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All Hail Husayn! An Esoteric and Exoteric Exposition on the Lord of Martyrs

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SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, the Light. Praise be to Allah, the Light of Lights, and peace be upon the Prophet Muhammad, his daughter Fatimah al-Zahra, and the Twelve Imams who were living reflections of divine luminosity. Greetings…

Moukebs in Karbala to host pilgrims on 15th of Sha’ban

SHAFAQNA - More than 650 Moukebs (resting places with special facilities and services for pilgrims) are ready to provide services to the pilgrims of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Imam…

Imam Hussain as a model of sacrifice for entire world without discrimination

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SHAFAQNA - Convert to Shia Islam Ann Sackat noted during her visit to Iraq: "I am so happy to visit the city of Karbala and the Holy shrine of Imam al- Hussein (pbuh). When I read about this great personality, I find him a model of sacrifice…

Role of Imam Hussain in Reviving Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the third day of the blessed month of Sha'ban, the fourth year after Hijrah and a year after the birth of Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) was given the news of the birth of Imam…

Imam Hussain in Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (as) is the example for the self-conscious, uncompromising revolutionary, the one who advocated the rights of the oppressed. He is one of the near relatives of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) whom…

Some Sayings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) about Imam Hussain(AS)

SHAFAQNA - * "Hussain is of myself and I am of Hussain. O' Allah be pleased with those who please Hussain and hate those who hate Hussain." These holy words were uttered by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), the one who never speaks of his own…

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (A.S) - 3rd of Shabaan

SHAFAQNA - The first celebrative Islamic occasion of the glorious month of Shabaan is the birth-anniversary of our 3rd Infallible Imam and the 3rd descendant of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) The second star of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and Janabe Fatema…

Lashkar Jhangvi Appeals for Funds to wipe out Shias from Pakistan

    Hate and violent campaign is continuing against Shia community from Takfiri Deoandi network without any hurdle despite big claims of wiping out menace of terrorism made by Punjab government like federal and other provincial…

History of the Shrine of Imam Husayn Ibn Ali Ibn Abi Talib

SHAFAQNA - Unlike any other city, Karbala has its named engraved in the memory of generations, and in the expanse of the Muslim world... Believers remember that name with sorrow and distress, for they remember the history of the master…

Indian pilgrims walk 6000 km to visit Imam Hussain in Karbala

SHAFAQNA - A group of seven Shia Muslim pilgrims from Hyderabad old city has left for pilgrimage in Iraq on foot. They will complete their journey of 6000 km by walk to reach the city of Karbala in Iraq. The enthusiastic pilgrims are expected…

Serving hot tea for love of Imam Hussain in Ottawa

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SHAFAQNA - Who is Hussain (WIH) - Ottawa, capital of Canada, volunteers warmed the hands and hearts of their fellow Canadians on December 27, 2017 by handing out cups of Hot Chocolate to passerby’s in cold Downtown Ottawa.  

A Pilgrimage of the heart - Arbaeen 2017 shows the best Islam has to offer

SHAFAQNA - Unknown to most, ignored by many for its message would disturb those truths an elite carefully architected around Islam, millions of men, women, and children took part yet again this November in the greatest pilgrimage known to man…

Arbaeen - The Untold Largest Pilgrimage in History

SHAFAQNA - Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world,…

Arbaeen Walk - 2017

SHAFAQNA - Far from the public eye, carefully blanketed by mainstream media silence, the holy city of Karbala saw this early November its numbers of inhabitants swell by an estimated 17 million and counting. From all four corners of the world,…

KARBALA - The city of Imam Hussain

SHAFAQNA - You may not have heard about it in mainstream media but Iraq is getting ready to host the largest religious pilgrimage of all time in its holy city of Karbala: Arbaeen.   Arbaeen, which means 40 in Arabic, marks the end…

Ayatollah Bashir al-Najafi urges reviving Imam Hussain's teachings

SHAFAQNA - The Shia source of emulation advised the Iranian pilgrims to promote Imam Hussain's (as) teachings since it is a great way to restore Islamic values and its genuine principles in the society. A group of Arbaeen pilgrims from Iranian…

#ARBAEEN WALK - Millions converge to Karbala to mark the world’s largest pilgrimage

SHAFAQNA - In less than a fortnight an expected 20 million pilgrims from all four corners of the world - all faiths and ethnicity compounded, will converge to the holy city of Karbala (Iraq) to perform the rituals marking the end of Imam Hussain…

BBC Urdu has been caught red handed mistranslating and lying about Iranian FM’s claims on Iraqi paramilitary groups fighting ISIS

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    The BBC has long been known as a mouthpiece and propaganda for the British government’s neocolonial agenda in the world. It does not just represent the British government’s views, but it actively spreads misinformation…

#ARBAEENWALK - Day Three – Valley of Peace

SHAFAQNA - As pilgrims have began their journey towards Karbala ahead of Arbaeen, Shafaqna wanted to share with you in the experience through the words of our featured writer: Reza John Vedadi – MA in Film Production & MA in Islamic…

#ARBAEENWALK - Day Two – City of Ali (as)

SHAFAQNA - As pilgrims have began their journey towards Karbala ahead of Arbaeen, Shafaqna wanted to share with you in the experience through the words of our featured writer: Reza John Vedadi – MA in Film Production & MA in Islamic Studies,…

#ARBAEENWALK - First Day – Adventure of a life time

SHAFAQNA - As pilgrims have began their journey towards Karbala ahead of Arbaeen, Shafaqna wanted to share with you in the experience through the words of our featured writer: Reza John Vedadi - MA in Film Production & MA in Islamic Studies,…

Ayat. Hakim: Scholars must promote message of Imam Hussain’s uprising

SHAFAQNA - “Imam Hussain (as) sacrificed his life and his family and companions on the Day of Ashura for a great cause. He was most certain that the message of his uprising would reach Muslims everywhere and it will restore pure Islamic values…

Hussain Ibn Ali - Virtue Personified

SHAFAQNA - Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club organized a well attended seminar entitled " Rise and bear witness- The Historic Resonance of Imam Hussain’s stand for justice and morality" this week at Abrar House in London. In…

VIDEO: Karbala - Hussain's Everlasting Stand

SHAFAQNA - Film about the tragic events that took place in Karbala and the killing of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)'s grandson Hussain ibn Ali (a.s.) and his family as he stood for justice in the face of oppression and tyranny.

Arbaeen 2017 in London

SHAFAQNA - Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of London this November to mark the pilgrimage of Arbaeen - an event that recalls the martyrdom of Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, the third Imam of Islam. A rallying symbol of Justice…

Imam Hussain (AS) English Poetry Competition VI

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain English Poetry Competition VI After the success of the last five years, we are proud to invite you to participate in this unique initiative to spread the message of our beloved Imam 1st Prize £300 2nd Prize £200 3rd…

Arbaeen 2017 - London Procession, Marble Arch

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SHAFAQNA -  We can now confirm that the next Arbaeen UK procession will be held on: Sunday 12th November 2017   Volunteers Meeting When Sunday 5th November, 2017 @ 17:00 – 18:00 Where Islamic Centre of England…

Was the movement of Karbala a political struggle?

SHAFAQNA - In the Name of Allah, The Most Kind, The Most Merciful Introduction A poet says, “The days of Hussain approach once again, bringing with them his eternal memory. Although confined to time he was, through his sacrifice, he became…