Shia Studies

Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

SHAFAQNA- Title: معظم له Birth: 1875 1292 AH   Death: March 30, 1961 (aged 86) 1381 AH.    Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875-1961)...

Allama Sheikh Bahai ( PART 1 )

SHAFAQNA- Name: Sheik Mohammed bin Hassan al Harthi Jeehi Amili Bahai Born  : Thursday, 17 Moharram 953 H/1547 A.D.   At: Jabal...

The political Shias who believed in the caliphate of...

SHAFAQNA - It has being part and parcel of postmodern Nasibi propaganda to insist that the ‘ancestors’ of the Shi’a...

The Islamic schism which never was …

SHAFAQNA - If Prophet Muhammad was sent as God’s last messenger, a final reminder of God’s Words onto His creation,...

Unity of the Muslims and the School of Ahl...

As we come to the end of our discussion, we find that Sunnites and Shi'ites do not disagree on...

Usul al-Din (Principles of Religion)

SHAFAQNA- The foundations of religion form the basis from which everything else follows. The tenets of Shi’a Islam can be...

Who is Ayatollah Ali Sistani? One of Shia Islam’s...

SHAFAQNA - For more than half a century, the school of the late Grand Ayatullah Imam Abul-Qassim al-Khu'i has been...

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s Doctrine / By Abolfazl Fateh...

SHAFAQNA - Introduction:  Iraq’s most prominent and senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani’s work – the breadth of his knowledge,...

The relationship between morals and Islamic rights

SHAFAQNA - If man believes that it is Allah who enacts laws that lead people, which man is obliged to...
slavery in Islam

Islam and slavery – What the Scriptures truly reveal

SHAFAQNA - Islam has often been represented by Christian writers as a religion which not only tolerated slavery but...

The Meaning of Faith in Islam

SHAFAQNA - Westerners often assume that the Moslem faith rests only on the obedience of strict rules and regulations but...

Of Jihad, Terrorism, and Pacifism: Scripting Islam in the...

SHAFAQNA - Is Islam an inherently peaceful religion or is it a religion essentially predisposed to violence? Questions of this...

Islam and Democracy

SHAFAQNA - Contemporary Islamic political thought has become deeply influenced by attempts at reconciling Islam and democracy. Muslim thinkers who...

Words of wisdom – Prophet Issa (Jesus) in Shia...

SHAFAQNA - Divine Omnipotence 1. It is said that Jesus the son of Mary ('a) was sitting and an old man...

The semantics of Wahhabi hatred – What motivates Terror’s...

SHAFAQNA - Over the past days Wahhabism, the dogma enacted by the likes of Daesh (aka ISIL), Boko Haram, al-Qaeda,...

Takfirism – Understanding the ideology of terror

SHAFAQNA - ISIL, or Daesh as we should learn to use, is in the midst of adding another chapter to...

When anti-Shiism becomes a euphemism for religious eugenics –...

SHAFAQNA - Back in 2013 Fanar Haddad, a Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute (National University of Singapore) raised...

On the prohibition of gambling

SHAFAQNA - All psychologists are of the opinion that mental agitation and excitement is the principal cause for many...

What is Shirk?

SHAFAQNA- question What is Shirk? Concise answer Literally, shirk means to allocate; technically, in Quranic terminology, shirk – in contrast to hanif –...

Division of religious principle. Shia and the religion of...

SHAFAQNA- The writer says that the founders of Imamate have split the faith of Shia into five fundamentals; unity...

Dr Oliver Scharbrodt to SHAFAQNA: A window into Islamic...

SHAFAQNA- Shafaqna has the pleasure to interview Dr Olicer Scharbrodt, a Professor of Islamic Studies at the Department of Theology...

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