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Ayatollah Sheikh Mojtaba Beheshti passes away

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Mujtaba Beheshti one of the senior teachers of the higher levels of the Hawzah Seminary of Isfahan has passed away. He was one of the students of prominent and well-known scholars such as Seyyed Mohsen Hakim,…

The Learned Noble Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayeda Fatima Al-Masumah (S.A.) was brought up in a very noble family. She was daughter of the Holy Imam [Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S.)], the sister of the Holy Imam [Imam Ridha (A.S.)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam [Imam Muhammed…

Photos: A Historical Photo of Hazrat Masoumeh (sa) Holy Shrine in Qom

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SHAFAQNA: A Historical Photo of Fatima Masoumeh's (sa)  Holy Shrine in Qom.   Read more from Shafaqna: Old Photos of Al-Askari Holy Shrine Photo: Kazemayn in 20th Century Photos: Prophet Muhammad(pbh)'s tomb from ins…

Intensive Course on Shia Studies Planned in Vienna Austria

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : Iran’s University of Religions and Denominations is organizing a Shia Studies course in Vienna, Austria. With its experience of organizing six intensive international courses on Shia Studies in the holy city of Qom and…

City of Qom Hosts Inaugural Islamic Values Education Conference

SHAFAQNA-As Ramadan embraced us in its spiritual embrace, the Holy City of Qum ushered away delegates from a unique Moral Character Conference organized by Imam Khomeini (RA) International University, Islamic College (London), and the Institute…

Qom preacher: "Teachers capable of creating a civilization"

SHAFAQNA - In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Qom’s Qods Prayer Hall, Sayyed Mohammad Sa’idi commemorated Labour Day, saying, “In some countries, such as France, which claim to have freedom,…

Qom to host annual book fair

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with the chairman of the Organization of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the Province of Qom, senior cleric Ayatollah Alireza Arafi thanked the authorities for holding the international religious book fair in Qom saying,…

Christian professors spoke at "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" conference in Qom

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SHAFAQNA- The international conference "Islam in Europe: Perspectives and Challenges" was held in Imam Khomeyni International University, Qom, Iran. This one-day conference started with participation of scholars and clerics, international figures…

Hadrat Masumah (A.S.), the Great Narrator of Ahadith

SHAFAQNA- The narrators of the Hadiths, Muhaddith(1) from Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and the Infallible Imams (A.S.) bear a great right on the neck of the Islamic nation; and if it was not for their serious efforts, the Islamic teachings would…

First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah Birthday Anniversary of Hadrat Fatima Masumah(A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.) was born in the holy city of Madinah on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.),the…

The Transfer of Kufa’s Hadith Heritage to Qom | History of Imami Shi’i Theology

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SHAFAQNA- During the Imamate of Imam Baqir (s) and Sadiq (s), there was a lot of encouragement from the Imams to their students and companions to begin recording down traditions. As this shift from oral to a written tradition became a culture…

Qom Mosque to Host Ceremony on Anniversary of Ayatollah Bahjat’s Demise

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SHAFAQNA- The memorial service will be hosted by the city’s Azam Mosque after Maghrib and Isha prayers on Thursday. Grand sources of emulation, religious scholars, and members of the country’s Assembly of Experts are expected to attend…

Senior Shia cleric urges support for Islamic seminaries' official media

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SHAFAQNA - "Most news agencies are partial in selecting their news stories and highlight what is crucial to serve their own benefits and censor what is against them; trustworthy media that publish the realities of the world are hard to find…

Hungarian Deputy PM Visits Mausoleum of Hazrat Masumeh (SA) in Qom

SHAFAQNA- Hungary’s Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen and the European country’s ambassador to Iran paid a visit to the mausoleum of Hazrat Masumeh (SA) in Qom. The Hungarian delegation paid respect to the great Lady buried in the…

Professor donates prestigious prize to Shiite holy shrine

SHAFAQNA -  An Iranian professor residing in the US donated his prestigious prize that he received in the Third International Congress of Islamic Humanities Congress comprising 20 gold coins and a golden plaque to the holy shrine of Hazrat…

The Birth of the Holy Lady Fatemah Ma'soomah (SA) and her Childhood

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SHAFAQNA- In the holy city of Medina, the holy household was awaiting the arrival of a new born. In the house of Imam Kadhim (AS), Najma, the wife of the honorable Imam was eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the child; she was counting…

Int’l Conference on Mahdism Doctrine to Held in Qom, Iran

SHAFAQNA - The 12th edition of the International Conference on Mahdism (Mahdaviat) Doctrine will be held in the Iranian holy city of Qom. Hujjat-al-Islam Sayyed Masoud Pourseyedaghayi, director of the Ayande Roshan (bright future) institute…

Ayatollah Arafi in Qom warns against hypocrisy and immorality

SHAFAQNA - Speaking in the holy city of Qom this Friday, Ayatollah Arafi warned against hypocrisy and immorality as he remarked how Saudi Arabia has discredited itself through political posing, and various abuses. A violent and reactionary…

The Death Anniversary of the Lady al-Masouma (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masouma Born In: Medina, on the first Day of Dhu al-Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Rida (A.S.) Died: at the age 28, in Qum on…