Role of Imam Hussain in Reviving Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the third day of the blessed month of Sha'ban, the fourth year after Hijrah and a year after the birth of Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) was given the news of the birth of Imam…

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (A.S) - 3rd of Shabaan

SHAFAQNA - The first celebrative Islamic occasion of the glorious month of Shabaan is the birth-anniversary of our 3rd Infallible Imam and the 3rd descendant of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) The second star of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and Janabe Fatema…

Was Ma’mun al-Abbasi Shia?

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Abu l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʾmūn (Arabic:ابوالعباس عبدالله المأمون), (b. 170/786 – d. 218/833) the son of Harun al-Rashid, was the 7th caliph of Abbasid dynasty who forced Imam al-Riza…

The Ninth Imam, Muhammad ibn ‘Ali al Taqi al Jawad (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina, 10th Rajab 195 Hijri (12.4.811 AD). Died in Baghdad Iraq 29th Zeeqad 220 Hijiri (27.11.835, aged 25 years, Period of Imamate 17 years. At the time of the death of Imam ‘Ali Al-Ridha’ (as) our 9th Imam was…

Sayeda Fatimah Al-Zahra (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Suwaid Ibn Ghafleh said that when holy Prophet [peace be upon him and his pure progeny]’s favorite only daughter Fatimah Az-Zahraa [peace be upon her] was inflicted with her illness on her death bed after the departure of her…

Mistress of the Women of the Worlds...Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a

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SHAFAQNA-From the time of the Holy Prophet's (s.a.w.) death, Fatimah (a.s.) would be continually found with crying eyes and a burning heart.  Her sweet times in her life quickly came to an end; even though throughout her lifetime there were…

Fatimah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-In the meaning that the chief of the Muslim Women, Fatima, is an exemplary character for them, all over the world! 1. Mary is respectable for one relationship; That is, of Jesus Christ But Fatima is respectable For three relationships.…

Imam al-Baqir's a.s Traditions on Faith

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SHAFAQNA- In his traditions, Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir), peace be on him, analyzed the essence and ranks of faith. In them he talked about the qualities of the pious and Allah's favors for them. The following are some of the traditions which…

The Stamp of Imamat

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SHAFAQNA- It is stated in Usool Kafi that a woman whose age was 113 years came to Imam Zain al Abideen (as) one day. She had a stone upon which were the seals of Imamat of Imam Ali, Imam Hassan, and Imam Hussain (peace be upon them all).…

Anglo Saxon Chronicles & Lady Zaynab bint Ali ('a)

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SHAFAQNA- Our heroine of Karbala, Lady Zaynab ('a) has been quoted as having said, after the slaughter of her Holy Brother, Imam Hussain ('a). "Oh people of Kufa! Oh you deceivers! You traitors! You sinners! Now you weep? May God never diminish…

Words of Wisdom of Imam al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and God will grant him success to the right guidance…

Imam Ali (a.s.) in the eyes of Non-Muslims

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SHAFAQNA-Saying: "Ali was so popular even among the non-Muslims that when he died, all the Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians of Kufa, particularly their women and children who were personally looked after by Ali, lamented his death and wept…

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…

Third Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  Allah made the obedience of Muslims to us (Ahlul Bayt) as discipline for the Omma, and our leadership as safety from differences. * Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties which He has bestowed. And thanks…

Fatimah in the Verse of Relationship

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SHAFAQNA-The verse of relationship, from the Quran, says: "Say: `No reward do I ask of you for this except the love of those near of kin. 'And if anyone earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect there of for Allah is…

Genealogy of Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Amongst the descendants of Prophet Abraham / Ibrahim (as), Imam Ali (as) belonged to the line of Quraish. Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (as) the Commander of the Faithful (Amir al-Muminin) was the first cousin of Holy Prophet Muhammad…

Traditions That are Told About The Imamate Of Thirteen Ones

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SHAFAQNA- In our article “JILA AL-BASAR LE MAN YATAWALLA AL-AIYEMME AL-ISNAESHAR” (glisten of sight to one who yields to the twelve Imams) we have dealt over this subject. The traditions that indicate that there are thirteen Imams are…

An Imam Still Calls Out...

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SHAFAQNA- With his face covered with a mask, the horseman rode triumphantly as the streets of Kufa rang with jubilant cries of "Allahu Akbar!" and "Ya Hussain!". As the man neared the governor's palace, it seemed like the entire city had…

Narrations from Imam Hasan al-Askari (as)

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SHAFAQNA-Do not dispute (with others) lest you will lose splendor and do not joke (with everyone) lest you will be disrespected. To greet everyone you pass by and to sit in a place other than the first class of a session are signs of modesty. Reasonless…

Sayings of Imam Ali-un-Naqi al-Hadi (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- 1- Imam al-Hadi(A.S.) said to one of his adherents: In a friendly manner say to him: When Allah intends goodness for somebody, He makes him accept the blame of the friends. 2- Al-Mutawakkil (the Abbasid caliph) vowed he would…

AhlulBait (as) - The reason behind the creation of everything

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SHAFAQNA-The below narrations [in addition to the narration of Hadith-e-Kisa] prove that Allah (swt) created the world and everything because of the AhlulBait (as) and if the AhlulBait (as) were not there then Allah (swt) would not have created…

AhleBait (as) are Noor

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SHAFAQNA-Allah (swt) says in Sura Al Asr: (1) وَالْعَصْرِ (2)  إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ (3)  إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ…

Eleventh Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah's sight. Consider how you should behave,…

The Features of Imam Ridha's Morality

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SHAFAQNA- The infallible Imams were the selected ones of the God and outstanding, distinguished and superior to all the people. They used to become the practical example for others during their lives. They taught the lesson of life to the…

Ninth Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  He is not from us who does not take the account of himself everyday. * Oh Hisham! A man is not a Momin till he becomes fearful & hopeful. And he will not become fearful & hopeful unless he acts according to his fears…

Imam Al-Sadiq (AS) and Rotation of the Earth around the Sun

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SHAFAQNA- At the age of 11, Imam Sadiq (AS) refuted the theory that the sun, moon and the planets rotated around the earth. He said that the sun, during its course round the earth, passes through the 12 constellations in one year and remains…

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.…

The Lives and Maxims of the Prophets Quoted by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Abu Ja'far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, talked very much about the lives and maxims of the prophets. The specialists in these subjects have reported many traditions on his authority. The following are some of them:Â 1. Part of…