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…

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…