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…

Prophet Noah (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated that when Prophet Noah (AS) was in his ship on the water, reached a place where the weather turned stormy and ship started shaking hard, everyone on board feared that the ship would sink. Prophet Noah (AS) prayed to…

Imam Hussain (AS) and Jabrail (AS)

SHAFAQNA - Ibn Abbas narrated that: Before Imam Hussain (AS) moved towards Iraq, I saw him near the door of Kaaba whilst Jabrail’s (AS) hand was in Imam Hussain’s (AS) hand and saying: O’ people, hurry to declare your allegiance to Allah…

Divine honour

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Hussain (AS) who said: The one who obeys Allah (SWT), the Almighty will grant honour to him/her, and the one who disobeys God, the Almighty will humiliate him/her [1]. [1] Tarikh Yaqoobi, Vol. 2, page …

Allah (SWT) commands justice

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 90 of Surah Al-Nahl says: "Allah (SWT) commands justice, good deeds (Ehsan) and helping relatives, whilst God forbids misconducts, debauchery and insolence. The Almighty (kindly) advises you to pay attention to God’s comma…

Benefits of visiting the shrine of Imam Hussain (AS) in this world

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: Recommend to our Shias to visit (Ziarat) the shrine of Hussain ibn Ali (AS). Imam Baqer (AS) mentioned 3 benefits for visitors of the shrine of Imam Hussain (AS) in this world. There are…

Lessons of Karbala in brief

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) taught the humanity that the head can be on top of the cane but do not bow down in front of the oppressor. Imam Hussain (AS) taught: I and 72 of my companions were surrounded by 30000, so do not be afraid of military…

Moral qualities

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: With a lot of silence, human being's dignity will be increased. Being just, will increase the number of friends; generosity will elevate a person's rank; modesty will complete sustenance; paying the expenses will…

The believers according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Ayah 71 of Surah Al-Tawbah describes the believing women and men as: " The believing men and women are kind friends and companions to each other, they command to good deeds and prohibit the bad deeds, they perform Salaat and pay zakat…

A divine guarantee

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) said: I advise you to the divine piety, because Allah (SWT) guarantees to replace misfortunes with happiness and good times for whoever obeys God and grants sustenance from sources where no one will be able to guess…

The day of justice

SHAFAQNA - On the Day of Judgment no denial, doubt or protest is accepted because that day is the day of justice as mentioned in Ayah 17 of Surah Al-Qafer: “Today every soul will be rewarded for whatever it has earned. There will be no injustice…

The influence of the others on a human being

SHAFAQNA - There is no doubt that human beings are influenced by those who they associate with, as the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: Human being is in his/her friend’s religion, therefore look who you are friend with [1]. Imam Jawad (AS) narrated…

Trust

SHAFAQNA - Imam Sadeq (AS) said: No prophet has been appointed except for truth and returning the deposit to good doer or bad doer [1]. Imam Ali (AS) said: I swear to God that I heard moments before passing away, the Prophet repeated 3 times:…

Tolerant believers

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Indeed our (Ahlul Bait) affair (Welayat), is hard and difficult to bear and except the steadfast believer who has been tested by God and is firm in his/her heart cannot accept or tolerate it. Our tradition (Hadith)…

Divine forgiveness

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: There is a medicine for every illness and the medicine for sins is asking for divine forgiveness [1]. Imam Ali (AS) said: Asking for divine forgiveness will cleanse the sins [2]. It is also narrated…

A happy ending

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: How prosperous is the one who has a long life and his/her deeds are good. Such a person will have a happy ending because God is satisfied with him/her. On the other hand, the one who has a long life…

Progression in life

SHAFAQNA - If a human being wants to progress and move up the ladder, must rely on God to hold it firm because the ladder must be so secure that human being can climb on it without having the fear of falling down. Imam Jawad (AS) said: Reliance…

A special kind of poverty

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: The poverty (in facilities and non-possession) is my pride and due to this (poverty) I am honoured among other prophets and messengers [1]. [1] Beharul Anwaar, Vol.…