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International Poetry Contest run by Imam Hussein Shrine

SHAFAQNA- Sponsored by the Secretariat-General of Imam Hussein Shrine, an international poetry contest has been run at Imam Hussein Shrine.   More than 200 poems from Iraq and other countries participated in the contest, and…

I live in a land called ‘Hope’

SHAFAQNA - The following poem was penned by Reza John Vedadi, MA in Film Production & MA in Islamic Studies, film and documentary director, producer and writer based in London. I live in a land called ‘Hope’ Where I drink from…

It brings the whispers

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SHAFAQNA - The following poem was penned by Reza John Vedadi, MA in Film Production & MA in Islamic Studies, film and documentary director, producer and writer based in London. As the night descends It brings the whispers. Let my…

'Live like Hussain & die like Ali'

SHAFAQNA - Following is a poem composed on the occasion of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain by Sayeda Shaheena Bibi. How can we as your followers live up to your legacy? Do we lie to ourselves by saying we have no discrepancy? We say we…

We are the Bright Beacons of Guidance

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SHAFAQNA - The couplets that Imam Husayn (as) recited on the afternoon of Ashura while he was fighting the enemies. This is me, son of Ali (as) of virtue from the Family of Hashim clan and such a pride of such a relationship is sufficient And…

Journey

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SHAFAQNA - It begins inside, ends inside my dear This is your address, remember forever All from somewhere, all towards destination Moving towards, moving away, comes the end That no one is owner here but made an owner That none had…

Ruhullah ! look what I did for you…

SHAFAQNA - You eagerly wished annihilation in Me (fanafillah) I blessed you with eternity with Me (baqabillah) You walked among people (khalq) with truth (haq) I manifested truth (haq) for the people (khalq) through you You gave up…

Knowledge

SHAFAQNA - It’s just a tool, not the aim It’s a mean for eternal gain Its power, its superiority It’s the base of all sublimity It can be heaven, it can be hell Remember the trap, many fell Neither for praise nor for personal…

Forget

SHAFAQNA - Forget you smiled in pain, in agony Forget you gave in secret, in necessity Forget you gave up your pleasure Forget you endured in your leisure Forget you saved a life Forget you made a life Forget you showed the way Forget…

O to the one that lies, and tries

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SHAFAQNA  - Glory be to Allah, the Possessor of the Ancient and Magnificent Kingdom - Fatima Zahra [as] O to the one that lies, and tries, to garner and gather friendly support, in armies of staggered loyalties - lie about me, lie…

Khomeini(r) - The Famous Hero

SHAFAQNA - O Son of Kaaba! O Son of Karbala! O Crown of Persia! Khomeini(r) - the Famous Hero Who Changed the World Friends & Foes both say With a Miraculous Theory Of ‘’ IMAM  & UMMAT’’ Viz., Leader…

Saadi s Views on Moral Education

SHAFAQNA- By: Hamid Reza Alavi Educational Goals According to Beheshti, Faqihi and Abujafari (2001), although Saadi had not explicitly stated the educational goals in his works, the following goals could be deduced from his sayings and poems: 1.…
Lady Fatimah

The Martyrdom of Fatima - Poem

SHAFAQNA - A pure lady of Islam, a light among lights, and a purety among all other purities, Lady Fatima bint Muhammad was as much her father's daughter, as she was his mother ... the tender soul he drew strength and comfort from, Fatima al-Zahra…

The Land of Karbala - Poem

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SHAFAQNA - Karbala, Karbala Karbala, Karbala Hussain was slain His family in pain No soldiers had remained Women in chains Children in pain Yazid is to be blamed But this is not what remains From the land of Karbala The knight…

Prayer of Love - Poem

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SHAFAQNA - At bloody noon Mullah was deep in rosary and prayers Among the tents, demanding whispers of others When he made ablution with blood, it turned to doomsday Love was his Qiblah, and in lunacy his prayer that day Karbala, the…