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Turkish Sunni ambassador to Iraq: We are proud of bravery, wisdom of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - Fatih Yaldir, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf city. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, "It is my fourth time to be honored by visiting Imam…

American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

SHAFAQNA - The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

A Painting of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.) from 100 Years Ago by a German Archaeologist

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SHAFAQNA - This painting is the work of the German architect and archaeologist Walter Andrae on a trip he had to Mesopotamia in the first years of the 20th century.

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…

The Soul Cries - Imam Ali poem

SHAFAQNA - The soul cries over this world and yet acknowledges that the happiness within it is to abandon what is within it There is no house for the individual to live in after death, except for the one that he built before his death And…

Imam Ali - The City of Knowledge

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of…

Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental…

Munich University Archaeologists visit Imam Ali shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Historians and archeologists from the University of Munich visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). They commended the attendance of academic students along with the students of Hawza (religious seminary). This drags the attention…

Islamic Centre of England to host event to mark Imam Ali's birth anniversary

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Centre of England will mark the birth of Imam Ali on Sunday - April 1st, 2018

Ayatollah Sistani's view on Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA - What has been recorded in this book from words and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (A.S) is, without doubt, at the peak and pinnacle of eloquence after the words of Allah, the Exalted, and those of His Prophet (S).…

The Family of Ali: Intellectuals vs. the People

SHAFAQNA - Is it that this family is without effect, or is it that our young generation and intellectuals are in error? Or have our mothers and fathers failed in their responsibilities? Ali is the most manifest of truths and represents the…

Canadian Media Institution Makes a Documentary Film about Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of Canadian journalist made a documentary film about the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the spiritual atmosphere therein. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, the reporter of the H.B.O Isabelle Yong…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

Imam Ali shrine translates nine books to foreign languages and prints over three thousand copies in 2017

SHAFAQNA - Ameerul Mumineen Center for Translation that belongs to the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) translated nine books into English, French, Turkish, Swedish, Urdu, Persian and German. In…

History of the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him

SHAFAQNA - The visit of Prophet Abraham and Isaac and Abraham's prediction and desire to buy the Valley of Peace Those who have visited Najaf will remember vividly that to the north and east of the town there are acres of graves and…

The Expressly Stated Virtues of 'Ali (as) and All The Ahl Al-Bayt (as)

SHAFAQNA - Quoting the Holy Prophet (S) Sunni and Shi'ah 'ulama' have related many ahadith on the virtues of 'Ali (as) and all the other Ahl al-Bayt. Three of these virtues will be dealt with here. (1) In the 6th year after Hijrah, the Christians…

Chinese Muslim delegation visit holy shrine of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim delegation from the popular republic of China visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with the head of the Administration Committee of the Holy Shrine. In a statement to the Media Center of the…

The Twelve Imams According to the School of the Caliphate

SHAFAQNA - Al-Juwayni1 reports that Abdullah ibn Abbas remarked that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, "I am the chief of the Prophets and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of successors, and after me my successors shall be twelve, the first…

Nahjul Balagha - The Creation of the Universe

SHAFAQNA - In this sermon he recalls the creation of Earth and Sky and the creation of Adam and in it he mentions the Hajj ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) يذكر فيها ابتداءَ خلق السماءِ والاَرض،…

To Which Class Of Society do The Prophets Belong?

SHAFAQNA - The Holy Qur’an, the Traditions and the Nahjul Balaghah are rich sources, which can help us in the analysis of this matter, but here the emphasis is only on the words of the Nahjul Balaghah. In the long and famous sermon of al-Qasi'ah…

Background to Prophethood in Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA  - The Age of Ignorance According to ‘‘Ali’s words, in the Age of Ignorance, the people suffered from two kinds of inadequacies: material and spiritual. Material Inadequacy In this period, the level of social welfare and…

Prophethood in Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA - Prophethood is among the subjects which have been dealt with in the Nahjul Balaghah and a discussion about which can help us understand one of the basic principles of Islam. In fact, it is not only a subject which can be followed…

Who is first man who born inside Ka'aba?

SHAFAQNA - There was only one person in the entire history of mankind to have had the honor of being born inside the House of God, the Holy Ka’aba. Who was this lucky person and what did God intend to convey by bestowing this immense…

Ali ibn Abi Talib's Letter to Malik al-Ashtar, the Governor of Egypt

SHAFAQNA - We now live in the era of Trump and Putin. Against the background of the current political reality it is interesting to read the famous letter of Ali ibn Abi Talib, fourth caliph of Islam, in which he instructs the newly appointed…

Dua Al-Sabaah / The Imam Ali Supplication for the Morning

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful Oh God, Oh He who extended the morning's tongue in the speech of its dawning, dispatched the fragments of the dark night into the gloom of its stammering, made firm the…

Pakistani ambassador in Iraq visits Imam Ali's Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Dr. Ali Rahmani, the Pakistani ambassador in Iraq, visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.). Mohammad Razooqi, the head of the Administrative Committee, received him in the hospitality house of the holy shrine. In a statement…

Chinese ambassador in Iraq: "Imam Ali Holy Shrine source of our respect, appreciation"

SHAFAQNA - On Tuesday Chinese Ambassador in Iraq, Chen We Ching and his accompanying delegation had visited Imam Ali Holy Shrine. The ambassador was received by Internal Relations officials' of Imam Ali Holy Shrine. The ambassador had a tour…