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Is it Allowed to Convert to Islam And not Wear Hijab?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: In order to answer to this question about wearing Hijab, firstly we should  understand why God has sent down religion to man and why He orders man what to do and what to avoid. Imagine a person who invents an electronic…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Reviewing the Taf tragedy is important historically, socially and politically

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:  The Supreme Religious Authority has stated that reviewing the Taf tragedy is important historically, socially and politically. Therefore, the brothers who competent should seek to know the repercussion of the tenth day…

Abd al-Rahman Ibn Abd Rabbah al-Ansari al-Khazraji: the companion of Imam Hussayn (P)

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) who supported him and narrated his Hadith, or from those who only met him once, had a distinguished presence in the…

The Supreme Religious Authority: He who has no sense of responsibility and does not care about their affairs has denied Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel:  The Supreme Religious Authority has shown that those who do not have a sense of responsibility, do not care about their affairs and do not move to change their reality, has denied Islam, as the principle of responsibility…

Eid Al-Ghadir will be celebrated in Kenya

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SHAFAQNA-  A ceremony on the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadir, will be held at the mosque of Shia Muslims in Park Road district of Nairobi, the capital, by The Iranian Cultural Center in Kenya .  According to the website of the Islamic Culture…

Irmo Mayor hosts 'Demystifying Islam' event, when slammed for anti-Muslim posts

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SHAFAQNA- Just a few months ago, Irmo Mayor, Hardy King came under fire because of his anti-Islam posts on Facebook. However now, Mayor stood behind his posts but he told The State that he didn’t know much about Islam. That was when Chaudhry…

Australian Muslims prayed for rain for their farmers

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SHAFAQNA- To help drought-affected Australian farmers, tens of thousands of Muslims across Australia  prayed altogether for rain . Sixteen mosques dedicated their celebrations during the holy celebration of Eid al-Adha — one of Islam's…

Photos: A Qur’an Stand belonging to 14th Century

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts : This Qur'an stand was made by Hasan [ibn] Zain ibn Sulaiman al‑Isfahani for endowment to a madrasa, or theological college, in the year 1360.  The surface of  this stand has been covered by Three layers of…

The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opens a course of women's speech in English

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel Global Network : The Women's Speech Division at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine opened its specialized speech course in English, with the participation of more than 70 students who undertook the written and oral test to determine…

Iraqi On Foot Pilgrims Visit Mashhad

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SHAFAQNA - A group of Iraqi pilgrims walked the distance between Najaf and Razavi Holy Shrine in Karamat Ten Days. According to Astan News, on the sideline of a group of Iraqi on-foot pilgrims’ visit to the Razavi Shrine, “Ahmad Shokri”,…

Twelve Lebanese Couples Wedding Ceremony at Razavi Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Wedding ceremony of twelve Lebanese Couples was held at Razavi Holy Shrine. According to Astan News, young Lebanese couples who had started their marital life at Razavi Illuminated Shrine went to the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.),…

Man and Freedom of Will God

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SHAFAQNA-The concept of free will sometimes is debated when we consider that all the abilities and powers a man posses is in fact comes from God.  Some people wrongly conclude that a man is helpless in taking a free course to the destiny he…

Are morals real without God?

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SHAFAQNA- Socrates on the topic of morality is quoted as saying “we are not talking about something little but how we ought to live”. As morally conscious individuals, we are concerned with the qualities required for living a…

From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects | Part 1

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SHAFAQNA- By Mas’ūd Nūr ‘Alīzādeh Edited by Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi The following is the 1st part of a series of translations of the book From God-Awareness to Self-Awareness & Its Psychological Effects By Mas’ūd…

I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life

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SHAFAQNA- I never aspired to be a Muslim. I didn’t even want to be a Christian. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance in living my life. If…

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

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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…

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…

God and Mind from the Ancient Greeks to Augustine

SHAFAQNA - The idea of breath as soul is very ancient and can be found in many cultures. In the sixth century B.C., Anaximines declared the first principle of all things to be air or wind, from which all things come and to which they are resolved.…

Mind and the Divine Attributes

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SHAFAQNA - The main divine attributes discussed by the early mutakallimīn were Life, Power, and Knowledge. Each of these is related to the issue of whether God has a mind, for each of them, as applied to humans, is associated with soul, will,…

Does God Have a Mind?

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SHAFAQNA - A number of arguments can be given to show that God does not have a mind, in several senses of that term. The most ancient arguments along these lines would be that since God is immovable and since the operations of mind involve…

The Creation of Man

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SHAFAQNA- In the Qur’an the subject of human reproduction leads to a multitude of statements which constitute a challenge to the embryologist seeking a human explanation to them. It was only after the birth of the basic sciences which…

THE CHILDREN OF SATAN

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SHAFAQNA- Question Did Satan have a child who was martyred in the Battle of Ṣiffīn fighting alongside the Commander of the Faithful ʿAlī? If he did, please explain this event, and cite the textual sources from where the narration comes…

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…

Misconception of the Similitude of God to His Creation

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SHAFAQNA- The first to come across in researching the hadith narrated by Imam al-Rida (A.S.) in the subject of tawhid is this one: "Anyone who makes a similitude of God with His creation is a mushrik (polytheist), and anyone who attributes…

Belief in Plurality of the Essence and Attributes is Shirk

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shafaqna- In another hadith reported by Muhammad ibn Arafa, the Imam (A.S.) explains to us how one will be committing shirk if he considers the Essence of the Almighty and His Attributes as separate from each other. Muhammad said, "I…

The Difference Between God's Will and People's

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SHAFAQNA- In another part of the discussion, the Imam (A.S.) tells us about the difference between the Will of God and the will of humans. Safwan ibn Yahya said, "I asked Abul-Hassan (A.S.), `Tell me about God's Will and the will of His creation.'…

Seeing God

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SHAFAQNA- The discussion of "seeing" God is one of the subjects of the science of kalam in which views of Islamic schools of thought differed since the battle and argument on kalam started, shattering the unity of the Creed's interpretation…

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…