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Our Behaviour

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SHAFAQNA- I have been working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an article,…

Ghaibat-us-Sughra

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SHAFAQNA- Ghaibat-us-Sughra means ‘the minor concealment.’ Its period was about 70 years. It began in 260 A.H. when Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) first went into concealment, and ended in 328 A.H. During Ghaibut-us-Sughra, the Imam appointed…

Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam   A Selection of statements by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei on the personality and Be’that of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) The present work is a collection of excerpts from…

Muhammad (S.A.) the Foretold Prophet

SHAFAQNA-Time of Expectation and Hope The prophets of ancient times, especially Hazrat Musa and Hazrat `Isa (A.S.), had given their followers news of the advent of Islam, even to the extent that indications of the special attributes of the…

The Trustworthy

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SHAFAQNA-It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka'aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka'aba was in the lower section of Mecca. It had become old and collapsed. So…

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

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SHAFAQNA-Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur'an the word "Rawdha" mentioned in this verse…

Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.)

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SHAFAQN- “An age will approach when the people’s faces would be laughing (exalting) and their hearts would be dark, bleak and dirty.  The Sunnah to them would be innovation and heresy.  The faithful would be belittled and debased among…

Gentleness in the Noble Life of Prophet Muhammed (P.)

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SHAFAQNA-“It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them, had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have dispersed from around you. Therefore, excuse them; Plead for forgiveness for them and consult them in the affairs”. …

Imam Hasan (A.S.) Whose Obedience Allah made Incumbent on People

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam 'Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took the newly born child in his arms, recited…

Glimpses of the Life of Imam Al Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-His Relationship with Allah Almighty Among the stories told, Imam Zein Al Abidin (PBUH) once talked about the worship specifications of Imam Al Mojtaba (PBUH) and said, “When he used to purify and wash himself for praying,…

Imam's Remembrance Of Allah

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Imam devoted himself to prayers in such abundance, that all the limbs employed in prostration bore scars and impressions of his Sajdah (prostration). Most of the nights were spent on the prayer-carpet. The sense of his absorption…

Washington Irving: Under the blazing sun, stood the immortal Hussain

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SHAFAQNA- Washington Irving, American Author, said about Imam Hussain (a.s.), “It was possible for Hussain to save his life by submitting himself to the will of Yazid, but his responsibility as a reformer did not allow him to accept Yazid’s…

Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussain Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- irth In the period of the second caliph Umar, the Muslims conquered Iran. The daughters of Yazdgard were brought to Madina. All had gathered in the mosque of Madina to see what was the decision of the caliph, about them. He…

Germany to Host ‘Abu-al-Fadhl Abbas (AS)’ Cultural Week

SHAFAQNA- According to Kafeel website, the program will be organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Imam, in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. Seyyed Ahmad Radhi Husseini,…

The necessity of the 'isma of the Imam

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous articles we have pointed out that an Imam is not an ordinary leader who simply has to rule a country and protect its borders; rather, in addition to this duty, he has other weighty responsibilities, alluded to above.…

MUHARRAM AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE (3)

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SHAFAQNA- his is the third article in the series on Muharram and its significance. In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who…

Muharram and its Significance (2)

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SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s…

Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However,…

Mubahala

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SHAFAQNA- The Event or Eid al-Mubahalah In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. O Allah! Send your blessings to the chief of Your Messengers and the Last of Your Prophets, Muhammad (S), and his pure and cleansed…

Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibne Musa Al Reza (a.s) said: “O son of Shabeeb! Muharram is such a month that the Arabs of the age of ignorance (pre-Islāmic) too respected its sanctity and forbade oppression and blood-shed in it. But these people…

The Message of Devotion

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SHAFAQNA- "O People! The Messenger of Allah has said: If anyone witnesses an oppressive ruler who permits that which has been forbidden by Allah, breaks the divine covenant, opposes the Prophet's Sunnah and regulations, and treats Allah's…

What Does Karbala Teach Us?

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn had shown by his acts as well as his various discourses during the seven days of Muharram at Karbala, that this conflict was much more universal in nature, and that he knew that he was going to live for ever through…

Day of Wilayah

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SHAFAQNA- In the year 10AH, the Prophet proceeded on his journey to Mecca to perform pilgrimage. A pilgrimage which was later to be called the ‘farewell pilgrimage’ (hujjat al-wada’a). Named so because it was the last…

Eid al-Ghadir and a Pious Leadership

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SHAFDAQNA- On the 18th of Zilhejjah of the 10th year after Hijra, a great event took place by a small pond which lay on the way between Holy Mecca and Medina. On that day the holy Prophet of Islam (May the blessing of Allah be upon him and…

Distorting the Sacred Event Of Ghadeer

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SHAFAQNA- Allama Shibli Nomani's writings are of such a high order that he did not consider it advisable even to hint at the most significant Ghadeer incident or its importance and doing so was highly inappropriate according to his broad vision…

Traditions on al-Mahdi a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Out of the controversial narrations we can refer to the various traditions cited in the books widely known among the Sunnis, dealing with al-Mahdi the Awaited, stating that he will reappear at the end of time to fill the world with…

‘Shi’a’ and Imamate

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SHAFAQNA- The term ‘Shi’a’ means ‘follower’, and now refers, conventionally, to the group of Muslims who, after the death of the Holy Prophet, believed that the function of leadership in the Islamic community was the prerogative of…