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Life of Sayyid Fadlullah(ra)

SHAFAQNA - Birth and Childhood Sayyid Fadlullah was born in the city of Al-Najaf al-Ashraf in 1354H/1935. His father was living there to study Theology, and by the time the Sayyid was born, had already established himself as an outstanding…

Ayatollah Mohammad Mehdi Shamseddine

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Mahdi Shamseddine(Arabic: محمد مهدي شمس الدين‎) was a Lebanese TwelverShia scholar.[1] Shahid Awwal who known as Shamseddine, sun of the faith, was ancestor of Muhammad Mahdi.[2] Biography Mohammad…

Ayatollah Noori Hamedani condemns revocation of Sheikh Isa Qassim’s citizenship

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with a group of seminary students in the city of Qom on Thursday, January 31, senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani warned students to stay vigilant in the face of current world issues and advised…

Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr (Arabic: محمد محمّد صادق الصدر‎; Muḥammad Muḥammad Ṣādiq aṣ-Ṣadr) (March 23, 1943 – February 19, 1999), often referred to as Muhammad Sadiq as-Sadr…

Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Sayed Mohamad Baqir Al-Hakim, was born in 1939, is the son of the late Grand Ayatollah Muhsin AI-Hakim (who was the spiritual leader for the Shia in world in the period 1955-1970). Al-Hakim family is a well known religious…

Syed Ahmed Rizvi Kashmiri

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Aqa Syed Ahmed Rizvior Razavi - d.1964 (1316-1384 Hijri) (Urdu; آیت اللہ آقا سید احمد رضوی کشمیری) was a ShiiteIslamic jurist, religious reformer, and scholar who lived in Srinagar city…

Ayatullah Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi

SHAFAQNA- Ayatullah Agha Hajji Mirza Mahdi Puya Yazdi(1899 (1317 A.H., also spelled as 'Pooya') – 1973 (1393 A.H.)) was a Twelver Shia Muslim and an Islamic scholar, most notable for his famous tafsir of the Qur'an. The son…

Abdul-Karim Haeri Yazdi

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SHAFAQNA-AyatollahHajj Sheikh Abdolkarim Haeri Yazdi (Persian: عبدالکریم حائری یزدی‎; Arabic: عبد الكريم الحائري اليزدي‎; ‘Abd al-Karī̄m al-Ḥa’irī̄ al-Yazdī̄) (1859 — 30 January…

Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani: Dignity of believers lies in obedience to Allah

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with a group of seminary students from Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan in Qom on Tuesday, senior Shia cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Alavi Gorgani asserted that Allah almighty has blessed mankind with many bounties…

Ayatollah Mirza Hassan Shirazi

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SHAFAQNA- Mohammed Hassan Husayni Nouri Shirazi (Persian: میرزای شیرازی‎, Arabic: آية الله العظمى السيد محمد حسن الشیرازي) famously known as Mirza Shirazi (1814–1896), was a famous Iranian cleric.…

Ayatollah Mirza Hasan Ali Murvarid

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SHAFAQNA-The distinguished scholar, Ayatollah Hasan Ali Murvarid, was born on Shawwal 8th, 1329 A.H. in the holy city of Mashhad. He lost his father in 1337 A.H. and according to his father's will, he was taken under the care of Haj Sheikh Hasan…

Ayatollah Sheikh Muhammad Nahavandi

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SHAFAQNA-Haj Sheikh Ali Akbar Nahavandi, son of late Sheikh Hussein Nahavandi, known as “Tajalli”, was one of the distinguished scholars, commentators, and teachers of Astan Quds Razavi also known as “Zein-al-Ulama wa-al Mufasserin”…

Biography of Ayatollah Haj Sayed Ezz al-Din Husseini Zanjani (R.A.)

