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SHAFAQNA- Foreword: This is a compilation of knowledge and advice given by various great scholars and teachers, including one of the...

The Christian Monk on the Journey from Karbala to...

SHAFAQNA- "One night they rested in the mountain top of a hermitage of a monk who had devoted his life...

Those who didnt prostrate to Adam (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Here is a clear Hadees which proves that the AhlulBait (A.S) didnt prostrate to Prophet Adam (A.S) when Allah...

Who frowned at the blind man?

SHAFAQNA- In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful At least everyone is in agreement that the verses 80:1-10 refer...

Shia Islam: What the Qur’an and the Sunna say...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 4: What the Qur’an and the Sunna say...

Shia Islam: What the Qur’an and the Prophet’s tradition...

Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 3: What the Qur’an and the Prophet’s tradition...

Let’s Not Appropriate Hijab

SHAFAQNA- There is an emerging trend in the hijabi world that has me extremely concerned. I’m talking about women wearing...

The Arba’een Husayni(A.S.) (The 40th Day after the Martyrdom...

SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn (A.S.):The Doyen of the Martyrs, The Grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam(S.A.W.),The Chief of the Youth...

Wilayah of AhlulBayt (as)

SHAFAQNA- Abul Qasim Ja'far b. Muhammad - may Allah bless him with mercy, reported to me from his father, from...

No One Can Ever Know The Depths Of His...

SHAFAQNA- WE BELIEVE that although the manifestations of His Essence is found everywhere and in everything; His substance is not...

The Power of Love in Society and in Refining...

SHAFAQNA- The power of love is a great and effective force in relation to society; the best societies are those...

Tradition of respecting the Imam (A.S) during occultation

SHAFAQNA- There is a Hadith that the name of Imam al-Hujjah (A.S) was mentioned in front of Imam Reza (A.S)....

They control people’s life everyday

SHAFAQNA-Abdullah was an oil seller, living near Imam Reza (A.S) for a while. Once, when he was at the...

Arbaeen: World’s largest annual pilgrimage as millions of Shia...

SHAFAQNA- Millions of pilgrims have gathered in Iraq's holy city of Karbala to mark Arbaeen, a sacred Shia Muslim ritual....

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn

  SHAFAQNA- What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” of Imam al-Husayn, peace be...

The Daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain (a) is distinguished amongst other martyrs and revolutionaries by characteristics that excel all other martyrs; he became...

Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) Abu...

Exemplary Women: Hazrat Umm ul-Banin (s.a)

SHAFAQNA- By : Abdulkarim Paknia Abstract Fatima bint Hazam, or Umm ul-Banin, was known for her noble lineage, upright morals, and enduring...

Arrival of Jabir in Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Tusi writes in his book entitled Misbah ul Mutahajjid that 20th of the month of Safar is the...

Philosophy behind the event and a brief commentary on...

SHAFAQNA- What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon...

The Shi‘a in the Time of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Ahmad Reza Khizri Abstract Part I of this series offered a biography of Imam Sajjad (a), a brief history of...

Zuhair’s tryst with Imam Hussain (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- This meeting which proved to be the turning point in Zuhair’s life has been covered by Shaykh Abbas Qummi...

Sermon of Lady Zaynab (s.a) in the Court of...

SHAFAQNA-O Yazid, if you consider our defeat as your achievement then you will have to pay its price. Allah...

Head of Imam Hussain (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- One of the miracles that Allah Almighty gave to Imam Hussain (A.S) was that his sacred head spoke as...

Examining Selected Jurisprudential Differences among Muslims

SHAFAQNA- By: Zahra Naqavi Abstract Following the demise of the Holy Prophet (S), intellectual and ideological distinctions between Shi‘as and Sunnis prompted...

And Thus the Head Remains Held High

SHAFAQNA- On the day of Ashura, over 1300 years ago, a noble man was slaughtered thirsty on the land of...

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...

A Glimpse of Tafsir Al-Mizan: The Miracle of the...

SHAFAQNA- By: Shahnaze Safieddine In verse 2:23 in the Qur’an, God challenges the unbelievers to bring a book like the Qur’an,...

The Standard Bearer of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Abbas (A.S) could no longer bear life after having seen how his companions and the members of his family...

Crying and wailing for Imam Hussain (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) wept whenever he was foretold the tragedy that would befall on Hussain (A.S) and his companions. Musnad...

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