Sayyid Razi: Life and Work

SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Razi: Life and Work By: Dr. Sayyid Muhammad Mahdi Ja'fari Translated by Mahdi Chamanzar Life Abu al-Hasan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn al-Musawi, popularly known as Sayyid or Sharif Razi, lived a brief but highly fruitful…

Imam Musa bin Ja'far al-Kazim(A.S.) The Seventh Holy Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Name: Musa Title: Al-Kazim Kunyat: Abu Ibrahim Born: at Abwa (between Mecca and Medina) on Sunday the 7th Safar 128 A.H Father's name: Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq(A.S.). Mother's name: Hamida Khatoon. Martyred:aged 55 years at…

Discussion Concerning The Origin of Creation

SHAFAQNA - With his Allah-given instinct, man searches for the reasons and causes leading to the appearance of any phenomenon or occurrence that he sees. He never thinks it probable that they have come into existence automatically and without…

Imam Mahdi (A.S) and the Wahabbis

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SHAFAQNA- After propounding the Qur'an and traditional arguments there remains no doubt amongst the Muslims, irrespective of his religion either Sunni, Shiite, Wahabi or non-Wahabi, regarding the belief in imam al-Mahdi (A.S) and it is proved…

Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub Kulayni’s personality and his book Al-Kafi

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh As we know, a few years after the formation of theoretical and scientific foundations of Shi‘a thought, Imam Sādiq (a) expounded the doctrines of Twelvers in a well-reasoned and demonstrated way on different…

Reappearance of Imam Mahdi

SHAFAQNA- Imam Mahdi is a divine figure who is on occultation and will reappear at the end times to establish justice in the world. He will establish a just government and will prepare the grounds for man’s perfection in all dimensions.…

The Sun Returned for Ali (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- He said: Abu Ubaidullah Muhammad b. Imran al-Marzbani reported to me from Abu Bakr Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Isa al-Makki, who reported from al-Sheikh al-Swaleh Abu Abdil Rahman Abdullah b. Muhammad b. Hanbal, who reportted from Abdul…

Allah (swt) made known through AhlulBait (as)

SHAFAQNA- حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَبْدِي يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أَبَى…

Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

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SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A worldly lifestyle that consists of seeking pleasure, wealth, fame, and material comforts will inevitably…

Shawal 13, Death anniversary of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

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SHAFAQNA- Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi Title: معظم له Birth: 1875 1292 AH   Death: March 30, 1961 (aged 86) 1381 AH.    Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875-1961) (Persian: آیت الله العظمی سید حسین…

Allah (swt) addresses himself in Quran as I and WE??

SHAFAQNA- Part of a lengthy narration in which Imam Ali (as) answers to various objects raised upon the verses of the Qur'an: واما ما كان من الخطاب بالانفراد مرة، وبالجمع مرة، من صفة الباري…

AhlulBait (as) don't die

SHAFAQNA- Here are a few narrations reported with Tawaatur (Frequently) which show that Prophet Muhammad (saww) and the Imam's (as) don't die like normal humans die and that they can be present in the world even after their death. حدثنا معاوية بن حكيم عن الحسين بن على الوشا عن ابى الحسن الرضا عليه السلام قال قال لى بخراسان رايت  رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله هيهنا والتزمته. It…

Zayn al-Dīn Ibn Nūr al-Dīn ʻAlī Ibn Aḥmad ʻAmilī Jobeʻī (Shahīd al-Thānī)

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SHAFAQNA-Born He was born Zainuddin ibn Nuruddin in Jabal Amil (in southern Lebanon) in the year 911 AH. Growing up in a family of scholars, he was naturally inclined towards pursuing religious studies. The Family of Shaheed E Saani &…

Why is Imam Mahdi (A.J) also known as BaqiyatAllah?

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SHAFAQNA- In numerous traditions, it is stated that the term BaqiyatAllah in verse 86 of Surah Hud is a reference to the person of Imam Mahdi (A.S) or some of the other Imams (A.S). For example, the book IkmÁl al-Din narrates the following…

Resemblance of Imam Mahdi (as) to the Prophets (pbut)

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SHAFAQNA- This is a summary I wrote up from the volume 1 of the book Mikyalul Makarim Fee Fawaaid ad-Duaa Lil Qaaim by Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Taqi Musawi Isfahani. The title of the book translates to Perfection of Morals Among the Benefits…

AhlulBait (as) Before Adam (as)

SHAFAQNA- Here are some of the Hadees which says that the Spirits(Ruh)/Lights(Noor) of Ahlulbayt(as) were created before creation of Adam(as) from Clay. علي بن محمد، عن سهل بن زياد، عن موسى بن القاسم…

The Transfer of Kufa’s Hadith Heritage to Qom | History of Imami Shi’i Theology

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SHAFAQNA- During the Imamate of Imam Baqir (s) and Sadiq (s), there was a lot of encouragement from the Imams to their students and companions to begin recording down traditions. As this shift from oral to a written tradition became a culture…

AhlulBait (as) and Salaat; Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as):

SHAFAQNA- Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as): مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيى ، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسى…

Different Treatments of Spirituality

SHAFAQNA- Abstract: In the previous issue we studied different methodological attitudes among Muslim scholars towards spirituality. In this issue we will study the ways the Qur’an and hadiths have treated the process of self-development…

The characteristics of the companions of Mahdi (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA- At the end of this section, we will name some of the characteristics of Imam Mahdi’s (PBUH) companions extracted from the Ahadith: In comparison with the 16th and 17th century, people tend to reach unity in today’s world…

Ali's (A.S) way or Training

SHAFAQNA- The city of Kufa was the capital of the Islamic Government. People from all over the World used to gather at that point to get the benefit of knowledge and learning from that great Islamic University. One of those days two men came…

What enemy says about Imam Ali (A.S)?

SHAFAQNA- Abu Sa'id Mansur bin Hussein Abi (422 A.H.) writes thus in his book entitled Nathrud Durar that Ahnaf bin Qays says: "One day I went to see Muawiyah. He had on a wonderful dinner carpet. He brought all sorts of hot, cold, sweet, and…

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ…

Shaykh Saduq, the Great Shi‘a Authority in the Age of Minor Occultation

SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh Abstract Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babiwayh al-Qummi was one of the greatest scholars of Shi‘a Islam. His honesty, which earned him the title al-Saduq, assisted him in his success as a great traditionist…

They are strict about body’s food but...

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hassan (A.S) says: I wonder about those who think about their body’s food, but   do   not   think   about   their   soul’s   food.   They   keep undesirable food away from their belly, but fill up their…

Naj ul Balagha; Hadith

SHAFAQNA- 3. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Miserliness is shame; cowardice is a defect; poverty disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; and a destitute person is a stranger in his home town. 3. وَ قَالَ ( عليه‏السلام(:…

The Pious in the Viewpoint of Imam Ali (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyed Hussain Sheikh al-Islami Tooyserkani Perhaps many people wish to know who the pious are, what their features or signs are, how they have lived in this world, what their states in the hereafter shall be, how they look at…

Hadith; Our Responsibility!!

SHAFAQNA- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْقَاسِمُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ…