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Photos: Martyrdom of Imam Jaf'ar al-Sadiq commemorated in Mashhad and Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency : Countless number of followers of the Ahl al-Bayt (Household of the Prophet) converged in Tehran’s Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine and in the streets of Iranian northeastern city of Mashahd to mark the martyrdom of the…

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…

The Location of Ascent الإسراء والمعراج

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SHAFAQNA- Among the writers of history and the elucidators of the Holy Qur` an there is a dispute in regards to the place of commencement of the Mi’raj of the Noble Prophet (S). Did it start from the house of Umm Hani (the sister of Amir…

The Unschooled Prophet

SHAFAQNA - One of the highlights in the life of the great Prophet Muhammad (SA) is the fact that he was untrained and unschooled (ie, he did not attend any school). He had not been trained by any teacher and neither he had acquainted himself…

The Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim (a)

SHAFAQNA - One night Ibrahim had a bad dream. He dreamt Allah told him to sacrifice Ismail. Ibrahim thought it was Shaytan playing nasty tricks on him. The next night Ibrahim had the same horrid dream. Ibrahim knew that Allah…

The Prophet’s Love for Hasan and Husain

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SHAFAQNA- The prophet’s grandsons, Hasan and Husain (may Allah be pleased with them both) were dearly loved by him. Imam At-Tirmidhi has recorded some narrations about the prophet’s love for his two grandsons in his compilation of hadith; Jami-At…