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…

Ali (AS) and his Forty Discourses

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi Third Infallible: Imam Ali (as) Name: AIi (as) Renowned Title: “Ameer Al Momineen” Sub Title: Abul Hassan Father and Mother: Abu Talib (as) and Fatima Bint e Asad (as) Time & Place…

Confronting Imam Ali’s Personality

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Muhammad Masjid-Jame‘i The first step was encouraging cursing Imam ‘Ali (‘a). After a while, he realized that this alone was not sufficient and effective. He, therefore, decided to order his rulers to forge stories…

Sermon of Recognition of Noor (light) (Khutba-e-Marefat-e-Nooraniya)

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SHAAFQNA- Janabe Salman and Janabe Abu Zarr asked Ameerul Momineen (A.S) about the true nature of the Noor (light) of Imam Ali (A.S). Imam Ali (A.S) replied: “RasoolAllah (P.B.U.H) has said, “Recognition of Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) as Noor…

Why has the issue of the return of the Imams (PBUT) (Raj'ah) not been mentioned clearly by Allah (SWT)?

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SHAFAQNA- Answer: The return of the Imams (PBUT) to this world, also referred to as Raj'ah, is one of the beliefs that the Shiites hold. Reference to this belief can also be found in the Holy Quran, where a group…

Imam Ali (A.S.) the Herald of Unity

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SHAFAQNA- By: Seyyed Kazem MirJalili Introduction In Islamic thought, “unity” has a high status in continuation of the holy Prophet (S) and Imams’ (A) mission. Thus, a thorough research of the conduct and speech of Imam Ali (A), who…

Imam Ali (A.S.) as a Witness of Allah

SHAFAQNA- By: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shomali There are at least two verses (11:17 & 13:43) that clearly indicate that Imam Ali was the witness after the Prophet (s). In what follows, these verses will be examined. Imam Ali was a witness…

His Martyrdom

SHAFAQNA- From the second half of 658, MUAWIYA, the governor of Syria, had been steadily escalating violence against the dominions of Ali. Some of his inroads reached Ain-at-Tamar and Anbar, only 170 miles north of Kufa. The men of Kufa were…

The instances of Imam Ali’s sufferings after the passing away of the Holy Prophet (SAWA)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Majid Massoudi 1- Patience before of the Prophet’s death First of all, do be aware that I was not accustomed to be so close to anyone but to the Messenger of Allah... He was the source of trust and tranquility for me, and…

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Source: Principles of Shi’ite Creed Imam ‘Alī (A.S.) was born in the House of God, Ka‘bah on Rajab 13, thirty years after the Year of the destruction of the elephants of Abrahah near Makkah. He…

Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) and Allegiance

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SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyid Saeed Akhtar Rizvi * * * Studying the Islamic history has proven that after the Prophet's demise, an entire discretionary campaign started. This campaign lasted for approximately 150 years. The aim of it was to discredit…

AhlulBaits (A.S) Before Adam (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Here are some of the Hadees which says that the Spirits(Ruh)/Lights(Noor) of Ahlulbayt(A.S) were created before creation of Adam(A.S) from Clay: Ali ibn Muhammad has narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Musa ibn al-Qasim ibn Mu‘awiya…

Ali (A.S) is Salat (Prayer)

SHAFAQNA- Narrated from Abdul Rahman bin Kaseer: عن عبد الرحمن بن كثير عن أبى عبد الله عليه السلام في قوله:” حافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَواتِ وَ الصَّلاةِ الْوُسْطى‏…

The Icon of Justice

SHAFAQNA- Once on the eve of Ramadan, towards the end of a memorable sermon on the blessings of the month of fasting, the Prophet burst into tears. Asked by his dear cousin and son-in-law, the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb…

Imam Mahdi (A.S) in Chapter al-Qadr (Part 4)

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SHAFAQNA- Argumentation In different verses of Qur'an there are words about the vicegerent of God: وَإِذْ قَالَ رَبُّكَ لِلْمَلَائِكَةِ إِنِّي جَاعِلٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ خَلِيفَةً When…

Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (A.S.): Leader of the Youth of Paradise

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SHAFAQNA- By: Huda Jawad On the 15th of the holy month of Ramadan, the small mud house occupied by the Commander of the Faithful and Sayyida Fatima Zahra (peace be upon them) witnessed the birth of its first child. Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (peace…

Divine Wisdom of Imam Hasan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Divine Wisdom of Imam Hasan (A.S.) Imam Hasan (a.s) was also a blooming and fragrant flower of this garden of virtue and perfection, which was irrigated by the Almighty with the water of knowledge and wisdom. And which used…