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The reformist message of Hussain - Sayed Fadhil Milani

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SHAFAQNA - Weekly Friday sermon by Ayatollah Dr Sayed Fadhil Milani from al khoei Islamic centre in London, UK.

Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi: Pilgrimage to Ahlulbayt’s shrines provides opportunity to seek proximity to God

SHAFAQNA - Different groups of Shia Muslims from Wasit Governorate, Saudi Arabia as well as Azerbaijan Republic met with senior Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi in his office on Wednesday. In a meeting with Saudi Shias, Grand Ayatollah…

Why do Shi’a say “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa Ali Muhammad”

SHAFAQNA - When invoking blessings {salawat} on Muhammad (S), why do you also associate his progeny {a} to him by saying, “Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa Ali Muhammad” {“O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad”}? Reply:…

The Life of Lady Zaynab

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SHAFAQNA - To throw light upon the fragrant memories and to work with perseverance to obtain the details of such memories are the two things that cast good manners, virtues, and acquaintance with the conduct of the past personalities who were…

Who is the true ʿālim? in the eyes of AhlulBayt

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM -  We generally use two kinds of terms for scholars, one is ʿālim and the other is faqīh, these terms usually refer to the same thing and are used interchangeably. For someone who is…

Sunni scholar speaks on AhlulBayt, and Imam Hussain's Revolution - Unity is found in Truth

SHAFAQNA - Dr Adnan Ibrahim is an Islamic scholar, medical doctor, and philosopher. He obtained his masters and PhD from the University of Vienna. A Mujtahid in the Shafi'i school of thought and a proponent of the Ashari creed. He has built…

On Fascism and Social Apathy: Wake up already, the noose is around your neck!

SHAFAQNA - How do you tell a man that the Freedom and Rights he imagined his, belong in fact to others? How do you tell a foolish humanity that instant gratification only buys empty tomorrows? … What a bunch of incoherent thoughts right? If…

Lady Fatimah burning house

SHAFAQNA - The chain of events which led to the martyrdom of Lady Fatimah, the beloved daughter of the last Prophet of God, and wife to the first Imam of Islam, Ali ibn Abu Talib has long been subject to intense debate since it underpins a great…

Russian Professor: Respecting Ahlul Bayt, a Religious Obligation for Sunni Muslims

SHAFAQNA -  Russian Ph.D. student of anthropology said, “Respecting Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.) is a religious duty for the Sunni Muslims and it is, as ordered by Qura’an and Ahl al-Bayt’s (A.S.) traditions (Hadiths), an Islamic obligation. There…

Fatimiyah Mourning Ceremonies to Begin in Australia, Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - The devotees of the Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) in Australia and Pakistan will hold ceremonies to marking the Fatimiyah Mourning Days. The mourning ceremonies will start on Sunday night to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima Zahra…

Our Lady Zaynab: her memory and light live not in stones but in the heart of the faithfuls - Editorial

SHAFAQNA - Wahhabi militants this January 31, 2016 targeted the Mosque of Lady Zaynab near Damascus (Syria), the blessed grand-daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, in an attack which claimed the lives of over 50 innocents. This new tragedy…

The Death Anniversary of the Lady al-Masouma (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masouma Born In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.) Died: at the age 28, in Qum on…

Sectarian hatred can never be justified - otherwise we become the evil we see in our enemies

SHAFAQNA EDITORIAL - Today I was sent a link to a video published by MEMRI featuring scenes from an Egyptian candid camera series. The show, includes clips of Egyptian celebrities being told they are appearing on an Israeli channel - not…

Course on “Monotheism in View of AhlulBayt (A.S.)” Begins in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - An educational course on “Monotheism in View of AhlulBayt (A.S.)” has been orgaized by Iranian Cultural Center in Senegal. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, this is the third edition…

British Singer Sami Yusuf Releases Latest Song on Devotion to Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS)

SHAFAQNA - British Singer Sami Yusuf has released his latest song about the virtues of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS). The song, titled "Inna Fi Jannati” (in paradise), is a work in which no musical instrument has been used. Referred to as "Islam’s…