Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s.) and Religion

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SHAFAQNA- The prime factor for the disappointment of the Shia was the lack of a uniform or coherent ideology; and this continued to be so till the time of the great Imam of the Shias, Jafer al-Sadiq. This is what the writer says. We do…

Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have…

Grand Ayatullah Khoei's Report of His Debate with a Jewish Scholar on the Perpetuity of Qur'an

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SHAFAQNA - The deceased, the Great Ayatullah Khoei in his Qur’anic exegesis book titled "Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran", reports a conversation he had with a Jewish scholar, proving the perpetuity of the Qur'an: I had a conversation with…

Division of the Dominion of Leadership

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SHAFAQNA- Q:The days of Imam Sadiq the leadership split into two - that of terrestrial and the other of spiritual.Is it true or not? A: Each one separated from the other. Shias have never thought nor did they ever consider that the Imams…

Child Birth and Pregnancy in the Quran and Hadith

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SHAFAQNA- Allah says in the Quran: “O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily! We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and female sexual discharge i.e. offspring…

The salubrity and Islamic tendency in the behavior of Shia towards Sunni

SHAFAQNA- As far as religious footings are concerned there cannot be any similarity between a Shia and a Sunni. The religious understanding can not be a platform common to both. “Argue them with that which is good”; is the beacon that…

Doctrine of Imamat and Super Exaggeration

SHAFAQNA- As the writer takes rest he enjoys the relief which is in his conclusion that the fundamental of Imamate and its doctrine is at congruity with the birth of Shiasm of Imamia then its growth into a belief full of exaggeration, and…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA-The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements and…

Wearing Hijab with Confidence

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SHAFAQNA- Raising young Muslim girls in today’s world means raising them with an extra dose of confidence. After all when you look around, they are surrounded by images of women and fashion that contradict Islamic values of hijab and modesty.…

Division of Groups

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SHAFAQNA- Regarding the Imam after the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari a man by the name of NOU BAKHATI had written a book under the title “HREQ AL-SHIA” (sects of Shia). This man says strange things never heard before nor will be heard…

Attitude & Conduct of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (s.a)

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SHAFAQNA-In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. "It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O, Muhammed) for if you had been harsh and hard of heart they would of dispersed from around you. So pardon them and…

The Role of Reason in Ijtihad

SHAFAQNA-In the previous discussion, "The Principle of Ijtihad in Islam", two trends in Islamic thought were referred to. One of them related to the subject of the justifiability or unjustifiability of the use of qiyas and ijtihad bi al-ra'y,…

Miraclous Birth and the Date

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SHAFAQNA- It is not bad to give a summary about the event of Mahdi’s birth. The birth of Mahdi the son of Imam Hasan Askari is recorded by historians as being a simple event. However the birth is surrounded by some strange signs. The…

The Creation of the Prophets and the Imams

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SHAFAQNA- About the creation of the Imams and the Prophets, that is, how they were created or the nature of their creation. Shias are not different with others in its conception or conviction. About the creation of the Prophet (SAW), the…

The GHEEBAT of the 12th Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Earlier to Nomani in the books of the Prophet’s sayings and conversations (TRADITIONS) both types of the Imam’s disappearance (GREEB AT) have been mentioned. There are some who have been written before the end of the short GHEEBAT.…

Mind and the Divine Attributes

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SHAFAQNA - The main divine attributes discussed by the early mutakallimīn were Life, Power, and Knowledge. Each of these is related to the issue of whether God has a mind, for each of them, as applied to humans, is associated with soul, will,…

A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA-Among all the Prophets, the Holy Prophet is the only Prophet about whose life even ordinary matters have been recorded in history and this is a great accomplishment of the Muslim nation because the biographical sketches of other Prophets…

World will get more religious by 2050

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SHAFAQNA- The world is becoming more religious, according to a Pew study. The number of agnostics and others who don’t affiliate with a certain religion shrinks as a percentage of the global population. By 2050, just 13 percent of people…

The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr

SHAFAQNA - The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr From Makarim al Akhlaq: Chapter Twelve Section Five, Page 458 Compiled by Sheikh al Jaleel Radiyu al Deen Abu Nasr al Hasan bin al Fadl al Tabrasi, one among the great scholars of the…

UAE Quran Contest Sees Participation of Women from Other Countries

SHAFAQNA -  Titled Hessa bint Mohammed Award for Holy Quran, it has been organized by the UAE’s Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Organization in different cities. It includes several sections for women, school girls, girls attending Quran memorization…

Religion Might Be Answer to Depression

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SHAFAQNA- According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression, experiencing symptoms that include feelings of emptiness, restlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, anxiety and loss…

The Attack of Abraha and Ka'ba

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SHAFAQNA-In the year of the birth of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) the army of Najjashi came to attack the Holy Ka'ba. It was led by the commander Abraha. The army consisted of elephants and possessed all the armaments of war. Abraha, proud of his…

The Last Signs Heralding the Appearance of Imam al-Mahdi (a.s)

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SHAFAQNA- There is a Hadith from Imam Muhammed Baqir (a.s) that for three or seven consecutive days, one will see reddish yellow fire raging in the East. Sufiani will emerge in Palestine, where he will start a revolt in the month of Rajab.…

Refuge to Ethiopia

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SHAFAQNA-When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) began to preach religion of Islam in Mecca, those who did not believe in him and his message, opposed and troubled him. They called him a lunatic and a sorcerer. They offered bribes to persuade him…

Blessings of Having Daughters

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Sadiq (AS) has said: “Surely Prophet Ibrahim (AS) called on God to give him a daughter to weep after his death.” The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said: “What good offspring are the girls! For they are kind, obedient,…

The Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (a)

SHAFAQNA - One night Ibrahim had a bad dream. He dreamt Allah told him to sacrifice Ismail. Ibrahim thought it was Shaytan playing nasty tricks on him. The next night Ibrahim had the same horrid dream. Ibrahim knew that Allah…

Salat Al-Jama'ah (Congregational Prayers)

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) said: " The rows of my followers in the congregational (Jama'at) prayer on the earth are like the rows of angels in the sky; and a rak'at of prayer in congregation is equivalent with twenty-four rak'ats,…

Knowing Allah, His Greatness and His Grace

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SHAFAQNA- The Holy Prophet [s] said: "O' people! Verily, there is no prophet after me, nor any Ummah after you (Muslims). So, take care to worship your Lord, perform your five ritual prayers, fast in the appointed month (Ramadan), make pilgrimage…