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US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances. The...

SHAFAQNA- By Prof Michel Chossudovsky In 2003, the war on Iran project was already Déjà Vu. It had been on the drawing board...

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) – Part 1

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the...

The Creation of Man

SHAFAQNA- In the Qur’an the subject of human reproduction leads to a multitude of statements which constitute a challenge to...

History of the Shrine of Imam Husayn Ibn Ali...

SHAFAQNA - Unlike any other city, Karbala has its named engraved in the memory of generations, and in the...

Photos: The Late Allamah Amini’s Trip to India

SHAFAQNA - 28 Rabi al-Thani is the anniversary of Allamah Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini's decease, the Shia scholar, traditionist,...

Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim, was born in 1939, is the son of the late Grand Ayatollah Muhsin AI-Hakim...

The Dictionary Meaning of the Word ‘Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin’ (Mo’min:40)

SHAFAQNA-It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality...

Blessings of Having Daughters

SHAFAQNA-Imam Sadiq (AS) has said: “Surely Prophet Ibrahim (AS) called on God to give him a daughter to weep after...

On the importance of kindness

SHAFAQNA - Everyone is thirsty for friendship and kindness; They all like to be loved by others. The heart of...

A true dream and Satan’s treachery

SHAFAQNA - A disciple of Shaikh Ansari has said that when he was studying under him, one night he saw...

Ayatollah Mohammad Va’ez Abaee-Khorasani

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Va'ez Abaee-Khorasani(محمد عبایی خراسانی) (1940?-October 13, 2004) was an Iranian cleric and reformist politician. He was a representative of Mashhadin the Majlis of Iran from...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 7)

SHAFAQNA-ISLAMIC MENTALITY OF A TRUE LEADER It is an accepted fact that the destiny of a community or a nation...

Syed Ahmed Rizvi Kashmiri

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Aqa Syed Ahmed Rizvior Razavi - d.1964 (1316-1384 Hijri) (Urdu; آیت اللہ آقا سید احمد رضوی کشمیری) was a ShiiteIslamic jurist, religious reformer, and scholar who...

Prayer and Its Effects

SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet said: "The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such...

How ISIS Led Me to Study Islam and Realize...

SHAFAQNA- It has always been my dream to do a Master’s degree ever since I finished university. As with many...

France reinvents itself a power-broker in the Greater Middle...

SHAFAQNA - At the height of France’ Algerian crisis (June 4, 1958) General Charles de Gaulle delivered a speech which...

The Advantages of Religion

SHAFAQNA - It was revealed that religion has a profound effect in reforming the individual and the society. It is...

Recognition of the Imams (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA-It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ' I visited the Messenger (s.w.a.s.)of...

Can a Non-Muslim Woman Wear a Hijab?

SHAFAQNA- By Liza FeatherstoneTwitter Dear Liza, 
 I’m a US woman of Scandinavian heritage who finds hijab beautiful. I love how they cover...

Citizenships of 155 Bahrainis revoked in politically-motivated cases in...

SHAFAQNA - The year 2017 witnessed the revocation of 155 citizenships of Bahrainis, due to politically-motivated cases. On average, that...

Media propaganda and political maneuvering against Iran –...

SHAFAQNA - “Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people...

Serving hot tea for love of Imam Hussain in...

SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain (WIH) - Ottawa, capital of Canada, volunteers warmed the hands and hearts of their fellow...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 6)

SHAFAQNA-In his treatise of rights, Imam Ali bin Al-Hussayn (as) is mentioned to have said that: "As to the rights...

Abdul-Karim Haeri Yazdi

SHAFAQNA-AyatollahHajj Sheikh Abdolkarim Haeri Yazdi (Persian: عبدالکریم حائری یزدی‎; Arabic: عبد الكريم الحائري اليزدي‎; ‘Abd al-Karī̄m al-Ḥa’irī̄ al-Yazdī̄) (1859 — 30 January 1937) was a Twelver Shia Muslimcleric...

The Meaning of Light in Qur’anic Verses and Traditions

SHAFAQNA - In the holy Qur’an and traditions, ‘light’ implies values and perfections. ‘Light’ means guidance2. ‘Light’ means success in...

Nahj ul balagha- Aal Muhammad a.s

SHAFAQNA- آل محمد (عليه السلام) None in the Islamic community can be taken at par with the Progeny3 of the Prophet (Ali...

Senior Shia cleric urges cooperation between Islamic Seminary, university

SHAFAQNA - Senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi received a group of Muslim minority groups from Britain. During the...

The Ideal Leadership (Part 5)

SHAFAQNA-In Islam leadership rests mainly upon two things – Knowledge and Justice. It is obvious that without sufficient knowledge about...

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