Shia Studies

Recommendation of the Prophet (PBUH): Think about end...

SHAFAQNA- The Prophet (PBUH) of Islam’s Important Recommendation on Contemplation Religion places emphasis on contemplation, thinking and rationalization because it is...

Renunciation of Worldliness in the Sayings of Imam Ali...

SHAFAQNA- Ayatullah Shaheed Murtuza Mutahhari Of the frequent themes of the Nahj al-balaghah is strong warning against the dangers of worldliness....

The Title Al-Qaim (The Riser)

SHAFAQNA-By: Ayatullah al-Uzma al-Hajj ash-Shaykh Lutfullah as-Safi al-Gulpaygani QUESTION: As everyone knows, one of the titles of the Mahdi (may Allah...

The Prophet (PBUH) of Islam’s Important Recommendation on Contemplation

SHAFAQNA- Religion places emphasis on contemplation, thinking and rationalization because it is to lead man toward God, godliness, and betterment...

An Introduction to Irfan by Shahid Murtadha Mutahhari

SHAFAQNA - This short introduction to irfan is a part of the author's book Ashnai ba ulum e Islami (An...

A Healthy Society under the Grace of Ethics

SHAFAQNA - Without ethic, the plan of a healthy society is defeated We know that man has a social life, and...

Imam Reza’s Social Behaviour

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza's Social Behaviour Ibrahim bin Abbas, who was one of the high-ranking officials of the Abbasid caliphate, has left...

Respect for Humanity

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza's (A.S.) behavior with the poor, the slaves, the servants, and the destitute, was humane in the deepest...

The excellence and superiority of the clay of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Clay from Karbala is one of the soils on earth which Allah, the Exalted, has blessed for certain reasons,...

The Commentaries on Nahj al Balaghah

SHAFAQNA- Since the times of al-Radi, Nahj al-balaghah has been a subject of study and interpretation. As reported earlier al...

Poets visit Imam Reza(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- A group of the eminent Arab poets in that time visited Ima`m al-Rida`, peace be on him, blessed him,...

Imam Reza’s (A.S.) Prayer for Rain

SHAFAQNA- It happened that soon after the official nomination of Imam Reza (A.S.) as the caliph's successor, there was no...

The Generosity of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Kuleini and a number of great narrators have narrated this event from Yasa� ibn Hamzah - one of the...

Selection of the Imam is Done by God

SHAFAQNA- The Imam (A.S.) assured the person who inquired about these qualifications that the nation cannot be left to choose...

The Golden Medical Dissertation of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Among such books is Al-Risala al-Dahabiyya fil Tibb (the gold medical dissertation) for which sources are counted reaching sometimes...

Biography of Sayyid ibn Tawus

SHAFAQNA- He is Sayyid Raziyuddin Abul Qasim Ali Ibn Sa’aduddin Abi Ibrahim Musa Ibn Ja’far Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn...

The excellence and superiority of the clay of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Clay from Karbala is one of the soils on earth which Allah, the Exalted, has blessed for certain reasons,...

Al-Tusi, Khwajah Nasir (1201-74)

SHAFAQNA- While philosophical activity in the Islamic west virtually ceased after Ibn Rushd at the close of the sixth century ah (twelfth...

A Glance At The Holy Shrine of Hadrat...

SHAFAQNA- When Hadrat Fatima Masoumah (A.S.) was buried in Qum there was a shade made of straw on the holy...

Biography of Allamah Hilli

SHAFAQNA- The great Sheikh, the supporter of religion and annihilator of the works of the corrupt and the wrongdoers, Jamal...

Ibn Maytham al-Bahrani

SHAFAQNA- Kamāl al-Dīn Maytham b. ʿAlī b. Maytham al-Baḥrānī (Arabic: كمال الدین میثم بن علي بن میثم البحراني) (b.636/1239 – d. 679 or 699/1280 or...

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...

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