Another Testimony to Islam's Universality

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SHAFAQNA- In 6 A.H., the Holy Prophet of Islam dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God's faith. All these letters…

Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kadhim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Parents: Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (a.s.) & Hameeda al-Barbariyyah Birth:     7th Safar 128 A.H. at Al-Abwa, between Mecca & Madina Titles:    Al-Kadhim (One who swallows anger), ‘Abdus-Saleh…

From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects | Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh Edited by Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi The following is the 1st part of a series of translations of the book From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects By Mas’ūd…

Sharif al-Murtaza

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SHAFAQNA- Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtadhā (Arabic: أبو القاسم علي بن الحسين الشريف المرتضى)[1] (commonly known as: Sharīf Murtadhā, Sayyid Murtadhā, (Murtazā instead of Murtadhā…

Toronto Lecture By British-Iraqi Shiite Scholar Sayed Ammar Nakshawani: Criticism Of Islam Is Legitimate, Does Not Constitute Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Sayed Ammar Nakshawani, speaking at the Afghan Canadian Islamic Community (ACIC) in Toronto, said that Muslims tend to view every criticism of Islam as Islamophobia and called for true dialogue about the issues. Talking about…

'A Muslim-friendly solution' Substitute for Islamophobic Airbnb

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SHAFAQNA- When Hasan Brohi and his wife were traveling across California in the summer of 2016, they used Airbnb to book their stay almost every night. But while most of their experiences using the platform had been pleasant, they made…

Qais Ibn Musaher: The Ambassador of Imam Husain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Qais ibne Musaher was a leading member of the Shiah community in Kufa. He had been sent by the people of Kufa to persuade Imam Husain to accept the invitation to go to Kufa as their Imam. It was upon his arrival in Mecca that…

The medicine to cure the diseases of Islamic extremism and Islamophobia

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SHAFAQNA- Isis persecution of Christians not justified by Prophet Mohammed’s teachings, says study The persecution of Christians in the so-called Islamic State is not justified by Prophet Mohammed’s writings, according to research. The…

Grand Ayatullah Khoei's Report of His Debate with a Jewish Scholar on the Perpetuity of Qur'an

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SHAFAQNA - The deceased, the Great Ayatullah Khoei in his Qur’anic exegesis book titled "Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran", reports a conversation he had with a Jewish scholar, proving the perpetuity of the Qur'an: I had a conversation with…

Sheikh Al-Mufid

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b. al-No'man, al-Mufid, had the kunya Abu Abdillah, and was well known as Ibn-al-Muallim. He was among the Imamiyya…

From establishing anti-islam websites until reversioning to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- From Neo-Confederate to Muslim Convert, Vincent’s Reversion to Islam is a journey of many facets. As salaam alaiykum, My name is Vincent Skipper; I have lived in many places, mostly in the southern U.S. From the age of 12…

Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni

SHAFAQNA- Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kulayni al-Razi (Persian: شیخ ابوجعفر محمّد بن یعقوب بن اسحاق رازی; c. 250 AH/864 CE - 329 AH/941 CE).[1] was a Persian[2] Shiahadith collector. Life Al-Kulayni…

Malcolm X After Accepting True Islam

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SHAFAQNA- When Malcolm X made hajj, he saw white Muslims and how they accepted everyone as human. He knew that Islam can re-educate the white man in USA to stop racism that was (and is) so rife there.
Hawza, Najaf al-Ashraf, Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, scholars

Ayatullah Fayyad: Our Scholars Accept Martyrdom, but Do Not Accept Supports from the State

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SHAFAQNA - The great and eminent Ayatullah Ishaq Fayyad, a scholar of religious sciences at the Hawzah of Nadjaf al-Ashraf , and a great reference in juridical issues (Marja'i Taqlid), received us with an incredible cordiality and sincerity…

The Practical Ideology of Shiaism

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SHAFAQNA- The Shia ideology was always smooth and practicable. Imamate being the base, and the fundamental of this base being that in a Muslim Society, leadership should be in the hands of one who should succeed the Prophet. The Prophet’s…

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA- The foreign tourist who is displeased with her placement, She searshes for better habitation, she complaines against driving in Mashhad streets, especially she is worried from riding in private automobile instead Taxi… These…

Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Shamseddine

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Mahdi Shamseddine(Arabic: محمد مهدي شمس الدين‎) was a Lebanese TwelverShia scholar.[1] Shahid Awwal who known as Shamseddine, sun of the faith, was ancestor of Muhammad Mahdi.[2] Biography Mohammad…

Muhammad Ali at Center of Any Talk of Activism by Black Athletes

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SHAFAQNA- Muhammad Ali knew he didn't have much time left. His career was at stake — but more importantly, so was his freedom — as he awaited the day he would formally refuse to be inducted in the armed forces of the United States. So…

The arguments for and against Fadak by Sayed Saleh Al-Qazwini

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Akbar Foundation commemorates the martyrdom of Sayeda Fatima Zahra [according to the first narration] and Sayed Fatima Ma'sooma (as) with guest speaker Sayed Saleh Al-Qazwini (Qom) and guest reciter Mulla Muntathar Al-Saidi…

Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi

SHAFAQNA- Syed Ali Akhtar Rizvi (Arabic: السيد علي اختر رضوي‎ Urdu: سیدعلی اختر رضوی‎) ,(19 September 1948 – 10 February 2002) widely known as Adeeb-e-Asr (ادیب عصر‬) and Allamah Shaoor (علامہ…

Belief in Redeemer

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SHAFAQNA-Belief in a redeemer is not merely a Shia belief which was rendered advantageous to Bani Abbas as well. As the Sunni school of thought emerged, they held on to this belief which at times was to their interest. This belief of a redeemer…

Imamat of Two Brothers

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Hussain (AS) were two brothers and at the same time Imams. In that period and age both were Imams one obeyed the other; the younger brother obeyed his elder, as he became Imam. Imam Hasan (AS) actually held…

Traditions That are Told About The Imamate Of Thirteen Ones

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SHAFAQNA- In our article “JILA AL-BASAR LE MAN YATAWALLA AL-AIYEMME AL-ISNAESHAR” (glisten of sight to one who yields to the twelve Imams) we have dealt over this subject. The traditions that indicate that there are thirteen Imams are…

Christian professors spoke at "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" conference in Qom

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SHAFAQNA- The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held in Imam Khomeyni International University, Qom, Iran. This one-day conference started with participation of scholars and clerics, international figures…

An Imam Still Calls Out...

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SHAFAQNA- With his face covered with a mask, the horseman rode triumphantly as the streets of Kufa rang with jubilant cries of "Allahu Akbar!" and "Ya Hussain!". As the man neared the governor's palace, it seemed like the entire city had…

Miraclous Birth and the Date

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SHAFAQNA- It is not bad to give a summary about the event of Mahdi’s birth. The birth of Mahdi the son of Imam Hasan Askari is recorded by historians as being a simple event. However the birth is surrounded by some strange signs. The…

The solution for Islamophobia is "Tadabor”, dialogue, understanding

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SHAFAQNA- The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held in Imam Khomeyni International University, Qom, Iran. This one-day conference started with participation of scholars and clerics, international figures…

Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei Meets Pope Francis on the Occasion of the Seminar "Violence in the Name of Religion"

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SHAFAQNA - Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei, the head secratary of the Dar al-Ilm institution of Grand Ayatullah Khoei in Najaf and also the founding member of the Council for Interreligious Dialogue from Iraq, participated in an intellectual seminar entitled…