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Survivors of Zaria massacre in Nigeria visits Imam Reza Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Survivors of the attack happened in Nigeria’s Zaria came to the pilgrimage of Holy Shrine of the 8th Imam (A.S.), thanks to the endeavor of Astan Quds Razavi’s Center for International Affairs. Fifteen persons left from…

Imam Reza (A.S.) University is one of the approved Universities in Iraq

SHAFAQNA- Dr. Yasser Abdul Zahra al-Hajjaj, along with a delegation visited various departments of Imam Reza (A.S.) International University, including the library, Fava building, ICT, University sites, intelligent classrooms, remote and electronic…

The Features of Imam Ridha's Morality

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SHAFAQNA- The infallible Imams were the selected ones of the God and outstanding, distinguished and superior to all the people. They used to become the practical example for others during their lives. They taught the lesson of life to the…

Broadcasting “In the Grief of the 8th Sun” and “Razavi Ambassadors”, Pilgrims Came to Spiritual Pilgrimage of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Long Distances

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SHAFAQNA- Going on Imam Reza (A.S.) pilgrimage is a dream for many of lovers and devotees of Hazrat Reza (A.S.) and only three million non-Iranian pilgrims have the opportunity to visit Hazrat Reza’s (A.S.) Holy Shrine. For the first time…

What did Imam al-Ridha (a.s.) do when Eating?

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SHAFAQNA – Imam al-Ridha (a.s.), whenever he attended a meal and wanted to eat, he asked others to place a large tray next to the food, then he would put on the tray the finest of every food available, and he would ask them to take the tray…

Ziyarat of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- ASHHADU AN LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAHU WAH'DAHU LAA SHAREEKA LAHU I bear witness that there is no God save Allah, the One; and there is no partner to share with Him. WA ASHHADU ANNA MUH'AMMADAN A'BDUHU WA RASOOLUHU WA ANNAHU SAYYIDUL AWWALEENA…

The Medicine of Imam Reza (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Compiled By: Syed Zainul Abideen Razavi, Tehran, Iran Many mental and spiritual illnesses arise from worry, grief, loneliness, nervous tension and fear; these disturbances also lead to physical diseases and necessitate treatment of…

Imam al-Ridha s Words on the Sign of the Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Source: Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1 19-1 Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Taliqani - May God be pleased with him - narrated that Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Sa’eed ibn Uqda al-Kufi quoted on the authority of Ali ibn Al-Hassan ibn…

Attendance of the Mexican Muslim to Imam Rezas (A.S) Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Attendance of the Mexican Muslim to Imam Rezas (A.S) Shrine

What Imam al-Ridha� (a.s.) Has Said Regarding Divine Leadership, Its Nobilities And The Rank Of The Divine Leader?

SHAFAQNA- Source: Uyun Akhbar Ar-Ridha Volume 1 20-1 Abul Abbas Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ishaq al-Taleqani - may God be pleased with him - narrated that Abu Ahmad Al-Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Ali al-Haruni quoted on the authority of Sa�eed…

The Debates of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Ridha (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Azhar Arastu The time of the Imam, peace be on him, is famous for the debates and arguments which spread among the great figures of religions, of Islamic schools, and of other ideologies. Al-Ma�mun, the Abbasid Caliph…

Imam Reza's Social Behaviour

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza's Social Behaviour Ibrahim bin Abbas, who was one of the high-ranking officials of the Abbasid caliphate, has left the following eyewitness account of Imam Reza's(A.S.) impeccable character. - His Holiness never…

Prophecy

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza(A.S.) left medina to make the pilgrimage in the year in which Harun al-Rashid,the then ruling Abbasid caliph made the pilgrimage. He came to a mountain called Fari on the left of the road. Abu al-Hasan al-Reza(A.S.), looked…

Imam Reza's Method of Training Others

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza's Method of Training Others Like all other religious leaders His Holiness Imam Ali Ibn Musa-ar- Reza (A.S.) permanently endeavoured to train and guide talented persons in appropriate opportunities. In addition…

Behavior towards the Shia

SHAFAQNA- Musa ibn Yasar said, "I was with Imam Reza (A.S.) near Tus when we heard the sound of mourning. We followed the sound and came upon a funeral procession. Imam immediately dismounted from his horse and walked toward the corpse. Just…

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…

The Recitation of the Holy Quran by Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Ibrahim bin Abbas has reported that the conversations of Imam Ali ibn Musa ar-Reza (A.S.) and the examples he (A.S.) gave were all based upon the teachings of the Holy Quran. Imam (A.S.) used to complete the recitation of the Holy…

The Special Salawat of Imam Reza (AS)

SHAFAQNA- The Special Salawat of Imam Reza (AS)

Poets visit Imam Reza(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- A group of the eminent Arab poets in that time visited Ima`m al-Rida`, peace be on him, blessed him, and congratulated him on his undertaking regency. Among them was the great poet, Di'bil al-Khaza`'i, who revolted against oppression…

Imam Reza's (A.S.) Prayer for Rain

SHAFAQNA- It happened that soon after the official nomination of Imam Reza (A.S.) as the caliph's successor, there was no rain for quite some time. The enemies seized this natural phenomenon as an opportunity to portray it as an ill omen resulting…

Why was Imam al-Reza (A.S.) Invited to Khurasan?

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Ahmad Ahmadi Birjandi The tenth Infallible and the eighth Imam of the Shi�a, Imam �Ali b. Musa, was named as al-Ridha (as). Imam al-Ridha (as) was born on Dhu'l-Qa�da 11, 148/December 29, 765 in Medina. His honorable…

The Generosity of Imam Reza (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Kuleini and a number of great narrators have narrated this event from Yasa� ibn Hamzah - one of the companions of Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Reza (A.S.): On one of the days, I was in the house of Imam Reza (A.S.) along with many others.…

Miracles Imam Ali Musa ar-Reza (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Poem by: By: Ku Midhat Created him from light Allah And gave him power and might Allah Wrote his name on Laoh-e-Mahfooz As eighth Imam on Laohe-e Mahfooz Reza�s grandma was Hakeema Saw Prophet in dream Hakeema Said Prophet…

The Golden Medical Dissertation of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Among such books is Al-Risala al-Dahabiyya fil Tibb (the gold medical dissertation) for which sources are counted reaching sometimes to Muhammad ibn Jumhoor, and sometimes to al-Hassan ibn Muhammad al-Nawfali who was accepted as trustworthy…

Working in his Farm

SHAFAQNA- Imam Hadi (A.S) was free of every material tendency. He was free from any kind of selfishness and he did not submit to any pleasure or fancy. Historians say that he worked in his farm to secure the living of his family. Ali bin Hamza…

Imam Reza’s (A.S) Historic letter to Shias as narrated by Abdolazim Hassani

SHAFAQNA- In Bihar al-Anwar, volume 72, a narrative is quoted from Hazrat Abdol Azim (A.S) which is Imam Reza’s message to Shias. In part of the narrative, it reads: “O Abdolazim! Convey my greetings to my followers, and advise them not…

The Tragic Ending

SHAFAQNA- It was not politically feasible for al-Mamoon to reach Baghdad accompanied by Imam al-Ridha (AS), for that would stir the winds of dissension against him and he might not be strong enough to withstand them. From this standpoint, our…

The Generosity of Imam Rida (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Kuleini and a number of great narrators have narrated this event from Yasa’ ibn Hamzah - one of the companions of Imam Ali ibn Moosa al-Rida (A.S.): On one of the days, I was in the house of Imam Rida (A.S.) along with many others.…