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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…

Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

SHAFAQNA- The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version of Abu Mikhnaf’s account, the text of al‑Husayn’s reply is pre­served. If genuine, it represents a very…

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…

Lessons from Karbala – Raising kids with empathy

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SHAFAQNA- With the arrival of the month of Muharram, the month in which Imam Husayn ibn Ali was killed, along with his brothers, sons and followers on the plains of Karbala, there is no better time to touch on the topic of empathy. Especially…

Christains, Sunnis and Shias in Karbala for Arbaeen

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SHAFAQNA- Arbaeen is a Shia Muslim religious observance that occurs forty days after the Day of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the third Imam of Shia Muslims. Large crowds…

Rituals of Arbaeen of Imam Al-Hussein (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA- The 20th of  Safar is the day of Arba'een, the 40th day after the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (a.s.), his friends and relatives in Karbala on 10th Muharram.  According to Imam Hasan al-Askari (a.s.), the…

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- By Shaykh Saleem Bhimji What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam al-Husayn, peace be upon him. The article concludes with…

Book: Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

Jabir's powerful words to 'Atiyyah on the Arbaeen of Imam al-Hussain (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-A’mash narrates from ‘Atiyyah al-‘Awfi, who said: I left with Jabir bin ‘Abdillah al-Ansari (may Allah have mercy on him) to visit the grave of al-Husayn bin ‘Ali (‘a) bin Abi Talib (upon whom be peace); and…

Arbaeen Pilgrimage: Religious Trek to Karbala

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SHAFAQNA- The annual congregation of Shiite Muslims in commemoration of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), is reaching its climax as millions of pedestrians walk to the Iraqi city of Karbala, which hosts…

More than 50 nationalities gather in holy city of Kerbela

SHAFAQNA- Thousands of pilgrims of more than 50 nationalities from different countries around the world gathered in the holy city of Kerbela to commemorate the Arba’een anniversary of Imam Hussein (Peace Be Upon Him).   Going…

KARBALA: A LIFE CHANGER

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SHAFAQNA-KARBALA: A LIFE CHANGER

The Land of Karbala

SHAFAQNA- Anas ibn Malik says: The Angel of Rain asked Allah's permission to go to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.). The Angel was given the permission. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) ordered Umm Salama: "Stay outside so that nobody could come in". Anas…

Imam Hussain(a.s) in the Bible

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SHAFAQNA- Numerous passages of the Bible have foretold the coming of Prophet Muhammad, the revelation of the holy Quran, Imam Ali, Imam Hussain, and Imam Mahdi from Mecca. Many early Islamic events were prophesied in the Bible but they all…

Arbaeen of Imam Hussein (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hasan Al-Askari (A) has said: The signs of a believer are five: •    Performing fifty-one rakats of salaa daily, •    Reciting Ziyarah of Arba'een, •    Wearing a ring in the right hand, •   …

Ayatollah Sistani on Arbaeen Pilgrims

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SHAFAQNA- Question: Question: In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate the Merciful To, Grand Ayatollah Sistani (may Allah grant him long life): Salamun alaikum warahmatullah wa barakatuh We are a number of pilgrims setting out to Karbala…

Javed Ghamidi’s Not So Hidden ISIS and Al-Qaeda Theology of Hate and Intolerance

    Javed Ghamidi, a famous Pakistani Muslim speaker, is currently going on a speaking tour across U.S Islamic centers under the banner of Al-Mawrid U.S from Los Angele’s ISCN (Corona Masjid) to Redmond (WA) at MAPS (Muslims…