Photos: A Historical Photo of Hazrat Masoumeh (sa) Holy Shrine in Qom

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SHAFAQNA: A Historical Photo of Fatima Masoumeh's (sa)  Holy Shrine in Qom.   Read more from Shafaqna: Old Photos of Al-Askari Holy Shrine Photo: Kazemayn in 20th Century Photos: Prophet Muhammad(pbh)'s tomb from ins…

Intensive Course on Shia Studies Planned in Vienna Austria

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations is organizing a Shia Studies course in Vienna, Austria. With its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in the holy city of Qom and…

Ahlul Bayt University in Jordan Looks forward Cooperating with the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH)

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network: As he visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH), Dr. Hani Akho Rasheeda an instructor of politics in the University of Ahlul Bayt of Jordan stated that they look forward cooperating with the holy shrine of Imam…

Pakistan: Political parties in talks to attract Shia voters

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SHAFAQNA - The News: The Shia community’s vote bank in some of Karachi’s constituencies has attracted the attention of major political stakeholders, who are flexing their muscles to win the maximum number of seats in the city’s electoral…

Photos: Martyrdom of Imam Jaf'ar al-Sadiq commemorated in Mashhad and Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Countless number of followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (Household of the Prophet) converged in Tehran’s Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine and in the streets of Iranian northeastern city of Mashahd to mark the martyrdom of the…

Photos: the tomb of Imam Sadiq (a.s) in Jannat al-Baqi‘ 

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SHAFAQNA - Jannat al-Baqi‘ (Arabic: جَـنَّـة الْـبَـقِـيْـع‎) is cemetery in Medina, the Hijazi region of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is located to the southeast of the Prophet's Mosque, which contains the grave of Muhammad…

Indian visitors arrive at the holy shrines of Karbala after a journey lasting more than 6 months.

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SHAFAQNA- Al Kafeel : The love and attachment to the imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are embodied in countless images. One of them is the experience of a group of lovers of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) from the city of Hyderabad,…

Foundation of Kufa City

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed Alkufa: The city of Kufa was wide land unoccupied by inhabitants and constructions; there were only few scattered churches and monasteries, before it has inhabited and existed as an Islamic important city. The history reported…

Photos: Stages of building the tomb of Imam Al-Hussayn (as)

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel: After the fall of the tyrant former regime in the year 2003, the holy shrines witnessed a comprehensive renaissance in various fields, including intellectual, cultural and urban field. In the intellectual and cultural fields,…

Iraqi Universities supply Alkufa Grand Mosque Library by Cultural, Scientific Researches

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SHAFAQNA -  Masjed-Alkufa  : The cadre's of Alkufa Grand Mosque Library efforts and the sponsorship of Secretary–General Sayed. Muhammad Almussawee, fructified in getting a lot of scientific and intellectual researches written by the specialist…

Naghsh-e Jahan Square: a prime tourist destination in Iran

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SHAFAQNA - Tehran Times : The UNESCO-registered Imam Square has long been full of life thanks to being a prime destination for both domestic and foreign travelers. Best known as Naghsh-e Jahan Sq. (literary meaning “Image of the World”),…

Photos: New Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed-Alkufa  : The Engineering Cadre finished the works of renovating the Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel(AS).                      Read more from Shafaqna: Photos:…

AlKafeel Museum for Treasures and Manuscripts participates in "Mulabboon" Festival

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network :  AlKafeel Museum for Treasures and Manuscripts of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine participates in the exhibition of the "Mulabboon" Festival held by the holy shrine of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him)…

Photos: Masjid al-Sahlah, the Mosque of Imam al-Mahdi (aj)

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SHAFAQNA - The Al-Sahlah Mosque or Masjid al-Sahlah (Arabic: مسجد السهلة‎) is one of the primary significant mosques in the city of Kufa, Iraq. The mosque is of great importance to Shia Muslims, and it is believed that the…

The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani: Friday is the Last Day of Ramadan and Saturday will be Eid al-Fitr

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SHAFAQNA - The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Najaf al-Ashraf has issued a statement regarding the beginning of the month of Shawwal: In the name of of Allah the Merciful The office of His Eminence, Mr. Sistani in Najaf, announces…

Shia Muslims shape 20 percent of global Muslim population

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SHAFAQNA – World Atlas : There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with Shia Muslims accounting for almost 20%. While most global Muslims are Sunni, a handful of countries have Shia majorities or pluralities. These countries are…

Let's Listen to the Commander of Eloquence, Imam Ali (a.s.) Describing His Lord, Allah the Greatest (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA - One of the most wonderful sermons that The Commander of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.) delivered during his reign of caliphate, is known as the Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu'l-Ashbah), in which his eminence outlines some of the plillars…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

The 23rd night of Ramadan, the last of the Qadr Nights

SHAFAQNA - Shia Duas : The twenty-third night of Ramadan, the last of the Qadr Nights, is more meritorious than the two previous ones; namely, the nineteenth and the twenty-first. Many narrations confirm that it is the Qadr Night at which all…

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…

How to Pray for the Appearance of Our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) on Ramadan Nights: Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 3)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to pray for the safety, appearance, and success of our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.), dreaming our…

As a Servant Thanking his Lord Passionately : Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 2)

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SHAFAQNA - In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to thank Allah, in words which specially invoke the monotheism of belief and take us to passionate…

The first convert(khadija,sa), the foremost Muslim(Imam Ali,as)

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SHAFAQNA- The Birth of Islam and the Proclamation by Muhammad of his Mission When Muhammad was 40 years old, he was commanded by God, through His angel, Gabriel, to declare His Oneness to the idolaters and polytheists of the whole world,…

All Hail Husayn! An Esoteric and Exoteric Exposition on the Lord of Martyrs

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SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Light. Praise be to Allah, the Light of Lights, and peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatimah al-Zahra, and the Twelve Imams who were living reflections of divine luminosity. Greetings…

Role of Intizar and responsibilities of those who await coming of Imam Mahdi (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of God, The Compassionate, the Merciful  The Role of Intizar (Waiting for the Savior of Mankind) and Responsibilities of Those Who Await the Coming of Imam Mahdi (a.s.) Bright future and a world full of happiness…

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…