Allah (swt) made known through AhlulBait (as)

SHAFAQNA- حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَبْدِي يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أَبَى…

Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

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SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A worldly lifestyle that consists of seeking pleasure, wealth, fame, and material comforts will inevitably…

Shawal 13, Death anniversary of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

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SHAFAQNA- Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi Title: معظم له Birth: 1875 1292 AH   Death: March 30, 1961 (aged 86) 1381 AH.    Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875-1961) (Persian: آیت الله العظمی سید حسین…

Allah (swt) addresses himself in Quran as I and WE??

SHAFAQNA- Part of a lengthy narration in which Imam Ali (as) answers to various objects raised upon the verses of the Qur'an: واما ما كان من الخطاب بالانفراد مرة، وبالجمع مرة، من صفة الباري…

AhlulBait (as) don't die

SHAFAQNA- Here are a few narrations reported with Tawaatur (Frequently) which show that Prophet Muhammad (saww) and the Imam's (as) don't die like normal humans die and that they can be present in the world even after their death. حدثنا معاوية بن حكيم عن الحسين بن على الوشا عن ابى الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال قال لى بخراسان رايت  رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله هيهنا والتزمته. It…

Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nūr al-Dīn ʻAlī Ibn Aḥmad ʻAmilī Jobeʻī (Shahīd al-Thānī)

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SHAFAQNA-Born He was born Zainuddin ibn Nuruddin in Jabal Amil (in southern Lebanon) in the year 911 AH. Growing up in a family of scholars, he was naturally inclined towards pursuing religious studies. The Family of Shaheed E Saani &…

Why is Imam Mahdi (A.J) also known as BaqiyatAllah?

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SHAFAQNA- In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference to the person of Imam Mahdi (A.S) or some of the other Imams (A.S). For example, the book IkmÁl al-Din narrates the following…

Resemblance of Imam Mahdi (as) to the Prophets (pbut)

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SHAFAQNA- This is a summary I wrote up from the volume 1 of the book Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qaaim by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani. The title of the book translates to Perfection of Morals Among the Benefits…

AhlulBait (as) Before Adam (as)

SHAFAQNA- Here are some of the Hadees which says that the Spirits(Ruh)/Lights(Noor) of Ahlulbayt(as) were created before creation of Adam(as) from Clay. علي بن محمد، عن سهل بن زياد، عن موسى بن القاسم…

The Transfer of Kufa’s Hadith Heritage to Qom | History of Imami Shi’i Theology

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SHAFAQNA- During the Imamate of Imam Baqir (s) and Sadiq (s), there was a lot of encouragement from the Imams to their students and companions to begin recording down traditions. As this shift from oral to a written tradition became a culture…

AhlulBait (as) and Salaat; Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as):

SHAFAQNA- Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as): مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيى ، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسى…

Different Treatments of Spirituality

SHAFAQNA- Abstract: In the previous issue we studied different methodological attitudes among Muslim scholars towards spirituality. In this issue we will study the ways the Qur’an and hadiths have treated the process of self-development…

The characteristics of the companions of Mahdi (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA- At the end of this section, we will name some of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) companions extracted from the Ahadith: In comparison with the 16th and 17th century, people tend to reach unity in today’s world…

Ali's (A.S) way or Training

SHAFAQNA- The city of Kufa was the capital of the Islamic Government. People from all over the World used to gather at that point to get the benefit of knowledge and learning from that great Islamic University. One of those days two men came…

What enemy says about Imam Ali (A.S)?

SHAFAQNA- Abu Sa'id Mansur bin Hussein Abi (422 A.H.) writes thus in his book entitled Nathrud Durar that Ahnaf bin Qays says: "One day I went to see Muawiyah. He had on a wonderful dinner carpet. He brought all sorts of hot, cold, sweet, and…

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ…

Shaykh Saduq, the Great Shi‘a Authority in the Age of Minor Occultation

SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh Abstract Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babiwayh al-Qummi was one of the greatest scholars of Shi‘a Islam. His honesty, which earned him the title al-Saduq, assisted him in his success as a great traditionist…

They are strict about body’s food but...

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hassan (A.S) says: I wonder about those who think about their body’s food, but   do   not   think   about   their   soul’s   food.   They   keep undesirable food away from their belly, but fill up their…

Naj ul Balagha; Hadith

SHAFAQNA- 3. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Miserliness is shame; cowardice is a defect; poverty disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; and a destitute person is a stranger in his home town. 3. وَ قَالَ ( عليه‏السلام(:…

The Pious in the Viewpoint of Imam Ali (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyed Hussain Sheikh al-Islami Tooyserkani Perhaps many people wish to know who the pious are, what their features or signs are, how they have lived in this world, what their states in the hereafter shall be, how they look at…

Hadith; Our Responsibility!!

SHAFAQNA- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْقَاسِمُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ…

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…