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Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a. s.) and Abu Shakir

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SHAFAQNA- Jafar as-Sadiq (A. S.) was one of the most patient and tolerant teachers of his time. He used to give lectures on Islamic theology every day. After his lectures, he would listen and reply to the objections of his students and critics.…

Imam Jafar Al-Sadiq (AS) Biography

SHAFAQNA-Name : Jaffer (a.s.) - the 6th Holy Imam Title : As-Sadiq, Sadiq-e-Aal-e-Mohammad(a.s.) Agnomen : Abu-Abdullah Father : Imam Mohammad Baqir(a.s.) - the 5th Holy Imam Mother : Umm-e-Farwa(a.s.) Birth : At Madina on 17th of…

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (a.s.) and Religion

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SHAFAQNA- The prime factor for the disappointment of the Shia was the lack of a uniform or coherent ideology; and this continued to be so till the time of the great Imam of the Shias, Jafer al-Sadiq. This is what the writer says. We do…

Imam Al-Sadiq (AS) and Rotation of the Earth around the Sun

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SHAFAQNA- At the age of 11, Imam Sadiq (AS) refuted the theory that the sun, moon and the planets rotated around the earth. He said that the sun, during its course round the earth, passes through the 12 constellations in one year and remains…

Blessings of Having Daughters

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Sadiq (AS) has said: “Surely Prophet Ibrahim (AS) called on God to give him a daughter to weep after his death.” The Holy Prophet (SAW) has said: “What good offspring are the girls! For they are kind, obedient,…

Advice of Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S) to Zakaria ibn Ibrahim

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SHAFAQNA- Zakaria, the son of Ibrahim, was a Christian. Later he converted to Islam and had the honor of meeting Imam Jafar Sadiq (A.S). He told Imam (A.S) “My mother is a Christian and she is old and blind.”‌ The Imam advised him,…

Imam Sadiq's (A.S.) Last Advice

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Syed Zainul Abideen, Tehran, Iran Before his martyrdom, when Imam Sadiq (A.S.) was surrounded by his relatives, his last advice was: “One who belittles Salaat will be deprived of our intercession. (Amali al-Sadooq…

Maxims of Imam Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Syed Zainul Abideen, Tehran, Iran The rule of tyrants All jobs and professions from the highest to the lowest ranks in service of the tyrant rulers are illegitimate. They are the doors which lead to oppression by the…

The Believers

SHAFAQNA- The Believers Compiled by: Syed Zainul Abideen, Tehran, Iran Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: A believer is a believer’s brother as if they have one soul and one single body when a part of it is inflicted the entire body feels pain;…

Scientific Contributions of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Ayatullah Shaheed Murtadha Mutahhari The Imam who encountered the issue of ruling and caliphate was Imam al-Sadiq, so to say. By this we mean the circumstances which developed during that time causing the one who claimed…

Morality of Imam Jafar al-Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Allama Husayn Ansariyan Muawiyah ibn Wahab has reported: I was with Imam al-Sadiq (a.s) in Medina intending to go to the market. Suddenly, he fell into prostration. When he rose is head, I asked for the reason. He said,…

25th Shawwal, The Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Jafar-as-Sadiq(A.S) the Sixth Holy Imam of the Shi'ites was the "Founder of the First Grand Islamic University. In this university the Holy Imam(A.S.) taught various branches of sciences and more than four thousand students were…

Imam Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as)

SHAFAQNA- The 6th Imam, Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (as) was Born in Madinah on 17th Rabiul Awwal 83 Hijiri (23.4.702 AD). Died in Madinah on 15th Shawwal, 148 Hijri (7.12.765 AD) at the age of 63. Period of Imamate 34 years. It…

Blessed twelve Dirhams of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) reports: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S) was tasked by the Holy Prophet to go to the market and purchase a shirt. He went to the market and purchased a shirt for twelve dirhams. The Holy Prophet asked, “How much did you…

Etiquette of Drinking

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: “When anyone of you drinks water and say Bismillah (In the name of Gad), then he interrupts drinking and says, Alhamdo lillah (Praise be to Allah), and repeats the process three time, water will praise the…

Birth Anniversary of Imam Sadiq (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Zechariah, who was a Christian, drew the attention of his Muslim friend Abdollah towards a person who was going to the mosque, and said: "Do you know him? Do you know how kind he is? Abdollah replied: Yes, but I thought that only…

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (A.S.) and his forty discourses

SHAFAQNA- Forty Traditions from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (A.S.) 1. However, the prohibited form of guardianship: So the ruler ship of the tyrant ruler and the ruler ship of his governors, their chief, the followers of the rulers, so besides them…

The Eighth Infallible, Hadhrat Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.), the chief of Ja‘fari School of thought (Shi‘ism) was born on Rabi‘ al-Awwal 17, 83/April 20, 702 in Madinah. His father was Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.) and his mother was Umm Farvah, daughter…

Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.), the Chief of Ja‘fari School of Thought

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SHAFAQNA- Compiled by: Ahmad Ahmadi Birjandi Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (as), the chief of Ja‘fari School of thought (Shi‘ism) was born on Rabi‘ al-Awwal 17, 83/April 20, 702 in Medina. His father was Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) and his…

25th Shawwal, Martyrdom of Imam Sadiq (AS)- Who was al-Sadiq (AS) ?

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SHAFAQNA- Indeed, the writer should give a general idea about the person whom he writes about before he goes deeper into his writing so the reader does not misunderstand such a person when he reads each chapter of his life. Here I would like…

What is the Commandment of Shaking Hands by Muslims with Non-Muslim Members of the Opposite Sex?

SHAFAQNA- By: Sayyid Rida Husayni Nasab One of the difficulties faced by Muslims in non-Islamic countries is that in many instances they are exposed to situation where they are in a dilemma regarding shaking hands with non-Muslim woman. Some…