Shia Studies

SHIA ISLAM: Saqifa, The First Manifestations

SHAFAQNA - In any attempt to determine the origins of Shi'i feelings in Islam, one must try to examine in...

Advice of Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) to Zakaria ibn...

SHAFAQNA- Zakaria, the son of Ibrahim, was a Christian. Later he converted to Islam and had the honor of meeting...

Imamat as Defined in Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA- The discussion of the question of Imamat may raise certain queries in the mind of our readers. Here we...

Imam of the Time in the Words of Imam...

SHAFAQNA- As the successor of the Prophet (PBUH), Imam Ali informs people of an absent Imam from among his descendents...

Shaykh Tusi

SHAFAQNA- Birth and Family Background:  Abu Ja’far Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi, known as “Sheikh al-Tayefah” in the Iranian province of Khorassan,...

Maxims of Imam Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Syed Zainul Abideen, Tehran, Iran The rule of tyrants All jobs and professions from the highest to the lowest...

Morality of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Allama Husayn Ansariyan Muawiyah ibn Wahab has reported: I was with Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) in Medina intending to...

Imam Jafar al-Sadiqs hadith collections, his debates, and his...

SHAFAQNA- By: Rasoul Ja’farian Abstract Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq was renowned by both Sunni and Shi'a Muslims for his virtues, education, and...

Imam Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as)

SHAFAQNA- The 6th Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as) was Born in Madinah on 17th Rabiul Awwal 83 Hijiri (23.4.702...

The Soul

SHAFAQNA - Many words are used in Qur'an and Ahadith (traditions) for the Day of Judgement and the things related...

Biography of Shaikh Saduq

SHAFAQNA- Name and Lineage Mohammed bin Ali bin al-Hussein bin Musa bin Babawayh; Abu Ja’far As-Saduq* al-Qummi –i.e. of Qum-; the...

The Era of Patience

SHAFAQNA- O impatient ones! Allah (SWT) will not become hurried in regards with the reappearance of Imam Mahdi (PBUH) due...

Sayyid Razi: Life and Work

SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Razi: Life and Work By: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Ja'fari Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar Life Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Musawi, popularly...

Imam Musa bin Ja’far al-Kazim(A.S.) The Seventh Holy Imam

SHAFAQNA- Name: Musa Title: Al-Kazim Kunyat: Abu Ibrahim Born: at Abwa (between Mecca and Medina) on Sunday the 7th Safar 128 A.H Father's name: Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq(A.S.). Mother's name: Hamida Khatoon. Martyred:aged 55...

Discussion Concerning The Origin of Creation

SHAFAQNA - With his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon...

Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis

SHAFAQNA- After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either...

Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub Kulayni’s personality and his book Al-Kafi

SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh As we know, a few years after the formation of theoretical and scientific foundations of Shi‘a...

Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

SHAFAQNA- Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish...

The Sun Returned for Ali (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- He said: Abu Ubaidullah Muhammad b. Imran al-Marzbani reported to me from Abu Bakr Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa...

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 اللَّهُ أَنْ...

Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A...

Shawal 13, Death anniversary of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

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...

Allah (swt) addresses himself in Quran as I and...

SHAFAQNA- Part of a lengthy narration in which Imam Ali (as) answers to various objects raised upon the verses of...

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)...

Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nūr al-Dīn ʻAlī Ibn Aḥmad ʻAmilī...

SHAFAQNA-Born He was born Zainuddin ibn Nuruddin in Jabal Amil (in southern Lebanon) in the year 911 AH. Growing up...

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

SHAFAQNA- In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference...

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

SHAFAQNA- This is a summary I wrote up from the volume 1 of the book Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil...

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)...

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