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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...

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...

Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Altruism

SHAFAQNA-And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive - (saying), we feed...

Humbleness and Forgiveness of the Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)

SHAAFQNA- The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.): An angel came down to me who had neither descended on any prophet before...

Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Way of Worship

SHAFAQNA-Imam Ali (A.S.): O Allah! I worshipped you neither out of greed for the Paradise nor as a result...

Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other...

Wisdom of the Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.): The Main Pivot...

SHAFAQNA- Translated by Dr. Muhsin and Zahra' Shuja '-Khani The issue of marja'iyyat-i 'ilmi for Muslims has been widely discussed and...

Quranic Verses about Imam Ali’s Imamate

SHAFAQNA- To prove the caliphate of Ali ibn Abi Talib, Shiites have had recourse to Quran verses, including the following: "Your...

The Prophet, an ‘Ummi’..

SHAFAQNA- One of the specific challenges in the Qur’an to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient...

What did Imam al-Ridha (a.s.) do when Eating?

SHAFAQNA – Imam al-Ridha (a.s.), whenever he attended a meal and wanted to eat, he asked others to place...

The Medicine of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-Compiled By: Syed Zainul Abideen Razavi, Tehran, Iran Many mental and spiritual illnesses arise from worry, grief, loneliness, nervous tension...

Imam al-Ridha s Words on the Sign of the...

SHAFAQNA- Source: Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1 19-1 Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Taliqani - May God be pleased with him...

Life of Imam Hasan Mujtaba(AS)

SHAFAQNA- Name : Hasan (AS) - the 2nd Holy Imam Title : al-Mujtaba Agnomen : Abul-Mohammad Father : Imam Ali(AS) - the 1st Holy Imam Mother : Hazrat Fatima...

Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

SHAFAQNA- The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version...

AhlulBait (as) and Salaat

SHAFAQNA-Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as): مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ...

Imam Hussain’s Revolution for Humanity

SHAFAQNA- by Marwa Osma Imam Hussain’s life and status in the Islamic history are formidable. Indeed, it is not of secrecy...

Lessons from Karbala – Raising kids with empathy

SHAFAQNA- With the arrival of the month of Muharram, the month in which Imam Husayn ibn Ali was killed, along...

Wilayah of AhlulBayt (as)

SHAFAQNA-Written by Shaikh Al-Mufid Abul Qasim Ja'far b. Muhammad - may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from...

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- By Shaykh Saleem Bhimji What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” of Imam al-Husayn,...

Jabir’s powerful words to ‘Atiyyah on the Arbaeen of...

SHAFAQNA- Al-A’mash narrates from ‘Atiyyah al-‘Awfi, who said: I left with Jabir bin ‘Abdillah al-Ansari (may Allah have mercy on him) to visit...

Arbaeen Pilgrimage: Religious Trek to Karbala

SHAFAQNA- The annual congregation of Shiite Muslims in commemoration of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of...

From Nahjolbalaghah; Imam Ali (AS) instructions to his family...

SHAFAQNA- ومن كلام له (عليه السلام) قاله قُبَيْلَ موته لمّا ضربه ابن ملجم على سبيل الوصية وَصِيَّتِي لَكُمْ: أَنْ لاَ تُشْرِكُوا...

Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) Way of Worship

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (A.S.): O Allah! I worshipped you neither out of greed for the Paradise nor as a result...

Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr

SHAFAQNA- Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (آية الله العظمى السيد محمد باقر الصدر) (March 1, 1935 – April 9, 1980) was an Iraqi Shia cleric, philosopher,...

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

SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance...

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