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

,
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

,
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)

,
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

,
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

,
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

,
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

,
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

,
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

,
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…

History of Shi’i Imami Theology (1)

,
SHAFAQNA- This is intended to be the first of many posts on the history of the development of Shi’i Imami theology. There are various reasons why being familiar with the history of Imami theology can be of benefit for not just a Shi’a,…

Importance of Hijab

,
SHAFAQNA- The importance of Hijab will be briefly discussed in the light of the verses of the Holy Qur'an on the subject. Allah says: “Say unto the believer men to cast down their gaze and guard their private part; that is purer for them.…

Munajaat of Imam Ali (A.S)

,
SHAFAQNA- Allah, I am asking for your protection against the Day when nothing like wealth or children will be of use and only that person will benefit who will come with a pure heart. And I am asking you for your protection against the Day…

What Non-Muslims Say About Ali

,
SHAFAQNA- God thus makes clear his signs to you that you may understand (Qur'an 2:242) What Non-Muslims Say About Ali THE FIRST SUCCESSOR OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Peace and Blessings be Upon Them Both) Imam 'Ali bin Abi Talib was the successor…

Dua's for the Month of Rajab

,
SHAFAQNA- بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful يَا مَنْ أَرْجُوهُ لِكُلِّ خَيْرٍ، ya man arjuhu…

50 Slaves doing prostration to Imam Alī an-Naqī (A.S)

,
SHAFAQNA- It is narrated from Muhammad Hamdan, from Ibrahim Baltun, from his father, he said: “I was one of the gatekeepers of Mutawaakil. One day fifty slaves were gifted to him by Khazar, Mutawakkil ordered me to take their custody and…

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (A.S.)

,
SHAFAQNA- By: Allama Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi His Companions And The Narrators Of His Traditions A great mass of scholars and narrators surrounded Imam Abu Ja'far al-Jawad (a.s) taking from the flowing springs of his knowledge and sciences…

28 Merits specifically for Imam Ali (A.S)

,
SHAFAQNA- The following is taken from the book Al-Qatra by Sayed Ahmad Mustanbat Vol. 2, Pg. 205, and Hadith. 57 From the book ‘Al-Majmoe al-Raiq min azhaar al-Hadaiq’, 100 merits specifically for the commander of the faithful (A.S), from…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Grief on the Death of Bibi Fatima (S.A)

,
SHAFAQNA- What the commander of the faithful (A.S) said on the occasion of the burial of Supreme lady Fatima (S.A) while addressing the Holy Prophet at his grave. O' Prophet of Allah! Please accept my salutation and those of your daughter…

Ziyarat of Hazrat Fatima al-Zahra (S.A.), the Truthful Lady

SHAFAQNA- By: Allama Jafar Murtuza Amili 1. Shaikh al-Mufid has recorded one ziyara for Fatima (sa) saying, “Peace with you, O Messenger of Allah S! Peace with your daughter, the truthful, the purified one! Peace with you, O Fatima daughter…

Allegiance: The Shia of Yemen and Yemen’s religious history

SHAFAQNA - “…I found that endurance thereon was wiser. So I adopted patience although there was pricking in the eye and suffocation (of mortification) in the throat. I watched the plundering of my inheritance.” – Imam Ali, sermon ash-Shiqshiqiyah. Since…

Who are the People of Ali?

,
SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BAQEE ORGANIZATION - To really understand the stand – and one must say Resistance Movement which has arisen in rejection of Wahhabism, one must speak of the People of Ali, those men and women, Saudi Arabia’s…

A STORY FROM THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET

,
SHAFAQNA - The following is a video produced by PureStream-media on the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)