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Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) – Part 4

SHAFAQNA- 32. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Do not care when you associate with the intelligent even if you...

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) – Part 3

SHAFAQNA- 21. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: You should gather in your heart the need for people and the dispensing...

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) – Part 2

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said to Malik al-Ashtar: O Malik, retain and understand the following wording: O Malik,...

On the Appearance of the Mahdi (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA- In the discussion on prophecy and the Imamate it was indicated that as a result of the law of...

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) – Part 1

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the...

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

SHAFAQNA- Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good,...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 7)

SHAFAQNA-ISLAMIC MENTALITY OF A TRUE LEADER It is an accepted fact that the destiny of a community or a nation...

Recognition of the Imams (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ' I visited the Messenger (s.w.a.s.)of...

Umm-al-Banin — The Mother Who Bore And brought Up...

SHAFAQNA-The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hadrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussein...

Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 6)

SHAFAQNA-In his treatise of rights, Imam Ali bin Al-Hussayn (as) is mentioned to have said that: "As to the rights...

Nahj ul balagha- Aal Muhammad a.s

SHAFAQNA- آل محمد (عليه السلام) None in the Islamic community can be taken at par with the Progeny3 of the Prophet (Ali...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 5)

SHAFAQNA-In Islam leadership rests mainly upon two things – Knowledge and Justice. It is obvious that without sufficient knowledge about...

Short stories from the life of Imam Hassan Al-Askari...

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hassan Askari (as) and fear of Allah (SWT) in His childhood: The Ahlul Bayt (as) who carries the most...

The Eleventh Imam, Hasan ibn ‘Ali (al-Askari) (as)

SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina on the 10th of Rabuil Akhar 232 Hijri ( 6.12.846 AD) Died in Samarrah Iraq on...

Sultan al-Wa’izin Shirazi

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Shirazi (12 May 1894 – 11 October 1971), commonly known as Sultan al-Wa'izin Shirazi ("Prince of Preachers from Shiraz"), was a prominent Shi'a...

Tawassul

SHAFAQNA-"O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him..." (Holy Qur'an 5:35) Over the last few centuries, the...

Ahl-al-Bayt (`A.S.): Its Meaning and Origin

SHAFAQNA-The term "ahl" signifies the members of a household of a man, including his fellow tribesmen, kin, relatives, wife...

Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.) in the Holy Qur’an and the Holy...

SHAFAQNA-The Qur'an emphasizes the lofty position and significance of the Ahlul-Bait so as to make mankind follow their right...

A Shi’ite View of the Companions

SHAFAQNA- بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ The topic in this article is how the Shi’a view the companions of the Prophet Muhammad...

12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as)

SHAFAQNA- As 2016 draws to an end, here are 12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as) that we can collectively reflect...

Prophetic Texts Relating to Imamate of Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- This article is prepared in three parts with these submenus as follows:   1. The Event of the Day of Warning   2....

The Reward of Loving Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-I found the following astonishing tradition in one of the most famous Tafsir book of the Sunni brothers, that...

The Sixth Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as)

SHAFAQNA- The 6th Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as) was Born in Madinah on 17th Rabiul Awwal 83 Hijiri (23.4.702...

The Concept of Ahlul Bayt: Tribal or Islamic?

SHAFAQNA- . The Meaning of Ahlul Bayt "Ahlul Bayt" literally means people of the house and it refers to the family...

Unity of the Muslims and the School of Ahl...

SHAFAQNA-As we come to the end of our discussion, we find that Sunnites and Shi'ites do not disagree on...

Haj Sheikh Ali Akbar Nahavandi

SHAFAQNA-  His Eminence Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Muhammad Nahavandi, son of late Shikh Hussein Nahavandi and a renowned scholar in Mashhad,...

Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Status on the Day of Resurrection

SHAFAQNA- The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) said: The first who will join me by the Hawd of Kawthar are my...

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