Shia Studies

Imam Ali (A.S) The First Compiler Of Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA- Inna 'Aliyyan ma'a al-Qur'an wa al-Qur'an ma'a 'Ali, lan-Yatafarraqa hatta yarida 'alayya al-hawz (Indeed, 'Ali is with the Qur'an...

Education of Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- The commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (A.S) is the first perfect example of the education and training of...

Considering that the Prophet of Islam (S) performed his...

SHAFAQNA- Complete Question Shiites perform their prayers in three times according to a few narrations about the Holy Prophet's act of...

Sahife Sajjadiya, Blessing upon Muhammad and his Household

SHAFAQNA- .فختم بنا علي جميع من ذرء ، و جعلنا شهداء علي من جحد ، و كثرنا بمنه علي من...

The Night of Qadr

SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Surely We revealed it (Quran) on the Night of Qadr -...

Imam Sajjad’s Supplication for the coming of Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- * Praise belongs to God who guided us to His praise and placed us among the people of praise,...

Nahjul ul Balaghah-SERMON 62

SHAFAQNA-  ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) أَلاَ وإنَّ الدُّنْيَا دَارٌ لاَ يُسْلَمُ مِنْهَا إِلاَّ فِيهَا، وَلاَ يُنْجَى بِشَيْء كَانَ لَهَا، ابْتُلِيَ...

Musa bin Khazraj Ash’ari

SHAFAQNA- Whether her sickness was because of poison, which had been inserted into her food, or because of the great...

The Shaqshaqia sermon

SHAFAQNA- This sermon is one of the speeches of Imam Ali (A.S) that he gave during his Caliphate, which he...

Nahj ul Balaghah – SERMON 61

SHAFAQNA-  ومن كلام له (عليه السلام) لمّا خُوِّف من الغيلة وَإِنَّ عَلَيَّ مِنَ اللهِ جُنَّةً  حَصِينةً، فَإِذَا جَاءَ يَوْمِي انْفَرَجَتْ عَنِّي وَأَسْلَمَتْنِي;...

Three leading Shia Mufassirin

SHAFAQNA- By: A. Toussi a) Shaykh Tabarsi Shaykh Abu Ali Fadl al-Tabarsi was a Shi’ite theologian who produced a tafsir of the...

Expectation of Solace

SHAFAQNA-By: Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari Aspiring for the realization of this human ideal has, in the Islamic traditions, been termed as...

“Mafatih-ul-Hayat” to Be Published in Turkmen

SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Hojat-ol-Islam Morteza Javadi Amoli, said that the Iranian Cultural Center...

Counter-traditions regarding Mahdi in some Sunni books

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni al-Milani There are traditions in some Sunni books that run counter to previous traditions successively...

Blessed twelve Dirhams of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) reports: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S) was tasked by the Holy Prophet to go to the market...

Imam Sajjad’s (a.s.) Birthday

SHAFAQNA- The world brightened when Imam Sajjad (a.s.), peace be on him, was born, for he would split the...

The Necessity of Truth

SHAFAQNA - In His Name, the Most High I swear by the time, Most surely man is in loss, Except those who believe...

A stepping-stone to Islamic activism

SHAFAQNA - Allah (swt) created humanity and did not leave them to wonder on the face of this Earth...

From the Shi’a point of view, the religion is...

SHAFAQNA- From the Shi’a point of view, the religion is divided into two sections: knowledge and practice. That is, matters...

A Two-Way Relationship

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) was just martyred; however, due to the political situation at the time and fear over the...

How to Better Understand and Study Hadith

SHAFAQNA- Narrations (ahadith) make up one of the most important sources of Islamic knowledge and are subsequently greatly utilized in...

History of Shi’i Imami Theology (1)

SHAFAQNA- This is intended to be the first of many posts on the history of the development of Shi’i Imami theology. There...

Importance of Hijab

SHAFAQNA- The importance of Hijab will be briefly discussed in the light of the verses of the Holy Qur'an on...

Munajaat of Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Allah, I am asking for your protection against the Day when nothing like wealth or children will be of...

What Non-Muslims Say About Ali

SHAFAQNA- God thus makes clear his signs to you that you may understand (Qur'an 2:242) What Non-Muslims Say About Ali THE FIRST...

Dua’s for the Month of Rajab

SHAFAQNA- بِسْمِ ٱللَّهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful يَا مَنْ أَرْجُوهُ لِكُلِّ خَيْرٍ، ya man arjuhu likulli...

50 Slaves doing prostration to Imam Alī an-Naqī (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- It is narrated from Muhammad Hamdan, from Ibrahim Baltun, from his father, he said: “I was one of the...

The Companions and the Narrators of the Traditions of...

SHAFAQNA- By: Allama Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi His Companions And The Narrators Of His Traditions A great mass of scholars and narrators surrounded...

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