Imam Al-Sadiq (AS) and Rotation of the Earth around the Sun

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SHAFAQNA- At the age of 11, Imam Sadiq (AS) refuted the theory that the sun, moon and the planets rotated around the earth. He said that the sun, during its course round the earth, passes through the 12 constellations in one year and remains…

The GHEEBAT of the 12th Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Earlier to Nomani in the books of the Prophet’s sayings and conversations (TRADITIONS) both types of the Imam’s disappearance (GREEB AT) have been mentioned. There are some who have been written before the end of the short GHEEBAT.…

The Lives and Maxims of the Prophets Quoted by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Abu Ja'far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, talked very much about the lives and maxims of the prophets. The specialists in these subjects have reported many traditions on his authority. The following are some of them:Â 1. Part of…

The Event of Harrah & Imam Ali Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Trusted historical documents state that the illegal and unjust event of Karbala had shaken the Islamic world to its roots, specially in Iran. This excitement was partially responsible for allowing Bani Abbas to overpower the Ummayyad…

Sayings of Imam Hussain(AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husain's Admonition I advise you to adhere to God-fearing, warn you against the difficult days, and show you the signs of Allah. The feared (death) is about to come with its frightful arrival, drastic befalling, and horrible…

Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The following are his answers about…

Fatimah (AS) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

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SSHAFAQNA-"Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil lies far and wide. And…

Does God Have a Mind?

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SHAFAQNA - A number of arguments can be given to show that God does not have a mind, in several senses of that term. The most ancient arguments along these lines would be that since God is immovable and since the operations of mind involve…

Imam Ali a.s, The Commander of Faithfuls

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SHAFAQNA-Twenty-three years before the Hijra, on the thirteenth of Rajab, a miraculous birth took place.  Fatima-bint-Asad, the wife of Abu Talib, was Divinely Guided with sudden labor pains to the Holy Kaaba.  As her immense labor pains…

Broadcasting “In the Grief of the 8th Sun” and “Razavi Ambassadors”, Pilgrims Came to Spiritual Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Long Distances

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SHAFAQNA- Going on Imam Reza (A.S.) pilgrimage is a dream for many of lovers and devotees of Hazrat Reza (A.S.) and only three million non-Iranian pilgrims have the opportunity to visit Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine. For the first time…

Second Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-* One who develops the trait of greediness and avarice invites degradation; one who keeps on advertising his poverty and ill-luck will always be humiliated; one who has no control over his tongue will often have to face embarrassment…

Our Lady Sayyida Zainab bint Ali (S)

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SHAFAQNA- Birth 5th Jamdi ul Awal 5 AH in Medina Titles Al Aqilah (gentlewoman), Al Alimah (knowledgeable), Abidatul Ale-Ali(worshipper of Ali’s household), Al Kamilah (the perfect), Al Fadhilah (the virtuous), Al Siddiqah…

Sayyida Zainab (sa)

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SHAFAQNA- : Date of Birth, Family members and Relationship There is divergence of opinions about the date of birth of Sayyida Zainab (sa) / Hazrat Zainab Kubra (sa). Some say it was 5th in the month…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 4

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SHAFAQNA- 32. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Do not care when you associate with the intelligent even if you are deprived of his generosity. You may benefit by his intelligence, but be cautions of his ill manners. Do not neglect associating…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 3

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SHAFAQNA- 21. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: You should gather in your heart the need for people and the dispensing with them. You may have the need for people through showing good wording and good humor with them, and you may have the…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 2

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said to Malik al-Ashtar: O Malik, retain and understand the following wording: O Malik, the owners of weak conviction are disregarding their personality. He whoever takes greed as his slogan is disgracing…

On the Appearance of the Mahdi (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- In the discussion on prophecy and the Imamate it was indicated that as a result of the law of general guidance which governs all of creation, man is of necessity endowed with the power of receiving revelation through prophecy, which…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the misfortunes are within the treasures of Paradise. 2. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: The…

History of the Cemetery Of Jannat Al-Baqee

SHAFAQNA - Where Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (2nd Imam), Imam Ali Ibn Al-Husayn (4th imam), Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (5th imam), & Imam Ja'far Ibn Muhammad (6th imam), peace be upon them, are buried On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345…

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

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SHAFAQNA- Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur'an the word "Rawdha" mentioned in this…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 7)

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SHAFAQNA-ISLAMIC MENTALITY OF A TRUE LEADER It is an accepted fact that the destiny of a community or a nation rests a great deal on its leader. However, elected with massive votes of the people one may be, and whatever outward magnetism…

The Impact of Modern Science on Islamic Theology

SHAFAQNA - When we compare medieval science with modern science, we notice that they are different in several important aspects. This is especially noticeable in the case of some theological perspectives. When modern science penetrated the…

Inviting The Rulers And Kings To Islam

SHAFAQNA - The Holy Prophet (S) settled in Madinah. Gradually, a great number of the Muslims of Makkah, who were under the torture by the unbelievers, relinquished their homes and belongings and migrated to Madinah. Ansar also kept their…

Recognition of the Imams (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ' I visited the Messenger (s.w.a.s.)of Allah (SWT) who looked at me and said, ' "O Salman, Allah (SWT) does not send a Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) or messenger unless…

Umm-al-Banin -- The Mother Who Bore And brought Up a Hero

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SHAFAQNA-The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hadrat Abbas (SA), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussein (AS), was Umm-al-Banin (SA). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (AS). She was from the courageous family…

Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and forsake us not Imam Husain (a.s.) stated: “Allah intends to see me martyred.” It was at the time when Imam…

Transcendental Events

SHAFAQNA - Fatima az-Zahra was a descendant of two great people; we have briefly spoken about her parents, lives and virtues, and have drawn a picture through which we can look at Fatima's genius, and a corner of her life in light of genetic…

The Ideal Leadership (Part 6)

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SHAFAQNA-In his treatise of rights, Imam Ali bin Al-Hussayn (as) is mentioned to have said that: "As to the rights of a Sultan (Chief-leader), you should be aware that he is already burdened with deep problems and subjected to hard test for…