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! *…

Nahjul ul Balaghah-SERMON 62

SHAFAQNA-  ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) [يحذر من فتنة الدنيا] أَلاَ وإنَّ الدُّنْيَا دَارٌ لاَ يُسْلَمُ مِنْهَا إِلاَّ فِيهَا، وَلاَ يُنْجَى…

Musa bin Khazraj Ash'ari

SHAFAQNA- Whether her sickness was because of poison, which had been inserted into her food, or because of the great tiredness and sufferings that she had faced, she died after seventeen days only after arriving at Qom. She was as a guest of…

The Shaqshaqia sermon

SHAFAQNA- This sermon is one of the speeches of Imam Ali (A.S) that he gave during his Caliphate, which he expresses his opinion in a clear and direct approach toward the Caliphate of the three and how they extorted a right that was divinely…

Nahj ul Balaghah - SERMON 61

SHAFAQNA-  ومن كلام له (عليه السلام) لمّا خُوِّف من الغيلة وَإِنَّ عَلَيَّ مِنَ اللهِ جُنَّةً  حَصِينةً، فَإِذَا جَاءَ يَوْمِي انْفَرَجَتْ…

Three leading Shia Mufassirin

SHAFAQNA- By: A. Toussi a) Shaykh Tabarsi Shaykh Abu Ali Fadl al-Tabarsi was a Shi’ite theologian who produced a tafsir of the Qur’an which enjoys wide acceptance, even among non Shi’ite scholars. Al-Dhahabi describes Shaykh Tabarsi…

Expectation of Solace

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SHAFAQNA-By: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari Aspiring for the realization of this human ideal has, in the Islamic traditions, been termed as 'Expectation of Solace'. Its underlying idea is substantiated by the Islamic and Qur'anic principle of…

“Mafatih-ul-Hayat” to Be Published in Turkmen

SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Hojat-ol-Islam Morteza Javadi Amoli, said that the Iranian Cultural Center in Turkmenistan will cooperate in publishing the work. He made the remark during a…

Counter-traditions regarding Mahdi in some Sunni books

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani There are traditions in some Sunni books that run counter to previous traditions successively reported from the Holy Prophet (S). Relying on such traditions and claiming that they are…

Blessed twelve Dirhams of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) reports: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S) was tasked by the Holy Prophet to go to the market and purchase a shirt. He went to the market and purchased a shirt for twelve dirhams. The Holy Prophet asked, “How much did you…

Imam Sajjad’s (a.s.) Birthday

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SHAFAQNA- The world brightened when Imam Sajjad (a.s.), peace be on him, was born, for he would split the fountain of knowledge and wisdom in the earth. He would also show, through his behavior, wonderful examples of self-negation, renouncing…

The Necessity of Truth

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SHAFAQNA - In His Name, the Most High I swear by the time, Most surely man is in loss, Except those who believe and do good, and enjoin on each other truth, and enjoin on each other patience.   Quran, Surah al-Asr (The Time)…

A stepping-stone to Islamic activism

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SHAFAQNA - Allah (swt) created humanity and did not leave them to wonder on the face of this Earth aimlessly. Instead, Allah has constantly sent Messengers and Prophets to guide humanity. These Prophets who were relevant to their time spoke…

From the Shi'a point of view, the religion is divided into two sections The Fundamental Beliefs of Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- From the Shi’a point of view, the religion is divided into two sections: knowledge and practice. That is, matters concerning the intellect, and matters relating to the human body. Those matters which concern knowledge or wisdom,…

A Two-Way Relationship

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) was just martyred; however, due to the political situation at the time and fear over the life of the next Imam, he had introduced the Imam after him implicitly and indirectly. Therefore, there became a dispute among…

How to Better Understand and Study Hadith

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SHAFAQNA- Narrations (ahadith) make up one of the most important sources of Islamic knowledge and are subsequently greatly utilized in various different Islamic sciences. In order to best make use of narrations, it is imperative to have a good…