Reality of Reason or Audience

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SHAFAQNA- Reality of reason is it preferable over the reality of hearing? This is a question well drawn and it can be well answered. The subject of IMAMAT is like that of prophet hood and the conditions surrounding a prophet. To prove a general…

Jordan's king says East Al-Quds must be capital of Palestinian state

SHAFAQNA - Jordanian King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein has reiterated his support for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, stating that East Jerusalem al-Quds must be the capital of such a country. During a meeting with German…

Ahmed Al-Waeli

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SHAFAQNA- ultimately have the same goal (which is getting closer to Allah). He repeatedly conveys that each sect has his own Ijtihad(interpretation of Hadith) but that should not create tension. He always condemned those whom called Shia non-Muslims. Al-Waeli…

Mind and the Divine Attributes

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SHAFAQNA - The main divine attributes discussed by the early mutakallimīn were Life, Power, and Knowledge. Each of these is related to the issue of whether God has a mind, for each of them, as applied to humans, is associated with soul, will,…

Before the Mission

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SHAFAQNA- The World Before Islam The chaotic situation of the world prior to Islam is clearly reflected in the accurate mirror of history. The outline of decline, oppression, bloodshed, idol-worship is evident in this mirror. Before Islam,…

Ghaibat-us-Sughra

SHAFAQNA- Ghaibat-us-Sughra means ‘the minor concealment.’ Its period was about 70 years. It began in 260 A.H. when Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) first went into concealment, and ended in 328 A.H. During Ghaibut-us-Sughra, the Imam appointed…

Broadcasting “In the Grief of the 8th Sun” and “Razavi Ambassadors”, Pilgrims Came to Spiritual Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Long Distances

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SHAFAQNA- Going on Imam Reza (A.S.) pilgrimage is a dream for many of lovers and devotees of Hazrat Reza (A.S.) and only three million non-Iranian pilgrims have the opportunity to visit Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine. For the first time…

Pilgrimage sites: Makkah al-Mukarramah

SHAFAQNA - Masjid al-Haraam • The Holy Ka'aba. The House of Allah and the birth place of Imam Ali b. Abi Taalib [a] • Hajar al-Aswad (The Black Stone) • Maqam Ibrahim • Hijr Ismail. This was the location of the house of…

Second Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-* One who develops the trait of greediness and avarice invites degradation; one who keeps on advertising his poverty and ill-luck will always be humiliated; one who has no control over his tongue will often have to face embarrassment…

A Brief Account On The Morals and Behavior of Rasul-Allah (SAWA)

SHAFAQNA-BISMI-ALLAHI AL-RAHMANI AL-RAHIM Of all the Anbiya 'Alayhimu-Salaam that Allah sent to different tribes and nations, Rasulu-Allah (Sallallahu 'Alayhi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was sent to the whole mankind. Allah says He sent him as a…

Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr (Arabic: محمد محمّد صادق الصدر‎; Muḥammad Muḥammad Ṣādiq aṣ-Ṣadr) (March 23, 1943 – February 19, 1999), often referred to as Muhammad Sadiq as-Sadr…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

UN calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. According to a statement…

Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini(Persian: عبدالحسین امینی‎) was a Shia scholar, traditionist, theologian and jurist. His magnum opus is Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab . Birth He was…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 4

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SHAFAQNA- 32. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Do not care when you associate with the intelligent even if you are deprived of his generosity. You may benefit by his intelligence, but be cautions of his ill manners. Do not neglect associating…

The Signs Heralding the Reappearance of Imam al-Mahdi (a.s)

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SHAFAQNA- Prophet Muhammed (s.a.w.) has said: "Even if the entire duration of the world’s existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left before Doomsday, Allah will expand that day to such length of time as to accommodate…

Extremist Jewish settlers break into Nablus shrines to perform Talmudic rituals

SHAFAQNA - Hundreds of Israeli extremist settlers at dawn Sunday stormed Awarta town, east of Nablus city, to perform Talmudic rituals in one of its historical sites. Eyewitnesses reported that 13 buses carrying hundreds of settlers entered…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 3

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SHAFAQNA- 21. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: You should gather in your heart the need for people and the dispensing with them. You may have the need for people through showing good wording and good humor with them, and you may have the…

Imam Ali shrine translates nine books to foreign languages and prints over three thousand copies in 2017

SHAFAQNA - Ameerul Mumineen Center for Translation that belongs to the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) translated nine books into English, French, Turkish, Swedish, Urdu, Persian and German. In…

Short Maxims of Imam Ali (A.S.) - Part 2

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said to Malik al-Ashtar: O Malik, retain and understand the following wording: O Malik, the owners of weak conviction are disregarding their personality. He whoever takes greed as his slogan is disgracing…

Sayyid Abdul Majid al-Khoei

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SHAFAQNA- Many people only vaguely remember what happened on 10th April 2003 in Najaf. A Shia cleric was stabbed to death outside Iraq's holiest shrine. On the day, it was simply a murder carried out by blood thirsty terrorists, but it…

US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances. The War on Iran is “On Hold”? The Escalation Scenario

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SHAFAQNA- By Prof Michel Chossudovsky In 2003, the war on Iran project was already Déjà Vu. It had been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since the mid-nineties.  Since the launching of the Theater Iran Near Term (TIRANNT) war…

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

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: Piety, concealment of the good actions, steadfastness against disasters, and suppression of the misfortunes are within the treasures of Paradise. 2. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: The…

The Creation of Man

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SHAFAQNA- In the Qur’an the subject of human reproduction leads to a multitude of statements which constitute a challenge to the embryologist seeking a human explanation to them. It was only after the birth of the basic sciences which…

History of the Shrine of Imam Husayn Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib

SHAFAQNA - Unlike any other city, Karbala has its named engraved in the memory of generations, and in the expanse of the Muslim world... Believers remember that name with sorrow and distress, for they remember the history of the master…

Photos: The Late Allamah Amini's Trip to India

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SHAFAQNA - 28 Rabi al-Thani is the anniversary of Allamah Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini's decease, the Shia scholar, traditionist, theologian and jurist. His magnum opus is Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab. The following are…

Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim, was born in 1939, is the son of the late Grand Ayatollah Muhsin AI-Hakim (who was the spiritual leader for the Shia in world in the period 1955-1970). Al-Hakim family is a well known religious…

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

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SHAFAQNA-It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality of Prophethood with a clear implication that the prophethood has been culminated and finalized in Hadhrat Mohammad (WAS). It…