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AhleBait (as) are Noor (light)

SHAFAQNA-Allah (swt) says in Sura Al Asr: (1) وَالْعَصْرِ (2)  إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ (3)  إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ…

Words of Wisdom of Imam al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and God will grant him success to the right guidance…

Tafsir Noor al-Thaqalayn: The Verse of Purification (33:33)

SHAFAQNA- في تفسير علي بن إبراهيم وفى رواية أبى الجارود عن أبي جعفر عليه السلام في قوله عز وجل انما يريد الله ليذهب عنكم الرجس أهل البيت…

The Fifth Imam, Muhammad Ibn ‘Ali al-Baqir (as)

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SHAFAQNA- • Harassed by the Ummayad Government. • Some sayings of the Imam. Born in Madina on Ist Rajab 57 Hijri, died in Madina on 7th Zilhijja 114 Hijri (31.1.733AD) at the age of 57 years. Period of Imamate 19 years. On the…

Ahlul Bayt Not A Tribal Concept

SHAFAQNA- Adopted from the Book : "Shi'ism; Imamate and Wilayat" by : "Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi" What I have stated above is not a new interpretation; I have just summarized the arguments of the Shi'a faith supported by reports from the Sunnis…

The Fourth Imam, ‘Ali Ibn Al Husayn, Zainul Abedeen (as) .

SHAFAQNA- When the young ‘Ali took the mantle of Imamate, times were hard on the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet. His is the saddest story of all time. On the 10th of Muharram at the time of Asr Prayers, when his father Husayn (as) was…

What the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) Said About Imam Hasan(A.S.) and Imam Husayn(A.S.) ?

SHAFAQNA- According to al-Bara'; I saw the prophet (S.A.W) with al-Hasan son of 'Ali on his shoulder and saying, " O. Allah, I love him, so love him". References: Saheeh Moslem Ch.5 p.36/ Saheeh al-Bokhary, book of Fadha'il al-Sahaba Ch.2…

The Household of Imam Husayn (A.S.) in Kufah

SHAFAQNA- By: Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi ‘Umar bin Sa‘d remained [there for the rest of] that day and the next day.1 He ordered the heads of the remainder [of al-Husayn’s followers who had been slain] to be cut off. He…

Loyalty and Repudiation on the Day of Ashura

SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaykh Muhammad Mahdi al-Asifi, Najaf, Iraq Conflict of Loyalty The fight for people’s loyalty is not a new thing in human life, and there are two contending poles in this conflict: the divine pole and its extensions…

The Events from the 3rd to the 8th of Muharram

SHAFAQNA- By: Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi The Coming Out of Ibn Sa‘d against al-Husayn (as) The reason why Ibn Sa‘d came against al-Husayn (as) was that ‘Ubaidullah bin Ziyad had dispatched him with four thousand men from…

Imam al-Husayn (A.S.), the reviver and the savior of Islam

SHAFAQNA- By: Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi Imam al-Husayn (a.s.) was the reviver of Islam and the savior of the nation after it had been a prey in the hands of the Umayyads who subjected it to severe torment, killed its men and spared its women.…

Characteristics of the Ahl al-Bayt’s View of Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim It seems proper to refer, yet briefly, to the Ahl al-Bayt’s view of the Hajj and their understanding of the role that this worship can play in the life of the Muslim nation in…

The Legacy of Mubahila

SHAFAQNA- “If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge has come to you, say: ‘Come! Let us gather together – our sons and your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves: Then let us earnestly…

Imam Mohammad Baqer (A.S.) "Baqer al-Uloum", "The Splitter and Spreader of Sciences"

SHAFAQNA- Compiled By: Syed Ali Shahbaz The 3rd of the month of Safar, which although the birthday of an Infallible Imam, we do not mark it with celebrations out of respect for the tragedy of Karbala and its equally tragic aftermath, which…

Allah (swt) made known through AhlulBait (as)

SHAFAQNA- حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسَى عَنْ عَبْدِي يَرْفَعُهُ إِلَى أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع قَالَ: أَبَى…

Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

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SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A worldly lifestyle that consists of seeking pleasure, wealth, fame, and material comforts will inevitably…