Shia Studies

Who were the killers of Imam Husayn(a.s)?

SHAFAQNA- Source: Understanding Karbala, By: Allamah Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi Time and again objection is issued by the ignorant that killers...

Dialogue between Abdullah b. al-Abbas and Umar b. al-Khattab

SHAFAQNA - Abdullah b. al-Abbas (who is from the tribe of Bani Hashim and was the first cousin of Ali...

A Critical Analysis of Early Caliphate in Islam ...

SHAFAQNA - Somewhere along the line of Muslim history, a misconception arose that the caliphate was first instituted by shura...

A Critical Analysis of Early Caliphate in Islam –...

SHAFAQNA - After securing the caliphate, the Quraysh group turned its attention to seizing authority of the various regions. Thus,...

Events after the Death of Rasool Allah(S.A.W.W) till Karbala

SHAFAQNA - The Majority Of The Muslims Went Against The Ahādīth Relevant To Imāmate We have already explained the evidences proving...

The first Majlis of Imam Husain (A.S.) after Ashura

SHAFAQNA- After the martyrdom, the first Majlis of Imam Husain (A.S.) was recited in the market-place of Kufa by a...

The Household of Imam Husayn (A.S.) in Kufah

SHAFAQNA- By: Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi ‘Umar bin Sa‘d remained that day and the next day.1 He ordered the...

Every day is Ashura and every land is Karbala

SHAFAQNA- By: Al-Tijani Al-Samawi If people would understand this meaning and observe it in every land they stay in and every...

Imam al-Husayn (A.S.), the reviver and the savior of...

SHAFAQNA- By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) was the reviver of Islam and the savior of the nation after it...

Imam Husain’s (A.S.) Words with Ali Akbar (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Uqbah bin Sam'an says, that we went along with the Imam Husain (A.S.) on the way to Kufa and...

Imam Husain’s Discourse with Qasim ibn Hasan(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- After Imam Hussayn (A.S.) delivered his sermon on the eve of Ashura, Then Qasim bin Hasan (A.S.) asked, "Am...

Loyalty and Repudiation on the Day of Ashura

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi al-Asifi, Najaf, Iraq Conflict of Loyalty The fight for people’s loyalty is not a new thing...
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PROSTRATION ON EARTH

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims are accused of worshipping stones and praying to the graves of the Ahlulbayt. This documentary looks...

Imam al-Husayn (A.S.), the reviver and the savior of...

SHAFAQNA- By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) was the reviver of Islam and the savior of the nation after it...

The Martyrdom of Banu Hashim in Karbala as described...

SHAFAQNA- By: Morteza Karimi Ibn Nama' Al-Hilli, a great Shi'i scholar of the 6th and 7th centuries, composed his Muthir Al-Ahzan...

Why did Imam Hussain Purchase the Lands of Karbala?

SHAFAQNA - On the third day of Muharram, Imam Hussein (A.S.) settled in the lands of Karbala and Umar...

Imam Husayn (A.S.): The Heir of Prophet Abraham

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali God, with His wise plan for His creation, does not create in vain or without...

IS TRUTH SUBJECTIVE? ARE ALL RELIGIONS CORRECT AND TRUE?

SHAFAQNA - Question: I was listening to a speaker who claims: “Truth is a subjective thing, I have never personally believed...

Heroic Manifestations of Ashura

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Abdullah Jawadi Amuli Imam Husayn's refusal to accept the tyrant Yazid's allegiance triggered the Battle of Karbala on...

Hesitating on the Issue of Ashura

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Muhammad Masjid-Jame‘i This mentality and this way of thinking on their part is so strong and deeply rooted...

Imam Hussein (A.S.) as a central theme in Imam...

SHAFAQNA- Mohammad Ali Shomali This paper is the second part of a series of three papers on the subject, initially conceived...

Imam al-Husayn’s Sanctuary

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim In the previous section on pilgrimages to the tombs of the Holy Imams...

Hazrat Fatima Bint Asad (S.A)

SHAFAQNA- By: Muhammad Jawad Rudgar Abstract The lofty and superior personality of Fatima Bint Asad (a) – a woman who strove in...

Characteristics of the Ahl al-Bayt’s View of Hajj

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim It seems proper to refer, yet briefly, to the Ahl al-Bayt’s view of...

The Legacy of Mubahila

SHAFAQNA- “If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge has come to you, say: ‘Come! Let...

Shaikh Abbas Qummi

SHAFAQNA- After a few hours of negotiations, the scholar and the printer had eventually worked out a deal. As the...

The Seventh Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far Al-Kazim (as)

SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina on 7th Safar 128 Hijri (10.11.745AD). Died in Baghdad Iraq 25th Rajab 183 Hijri (4.9.799 AD)...

The Famous Sermon of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) in...

SHAFAQNA- Non-Muslims who like to attack Islam accuse the Prophet of Islam of having neglected to name his successor, not...

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