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Reliability of the Companions

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of reliability of the Companions is quite critical, about which much talk was there, beside lengthy dispute throughout all ages. Hence this subject deserves good attention and much care so as to have moderate opinion about…

Who is the Companion?

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SHAFAQNA- Before broaching the subject of reliability of the Sahabah, I have to define who the Sahabi is as identified by them (Sunnis), and the most adequate definition in view of the Jumhur (Sunnis) being that one mentioned by al-Bukhari: In…

The Prophets and Proof of Revelation and Prophecy

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SHAFAQNA- Many modern scholars who have investigated the problem of revelation and prophecy have tried to explain revelation, prophecy and questions connected with them by using the principles of social psychology. They say that the prophets…

Start of the Universal Mission

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SHAFAQNA-"And we have not sent you but to all mankind as a bearer of good news and as a warner, but most people do not know." (Holy Qur'an 34:28) Like a shaft of light, divine revelation pierced the darkness of jahiliyya in the year 609 CE.…

Before the Mission

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SHAFAQNA- The World Before Islam The chaotic situation of the world prior to Islam is clearly reflected in the accurate mirror of history. The outline of decline, oppression, bloodshed, idol-worship is evident in this mirror. Before Islam,…

A Glance at the Life of the Holy Prophet (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA-Among all the Prophets, the Holy Prophet is the only Prophet about whose life even ordinary matters have been recorded in history and this is a great accomplishment of the Muslim nation because the biographical sketches of other Prophets…

Refuge to Ethiopia

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SHAFAQNA-When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) began to preach religion of Islam in Mecca, those who did not believe in him and his message, opposed and troubled him. They called him a lunatic and a sorcerer. They offered bribes to persuade him…

The Dictionary Meaning of the Word 'Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin' (Mo'min:40)

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SHAFAQNA-It is evident that the text can bear one meaning and it is that Khaatam-un-Nabiyyin stands for the Finality of Prophethood with a clear implication that the prophethood has been culminated and finalized in Hadhrat Mohammad (WAS). It…

The Difference Between God's Will and People's

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SHAFAQNA- In another part of the discussion, the Imam (A.S.) tells us about the difference between the Will of God and the will of humans. Safwan ibn Yahya said, "I asked Abul-Hassan (A.S.), `Tell me about God's Will and the will of His creation.'…

Prophetic Texts Relating to Imamate of Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- This article is prepared in three parts with these submenus as follows:   1. The Event of the Day of Warning   2. The Tradition of Ghadir and Its Continuity (Part 1)   3. The Tradition of Ghadir…

What the Bible Says About Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace: I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brohters; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. (The Holy Bible,…

The Prophet, an 'Ummi'..

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SHAFAQNA- One of the specific challenges in the Qur’an to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient of the revelation, prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one of the verses, Allah commands the prophet to…

Our Opportunity to Obey the Prophet & Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA- we see that people get the opportunity to obey the present Imam even if he misses the time of the previous Imam. People got the opportunity to obey and serve the Imams of their respective times. Similarly we have got the opportunity…

The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr

SHAFAQNA- The Advice the Prophet (S) gave to Abu Dharr From Makarim al Akhlaq: Chapter Twelve Section Five, Page 458 Compiled by Sheikh al Jaleel Radiyu al Deen Abu Nasr al Hasan bin al Fadl al Tabrasi, one among the great scholars of the…

The Prophet (PBUH) of Islam’s Important Recommendation on Contemplation

SHAFAQNA- Religion places emphasis on contemplation, thinking and rationalization because it is to lead man toward God, godliness, and betterment of his worldly and heavenly life. It is in such condition that the foundations of religious doctrines…

Al-Miqdad bin al-Aswad

SHAFAQNA- In Ramadan, 2 A.H., 313 Muslim fighters went outside Madina to attack a Quraishi trade caravan coming from Shaam. The caravan was very big. It had one thousand camels. Abu Sufyan, the enemy of Islam, led it. When the Muslims immigrated…

Khadija Daughter of Khuwaylid - Wife of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)

SHAFAQNA- If you wish to research the life of this great lady, and if you do not have al-Majlisi's 111-volume encyclopedia titled Bihar al-Anwar, the best references are: al-Sayyuti's Tarikh al Khulafa, Abul-Faraj al- Isfahni's Aghani, Ibn…

Lady Khadija (sa): The First Believer and Helper of Islam Mother of the Believers (Ummul Momineen)

SHAFAQNA- This noble lady, known to us as Mother of the Believers (Ummul Momineen) and the first wife of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (saw), was the first person ever to accept Islam after it had been revealed to him by Jibreel (Angel Gabriel). There…

The Death Anniversary of Hadrat Abu Taleb (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Abu Talib, "The Greatest Guardian of Islam" died at the age of 80 years on 26th Rajab in Makkah, three years before Hijrah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) from Makkah to Madinah. He strongly stood by Holy Prophet of Islam's Divine…

Considering that the Prophet of Islam (S) performed his prayers ordinarily in five separate times, why do Shias perform the obligatory daily prayers in three times? Why do they base their arguments on only a few instances of the Prophet`s conducts?

SHAFAQNA- Complete Question Shiites perform their prayers in three times according to a few narrations about the Holy Prophet\'s act of combining the prayers. According to reason and logic, one should support and adhere to those acts which…

The incident of wolf talking with Holy Prophet (S.A.W.S)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Naqi (A.S) said: The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.S) was once sitting when a shepherd came up trembling due to what he had observed. Looking at that shepherd from a distance the Prophet said to the companions: The story of…

24th Zilhajj, Eid al-Mubahila: Revealing the exalted status of the Ahlul Bayt (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- 24th Zilhajj 10th Hijrah is celebrated as the Eid al-Mubahila. On this historical occasion, Islam emerged triumphantly against Christianity. The historical event of Mubahila also reveals the exalted status of the Ahlul Bayt[Family…

Did the Prophet [s] Appoint Imam Ali [as] as Successor?

SHAFAQNA- Did the Prophet [s] Appoint Imam Ali [as] as Successor? - Hajj Hassanain Rajabali

The Splitting of the Moon

SHAFAQNA- Among many miracles of the Greatest Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny) one is splitting of the moon. It was narrated by Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him): "The people of Makkah asked…

Wisdom in the actions of the Holy Prophet (SA)

SHAFAQNA- Then he began to formulate policies on running the society. When one takes a look and sees that the Holy Prophet (S) moved forward wisely step by step, one realizes what brilliant ideas and calculations were behind that firm determination.…

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"…

The Companions at the Peace Treaty of al Hudaibiyah

SHAFAQNA- Briefly the story is as follows: In the sixth year after the Hijrah (emigration of the Prophet from Mecca to Madinah), the Messenger of Allah with one thousand and four hundred of his Companions marched towards Mecca to do the Umrah.…

The Light of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Our Master Muhammad [s] went on preaching the new religion to bring out people from darkness into light. Again the Quraishi tyrants came to Abu Talib. They used another style: Abu Talib, this is Amarah bin al-Waleed (Khalid bin…