot connect with its meanings and concepts and consequently will not be able to adjust his/her life to the Islamic lifestyle. Various holy verses…

Wisdom according to Imam Sadeq (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Wisdom is something that with it Allah (SWT) can be worshipped and the paradise to be attained [1, 2, 3]. [1] Alkafi, Vol. 1, page 11. [2] Ma’aniul Akhbar, Sheikh Sadooq, page…

Do not collect more than you need

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O' the child of Adam (AS), whatever you collect (anything collectable like money, assets or other possessions) that is more than you need, you have collected for others [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom Number…

The everlasting blessings

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) told Jaber ibn Abdullah Ansari: O' Jaber, the one who is granted with abundant divine blessings and gifts, will also be faced with many needs of other people. Therefore, if the one who receives the divine gifts pays…

Wisdom according to the Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) described wisdom as a shackle (a restraining device) which is placed on camel’s feet to stop it move. Therefore, wisdom must stop lusts and rage and does not allow them to rule and function without control…

Quran-reading Apps Growing in Popularity

SHAFAQNA- Apps for reading the Quran are gaining popularity across the Islamic world and beyond. The apps allow users to read the 114 Surahs (chapters) of the Holy Book of Islam on their smartphones and tablet computers. Some even have functions…

London to Host Quranic Studies Conference

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SHAFAQNA- The Sixth International Conference on Quranic Studies will be held in London, Britain, next year. Organized by the Quran International Institute, the conference propounds topics of universal interest with an eye on more pressing…

Angels’ Divine Trial: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Angels’ Divine Trial بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَعَلَّمَ…

Essentials of being a Shia according to Imam Sadeq (AS)

SHAFAQNA - In the book of Alsaraer from the book of Aloyoun Wal Mahasen by Sheikh Mofeed, it is  narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Send our regards to our followers and recommend to them the divine piety and good deeds, and the healthy…

Knowledge and experience

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: Learning and studying is the fruitful seed for vision and the length of experience adds to intellect and wisdom [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol. 75, Page 128.

Hazrat Ismail (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that sheep belonging to Hazrat Ismail (AS) were grazing near River Forat, one day their shepherd came to Ismail (AS) and said: For few days the sheep do not drink from this river. Ismail (AS) asked God about this case…

The true and pure intention

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 21 of Surah Mohammad says: The true way (God's way) is obedience and appropriate speech. When it is time to decide to act on the command (Jihad), it is best for them to purify their intentions from any stains at the time of deciding…

Prophet Ibrahim (AS) cried for Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Prophet Ibrahim (AS) cried many times for Imam Hussain (AS), one of those times was whilst he was observing the situations of the earth and the sky when he saw the light of Imam Hussain (AS) and became sad and wept [1]. Imam Reza…

The highest levels of belief according to Imam Sajjad (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: Being content with unpleasant and harsh destinies, is from the highest levels of belief [1]. [1] Tohaful Oqool, page 285.

The effects of actions against oppressors

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: O' believers, whoever sees a transgression and witnesses call to a bad deed but denies them in his heart, has kept himself safe from implications. And whoever denies them with tongue, will be rewarded and its better…