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Imam Hussein (as) leader of the martyrs

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SHAFAQNA-Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945) Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. "Husayn fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammedan tradition,…

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…

Who is Hussain a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Hussain was killed because he refused to bow down to tyranny. He stood for truth, for goodness, and for freedom We mourn today for the tragedy of Hussain. His enemies not only killed him, but killed his grandfather’s legacy.…

Who is Imam Husayn (AS)?

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Imam Husayn (AS) Shafaqna - The third Shiite Imam, Husayn, was the second son of Ali  and Fatima . He was born in 626 AD. He was named in a ceremony similar to the one held for his elder brother Hasan in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad…

What’s the Meaning of Tears for Imam Hussain(a.s)

SHAFAQNA- Professor A.Taher Zadeh: The tear for Imam Hussein is cause for revival of hearts and freedom of wisdom from captivity in whims and oversights . That tear which is not weapon for confronting whit inner and outer enemy, is’nt…

Imam Hussein (as)'s Revolution, Reasons & Motives

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SHAFAQNA-All those who are familiar with Imam Husseins life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant…

The Truth About Imam Hussain's Revolution

SHAFAQNA- Different phenomena vary as to their realities. Similarly, every uprising or revolt is unique as to the truth/s underlying its eruption [and eventual success or otherwise]. In order to understand a particular matter, or a state…

The Message of Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- All praise belongs to the Almighty [s], the Lord of the Universe. The moon of Muharram is upon us, and with it comes the Message of Karbala. As the river of tears starts to flow, and the thunder of matam (latmiyyah) fills the…

MUHARRAM AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE (3)

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SHAFAQNA- his is the third article in the series on Muharram and its significance. In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who…

Muharram and its Significance (2)

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SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s…

Muharram

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibne Musa Al Reza (a.s) said: “O son of Shabeeb! Muharram is such a month that the Arabs of the age of ignorance (pre-Islāmic) too respected its sanctity and forbade oppression and blood-shed in it. But these people…

Reminder before Muharram: Get your copy of “Who is Hussain?”

SHAFAQNA- As the month of Muharram fast approaches, order a copy of Who is Hussain? today to give to your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. This book is a great resource for readers of all faiths and answers popular questions on Imam Hussain…

The Message of Devotion

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SHAFAQNA- "O People! The Messenger of Allah has said: If anyone witnesses an oppressive ruler who permits that which has been forbidden by Allah, breaks the divine covenant, opposes the Prophet's Sunnah and regulations, and treats Allah's…

What Does Karbala Teach Us?

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn had shown by his acts as well as his various discourses during the seven days of Muharram at Karbala, that this conflict was much more universal in nature, and that he knew that he was going to live for ever through…

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine offers free health services to orphans

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Medical Complex, affiliated with the Imam al-Redha Charitable Foundation, launched an initiative to provide medical services to orphans in Sayyida Ruqayya Kindergarten, belonging to Imam Hussain Holy Shrine in Karbala. "This…

Al-Kafeel Center for Information Technology and Skills Development launches Al-Seraj e-School App

SHAFAQNA- Continuing its series of mobile applications, al-Kafeel Center for IT and Skills Development of al-Abbas Holy Shrine has launched of ‘al-Siraj e-School App’ - an application linking parents and their students’ schools to…

Aspects of the Life of Imam Hussein a.s

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SHAFAQNA- The third infallible Imam is Husayn ibn Ali (peace and blessings be with them), grandson of the Last Messenger of Allah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be with him and his progeny). His mother is The Holy Lady Fatima al-Zahra…

Exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in Netherlands

SHAFAQNA- Holding the first film and photo exhibition of Arbaeen Hosseini 2018 in the city of Eindhoven (Netherlands). A very popular move by the Irish Association of Europe that has gone a long way in introducing Arbaeen without any formalities…

Qais Ibn Musaher: The Ambassador of Imam Husain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Qais ibne Musaher was a leading member of the Shiah community in Kufa. He had been sent by the people of Kufa to persuade Imam Husain to accept the invitation to go to Kufa as their Imam. It was upon his arrival in Mecca that…

Imam Hussein holy shrine participates in intel’ conference on Iraq’s youth in Cyprus

SHAFAQNA- Organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Kalima Center for Dialogue and Cooperation (Affiliated with Grand Ayatollah Sayyid al-Hakeem in Najaf) and the Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East (Washington, D.C.),…

French businessman presents unique manuscript to Imam Hussein a.s Museum

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SHAFAQNA-   Dr. Ramzi Hebeeb Senber, Palestinian-French citizen, has presented a unique manuscript to Imam Hussein Museum during a visit he made to Imam Hussein Shrine. The manuscript is made of rice and gold with the…

Sayings of Imam Hussain(AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Husain's Admonition I advise you to adhere to God-fearing, warn you against the difficult days, and show you the signs of Allah. The feared (death) is about to come with its frightful arrival, drastic befalling, and horrible…

Sayyida Zainab (sa)

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SHAFAQNA- : Date of Birth, Family members and Relationship There is divergence of opinions about the date of birth of Sayyida Zainab (sa) / Hazrat Zainab Kubra (sa). Some say it was 5th in the month…

Preparations underway to hold 14th Martyrdom Spring Annual International Conference

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussein Shrine and El-Abbas Shrine are continuing their preparations to hold the 14th Martyrdom Spring Annual International Conference at the beginning of the month of Sha’ban A.H.   Ali Kadhim Sultan – preparatory…

I LOVE HUSSAIN (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- In the name of the God.   The heaven has not put its shadow and the earth never carried the weight of a person more beloved in the eyes of God than Hussain, peace be upon him. Hussain – the only hope for justice-seekers…

Divine Will & Martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful Allah’s Blessings be on you, O Saaheb al-Amr, help us and forsake us not Imam Husain (a.s.) stated: “Allah intends to see me martyred.” It was at the time when Imam…

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…

The Prophet’s Love for Hasan and Husain

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SHAFAQNA- The prophet’s grandsons, Hasan and Husain (may Allah be pleased with them both) were dearly loved by him. Imam At-Tirmidhi has recorded some narrations about the prophet’s love for his two grandsons in his compilation of hadith; Jami-At…