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Habib Ibn Mudhahir al-Asadi: One of the heroes of at-Taf

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Imam al-Hussayn's (peace be upon him) companions, were recognized by their unique qualities that made them the best martyrs. This small group had a very special connection with the Imam of their era Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn…

Foundation of Kufa City

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed Alkufa: The city of Kufa was wide land unoccupied by inhabitants and constructions; there were only few scattered churches and monasteries, before it has inhabited and existed as an Islamic important city. The history reported…

Photos: New Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel

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SHAFAQNA - Masjed-Alkufa  : The Engineering Cadre finished the works of renovating the Quranic façade inside the courtyard of Moslem Bin Aqeel(AS).                      Read more from Shafaqna: Photos:…

Photos: Masjid al-Sahlah, the Mosque of Imam al-Mahdi (aj)

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SHAFAQNA - The Al-Sahlah Mosque or Masjid al-Sahlah (Arabic: مسجد السهلة‎) is one of the primary significant mosques in the city of Kufa, Iraq. The mosque is of great importance to Shia Muslims, and it is believed that the…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

Chinese Muslim group visit Kufa grand mosque in Iraq

SHAFAQNA - Chinese Muslim group visit Kufa grand mosque in Iraq. Source - ABNA

The Household of Imam Husayn (A.S.) in Kufah

SHAFAQNA- By: Shaikh Muhammad Hadi al-Yusufi al-Gharawi ‘Umar bin Sa‘d remained [there for the rest of] that day and the next day.1 He ordered the heads of the remainder [of al-Husayn’s followers who had been slain] to be cut off. He…

MUHARRAM SERIES - Martyrdom of Muslim ibn Aqil

SHAFAQNA – After thousands flocked to offer their support to the cause of Imam Hussain against Yazid, Muslim ibn Aqil found himself alone and distressed in the streets of Kufa – abandoned even by the most distinguished of parties: Sulayman…

MUHARRAM SERIES - Muslim ibn Aqil proceeds to Kufa

SHAFAQNA – Following the orders of Imam Hussain Muslim ibn Aqil left Mecca for Kufa, where he stayed at the house of Mukhtar ibn Abi Ubayda Thaqafi. Then, Imam Hussain’s supporters very much believed that their cause would be an easy one…