Shia Islam: Major challenges during Imam ʿAlī’s reign / 9

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 9: Major challenges during Imam ʿAlī’s reign Even though ʿAlī was chosen as Caliph in a massive gathering in the Prophet’s Mosque, this added…

The Life of Lady Zaynab

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SHAFAQNA - To throw light upon the fragrant memories and to work with perseverance to obtain the details of such memories are the two things that cast good manners, virtues, and acquaintance with the conduct of the past personalities who were…

Shia Islam: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for 25 years? / 8

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 8: Why did Imam ʿAlī remain silent for 25 years? The validity of the aḥādīth confirming ʿAlī as the Caliph and the Imam is beyond question.…

Shia Islam: Succession in the Teachings of Shi’ism and Sunnism / 7

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 7: Succession in the Teachings of Shi’ism and Sunnism After the Prophet passed away, his followers unanimously agreed that there should be a successor…

Shia Islam: Baseless theories about the origins of the Shīʿa /6

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 6: Baseless theories about the origins of the Shīʿa For a long time, theories have been developed to explain the appearance of the Shīʿa. Many of…

Misconception about Shia Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Biskit | 10 Misconceptions About the Shia (Jafari) School of Thought

Propagation of Wahhabism among Sunnis is one of the great crimes of Takfiris

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH WILAYAH - Back in August 2014 Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi  met with members of the Islamic Propagation Office of Khorasan-e Razavi [province] in the holy city of Mashhad to discuss Takfirism and how such…

Do Shias hate the companions? Part 2 - Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini

SHAFAQNA - Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini distinguishes some of the most controversial aspects in shia Islam. Source - AhlulBayt TV

Do Shias hate the companions? Part 1 - Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini

SHAFAQNA - Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini distinguishes some of the most controversial aspects in shia Islam. Source - AhlulBayt TV

A short biography of Umm al Baneen (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA - Some years after the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima Zahra -S.A- Imam Ali -A.S- expressed his desire to his brother Aqil bin Abu Talib -A.S) to marry a woman of a brave tribe. Hazrat Aqeel was a very knowledgeable in tribe genealogy and…

Shia Islam: Why did not ʿAlī’s leadership materialize immediately after the Prophet’s death? / 5

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī   Chapter 5: Why did not ʿAlī’s leadership materialize immediately after the Prophet’s death? It is sometimes asked why the Prophet’s Companions…

Shia Islam: What the Qur’an and the Sunna say about ʿAlī’s leadership /4

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 4: What the Qur’an and the Sunna say about ʿAlī’s leadership The intellectual centrality of the Prophet’s Household If the ḥadīth of Manzila,…

Shia Islam: What the Qur’an and the Prophet’s tradition say about succession /3

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 3: What the Qur’an and the Prophet’s tradition say about succession  The Ḥadīth of Badʾ al-Daʿwa The ḥadīth of Badʾ al-Daʿwa (lit. ‘Beginning…

Shia Islam: The position and responsibilities of the Prophet’s successor / 2

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Shafaqna - Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 2: The position and responsibilities of the Prophet’s successor During his lifetime, the Prophet fulfilled a number of key roles and responsibilities…

Shia Islam: What does the word Shia mean? /1

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Shafaqna - Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī What does the word Shīʿa mean? The Arabic word, shīʿa, literally denotes ‘a group…