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The Eighth Imam, ‘Ali Ibn Musa, Al-Ridha’ (as)

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SHAFAQNA- Born in Madina 11th Zeeqaad 148 Hijri (1.1.766 AD). Died in the city of Tus Iran on 17th Safar 203 Hijri (26.5.819 AH) Period of Imamate 20 years. His grandfather Imam Ja’far Al-sadiq (as) died one month before the…

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…

History of the shrine of Imam Ali b. Musa Al-Ridha - peace be upon him- the history of Mashhad

SHAFAQNA - Mashhad is the capital of Khorasan province in the North East of Iran, 892 km away from Tehran. It is located at the altitude of 985 Meter occupying an area of 204 sq. Km. and has a population of about 1.5 million. Mashhad grew from…

First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah Birthday Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Masumah(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madinah on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.),the…

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…

The Death Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Masumah(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt(A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madinah on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. Her holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.),the…

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…

28th Safar, Martyrdom Anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.) and Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) The Last Day of the Month of Safar the Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- On the Sad and Mourning occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.), Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) and Imam Reza(A.S.) we extend our Heartfelt Grief and Condolences to the 1800 Millions…

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.…

Imam Rida’s Historical Journey to Khurasan

SHAFAQNA- Name: ‘Ali. Agnomen: Abu ‘l-Hasan ath-Thani. Title: Al-Rida. Father: Musa ibn Ja‘far. Mother: Najma, also known as Taktum. Birth: 11th Dhu ‘l-Qa’dah, 148 AH in Medina. Death: 29th Safar, 203 AH in Mashhad, Tus (Khurasan). 1.…

The Zamin (The Guarantor) of Deer

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SHAFAQNA- When Imam Rida, peace be on him, was born, the earth shined; waves of delight and happiness spread through the Household of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his Household. As for Imam al- Kadhim, he received with more delight…

Imam Rida’s Morals and Counsels

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SHAFAQNA- The value of wisdom and moral is when it sets out of its leading springs to make its way in life to plant goodness, beauty, and love, and to uproot evil, corruption, and hatred. The individual who wishes to spiritually build his inner…

Imam Rida Ethical and Human Conduct Regarding His Appearance

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SHAFAQNA- Here is no doubt that, generally speaking, the Imams (A.S) were more distant than anyone else from the alluring wares of this vanishing world, and most distant from its ornamentations and allurements. But the concept of asceticism…

Imam Rida’s Reliance on the Quran in his life

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SHAFAQNA- The Holy Quran is a divine book, a revelation, words of God and believers’ book of guidance and direction. This book is so valuable and magnificent that it was the last Prophet who had the responsibility of expressing and explaining…

Role of the Qur’an in Imam Rida’s Life (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Rida’s strong love for the holy book, Qur’an, made him benefit from it first in his personal life. Neither time nor place, neither the day nor the night adversely affected this practice. Qur’an Recitation in the Bed In…

The Birth of the Holy Lady Fatemah Ma'soomah (SA) and her Childhood

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SHAFAQNA- In the holy city of Medina, the holy household was awaiting the arrival of a new born. In the house of Imam Kadhim (AS), Najma, the wife of the honorable Imam was eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the child; she was counting…

Launching Audiometry Ward of Imam Reza Clinic

SHAFAQNA- Hearing is a sense without which the man is not able to connect with his surroundings properly. This excellent ability gives the human a very special position comparing with other creatures. Unfortunately, some patients are deprived…

Imam Reza Holy Shrine, a Significant Symbol of Spirituality in World: Slovekia Deputy PM (photos)

SHAFAQNA- Mashhad and the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) as the symbol of spirituality in the world are outstanding”, said Slovakia Deputy Prime minister. The economic and commercial delegation of Slovakia in its travel to Mashhad paid…

Head of Chechen Islamic Missionaries: Imam Reza Holy Shrine Spirituality Seized my Heart

SHAFAQNA- The head of Chechen Republic’s community of Islamic missionaries said, “Razavi Holy Shrine’s spirituality seized my heart and had a great effect on me”. According to Astan Quds Razavi News Website, in a visitation by Shafi’i…