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The Expressly Stated Virtues of 'Ali (as) and All The Ahl Al-Bayt (as)

SHAFAQNA - Quoting the Holy Prophet (S) Sunni and Shi'ah 'ulama' have related many ahadith on the virtues of 'Ali (as) and all the other Ahl al-Bayt. Three of these virtues will be dealt with here. (1) In the 6th year after Hijrah, the Christians…

History of the Cemetery Of Jannat Al-Baqi

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SHAFAQNA- Where Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (2nd Imam), Imam Ali Ibn Al-Husayn (4th imam), Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (5th imam), & Imam Ja'far Ibn Muhammad (6th imam), peace be upon them, are buried On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345…

Dua Tawassul / The Supplication of Seeking Advocacy

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SHAFAQNA- https://youtu.be/TdKnHUZ0ClE Shaykh Tusi says, in his book Misbah, that imam Hassan bin Ali Al Askari wrote this dua'a for Abu Muhammad who requested him to teach him the proper way of reciting salawat. Allama Majlisi has mentioned…

Dua Iftitah / The Supplication of The Opening

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SHAFAQNA- Dua Iftitah was taught by the twelth Imam (a) for Shi'as to recite every night during the month Ramadhan, The Dua is excellent for molding man's attitude towards his Creator as it discusses many aspects of the wretchedness of…

15th Shaban:The Happy and Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Mahdi (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Hujjat ibn Hasan al-Askari(A.S.) the Twelfth Holy Imam, Al-Mahdi was born on 15th Shaban in 255 A.H. in Samarrah(Iraq). On this Auspicious and Solemn Occasion we extend our Heartiest and Happy Greetings to all the peace-lovers…

Ziarat dedicated to Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (`a), as per scholars Shaykh al-Mufid, and Muhammad ibn al-Mashhadi

SHAFAQNA- اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا وَلِيَّ ٱللَّهِ alssal¡mu `alayka y¡ waliyya all¡hi Peace be upon you, O intimate servant of Allah. اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ يَا حُجَّةَ…

Sayings of Imam Mohammad Taqi (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Hazrat Imam (Taqi) Jawad a.s said , God will forgave all of the sins of one who pays a visit to my father's ( Hazrat Imam Ali Raza a.s ) grave & Paradise is his . Hazrat Imam (Taqi) Jawad a.s said , For he who makes a pilgrimage…

Imam Muhammad al-Jawad (as): You should not fear anyone other than Allah (SWT)

SHAFAQNA- The story of Mamun al-Rashid's first meeting with the young son of Imam Ali Ridha (as) is interesting. Once when our 9th Imam, Imam Taqi (as) was only nine years old, he was walking down a street of Baghdad, when Mamun…

Sayings of Fatima Zahra (s.a.)

SHAFAQNA- 1. Praise and Eulogy is for Allah for the blessing and bounties which He has bestowed. And thanks to HIM upon what He revelated (to His servants) And Praise is for HIM upon the common boons and blessings which He bestowed upon His…

The Prophet Muhammad's last commands ... did we listen?

SHAFAQNA - If the Quran remains under God's protection and can therefore any redacting, or change to its integrity, the same was not promised of the Islamic community. As sad as it may sound, Muslims have failed to hold on to the Truth and…

Quranic encyclopedia of Ahl-ul-Bayt compiled in Holy Karbala

SHAFAQNA - The compilation of a great Quranic encyclopedia titled “Ahl-ul-Bayt, peace be upon them” was completed by the Dar al-Quran Center, affiliated to the Imam Hussein Holy Shrine. According to sources, the scientific committee…