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A Life of Purpose

SHAFAQNA-Every so often, we are shocked by the death of a young member of our community. We experience a...

Greed

Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph, once arranged for an old man in Yemen who had seen the Holy Prophet...

Theory of Matter and Anti-Matter

SHAFAQNA- One of the unique theories of Imam Sadiq (A.S) is that everything except Allah has its opposites, but this...

How Do You Look at Marriage?

SHAFAQNA- The Western culture has a big impact on the youth of today, but Islam has provided a way to...

The Shop Keeper

SHAFAQNA- A heavy-built man was passing through the market of Kufa, his step was firm and assured. He had a...

Following Carnal Desires / Commentary of the Quran (Chapter...

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:87-88) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Following Carnal Desires بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَقَفَّيْنَا مِن بَعْدِهِ...

Importance of Education

SHAFAQNA- The first and foremost condition for the vitality of a nation is acquisition of knowledge. In view of this...

A Life of Service: Honoring Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- The English vocabulary while expansive suddenly finds itself too poor to produce sufficient words to describe the character of...

A Heavenly Wife

SHAFAQNA- “O Spirit of Allah, I have come to ask for the hand of the daughter of your successor Simon...

The Death Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Masumah(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.) was born in...

The Harmful effects of Pork on the Health of...

SHAFAQNA- Question: What is the harm in eating pork, that Islam has prohibited it, whereas Christians consume it with delight? Answer:...

Neighbors First

SHAFAQNA- The child had made it a habit to rise regularly in the small hours of the night and join...

Ahlul Bayt (A.S) and Humbleness

SHAFAQNA- Humbleness is an outstanding feature in the lives of Ahlul Bayt. Ibn Masud reports: A person came to the presence...

Investing for the Hereafter

SHAFAQNA- Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Kazim (A.S),...

Imam Reza’s (A.S) Historic letter to Shias as narrated...

SHAFAQNA- In Bihar al-Anwar, volume 72, a narrative is quoted from Hazrat Abdol Azim (A.S) which is Imam Reza’s message...

Rules of Attaining Spiritual Perfection

SHAFAQNA- By: Allamah Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i To be able to advance on this spiritual path it is necessary for a spiritual...

A Very Important Event

SHAFAQNA- Nasr ibn Muzahim, in his book of Waq'a Siffin (one of the oldest books that were written nearly in...

Sending Blessings on the Holy Prophet & his family...

SHAFAQNA- “Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! Send your blessings on him, and...

Hazrat Ibrahim and the Old Man

SHAFAQNA- In the Middle East there is a land known as Palestine. Long before, in this land there lived a...

Allah spoke with the voice of Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- In the book Kashful-Ghummah, as narrated by Faidh al-Kashani, from Umar that when the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) was asked as...

Birth Anniversary of Imam Sadiq (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Zechariah, who was a Christian, drew the attention of his Muslim friend Abdollah towards a person who was going...

Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h)

SHAFAQNA- Charity A man giving in alms one piece of silver in his lifetime is better for him than giving one...

Satan – The Master Hypnotist

SHAFAQNA- Hypnosis is a trance-like condition characterized by an altered state of consciousness, diminished will power, and an increased...

Wonderful Short Maxims

SHAFAQNA- The following are some of the wonderful maxims transmitted from Imam Abu Muhammad al-Askari (AS). He said, 1. “If fate...

The Eleventh Infallible Imam

SHAFAQNA- Name: Hasan bin ‘Ali. Agnomen: Abu Muhammad. Title: Al-‘Askari. Father: ‘Ali an-Naqi. Mother: Hudaytha (also known as Susan). Birth: 10th Rabi II, 232 AH...

Islamic Irfan

SHAFAQNA- By: Shahid Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari The previous lecture dealt with the question of locating the principal origin of Islamic 'irfan,...

And there is the type of man who gives...

SHAFAQNA- "And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah...

The Secret of Imam Ali’s Force of Attraction

SHAFAQNA- What is the reason for the friendship and love for Ali in people’s hearts? Nobody has yet discovered the secret...

The Farewell Pilgrimage of the Prophet Muhammad

SHAFAQNA - In this year, (10 A.H.) the Holy Prophet performed his last pilgrimage, details of which are fairly well-known....

Descent of the first revelation (Wahy)

SHAFAQNA- Shias commentators believe that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) was appointed on 27th of Rajab, five years after the rehabilitation of...

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