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Imam Hussein (as) leader of the martyrs

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SHAFAQNA-Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945) Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. "Husayn fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammedan tradition,…

Karbala & Humanity

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SHAFAQNA-When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, they were sending powerful messages to mankind. No doubt, the sacrifice…

Imam Muhammed Al-Taqi (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Birth:      10th Rajab 195 AH in Madina Parents:  Imam ‘Ali al-Ridha (a.s.) & Bibi Sabika Naubiyyah (a.s.) Titles:     ‘Al-Jawad’ (The Generous), ‘Al-Taqi’ (The Pious) Death:   …

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA-We have seen so far traditions from the Sunni sources related to Imam Ali (a.s.), which prove the superiority of Ali (a.s.) over all other companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). Now after proving this fact (superiority of Ali (a.s.))…

Al-Hassan Al-Mujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Birth and Childhood In the mid of the month of Ramadan, the 3rd year of Hijrah, a son was born in the small mud house of Hazrat Ali (A.S.). The Prophet (P.B.U.H), on behalf of Almighty God, named him Hassan (A.S.). Imam Hassan (A.S.)…

The Life of Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-On the 15th day of the Holy month of Ramazan, 3rd A.H, the first son of Ali (A.S) and Hazrat Zahra (A.S) was born. kafi: vol=1; pg.461 The Kunyat of Imam Hasan (A.S) was Abu Mohammad. Al - Irshad : vol = 2; pg 5 His laqab (title)…

Awaiting the Beloved

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SHAFAQNA-A person is indebted to the blessing of hope and anticipation in his social and personal life.  If it was not for this hope and anticipation there would be no purpose in looking forward to the future.  Life for such a person would…

Hadith Thaqalayn

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SHAFAQNA- Zayd ibn Arqam has recounted that the Prophet said, "It seems that God has called me unto Himself and I must obey His call. But I leave two great and precious things among you: the Book of God and My Household. Be careful as to…

Hazrat Abbas's (as) nobility arose from loyalty to Truth in difficult times

SHAFAQNA- The nobleness of Hazrat Abalfazl al-Abbas is due to his endeavor, sacrifice, sincerity and his awareness of the Imam (as) of his time. It is due to his patience and resistance. It is because he abstained from drinking water [he was…

Fifth Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  O Allah what did he finds who lost you, and what did he loose who found you. * On his way to Karbala, Imam Hussain(A.S.) said: This world has changed, snubbed, and its good has turned tail. Nothing has remained from it except…

Dua for 3rd Shaban

SHAFAQNA- Its recommended to recite this dua on the 3rd of Shaban, as Imam Husain was born on this day. اَللّٰھُمَّ إِنِّی أَسْأَ لُکَ بِحَقِّ الْمَوْلُودِ فِی ھذَا الْیَوْمِ O…

A Will Which Was Not Written

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SHAFAQNA- The last chapter of the life of the Prophet of Islam, when he was confined to bed, is one of the most delicate and subtle chapters of the history of Islam. In those days the Muslims were passing through very tragic moments. Open…

The Seventh Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far Al-Kazim (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina on 7th Safar 128 Hijri (10.11.745AD). Died in Baghdad Iraq 25th Rajab 183 Hijri (4.9.799 AD) Period of Imamate was 35 years. Imam Musa Ibn Ja’far was born during the struggle between the Ummayads and the…

The Imams and Leaders of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous discussions lead us to the conclusion that in Islam, after the death of the Holy Prophet, there has continuously existed and will continue to exist within the Islamic community (ummah) an Imam (a leader chosen by God).…

On the Appearance of the Mahdi

SHAFAQNA- In the discussion on prophecy and the Imamate, it was indicated that as a result of the law of general guidance which governs all of creation, man is of necessity endowed with the power of receiving revelation through prophecy,…

The Representative of Allah (SWT) in Imamat is Like His Representative in Nubuwwat

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SHAFAQNA-After the martyrdom of Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (PBUH), Ma’moon moved his central power in Khurasan to Baghdad. He then sent a letter to Imam Muhammad Taghi al-Jawad (PBUH) and summoned him respectfully and honorably acknowledging…

Imam Taqi al-Jawad (AS) Documentary

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SHAFAQNA-A short documentary about the 9th Imam Mohammad Taqi Al-Jawad (AS) ibne Imam Ali Raza (AS) إمام محمد تقي الجواد عليه سلام ابن إمام علي رضا عليه سلام. We have briefly presented a few examples…

The Eleventh Infallible, Hadhrat Imam Muhammad al-Taqi, Jawad al-A’imma, The Ninth Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Imam al-Jawad (as), the ninth Imam of the Shi‘ites, was born in Medina in 195/811. His name is Muhammad, also known as Jawad and Taqi. His other nicknames are Radhi and Muttaqi, but Taqi is the most popular of all. His noble…

Imam Ali (A.S.) and the Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA-We have seen so far traditions from the Sunni sources related to Imam Ali (a.s.), which prove the superiority of Ali (a.s.) over all other companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.). Now after proving this fact (superiority of Ali (a.s.))…

Imam Hadi's (A.S.) Standing against Deviation

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SHAFAQNA- The social-political life of the Imams (A.S.) is exemplary in the way of feeling responsibility for protecting religion and increasing knowledge. Their stability in the fundamentals of religion in addition to their attention to…

The Birth Anniversary Of Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Mohammad Baqir (Pbuh) was born on 1st of Rajab or 3rd of Safar, 57 A.H. in Medina. Both from mother and father side of the family, he was descended from Hazart-e Ali (Pbuh) and Fatemeh Zahra (Sa). As Imam Sadiq (Pbuh) said, her…

Imam al-Hadi (A.S.) reply on Fatalists

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SHAFAQNA- The following narrations are related to the Imam Abul-Hasan Ali bin Mohammed Al-Hadi (peace be upon him) From Ali bin Mohammed: Peace and God’s mercy and blessings be upon you and those who follow the right guidance. I have…

Umm-al-Banin, the Mother of Hazrat Abbas (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-The woman, who bore and brought up a hero such as Hazrat Abbas (A.S.), the standard-bearer to Imam Hussain (A.S.), was Umm-al-Banin (A.S.). She was the daughter of Hazam ibn Khali and wife of Imam Ali (A.S.). She was from the courageous…

Imam Zain Al-Abideen a.s: His Great Role in the Mission of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- INTRODUCTION: Imam Zaynul-‘Abidin (a-s) said: “O People contemplate, meditate and practice for that which you have been created, for ALLAH (swt) did not create you in vain and useless at all”. (Tuhaf Al-Uquul,…

Imam Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.), The Fourth Infallible

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Hassan (as) was born in Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadhan 3 AH. His proud parents were the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali bin Abi Talib (as) and Bibi Fatimah Az Zahra, the Leader of Women of all times. The birth of Imam Hassan…

Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have…

A Quiet Funeral

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SHAFAQNA-In the darkness of the jet-black night, when eyes were asleep and voices were silent, a Heavenly procession left Ali's house while carrying the Messenger of Allah's daughter to her final abode. This was on the night of the third…

Fatimah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-In the meaning that the chief of the Muslim Women, Fatima, is an exemplary character for them, all over the world! 1. Mary is respectable for one relationship; That is, of Jesus Christ But Fatima is respectable For three relationships.…