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10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - 10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.), selected and translated by the editorial staff of SHAFAQNA.   الْمُؤمِنُ یَحْتاجُ إلى ثَلاثِ خِصالٍ: تَوْفیقٍ مِنَ اللّهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ،…

What Motivated Sheikh al-Sadûq to Compile the Invaluable Book "Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh"?

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SHAFAQNA - According to the report quoted by Shafaqna from the source WikShia, the book “Kitâb Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh” (in arabic: کتابُ مَن لایحْضُرُه الفَقیه which means “The book of one who does not have…

Hadith and Humour

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic College in London hosted a mildly controversial but very important seminar on ‘Humour in Islam' this week. The evenings guest speaker,  Yasmin Amin, explored primarily the Ahle Tassanun's Muslim Hadith literature and…

Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other than the disbelievers is a sign of ignorance. A sign of a scholar is his self-criticism of his sayings…

Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other than the disbelievers is a sign of ignorance. A sign of a scholar is his self-criticism of his sayings…

Imam Ali's hadith about charity

SHAFAQNA- 7. Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 7. قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ…

Types of Hadith – [From Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah of Baqir Irwani]

SHAFAQNA- This post is a paraphrased (incomplete) translation, with my personal comments and notes, of the chapter regarding the Types of Hadith [page 47] from section one of Muhammad Baqir Irwani’s book Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid…

The superiority of some lands over others in hadiths

SHAFAQNA- From the viewpoint of both Sunni and Shi‘ah traditions, it can be inferred that certain parts of the earth, and likewise the people dwelling therein, are endowed with qualities of either wickedness or prosperity and salvation: 1.…

Hadrat Masumah (A.S.), the Great Narrator of Ahadith

SHAFAQNA- The narrators of the Hadiths, Muhaddith(1) from Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and the Infallible Imams (A.S.) bear a great right on the neck of the Islamic nation; and if it was not for their serious efforts, the Islamic teachings would…

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Incapability is a catastrophe; endurance is bravery; abstinence is riches; self-restraint is a shield (against sin); and the best companion is submission (to Allah's will).

Hadith from Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- Amir al-mu'minin, peace be upon him, said: Charity is an effective cure, and the actions of people in their present life will be before their eyes in the next life. 3 قَال عليه السلام: الصَّدَقَةُ دَوَاءٌ…

Types of Hadith – [From Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah of Baqir Irwani]

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SHAFAQNA- This post is a paraphrased (incomplete) translation, with my personal comments and notes, of the chapter regarding the Types of Hadith [page 47] from section one of Muhammad Baqir Irwani’s book Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah.…

They are strict about body’s food but...

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hassan (A.S) says: I wonder about those who think about their body’s food, but   do   not   think   about   their   soul’s   food.   They   keep undesirable food away from their belly, but fill up their…

Hadith; Our Responsibility!!

SHAFAQNA- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْقَاسِمُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ…

Ali (AS) and his Forty Discourses

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Shaykh Mohammad Ishtihardi Third Infallible: Imam Ali (as) Name: AIi (as) Renowned Title: “Ameer Al Momineen” Sub Title: Abul Hassan Father and Mother: Abu Talib (as) and Fatima Bint e Asad (as) Time & Place…

List of Arabic Dictionaries – Particularly Important for Qur’an and Ahadith Studies

SHAFAQNA- These have been collected and taken from a book titled Darsnameh-ye Fahm-e Hadith by Abdul Hadi Mas’udi (a book in Farsi regarding how to understand ahadith better and correctly). If given the tawfeeq, I also intend on publishing…

Types of Hadith – [From Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah of Baqir Irwani]

SHAFAQNA- This post is a paraphrased (incomplete) translation, with my personal comments and notes, of the chapter regarding the Types of Hadith [page 47] from section one of Muhammad Baqir Irwani’s book Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah.…

How to Better Understand and Study Hadith

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SHAFAQNA- Narrations (ahadith) make up one of the most important sources of Islamic knowledge and are subsequently greatly utilized in various different Islamic sciences. In order to best make use of narrations, it is imperative to have a good…

Greed

Harun al-Rashid, the Abbasid Caliph, once arranged for an old man in Yemen who had seen the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) personally to come to Baghdad and visit him. As the old man was very weak, he was brought on a stretcher. On entering…

Short Ahadeeth by Imam Al-Hussain (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- 1. Imam Al-Hussain (peace be upon him) said: Sitting with the intelligent is a sign of successfulness. Disputation with other than the disbelievers is a sign of ignorance. A sign of a scholar is his self-criticism of his sayings…

The Hadith of the Golden Chain

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SHAFAQNA- Ma'mun, the cruel and cunning Abbasid caliph in the year 201 A.H./817 forcefully exiled Imam Reza (AS) from Medina to Marw. (The city where Mamun's seat of caliphate was located). According to Ma'mun's commands the direction of Imam…

The Shia of Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Ibn Abbas narrated from the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P): When the verse “Those who believe and do righteous deeds are the best of the creation” (Quran 98:7) was revealed, the Messenger of Allah (P.B.U.H&H.P) said to Ali (A.S):…

Hadith Al-Kisa / The Event of the Cloak

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SHAFAQNA- Hadith Al-Kisa (Narration of the Cloak) is the narration of an incident where the Prophet Mohammed (saw) gathered Ali, Hassan, Hussayn and Fatema (peace be upon them all) under his cloak and announced them as his Ahl (Family). It…