Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The following are his answers about…

Fatimah (AS) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

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SSHAFAQNA-"Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil lies far and wide. And…

Imam Ali a.s, The Commander of Faithfuls

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SHAFAQNA-Twenty-three years before the Hijra, on the thirteenth of Rajab, a miraculous birth took place.  Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy Kaaba.  As her immense labor pains…

Broadcasting “In the Grief of the 8th Sun” and “Razavi Ambassadors”, Pilgrims Came to Spiritual Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Long Distances

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SHAFAQNA- Going on Imam Reza (A.S.) pilgrimage is a dream for many of lovers and devotees of Hazrat Reza (A.S.) and only three million non-Iranian pilgrims have the opportunity to visit Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine. For the first time…

Second Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-* One who develops the trait of greediness and avarice invites degradation; one who keeps on advertising his poverty and ill-luck will always be humiliated; one who has no control over his tongue will often have to face embarrassment…

Our Lady Sayyida Zainab bint Ali (S)

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SHAFAQNA- Birth 5th Jamdi ul Awal 5 AH in Medina Titles Al Aqilah (gentlewoman), Al Alimah (knowledgeable), Abidatul Ale-Ali(worshipper of Ali’s household), Al Kamilah (the perfect), Al Fadhilah (the virtuous), Al Siddiqah…

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

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SHAFAQNA- 32. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Do not care when you associate with the intelligent even if you are deprived of his generosity. You may benefit by his intelligence, but be cautions of his ill manners. Do not neglect associating…

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

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SHAFAQNA- 21. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: You should gather in your heart the need for people and the dispensing with them. You may have the need for people through showing good wording and good humor with them, and you may have the…

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

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said to Malik al-Ashtar: O Malik, retain and understand the following wording: O Malik, the owners of weak conviction are disregarding their personality. He whoever takes greed as his slogan is disgracing…

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

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SHAFAQNA- In the discussion on prophecy and the Imamate it was indicated that as a result of the law of general guidance which governs all of creation, man is of necessity endowed with the power of receiving revelation through prophecy, which…

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

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the misfortunes are within the treasures of Paradise. 2. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: The…

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

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SHAFAQNA- Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur'an the word "Rawdha" mentioned in this…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 7)

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SHAFAQNA-ISLAMIC MENTALITY OF A TRUE LEADER It is an accepted fact that the destiny of a community or a nation rests a great deal on its leader. However, elected with massive votes of the people one may be, and whatever outward magnetism…

Recognition of the Imams (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ' I visited the Messenger (s.w.a.s.)of Allah (SWT) who looked at me and said, ' "O Salman, Allah (SWT) does not send a Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) or messenger unless…

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero

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SHAFAQNA-The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hadrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussein (AS), was Umm-al-Banin (SA). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (AS). She was from the courageous family…

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

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and forsake us not Imam Husain (a.s.) stated: “Allah intends to see me martyred.” It was at the time when Imam…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 6)

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SHAFAQNA-In his treatise of rights, Imam Ali bin Al-Hussayn (as) is mentioned to have said that: "As to the rights of a Sultan (Chief-leader), you should be aware that he is already burdened with deep problems and subjected to hard test for…

Nahj ul balagha- Aal Muhammad a.s

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SHAFAQNA- آل محمد (عليه السلام) None in the Islamic community can be taken at par with the Progeny3 of the Prophet (Ali Muhammad). One who was under their obligation cannot be matched with them. They are the foundation of…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 5)

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SHAFAQNA-In Islam leadership rests mainly upon two things – Knowledge and Justice. It is obvious that without sufficient knowledge about the people whom he is to lead, their conditions and requirements, a leader would not be able guide…

Short stories from the life of Imam Hassan Al-Askari (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hassan Askari (as) and fear of Allah (SWT) in His childhood: The Ahlul Bayt (as) who carries the most wisdom and knowledge of the seen and unseen are they who most fear Allah (SWT) and pass their every second in life reflecting…

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

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SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina on the 10th of Rabuil Akhar 232 Hijri ( 6.12.846 AD) Died in Samarrah Iraq on 8th of Rabiul Awwal 260 Hijri (4.1.874) aged 28 years. Period of Imamate 6 years. Samarra (Surre Mun Ra’) was a garrison town…

Sultan al-Wa'izin Shirazi

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Seyed Mohammad Shirazi (12 May 1894 – 11 October 1971), commonly known as Sultan al-Wa'izin Shirazi ("Prince of Preachers from Shiraz"),[1] was a prominent Shi'a scholar. He authored Peshawar Nights, an…

Tawassul

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SHAFAQNA-"O you who believe! Fear Allah and seek an approach unto Him..." (Holy Qur'an 5:35) Over the last few centuries, the Muslims have been wracked by severe discord and hostility over the issue of tawassul (beseeching or supplicating)…

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

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SHAFAQNA-The term "ahl" signifies the members of a household of a man, including his fellow tribesmen, kin, relatives, wife (or wives), children, and all those who share a family background, religion, housing, city, and country with him. "Ahl"…

Ahlul-Bayt (A.S.) in the Holy Qur'an and the Holy Prophet's Traditions (Sunnah)

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SHAFAQNA-The Qur'an emphasizes the lofty position and significance of the Ahlul-Bait so as to make mankind follow their right path, consult them when their opinion differs or their faith, situation and concepts contradict. Investigating the…

A Shi’ite View of the Companions

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SHAFAQNA- بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ The topic in this article is how the Shi’a view the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (S). In this part we shall look at Allah’s (SWT) opinion,…

12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as)

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SHAFAQNA- As 2016 draws to an end, here are 12 beautiful sayings by Imam Ali (as) that we can collectively reflect on, to help us feel motivated and empowered for 2017! 1. “How can one become intimate with Allah when he has not separated…

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 Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 1)   3. The Tradition of Ghadir…