SHAFAQNA- Birthday Ayatollah Haj Sayed Ezz al-Din Husseini Zanjani (R.A.) was born in 1300 H.Sh. in Zanjan city, in a family of knowledge and religious jurisprudence, in the house of Zanjan Friday prayer leader. The great grandfather of his…

Ayatollah Basheer Najafi: Question on Khums Calculation

SHAFAQNA- Question: The person who is taking out Khums for the first time, due to ignorance and laziness did not take out khums, what is your order regarding this? As he has already bought those necessary things for living and some of them…

Shawwal 28th; death anniversary of Ayatollah Mirza Jawad Maliki Tabrizi

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SHAFAQNA- The distinguished jurisprudent and perfect mystic Haj Mirza Javad Agha Maliki Tabrizi was born in Tabriz . His exact date of birth is not known, but according to a work that he wrote in his youth it seems that…

Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

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SHAFAQNA- Title: معظم له Birth: 1875 1292 AH   Death: March 30, 1961 (aged 86) 1381 AH.    Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875-1961) (Persian: آیت الله العظمی سید حسین بروجردی) was a Twelver Shi'a…

Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Mousavi Nezhad passed away

SHAFAQNA - Senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Mousavi Nezhad, Director of Mousavi Nezhad Hawza Ilmiyya and teacher of Ethics, has passed away, at the age of 85 on Wednesday morning a month after being hospitalized in the holy…

Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli calls on unity in meeting with Vatican official

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SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Javadi-Amoli stated that if the followers of the Abrahamic religions properly follow their prophets, there wouldn’t be any conflict between them and added that the Takfiri ideology, terrorist groups and proxy wars are…

Grand Ayatollah al-Hakim condemns Sayyidah Zaynab terrorist attacks

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah al-Hakim has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sayyidah Zaynab that killed and wounded scores of innocent people. Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Sayyid Sa’id al-Hakim, a source of emulation based in the Iraqi holy…

Grand Aytaollah Alavi: 'Promoting Quran culture is a must'

SHAFAQNA- Iranian religious jurisprudent Ayatollah Alavi Gorgani highlighted the necessity of following Quran ordinance and principles adding, “we should always promote the culture of Quran, inasmuch as all issues human kinds are dealing…

Ayatollah Makarem: Yemen to win its battle with the invaders

SHAFAQNA- “The world knows that the innocent people of Yemen have been harshly oppressed by the Saudi invaders. However, the Saudis’ petrodollars have influenced and silenced the political leaders of the world as well as the responsible…

Ayatollah Makarem issued a note on Strategies and Solutions of Muslim World to Confront Al Saud Crimes

SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, in a recently issued note, counted the key strategies for the world of Islam to confront violence and crimes committed by Saudi Arabia denouncing the recent execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr…

Shia cleric: There has never been war between Shia and Sunni

SHAFAQNA- The dean of Al-Mustafa International University has aid there has never been a war between Shias and Sunnis. Ayatollah Alireza A’rafi on Wednesday said enemies try to create rift between Shia and Sunnis, Arab and non-Arab, Islam…

Grand Ayatollah Makarem blames TV channels for insulting Sunnis

SHAFAQNA- Extending his congratulations on the occasion of the beginning of Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi’s Imamate to all Shi’as in the beginning of his advanced jurisprudent course in the Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi…

Grand Ayatollah Sobhani calls on Islamic Ummah to Support Nigerian Shia Muslims

SHAFAQNA- Speaking during his advanced principles of jurisprudence class at Qom’s Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Ja’far Sobhani condemned the tragic massacre of hundreds of Shiites in the northern Nigerian city of Zaria and the arrest of…

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi: Ashura is an important asset that contains many capacities to promote Islam/ Shias not the only victim of Takfirism in Iraq, Syria

SHAFAQNA- Speaking to preachers, Ayatollah Makarem-Shirazi said “it must be stressed that the enemies want to destroy all Muslims and Islam as well. Today, the enemies and Takfiri groups have killed a large number of Sunnis in Iraq and Syria.…

Grand Ayatollah Sistani calls for mobilization against Wahhabi-inspired radicalism

SHAFAQNA - “The battle with Daesh is destined for all Iraqis. But it’s not their battle alone but the whole world, because terrorists target with their dark ideology all humanity, its culture, and morals,” Ayatollah Sistani said through…