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INVESTING FOR THE HEREAFTER

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SHAFAQNA- Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Musa ibn Ja’ffar al-Kadhim (a.s.). Being the wife of the caliph and by virtue of being a queen, she was the most important…

Resurrection in the Quran

SHAFAQNA - Where do I go after death? Would I return once again? What was the aim of my creation? Is it necessary to ponder upon these points? What is imminent would definitely come to pass; so why to worry about it? Imagination of death and…

Death and Burial of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - In Sahih Muslim, there is a famous tradition narrated by Ibn 'Abbas saying: Three days before the Prophet's death, 'Umar ibn al­Khattab and other companions were present by his side. The Prophet said, "Now let me write something…

The Origin and the Return (1/12) - By Khalil Jaffer

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The Origin and the Return (1/12) -  By Khalil Jaffer

Death is near

SHAFAQNA- I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning...to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth and spoke the following ate with tears, but he said…

Influential British Muslim dies at age 92

SHAFAQNA - Hafiz Patel, one of the most influential Muslim leaders in Britain, has died. He was reported to be 92. Mr Patel was the leader in Britain and Europe of Tablighi Jamaat, a global Islamic missionary movement that encourages Muslims…

Two Iranian Qaris are confirmed dead - Mina tragedy brings more heartbreak

SHAFAQNA - A number of internationally-known Quranic figures sent messages of condolences over the deaths of two prominent Iranian Qaris (reciters) in a recent tragedy in Mina, near the Saudi city of Makkah. At least 169 Iranian pilgrims,…