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Priests at Virgin Mary church welcome Imam who informed them of bomb

SHAFAQNA- “We have to stand by each other’s side and take care of each other. Those who target places of worship have no religion and are neither Muslim nor Christian,” Askar said at the church. Mosque worker Gouda Shaaban Khalifa, 63…

Imam Sought for First Mosque in Greek Capital

SHAFAQNA-Greek Education Ministry’s committee for the new mosque in Athens (NPID) announced on Monday that Muslims who legally reside in Attica can apply to become an imam (prayer leader) of the mosque. The committee said that interested…

German Parliament debates Imam Education and Mosque Financing

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SHAFAQNA- The Bundestag debated last Thursday about two applications from the Greens and Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties on the topic of Imam Education and Mosque Financing. The Bundestag advised on late Thursday evening about the training…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements…

Our Behaviour

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SHAFAQNA- I have been working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an article,…

The necessity of the 'isma of the Imam

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous articles we have pointed out that an Imam is not an ordinary leader who simply has to rule a country and protect its borders; rather, in addition to this duty, he has other weighty responsibilities, alluded to above.…

Photo: Kazemayn in 20th Century

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SHAFAQNA: A Rare Picture of  Imam Kazem and Imam Javad's Shrine in Kazemayn, Iraq, which has been taken in 20th Century.   Read more from Shafaqna: Pictures of Ashura Ashura Procession in Zaria City (Nigeria Oct 2016)  …

Summary of the History of Twelve-Imam Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The majority of Shi'ites are Twelvers. They were originally the same group of friends and supporters of 'Ali who, after the death of the Prophet, in order to defend the right of the Household of the Prophet in the question of the…

The Meaning of Imam

SHAFAQNA- Imam or leader is the title given to a person who takes the lead in a community in a particular social movement or political ideology or scientific or religious form of thought. Naturally, because of his relation to the people he…

The Difference Between Prophet and Imam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous argument about the reception of Divine injunctions and laws by the prophets only proves the basis of prophecy, namely the receiving of Divine injunctions. The argument does not prove the persistence and continuity of…

Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have…

Various phases of the Deeds of the Imams

SHAFAQNA- The activities of all Imams are one and the same. According to their circumstances and the demand of that particular time they acted accordingly. So we can not frame them in the terms presently known to us such as ‘radicals’,…

Ismat (Infallibility) of 12th Imam

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SHAFAQNA- A writer has claimed that due to his research, he has come to the following conclusions; that the theory of “Esmat” or immunity from sin has come about and even grown deeper as time has passed, because of the distance between…

Recognition of the Imams (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-It is related with a sound chain of authority from Salman al- Farsi, ' I visited the Messenger (s.w.a.s.)of Allah (SWT) who looked at me and said, ' "O Salman, Allah (SWT) does not send a Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) or messenger unless…

Twelve Successors of the Holy Prophet (P.)

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SHAFAQNA-Introduction In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds. Benedictions be upon Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his Purified Progeny. Peace be upon the righteous Companions. Some of the controversial…

Religious activist in UK: Attending Infallible Imams's shrines give people peace of mind

SHAFAQNA - “The love for the Infallible Imams (A.S.) is the foundation of love for God” a religious activist in the UK said. One of the guests at Worldwide Conference on the Lovers of the household of the Apostle of God (S.A.W.) in the…

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…

The Fourth Infallible The Second Imam Al-Hasan Ibn Ali Al-Mujtaba (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Name: al-Hasan. Title: al-Mujtaba. Agnomen: Abu Muhammad. Father's name: Ali Amir al-Mu'minin. Mother's name: Fatimah (daughter of the Holy Prophet). Birth: In Medina on Tuesday, 15th Ramadan 3 AH. Death: Died at the age of…

Book; The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background)

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SHAFAQNA- Download the book here The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background) AUTHOR(S): Jassim M. Hussain PUBLISHER(S): Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (with a Foreword by…

Imam, the Divine Authority on Earth: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:124, Part-IV) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:124, Part-IV) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Imamat, Pinnacle Honor of Prophet Ibrahim Imam, the Divine Authority on Earth بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذِ…

Selection of the Imam is Done by God

SHAFAQNA- The Imam (A.S.) assured the person who inquired about these qualifications that the nation cannot be left to choose its imamwithout statements in this regard made by the Prophet (S.A.W.) who in turn conveys God's commandments related…

Imam Ali (as), the Imam of Forgivers by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

SHAFAQNA- "Imam Ali (as): The Imam of Forgivers" by Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

Hadith; Our Responsibility!!

SHAFAQNA- مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْقَاسِمُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ عَنْ عُبَيْدِ بْنِ زُرَارَةَ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي جَعْفَرٍ…

Imam to Muslims: Avoid going to US

SHAFAQNA - An imam is imploring his fellow Muslims to avoid travelling to the United States following President Donald Trump’s travelling ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Imam Nazim Hosein, of the Presyal Mosque, commented on the…

What verses of Quran recited by Muslim Imam at Trump's inaugural?

SHAFAQNA - An Imam who had been expected to deliver the Islamic call to prayer at an interfaith religious service for President Donald Trump instead recited two verses from the Quran that contained clear political messages for the new president…

They control people's life everyday

SHAFAQNA-Abdullah was an oil seller, living near Imam Reza (A.S) for a while. Once, when he was at the presence of him, he asked, please pray for me and my family. Imam said, do you think I don’t pray for you? Your actions are shown to me…

Imam Muhammed Al-Baqir (A.S) Conversation with a Christian Scholar

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) said, "one day I and my father came out of the assembly of Hisham. We happened to pass by a place where a group of Christians had come to ask questions from their scholar. We too went there to see what the affair…

The Redeemer and the Savior

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SHAFAQNA- Introduction To those who have acquaintance (even though a little) with the invaluable treasure of Shiite traditions and the precious heritage of the immaculate Imams (A.S.), the importance of "Imamah" (leadership) and "Wilayah"…