Ali (AS) and his Forty Discourses

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi Third Infallible: Imam Ali (as) Name: AIi (as) Renowned Title: “Ameer Al Momineen” Sub Title: Abul Hassan Father and Mother: Abu Talib (as) and Fatima Bint e Asad (as) Time & Place…

Confronting Imam Ali’s Personality

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Muhammad Masjid-Jame‘i The first step was encouraging cursing Imam ‘Ali (‘a). After a while, he realized that this alone was not sufficient and effective. He, therefore, decided to order his rulers to forge stories…

Sermon of Recognition of Noor (light) (Khutba-e-Marefat-e-Nooraniya)

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SHAAFQNA- Janabe Salman and Janabe Abu Zarr asked Ameerul Momineen (A.S) about the true nature of the Noor (light) of Imam Ali (A.S). Imam Ali (A.S) replied: “RasoolAllah (P.B.U.H) has said, “Recognition of Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) as Noor…

Why has the issue of the return of the Imams (PBUT) (Raj'ah) not been mentioned clearly by Allah (SWT)?

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SHAFAQNA- Answer: The return of the Imams (PBUT) to this world, also referred to as Raj'ah, is one of the beliefs that the Shiites hold. Reference to this belief can also be found in the Holy Quran, where a group…

Imam Ali (A.S.) the Herald of Unity

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SHAFAQNA- By: Seyyed Kazem MirJalili Introduction In Islamic thought, “unity” has a high status in continuation of the holy Prophet (S) and Imams’ (A) mission. Thus, a thorough research of the conduct and speech of Imam Ali (A), who…

Imam Ali (A.S.) as a Witness of Allah

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali There are at least two verses (11:17 & 13:43) that clearly indicate that Imam Ali was the witness after the Prophet (s). In what follows, these verses will be examined. Imam Ali was a witness…

His Martyrdom

SHAFAQNA- From the second half of 658, MUAWIYA, the governor of Syria, had been steadily escalating violence against the dominions of Ali. Some of his inroads reached Ain-at-Tamar and Anbar, only 170 miles north of Kufa. The men of Kufa were…

The instances of Imam Ali’s sufferings after the passing away of the Holy Prophet (SAWA)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Majid Massoudi 1- Patience before of the Prophet’s death First of all, do be aware that I was not accustomed to be so close to anyone but to the Messenger of Allah... He was the source of trust and tranquility for me, and…

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Source: Principles of Shi’ite Creed Imam ‘Alī (A.S.) was born in the House of God, Ka‘bah on Rajab 13, thirty years after the Year of the destruction of the elephants of Abrahah near Makkah. He…

Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) and Allegiance

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SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi * * * Studying the Islamic history has proven that after the Prophet's demise, an entire discretionary campaign started. This campaign lasted for approximately 150 years. The aim of it was to discredit…

AhlulBaits (A.S) Before Adam (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Here are some of the Hadees which says that the Spirits(Ruh)/Lights(Noor) of Ahlulbayt(A.S) were created before creation of Adam(A.S) from Clay: Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Musa ibn al-Qasim ibn Mu‘awiya…

Ali (A.S) is Salat (Prayer)

SHAFAQNA- Narrated from Abdul Rahman bin Kaseer: عن عبد الرحمن بن كثير عن أبى عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله:” حافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَواتِ وَ الصَّلاةِ الْوُسْطى‏…

The Icon of Justice

SHAFAQNA- Once on the eve of Ramadan, towards the end of a memorable sermon on the blessings of the month of fasting, the Prophet burst into tears. Asked by his dear cousin and son-in-law, the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb…

Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 4)

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SHAFAQNA- Argumentation In different verses of Qur'an there are words about the vicegerent of God: وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً When…

Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (A.S.): Leader of the Youth of Paradise

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SHAFAQNA- By: Huda Jawad On the 15th of the holy month of Ramadan, the small mud house occupied by the Commander of the Faithful and Sayyida Fatima Zahra (peace be upon them) witnessed the birth of its first child. Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (peace…

Divine Wisdom of Imam Hasan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Divine Wisdom of Imam Hasan (A.S.) Imam Hasan (a.s) was also a blooming and fragrant flower of this garden of virtue and perfection, which was irrigated by the Almighty with the water of knowledge and wisdom. And which used…

Imam Hasan Mujtaba (A.S.), the insurmountable mountain of truth and determination

SHAFAQNA- Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz The 28th of Safar, the anniversary of the passing away of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA), also happens to be the anniversary of the martyrdom of his elder grandson and 2nd Infallible Heir, Imam Hasan Mujtaba…

Faith as the Essence of Invitation of the Prophets

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi The subject of the discussion is: Faith as the Essence of the Invitation of the Prophets (‘a). In order to clarify the subject, its importance and the pertinent discussions to be made, we…

Role of the Shia Imams in the Reconstruction of Islamic Society

SHAFAQNA- Role of the Shiah Imams in the Reconstruction of Islamic Society · Author Late Ayatullah Baqir al-Sadr. · Transalated by M.A.Ansari. Allah who brought prophethood to an end with Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.), decreed that he should…

The Icon of Justice

SHAFAQNA- Once on the eve of Ramadan, towards the end of a memorable sermon on the blessings of the month of fasting, the Prophet burst into tears. Asked by his dear cousin and son-in-law, the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb…

Sahife Sajjadiya/ Blessing upon the Bearers of the Throne

SHAFAQNA- اللهم و حملة عرشك الذين لا يفترون من تسبيحك ، و لا يسئمون من تقديسك ، و لا يستحسرونك من عبادتك ، و لا يؤثرون التقصير علي الجد في…

Ali (AS) will be the Distributor of Kausar Saqiye Kausar

SHAFAQNA- The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) told Ali (A.S) : "O Ali! verily you are the distributor of (the water of) Kausar". It is related in khisaal of Shaikh Sadooq that the Commander of the faithful Ali (A.S) said, "I along with my progeny (Ahlulbait)…

Imam Ali (A.S) The First Compiler Of Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA- Inna 'Aliyyan ma'a al-Qur'an wa al-Qur'an ma'a 'Ali, lan-Yatafarraqa hatta yarida 'alayya al-hawz (Indeed, 'Ali is with the Qur'an and the Qur'an is with 'Ali, the two will never separate even when they return to me at the poll [of…

Education of Imam Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- The commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (A.S) is the first perfect example of the education and training of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P). Ali (A.S) was educated by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) from the period of his infancy.…

Considering that the Prophet of Islam (S) performed his prayers ordinarily in five separate times, why do Shias perform the obligatory daily prayers in three times? Why do they base their arguments on only a few instances of the Prophet`s conducts?

SHAFAQNA- Complete Question Shiites perform their prayers in three times according to a few narrations about the Holy Prophet\'s act of combining the prayers. According to reason and logic, one should support and adhere to those acts which…

Sahife Sajjadiya, Blessing upon Muhammad and his Household

SHAFAQNA- .فختم بنا علي جميع من ذرء ، و جعلنا شهداء علي من جحد ، و كثرنا بمنه علي من قل .اللهم فصل علي محمد امينك علي وحيك ، و نجيبك من خلقك…

The Night of Qadr

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Surely We revealed it (Quran) on the Night of Qadr - And what do you know about what Night of Qadr is - The Night of Qadr is better than a thousand months - The angels and…

Imam Sajjad’s Supplication for the coming of Ramadhan

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SHAFAQNA- * Praise belongs to God who guided us to His praise and placed us among the people of praise, that we might be among the thankful for His beneficence and that He might recompense us for that with the recompense of the good-doers! *…