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From Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiyya; The Whispered Prayer of the Abstainers

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God, the All-merciful, the All-compassionate 1 My God, Thou hast settled us in an abode which has dug for us pits of deception, and Thou hast fastened us by the hands of death in the snares of that abode's treachery! In…

Photos: Muslims around the world offered Eid al-Fitr prayer

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SHAFAQNA - As Ramadan fast ends, muslims in different countries around the world gathered to offer Eid al-Fitr prayer, on Friday June 15. The office of His Eminence, Mr. Sistani in Najaf, announced that Saturday June 16, is the day of Eid…

Salat Al-Jama'ah (Congregational Prayers)

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet of Islam (saw) said: " The rows of my followers in the congregational (Jama'at) prayer on the earth are like the rows of angels in the sky; and a rak'at of prayer in congregation is equivalent with twenty-four rak'ats,…

Prayer and Its Effects

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The one who takes prayer light is not of me. No, by Allah such a person will not reach the Haud, Pond of abundant." Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 1, p. 206 Imam Sadiq [a] said: "If there be a stream…

Rules of Namaz » Obligatory Namaz

SHAFAQNA - The following six prayers are obligatory: Daily Namaz. Namaz-e-Ayaat. Namaz-e-Mayyit. Namaz for the obligatory Tawaf of the holy Ka'bah. Qadha Namaz of father which are, as a precaution, obligatory upon his eldest son. Namaz which…

AhlulBait (as) and Salaat; Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as):

SHAFAQNA- Great dua to be recited before and after namaz. Shows the relation between Namaz and the Ahlulbait (as): مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيى ، عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عِيسى…

Poor Man At The Place

SHAFAQNA- Once a poor, unkempt man appeared at the gate of a king's palace. He was in rags and not at all suitably attired to be admitted into the presence of a monarch. So the guards s "You cannot enter the palace in rags," they said. The…

Islamic Prayer Ritual Reduces Back Pain, Increases Joint Elasticity

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SHAFAQNA- The repetitive physical movements of Muslim prayer rituals can reduce chances of lower back pain if performed properly, according to new research. The study found that not only does quiet prayer eliminate physical anxiety, but…

University of Sarajevo Suspends Classes during Muslim Prayers

SHAFAQNA- The University of Sarajevo this week adopted a plan to halt activities for about an-hour-and-a-half each Friday during Muslim prayers. Although the university has also decided not to hold classes during the hours of Catholic and…

A Muslim Woman Is Documenting All The Strange And Wonderful Places Muslims Pray

SHAFAQNA - Doesn’t matter if you’re on a basketball court, at the mall, or studying at the library — any place is a good place to pray. Six years ago, Sana Ullah went up on a mountain to pray. The young Muslim woman, born and…

Granting a Prayer

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SHAFAQNA- Does Allah (SWT) grant all our prayers? Is it possible that Allah (SWT) does not grant our prayers? How can we become confident that our prayer will be granted? May Allah (SWT) bless you. :Answer  As…

BBC May Broadcast Muslim Call to Prayer

SHAFAQNA- The British Broadcasting Corporation could broadcast the Muslim call to prayer according to plans from the corporation’s head of religion. Aaqil Ahmed, Commissioning Editor Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics — the…

Will France Stop Muslim Soccer Players From Praying?

SHAFAQNA - Fear has gripped the French Riviera just as the region heads into tourist season. Now one of its most conservative mayors is challenging Muslim soccer players. Wearing Muslim head scarves in schools has been banned all over the country…

Praying for rain in Malaysia

SHAFAQNA - Muslims in Malaysia have been urged to perform the Istisqa prayer on Tuesday, supplicating for rain and better weather. Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha made the call Monday…

Daily prayers to promote social cohesion and stability

SHAFAQNA - This January Ayatollah Khamenei addressed an important message to participants of the 24th Annual Prayer Conference, in which he highlighted the role of daily prayers as a positive actor for social cohesion, solidarity and stability…

Joint Prayer of Shia-Sunni Brothers in Lucknow

SHAFAQNA - This is being seen as a path-breaking step by both the communities as such an event has never happened in the past. Shias and Sunnis usually offer namaz (prayer) separately, with the former congregating at Asafi Masjid and the…

Repentance in Islam

SHAFAQNA - Feelings of remorse and guilt are natural reflections of sinning, if the person who has sinned has a conscious which is alive. After committing a sin, a person who fears Allah and give high respect to Him would feel a sense of…

Repentance and Self-cleansing

SHAFAQNA - Prevention and refrainment from sins is the best way for attaining self-refinement. A person who has never been contaminated by Sins and possesses his original purity and righteousness certainly is far superior than a sinner who…

World Leaders come together to denounce Saudi Arabia's negligence

SHAFAQNA - As Muslims around the world are attempting to make sense of the tragedy which befall their community, at a time when all should be rejoicing in the festivities of Eid Al Adha, calls have risen against Saudi Arabia and what the public…

Eid Al-Adha Unites Malawi Faiths

SHAFAQNA - A cross section of the Christian community in Malawi has commended Muslims for sharing `Eid Al–Adha celebrations with non-Muslims, a gesture which united people of diverse religions in the Southern African nation. “Honestly,…

At 9/11 site, pope prays with Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists and Hindus

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis embraced survivors of 9/11 in the footprints of the Twin Towers, then prayed for peace at an interfaith service beside the last column of steel salvaged from the fallen skyscrapers. Arriving straight from his speech…