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Karbala & Humanity

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SHAFAQNA-When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, they were sending powerful messages to mankind. No doubt, the sacrifice…

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

SHAFAQNA - On November 1992, 1,700 scientists, including several Nobel laureates, issued a warning to humanity: human impacts seriously harm the planet In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit American organization, launched…

Imam Hussain’s Revolution for Humanity

SHAFAQNA- by Marwa Osma Imam Hussain’s life and status in the Islamic history are formidable. Indeed, it is not of secrecy but because of the vitality and the significance of his contributions. Imam Hussain (pbuh) was one of two sons of…

Human life has to be protected at all stages, Pope Francis says

SHAFAQNA - During an open-air Mass in the Colombian capital of Bogotá on Thursday, Pope Francis delivered a ringing call to defend human life in all its stages, especially when it's most vulnerable. As examples of the point, the pontiff cited…

Respect for Humanity

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza's (A.S.) behavior with the poor, the slaves, the servants, and the destitute, was humane in the deepest sense of the word. He looked on them as his co-religionists and brothers in humanity. One of his followers related the…

6 practical steps to empowering ourselves against moral fatigue

SHAFAQNA - When the Panama papers broke, social justice activists rejoiced. They thought there would be a huge, sustained reaction, a real movement. Surely, people would be so outraged, that they would stand up for their rights! But they were…

A Life of Service: Honoring Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- The English vocabulary while expansive suddenly finds itself too poor to produce sufficient words to describe the character of Imam Ali (A.S). The examples of his piety are an endless ocean that scholars have devoted their time to…

Saving humanity without holy Quran not possible

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SHAFAQNA- Senior Iranian Shia cleric, Sheikh Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, urged Muslims and elites to contemplate and think about Quranic teachings stressing, the rescue of the humanity without taking the cognizance of holy Quran would not be…

"ISIS is enemy of humanity and Islam", says Indian minister

SHAFAQNA - Indian Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that terror groups like ISIS are enemies of both humanity and Islam. Naqvi was in Anand district in the western Indian state of Gujarat…