Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA-We have seen so far traditions from the Sunni sources related to Imam Ali (a.s.), which prove the superiority of Ali (a.s.) over all other companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). Now after proving this fact (superiority of Ali (a.s.))…

Start of the Universal Mission

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SHAFAQNA-"And we have not sent you but to all mankind as a bearer of good news and as a warner, but most people do not know." (Holy Qur'an 34:28) Like a shaft of light, divine revelation pierced the darkness of jahiliyya in the year 609 CE.…

Imam Hadi's (A.S.) Standing against Deviation

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SHAFAQNA- The social-political life of the Imams (A.S.) is exemplary in the way of feeling responsibility for protecting religion and increasing knowledge. Their stability in the fundamentals of religion in addition to their attention to…

Imam Baqir (a.s.) And Fruits Of Heaven

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SHAFAQNA-Once a Christian asked our 5th Imam, Imam Baqir (a.s.), how it could possibly be true what the Imam Baqir (a.s.) had said about the fruits of Heaven not reducing when they were eaten? Imam Baqir (a.s.) told him not only was it true…

The Birth Anniversary Of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Mohammad Baqir (Pbuh) was born on 1st of Rajab or 3rd of Safar, 57 A.H. in Medina. Both from mother and father side of the family, he was descended from Hazart-e Ali (Pbuh) and Fatemeh Zahra (Sa). As Imam Sadiq (Pbuh) said, her…

Mistress of the Ladies of the Worlds

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SHAFAQNA-"Bi Ismillahy Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim - In the name of God the Beneficent the Merciful Inna 'atai'nakal Kawthar - Verily We have given thee (O' Our Apostle Muhammad!) The Kawthar (Abundance) Fa sally li Rabbuka wa inhar - So pray thou…

Fountainhead of Divine Knowledge

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SHAFAQNA- The 3rd of Safar, which according to a narration is the birth anniversary of the Prophet’s 5th infallible successor, Imam Mohammad Baqer (AS). Although a blessed occasion we do not celebrate the 5th Imam’s birthday…

Imam Hassan (A.S.) - A Brief Look Into His Life

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SHAFAQNA-(This is) an account of the Imam after the Commander of the faithful, peace be on him, the date of his birth, the evidence for his Imamat (the period of his succession), the time of his death, and the place of his grave. (It also provides)…

Ar-Radhiah Al-Mardhiyah

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SHAFAQNA-Accepting what Allah ordains for one’s self, is considered an excellent degree of belief in Allah-Glory be to Him. Throughout her difficult life, Lady Fatima Zahra (A.S.) was delighted with whatever Allah Almighty ordained for…

Al-Batool

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SHAFAQNA- Allah, the Exalted, created His creatures and implemented in them certain laws and habits. He also subjected these creatures to laws and habits. For instance, a law that rules fire is incendiary; while plants require certain spans…

Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) reply on Fatalists

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SHAFAQNA- The following narrations are related to the Imam Abul-Hasan Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) From Ali bin Mohammed: Peace and God’s mercy and blessings be upon you and those who follow the right guidance. I have…

Imam Muhammed Al-Jawad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-One day in Baghdad, some children were busy playing on a street. Among them was our 9th Imam (as).  Suddenly the children saw Mamoon ar-Rasheed, the Abbasid ruler passing by with his soldiers. The children quickly dispersed from…

Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kadhim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Parents: Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (a.s.) & Hameeda al-Barbariyyah Birth:     7th Safar 128 A.H. at Al-Abwa, between Mecca & Madina Titles:    Al-Kadhim (One who swallows anger), ‘Abdus-Saleh…

Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) Biography

SHAFAQNA-Name : Jaffer (a.s.) - the 6th Holy Imam Title : As-Sadiq, Sadiq-e-Aal-e-Mohammad(a.s.) Agnomen : Abu-Abdullah Father : Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) - the 5th Holy Imam Mother : Umm-e-Farwa(a.s.) Birth : At Madina on 17th of…

Umm-al-Banin, the Mother of Hazrat Abbas (A.S.)

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

The Purport of the Discourse on Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- The available documents reveal that the words mawla (master) and vali (guardian) refer to the successor of the Holy Prophet of Islam and the Guardian of the Ummah of Islam, and that no other meaning can be applied to these two words.…

Theological Matters Discussed by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Ima`m Abu` Ja'far (al-Ba`qir) researched many theological matters during his lectures. He was asked about the most complicated matters in this science. He answered them. Worth mentioning, the time of the Ima`m was the most sensitive…

Imam Zain Al-Abideen a.s: His Great Role in the Mission of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- INTRODUCTION: Imam Zaynul-‘Abidin (a-s) said: “O People contemplate, meditate and practice for that which you have been created, for ALLAH (swt) did not create you in vain and useless at all”. (Tuhaf Al-Uquul,…

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s.) and Religion

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SHAFAQNA- The prime factor for the disappointment of the Shia was the lack of a uniform or coherent ideology; and this continued to be so till the time of the great Imam of the Shias, Jafer al-Sadiq. This is what the writer says. We do…

Qais Ibn Musaher: The Ambassador of Imam Husain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Qais ibne Musaher was a leading member of the Shiah community in Kufa. He had been sent by the people of Kufa to persuade Imam Husain to accept the invitation to go to Kufa as their Imam. It was upon his arrival in Mecca that…

Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.), The Fourth Infallible

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Hassan (as) was born in Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadhan 3 AH. His proud parents were the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) and Bibi Fatimah Az Zahra, the Leader of Women of all times. The birth of Imam Hassan…

Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A.)

SHAFAQNA- The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (S.A) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (S.W). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the majority of Sonnah research scholars…

A Quiet Funeral

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SHAFAQNA-In the darkness of the jet-black night, when eyes were asleep and voices were silent, a Heavenly procession left Ali's house while carrying the Messenger of Allah's daughter to her final abode. This was on the night of the third…

Various phases of the Deeds of the Imams

SHAFAQNA- The activities of all Imams are one and the same. According to their circumstances and the demand of that particular time they acted accordingly. So we can not frame them in the terms presently known to us such as ‘radicals’,…

Hazrat Fatimah Al-Zahra (A.S.) - Leader of Women of Paradise

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SHAFAQNA- The Only Daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) The Mother of the Leaders of Youth of Paradise: (Imam Hasan (A.S.) and Imam Husain (A.S.) Name : Fatima Title : Az-Zahra Kunyat : Umm-ul-Aimma Born : Friday 20th of…

Fatima: Qurataainil Rasool

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SHAFAQNA- In life, we need role models for us to follow. A role model can be someone who possesses special traits such as good character or those who make a significant change to the society. It is recommended that the lives of the Ahlubayt…

Mistress of the Women of the Worlds...Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a

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SHAFAQNA-From the time of the Holy Prophet's (s.a.w.) death, Fatimah (a.s.) would be continually found with crying eyes and a burning heart.  Her sweet times in her life quickly came to an end; even though throughout her lifetime there were…

Fatimah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-In the meaning that the chief of the Muslim Women, Fatima, is an exemplary character for them, all over the world! 1. Mary is respectable for one relationship; That is, of Jesus Christ But Fatima is respectable For three relationships.…