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Role of Imam Hussain in Reviving Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the third day of the blessed month of Sha'ban, the fourth year after Hijrah and a year after the birth of Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) was given the news of the birth of Imam…

Imam Hussain in Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (as) is the example for the self-conscious, uncompromising revolutionary, the one who advocated the rights of the oppressed. He is one of the near relatives of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) whom…

Some Sayings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) about Imam Hussain(AS)

SHAFAQNA - * "Hussain is of myself and I am of Hussain. O' Allah be pleased with those who please Hussain and hate those who hate Hussain." These holy words were uttered by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), the one who never speaks of his own…

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (A.S) - 3rd of Shabaan

SHAFAQNA - The first celebrative Islamic occasion of the glorious month of Shabaan is the birth-anniversary of our 3rd Infallible Imam and the 3rd descendant of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) The second star of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and Janabe Fatema…

6 million pilgrims attended martyrdom anniversary of Imam Kazim - Iraq

SHAFAQNA - The Secretariat-General of Imam El-Kadhim Shrine held a conference, Thursday 4-12–2018, on the pilgrimage made on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam El-Kadhim (Peace Be Upon Him). The conference was attended by…

Senior Kashmiri Shia leader condemns Kulgam killings

SHAFAQNA - Senior Kashmiri Shia leader, Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi expressed deep anguish over the “massacre” of innocent people going on continuously in the Valley due to “stubborn attitude of government of New Delhi regarding the…

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…

Imam Ali - The City of Knowledge

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of…

Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental…

Munich University Archaeologists visit Imam Ali shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Historians and archeologists from the University of Munich visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). They commended the attendance of academic students along with the students of Hawza (religious seminary). This drags the attention…

Ayatollah Sistani's view on Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA - What has been recorded in this book from words and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (A.S) is, without doubt, at the peak and pinnacle of eloquence after the words of Allah, the Exalted, and those of His Prophet (S).…

What Religious Freedom? - The Al Baqee Organization calls out Saudi Arabia over egregious human rights violations against minorities

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia has often called upon its status of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques to garner support and assert its authority over the Islamic World, the kingdom’s propensity to wield swords and all manners of abuses to pilgrims…

Lashkar Jhangvi Appeals for Funds to wipe out Shias from Pakistan

    Hate and violent campaign is continuing against Shia community from Takfiri Deoandi network without any hurdle despite big claims of wiping out menace of terrorism made by Punjab government like federal and other provincial…

Shia Islam: The Human Geography of Shi’ism / 34

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Human Geography of Shi’ism The Shīʿa constitute a major group within the Muslim community. They have settled in different parts of the world. Due to their…

Conversion to Shia Islam, a story

SHAFAQNA - Why I became Shia? Source - Press TV

Pakistan: First Shia party representative became minister in Balochistan government

SHAFAQNA - Agha Syed Mohammad Raza, a Member of Balochistan Assembly, has taken oath as provincial minister for law and parliamentary affairs yesterday. He became first elected legislator of any Shia party in Pakistan that has been appointed…

Transcendental Events

SHAFAQNA - Fatima az-Zahra was a descendant of two great people; we have briefly spoken about her parents, lives and virtues, and have drawn a picture through which we can look at Fatima's genius, and a corner of her life in light of genetic…

On the Way to a Blessed Life

SHAFAQNA - When Safiya returned home and informed her brothers (the Prophet's uncles) of the authenticity of the news, happiness mixed with amazement, and astonishment overtook them. Khadija who refused to marry the princes and lords…

Vice Chairman of Pakistan Shiite Ulema Council passes away

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SHAFAQNA - Hujjat al-Islam Seyed Abdoljalil Naqvi, a renowned Shia leader and son-in-law of Allama Seyed Sajid Ali Naqvi, Member of the Supreme Council of AhlulBayt World Assembly, has died of protracted illness in Rawalpindi. His Salat al-Janazah…

At least 14 killed in mosque attack in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - A suicide bomber killed 14 worshipers at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante leader said, a day after terrorist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a string of attacks in a rare video. The bomber targeted those…

Finnish teacher converts to Shia Islam at Imam Reza holy shrine

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SHAFAQNA - The Finnish teacher who chose Reza as his new name after his conversion described his feelings as follows, “I had a very general understanding on Islam and I didn’t have much awareness about it. Choosing this religion, however,…

Senior Iraqi cleric: Teaching children about Islamic principles to save families, society from corruption

SHAFAQNA - Senior Iraqi cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim advised Muslim women to pay special attention to their families. The Shia source of emulation advised women to raise their children according to Quranic teachings,…

Islamic Views on Organ Donation & Transplantation

SHAFAQNA - One of the new problems faced by the Shi‘a mujtahideen (the jurists) is the issue of organ donation and transplantation. The human body, in life as well as in death, is governed by Divine laws in Islam. There are certain limitations…

Taqlid in the Qur'an and Ahadith

SHAFAQNA - The Qur'an instructs Muslims to seek guidance from people of learning in matters about which they lack knowledge: "Question the people of remembrance if you do not know." (21:7) It is an obligation in Islamic law to study everything…

Interior and Islamic Affairs Ministries Hunt for Extremist Books in Moroccan Bookstores

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SHAFAQNA - Morocco World News : Commissions from both ministries have begun a campaign in bookstores around the kingdom to search out religious extremist books, especially those whose authors are preachers known for praising terrorism and radicalism,…

What is Taqlid?

SHAFAQNA - Taqlid literally means "to follow (someone)", "to imitate". In Islamic legal terminology it means to follow a mujtahid in religious laws and commandment as he has derived them. A mujtahid is a person who is an expert of Islamic jurisprudence…

The Historical Development of Shi'ism - Imams To Jurists

SHAFAQNA - An exploration into the development of Shi'i thought, dissecting key phases in the consolidation of doctrine, practice and methodology. Ahlulbayt: Documentaries

Mohammed, a Prophet by birth

SHAFAQNA - Shia Muslims believe Mohammed is Prophet and Messenger of God like any other Muslim believes, but still there is great difference between this belief of Shia and other Muslims. Shia believe Prophet Mohammed was a Prophet even…