Palestinian Student Memorizes Quran in 17 Days

SHAFAQNA- A Palestinian university student has managed to learn the entire Quran by heart in just 17 days. Subh Wajih al-Qiq, who studies plasma physics at a university in the Gaza Strip, is the first one in Palestine to memorize the…

Work ethic in Islam

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Three things are needed for a skilled person to be successful at work: Having expert knowledge, skills and cleverness in one’s profession or trade (meaning to be trained properly and…

A selfish behaviour

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was in a gathering when a poor person (obvious from his clothes) entered and by accident sat next to a rich man. The rich man gathered his clothes and pulled himself away from the poor…

The basis of rebellion by human being

SHAFAQNA - Ayahs 6 and 7 of Surah Al-Alaq say: “Without doubt, human rebels because he/she considers himself self-sufficient.” According to these Ayahs, wealth or other divine blessings will not cause rebellion but when a human being considers…

Imam Kazim (AS) a divine role model

SHAFAQNA - It has been narrated in various narrations that Imam Kazim (AS) was the most pious and generous person of his time. Regarding his piety and worship of God, he used to perform night prayers which were joined to Dawn Salaat, then the…

The best charitable act according to Imam Kazim (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Kazim (AS) who said: Your help and friendship towards a weak and unable person is the best of charitable acts [1]. [1] Tohaful Oqool, page 433

Divine blessings will give evidence against those who do not treat them properly

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Behave properly towards (divine) blessings before they are taken away from you. The blessings that disappear will give evidence against those ungrateful ones who had them but did not have…

The cause of destruction of some nations

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to the commanders of the army, Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Indeed, before you, some nations have been destroyed because those in power did not recognise the rights of people. So they attained the world with bribery and directed…

The wicked ways of Satan

SHAFAQNA - Satan never stops deceiving human beings and that is why it tries to deviate the thought and behaviour of them from the right path. Satan encourages humans to change the place of Halal and Haram set by Allah (SWT). In this regard,…

“The Study Quran” Published by American Islamic Scholars

SHAFAQNA- In an effort to bring about a richer understanding of the Quran, a group of mostly American-born and university-based Islamic scholars have produced a new translation of the Islamic sacred text. They say a key aim of the new…

Talking about God’s favours

SHAFAQNA - Talking about God’s favours is one way of thanking Allah (SWT) as the Almighty mentions in Ayah 11 of Surah Al-Dhuhaa: “And talk about your God’s favours.” In this regard, the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Discussing God’s…

Guarding tongue

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Your words are your prisoner until you speak; and when you speak you are the prisoner; therefore, guard your tongue like you guard gold and silver because how often a saying can be the cause of rejecting a blessing…

One of the biggest regrets on the Day of Judgment

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The biggest regret on the day of Judgement is the regret of a person who attained wealth from Haram way and left it as inheritance to someone else and then the second person uses that wealth on the way of God and…

God has allocated Halal sustenance for every human being

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: Allah (SWT) has allocated Halal sustenance for every human being and surely this will reach him/her completely. On the other hand, there is Haram sustenance which may be presented to a…

Four questions on the Day of Judgment for human beings

SHAFAQNA - Abi Bardeh Alaslami narrated: I heard from the prophet (PBUH) who said: On the Day of Judgment, no human being will take a step before asked 4 questions: In which ways one’s body has been used? Where and in which ways one’s…

The place of wealth and assets in human’s life

SHAFAQNA - Regarding the real value and place of wealth and assets in human’s life, Imam Sadeq (AS) said: The wealth belongs to God and the Almighty has trusted it with his servants and ordered that to be used accordingly and in moderation…

Compassion towards subordinates

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: I am surprised by a person who hopes for our mercy whilst he/she does not have any compassion towards his/her own subordinates [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam, page 494.

Knowledge of Names – the Merit of Adam (AS) - Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-3) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-3) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Knowledge of Names – the Merit of Adam (AS) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَعَلَّمَ…

Thanking God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) that in some of his prayers he used to say to Allah (SWT): How can I give thanks to God because when I thank God that thanksgiving itself requires me to thank God [1]. Thanking God is in three…

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…