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Egyptian Expert Urges Adding New Categories to Int’l Quran Contest for Students

SHAFAQNA - An Egyptian Quran expert urged that new categories be included in the future editions of the International Quran Competition for Muslim Students. Mohamed Fahmi Abdul Sayyed Asfour, who served as a member of the panel of judges…

Scholar: Terrorism, one weapon in American foreign policy strategy

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SHAFAQNA- A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy. "There is evidence that the U.S. is supporting Daesh…

Shaykh Tusi

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SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Tusi (Persian: شیخ طوسی‎), full name Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi (Persian: ابوجعفر محمد بن حسن طوسی‎), known as Shaykh al-Taʾifah (Arabic: شيخ الطائفة‎) was a prominent Persian[1] scholar…

Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari

SHAFAQNA- Ayatollah Morteza Motahhari is considered one of the leading thinkers and key intellectuals of the Islamic Revolution in Iran . Ay. Motahhari was born on February 2, 1920 in Fariman in Khorasan . His father…

Murtada Sharif 'Askari

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SHAFAQNA- 4 May 1914 – 16 September 2007), known as Allamah'Askari, was a Shiite scholar and a neo-religious thinker. He took a scholarly approach to the history of Islam. 150 So-Called Companions, Recourse to the Prophet and Consecration…

Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Abdul Hossein Amini(Persian: عبدالحسین امینی‎) was a Shia scholar, traditionist, theologian and jurist. His magnum opus is Al-Ḡadīr fi’l-Ketāb wa’l-Sonna wa’l-Adab . Birth He was…

Senior scholar: Death sentences signify Bahrain regime's inability to silence people

SHAFAQNA - A member of Bahrain’s Ulema (scholars) Council said the Al Khalifa regime’s move to sentence six citizens to death in a military court demonstrates the regime’s inability to silence the people. Trying civilians in military…

Sheikh Morteza Ansari

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SHAFAQNA- Morteza Ansari (also transliterated Mortaza Ansari and Murtada al-Ansari) (1781–1864) was a Shia jurist who "was generally acknowledged as the most eminent jurist of the time."[1] Ansari has also been called the "first…

Senior cleric says Islamic Ummah's identity under threat

SHAFAQNA - The identity of the Islamic Ummah, in the here and now, is under threat," stressed the Secretary General of the World Forum for Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought. Making his remarks in the Islamic Consolidation Conference…

Sheikh Yousuf al-Bahrani

SHAFAQNA- The Imami scholar Sheikh Yousuf al-Bahrani of Bahrain On 4th of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal in 1186 AH, the Imami scholar Sheikh Yousuf al-Bahrani of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf passed away in the holy city of Karbala, in…

The renowned theologian and hadith scholar, Shaikh al-Hurr al-Amili

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SHAFAQNA- On 8th of the Islamic month of Rajab in 1033 AH, the renowned theologian and hadith scholar, Shaikh Abu Jafar Mohammad bin al-Hassan bin Ali bin al-Hussain al-Ameli al-Mashghari, popularly known as al-Hurr al-Amili, was born in the…

Ibn Maytham al-Bahrani

SHAFAQNA- Kamāl al-Dīn Maytham b. ʿAlī b. Maytham al-Baḥrānī (Arabic: كمال الدین میثم بن علي بن میثم البحراني) (b.636/1239 – d. 679 or 699/1280 or 1300), was a famous Shi'a hadith scholar, faqih and…

Muhammad ibn Ya‘qub Kulayni’s personality and his book Al-Kafi

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh As we know, a few years after the formation of theoretical and scientific foundations of Shi‘a thought, Imam Sādiq (a) expounded the doctrines of Twelvers in a well-reasoned and demonstrated way on different…

Shawal 13, Death anniversary of Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi

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SHAFAQNA- Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi Title: معظم له Birth: 1875 1292 AH   Death: March 30, 1961 (aged 86) 1381 AH.    Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Borujerdi (1875-1961) (Persian: آیت الله العظمی سید حسین…

The Past Master: Sheikh Al-Mufid

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b. al-No'man, al-Mufid, had the kunya Abu Abdillah, and was well known as Ibn-al-Muallim. He was among the Imamiyya theologians,…

Khawajah Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201—1274)

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SHAFAQNA- Nasir al-Din Tusi was the most celebrated scholar of the 13th century in Islamic lands. Thomas Aquinas and Roger Bacon were his contemporaries in the West. The ensemble of Tusi’s writings amounts to approximately 165 titles on…

Shaykh Saduq, the Great Shi‘a Authority in the Age of Minor Occultation

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ali Naghi Zabihzadeh Abstract Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Ali ibn Babiwayh al-Qummi was one of the greatest scholars of Shi‘a Islam. His honesty, which earned him the title al-Saduq, assisted him in his success as a great traditionist…

Dhul Qa'dah 11th, Birthday of Sheikh Al-Mufid, the prominent Twelver Shia theologian

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b. al-No'man, al-Mufid, had the kunya Abu Abdillah, and was well known as Ibn-al-Muallim. He was among the Imamiyya…

August 8th, death anniversary of Sayyed Ibn Tawus

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SHAFAQNA- Ibn Tawus was born on 15 Muharram 589 (21 January 1193) in Hilla and was named Tawus (peacock). One of his forefathers was a handsome man with ugly legs so his progeny too inherited the title from him. During his first 14 years of…

Shawwal 28th; death anniversary of Ayatollah Mirza Jawad Maliki Tabrizi

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SHAFAQNA- The distinguished jurisprudent and perfect mystic Haj Mirza Javad Agha Maliki Tabrizi was born in Tabriz . His exact date of birth is not known, but according to a work that he wrote in his youth it seems that…

Muhammad Ibn Idris Helli

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Abdullah Muhammad known as “Idris”, one of the most prominent jurisconsults in the 12th century. He was born in 1148. Muhammad Ibn Idris was a great scholar and researcher. After death of “Sheikh al-Taefeh” (great jurisconsult)…

A Grand lady Shia scholar passes away

SHAFAQNA-Lady Zinatul Sadat renowned as Banu al Humayuni a Shia Faqīh (jurisprudent) and Mujtahid passed away in Isfahan, Iran at an advanced age of 99 years. She was born in Isfahan and started her initial Religious studies under her mother…

Saudis invest in creating division among Sunni, Shi’a: Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari

SHAFAQNA- An Afghan Shi’a scholar has said that Saudi Arabia has embarked on a project to sow discord between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims in the war-torn country and called for national unity. Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Isa Hoseyni-Mazari, the…

Some Western academics have positive view toward Islam: American scholar

SHAFAQNA - “Among academics, literati and other educated people in the West, there is a positive perspective towards Prophet Muhammad (S),” Yuram Abdullah Weiler tells the Tehran Times on the occasion of the Islamic Unity Week. Following…