Shia Studies

What is worship? Ibadah

SHAFAQNA - Worship {‘ibadah} is the purpose behind our creation. The Qur’an states: ﴿ وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالإنْسَ إِلا لِيَعْبُدُونِ ﴾ “I...

Al-Ghadir and its Relevance to Islamic Unity

SHAFAQNA - The distinguished book entitled “al-Ghadir” has raised a huge wave in the world of Islam. Islamic thinkers shed...

Imam Mahdi Documentary

SHAFAQNA - The Shi’a believe that Imam al-Mahdi is the only son of Imam Hasan al-Askari (the 11th Imam) who...

Western Nationalism and Islamic Nationhood

SHAFAQNA - The relations, conflicts and clashes between various nations have in the present age become a daily issue which...

Shia Islam: What does the word Shia mean? /1

Shafaqna - Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī What does the word Shīʿa mean? The Arabic word, shīʿa, literally...

Islam and Religious Freedom by Dr John Andrew Morrow...

SHAFAQNA - Delivered at the Catholic-Muslim Forum in Plainfield, Indiana, on Monday, October 17, 2016, In the Name of God, the...

Shi’ism, The Creed Of Love

SHAFAQNA - One of the greatest marks of distinction of Shi`ism over other sects is that its-foundation and its bedrock...

Obituary – I. K. A. Howard

SHAFAQNA- University of Edinburgh Obituary – I. K. A. Howard but Qur’anic studies, theology political thought, and mysticism. His translations included...

THE SEMIOLOGY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF IMAM AL-HUSAYN (ʿA)...

SHAFAQNA-The martyrdom of Imam al-Ḥusayn (ʿa) was so intertwined with various lofty values that it will never become old,...

Pope Francis Thanked Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi for His...

SHAFAQNA- Announced by the office of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Following the message of Grand Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi to Pope Francis,...

Difficult and critical decision

SHAFAQNA- The story is about a "choice", the most important manifestation of the meaning of human being. But what kind...

zainab From England: The fates of Imam Hussain (as)...

SHAFAQNA- When I heard Lady Zainab’s (as) story, I weeped over what had happened to her and I will...

Hujjat Academy – Islamic Courses

SHAFAQNA- We are pleased to announce the launch of the Hujjat Academy; A joint project between Stanmore Jafferys, Hujjat Islamic Studies (HIS) and...

Alhaji Ismail Yakubu; New Shia Muslim, Who is trying...

SHAFAQNA- I said to myself I should do my best to deliver the message of Ahlul Bait. Therefore, I...

The Past Master: Sheikh Al-Mufid

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b....

I read the Quran, I was amazed by its...

SHAFAQNA- Ali Al Romani, Canadian New Shia Muslim I Fell in love with the Personality of Imam Ali Ibn Abi...

Sheikh Abbas Qummi (RA): Author of the book ‘Mafateeh-ul-Jinan’

SHAFAQNA- By Gholamreza Goli Zavareh Hajj Sheikh Abbas Qumi (RA) is one of the greatest scholars, researchers and narrators who in...

What is Eid-al-Ghadir and why do Shia Muslims celebrate...

SHAFAQNA - Today, around the world, Shia Muslims will be celebrating an occasion of vital importance to them; an event that it...

Martyrdom anniversary of Maytham al-Tammar (RA); the Orator of...

SHAFAQNA- The brilliance of Maytham’s faith doesn’t fade after having replied to Ibn Ziyad’s foolish talk; rather, Maytham went on...

Khawajah Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201—1274)

SHAFAQNA- Nasir al-Din Tusi was the most celebrated scholar of the 13th century in Islamic lands. Thomas Aquinas and Roger...

The Oath of Ghadeer and The Ummah of Muhammad...

SHAFAQNA - NOTE TO READERS: This article concludes my series (for now anyway) on political Islam, religious legitimacy and the...

Imam Ali Ibn Muhammad al-Hadi ( an-Naqi)

SHAFAQNA- Name: Ali  Title: al-Hadi or and - Naqi  Agnomen: Abn'l-Hasan   Father's name: Muhammad al-Jawed( at-Taqi)  Mother's name:sumanah  Birth: In...

The Oath Of Ghadeer and the birth of Islam...

SHAFAQNA - NOTE TO READERS – This article is the first of a series which will deal with such matters...

Martyrdom of Muslim Ibn Aqil in Kufah

SHAFAQNA- Muslim Ibn Aqil in Kufah Imam Al-Husayn (A.S) chose Muslim ibn 'Aqil, son of his uncle and the husband of...

Obligation to perform Hajj by Ayatollah Sistani

SHAFAQNA- It is clear from the Holy Qur'an and the traditions that performance of Hajj (Pilgrimage) is obligatory on every...

hajjatul wida; The Message of Ghadeer

SHAFAQNA- بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم  Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) message to the people on the Day of Ghadeer and its significance The Introduction: The...

Shaykh Saduq, the Great Shi‘a Authority in the Age...

SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh Abstract Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babiwayh al-Qummi was one of the greatest scholars of Shi‘a...

Imam Khomeini: Family Life

SHAFAQNA- Observance of the Rights of the Wife The Imam always offered me the better place in the room. He would...

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