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Promise and Pleasure of Allah

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SHAFAQNA- There is no doubt that when Allah makes a promise, it is a promise of truth. Even Shaitan acknowledges this fact as Allah quotes him: And the Shaitan shall say after the affair is decided: Surely Allah promised you the promise…

Knowing Allah, His Greatness and His Grace

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SHAFAQNA- The Holy Prophet [s] said: "O' people! Verily, there is no prophet after me, nor any Ummah after you (Muslims). So, take care to worship your Lord, perform your five ritual prayers, fast in the appointed month (Ramadan), make pilgrimage…

Allah’s Guidance; a Valuable Blessing

SHAFAQNA - The Omnipotent Allah has willed to place human being in a corner of the world for a limited time, out of Mercy, allowing him to benefit from all the blessings that are prepared through the processes of the ethereal elements like…

RIGHTS OF GOD

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful Know ¬God have mercy upon you¬ that God has rights incumbent upon you and that these encompass you in every motion through which you move, every rest which you take, every waystation…

The Greatest Right of Allah

SHAFAQNA - The greatest right of God against you is that you worship Him without associating anything with Him. When you do that with sincerity (ikhlas), He has made it binding upon Himself to give you sufficiency in the affair of this world…

Divine Blessings

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SHAFAQNA - Because He favors His servants, God the Blessed and Supreme gave them intellect, He gave them the power to refine and purify themselves, He sent the prophets and awliya [the friends of God, saints, holy men] to guide people and to…

Seeking protection in Allah (S.w.T.)’s obedience

SHAFAQNA - The deity of the sinners and Allah (S.w.T.)’s disobedient persons is always Satan. Such persons might curse Satan a thousand times to make a hypocritical show to others. To put the matter in more precise words, such persons outwardly…

The Sixth Talk - SEEKING ALLAH'S PROTECTION FROM SATAN

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُواْ فَإِذَا هُم…

The Fifth Talk - SEEKING ALLAH'S PROTECTION FROM SATAN

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful إِنَّ الَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ إِذَا مَسَّهُمْ طَائِفٌ مِّنَ الشَّيْطَانِ تَذَكَّرُواْ فَإِذَا هُم…

The Fourth Talk - SEEKING ALLAH'S PROTECTION FROM SATAN

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful وَقُل رَّبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ هَمَزَاتِ الشَّيَاطِينِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ رَبِّ أَن يَحْضُرُونِ Say…

ALLĀH AND THE MASCULINE PRONOUN

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SHAFAQNA- Question Why does Allāh [God] use the masculine pronoun when referring to Himself in the Qur’ān? Why has the masculine pronoun taken precedence over the feminine pronoun? Answer The language of the Qur’ān is ʿArabic and…

The prophets (a.s.) and the knowledge of the unseen - Seyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah

SHAFAQNA - The Humanness of the Prophet (p.): The Holy Quran stated that the Prophet (p.) has emphasized to his people that he (p.) is a man like them. "I am but a man like you: It is revealed to me by Inspiration, that your Allah is one Allah."…

AhlulBait (as) - The reason behind the creation of everything

SHAFAQNA- The below narrations [in addition to the narration of Hadith-e-Kisa] prove that Allah (swt) created the world and everything because of the AhlulBait (as) and if the AhlulBait (as) were not there then Allah (swt) would not have created…

Why Do I Consider Islam as the Most Perfect Religion?

SHAFAQNA- No other religion professed by a large community have I found so comprehensible and encouraging. There seems no better way towards tranquility and contentment in life, no greater promise for the future after death. The human…

Islam teaches you to leave space for God in your life

SHAFAQNA- As the call to prayer ended, some of the waiters unhurriedly headed towards the mosque, overwhelmed by the unforgiving heat. It was all so different from Kansk, the snowy town she had left behind in Russia’s Siberia to go on a volunteering…

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…

"Being Respected in the Eyes of Allah (SWT)…"

SHAFAQNA- "Being Respected in the Eyes of Allah (SWT)…" Abu Musa, one of the companions of Imam Hadi (PBUH) has narrated the following story: One day I went to Imam Hadi (PBUH) and told him: "Mutawakkil oppresses me and has taken away some…

Sending Blessings on the Holy Prophet & his family (Salutation)

SHAFAQNA- “Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! Send your blessings on him, and solute him a thorough salutation”. (33:56) one of the best ways to know the personality of great men is to study their literature…

Value of women in Society

SHAFAQNA- Islam has made the man and the woman equal in their will and action so far as the management of their lives is concerned. Allah said: The one of you being from the other. (3:195) She is independent in her will and intention and…

Haroun Asks Bohlool for Advice

SHAFAQNA- One day Haroun was passing by on his way somewhere when he saw Bohlool riding a stick (as if it were a horse) and running with children. He called Bohlool who asked: "What do you want?" Haroun said: "Criticize me." Bohlool said,…

Theory of Matter and Anti-Matter

SHAFAQNA- One of the unique theories of Imam Sadiq (A.S) is that everything except Allah has its opposites, but this does not result in a conflict, otherwise the whole universe would be destroyed. This is the theory of matter and anti-matter.…

The Shop Keeper

SHAFAQNA- A heavy-built man was passing through the market of Kufa, his step was firm and assured. He had a fine physique and sun-burnt face; encounters of the battle-field had left their marks on him and the corner of one of his eyes was slit.…

A Heavenly Wife

SHAFAQNA- “O Spirit of Allah, I have come to ask for the hand of the daughter of your successor Simon in marriage for this son of mine…” (The words of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) addressing Prophet Jesus (A.S)) Bishr ibn Sulayman…

Rules of Attaining Spiritual Perfection

SHAFAQNA- By: Allamah Muhammad Husayn Tabataba’i To be able to advance on this spiritual path it is necessary for a spiritual traveler to appoint some righteous man his preceptor (spiritual guide). The preceptor must have passed away from…

Allah spoke with the voice of Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- In the book Kashful-Ghummah, as narrated by Faidh al-Kashani, from Umar that when the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) was asked as to what voice did Allah (S.W.T) speak to him during the Journey (Ascension), the Prophet replied: My Lord…

And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees.

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SHAFAQNA- "And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of Allah: And Allah is full of kindness to (His) devotees.” (Holy Quran; Surah al-Baqara, Verse 207) This verse was revealed on the first night of the…

No One Can Ever Know The Depths Of His Substance

SHAFAQNA- WE BELIEVE that although the manifestations of His Essence is found everywhere and in everything; His substance is not known to any one! That is; no one can ever know the innermost depths of His substance. This is because whatever…

Our Behaviour

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,…