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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...

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...

The Tragic Ending

SHAFAQNA- It was not politically feasible for al-Mamoon to reach Baghdad accompanied by Imam al-Ridha (AS), for that would stir...

The incident of wolf talking with Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Naqi (A.S) said: The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.S) was once sitting when a shepherd came up trembling due...

Marriage

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...

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