Wisdom according to the Prophet (PBUH)

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) described wisdom as a shackle (a restraining device) which is placed on camel’s feet to stop it move. Therefore, wisdom must stop lusts and rage and does not allow them to rule and function without control…

What is the connection between religion and truthfulness?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The connection between truthfulness and religion is like head to the body [1]. So, truthfulness is placed right on top of the religion. It is also narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: When a person speaks the…

An Islamic Approach to Business Ethics

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SHAFAQNA -  What is Ethics? Ethics may be defined as the set of moral principles that distinguish what is right from what is wrong. Ethics has a twofold objective: it evaluates human practices by calling upon moral standards; also it may…

Dubai ruler launches $272m global drive to combat poverty, unemployment

SHAFAQNA - Dubai has launched a global foundation, with an initial budget of AED1 billion ($272 million), which aims to combat poverty, unemployment and education challenges in the region. The Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives…

Saudi deficit this year is 'manageable', says foreign minister

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia's financial deficit this year is manageable despite the low oil prices, and the kingdom's economic growth rate and financial health will stay strong, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at a security conference in Bahrain…

Malawi Islamic Charity Empower Rural Women

SHAFAQNA - In an attempt to rescue poverty-stricken rural women in Malawi, a local Islamic charity is providing entrepreneurship skills to the women regardless of their faith to achieve sustainable solutions to poverty, an initiative which…

Harris J Mixes Pop Music, Islam

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SHAFAQNA - A typical British young man as he might appear, Harris J has succeeded in mixing pop music he performs with his Islamic faith, showing a winning mix which attracted thousands of Muslim fans across the world. "I just wanted to…

Hijab Brought Me Serenity: German Actress

SHAFAQNA - Playing the role of a Muslim student in her latest film, a young German actress has revealed that she felt a strange serenity when she put on hijab for the first time, despite of people looks at her. "When I put on my headscarf…

Two Muslims awarded $240,000 in US discrimination case

SHAFAQNA - A jury has awarded $240,000 to two Muslim men who say they were fired from an Illinois trucking company after refusing to deliver alcohol. A judge found that Morton-based Star Transport Inc violated the religious beliefs of Mahad…

Muslims cite discrimination in US schools - REPORT

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SHAFAQNA - Muslim students in California schools report being bullied and discriminated against at significantly higher rates than their peers, according to a study released Friday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The report…

British MPs call for release of opposition leaders in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - A group of British Members of Parliament have put forward a motion in the UK House of Commons on human rights abuses in Bahrain, calling for the release of Bahraini opposition leaders, mainly Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali…

Power struggle rising between Saudi top princes

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SHAFAQNA - The Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, falling oil prices and rising jihadist violence are putting the country’s leadership to the test, nine months after King Salman assumed the throne following the death of king Abdullah. The…

Who Is Hussain Organization - Spreading the Message of Imam Hussain

SHAFAQNA - In a world plagued with increasing inequality and social injustice, it’s easy to give up – but there is still hope. That hope starts with you. #HussainInspires is a campaign by Who is Hussain which aims to inspire hope across…

'Who Is Hussain' campaign organized in Chicago - US

SHAFAQNA -  'Who Is Hussain' campaign organized in Downtown Chicago (USA) on 24th Oct. 2015 on the day of Ashura. People of different cultures, and religions expressed high interest in learning more about Imam Hussain (A'). Organizers of…

What are the foundations of daily behaviour in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Replying to a question by Komail ibn Ziad, Imam Ali (AS) said: The foundations of Islam (which are needed for everyday behaviour) are based on 7 elements and they are. Wisdom which is the base of patience Observing and protecting…

Who buried the martyrs of Karbala? (Part One)

SHAFAQNA - The historians have differences of opinion about the circumstances in which the martyrs of Karbala were buried. Some believe that the bodies of the martyrs were buried by Bani Assad. Sheikh Mofeed wrote: “A group of Bani Assad who…

Mosa (AS), Khezr (AS) and Sulaiman (AS) wept for Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA - In a meeting with Hazrat Khezr (AS), Prophet Mosa (AS) spoke about the family of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the case of Imam Hussain (AS). Both of them wept for the calamities inflicted on Imam Hussain (AS) [1]. When Hazrat Sulaiman…

Body of Allameh Sayyid Heydar al-Hassani Killed in Mina Crush Identified

SHAFAQNA- The body of a Shia scholar from Lebanon who had been missing since the deadly crush in Mina, Saudi Arabia, last month, has been identified. The body of Allameh Sayyid Heydar al-Hassani, who was the Friday prayers leader of Markaba…

Quran-reading Apps Growing in Popularity

SHAFAQNA- Apps for reading the Quran are gaining popularity across the Islamic world and beyond. The apps allow users to read the 114 Surahs (chapters) of the Holy Book of Islam on their smartphones and tablet computers. Some even have functions…

London to Host Quranic Studies Conference

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SHAFAQNA- The Sixth International Conference on Quranic Studies will be held in London, Britain, next year. Organized by the Quran International Institute, the conference propounds topics of universal interest with an eye on more pressing…

Angels’ Divine Trial: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Angels’ Divine Trial بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَعَلَّمَ…

The policies of Imam Hussain (AS) (Part Eight; Last Part)

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (AS) pointed to his martyrdom and welcoming it said: My position is the position of someone who is not frightened of death , how a glorified death is easy for me in order to revive the truth. A glorified death is the…

The true Spirit of mourning for Imam Hussein a.s - Part 2/2

SHAFAQNA - The following video has been made available courtesy of the Islamic Centre of England.  

The true Spirit of mourning for Imam Hussein a.s - Part 1/2

SHAFAQNA - The following video was made available courtesy of the Islamic Center of England.

Lady Zainad and the foretold prophecy of Karbala

SHAFAQNA - It was five years after the Muslims had accompanied the Prophet [s.a.w.] and his family in the migration (hijrah) to Medina, when the Holy Prophet's daughter, Hadrat Fatima [a.s.], gave birth to a little girl. When her father, Imam…

Our Lady Zainab bint Ali - The Grace of Islam

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SHAFAQNA - I was given the herculean task of writing about one of the greatest women in Islam, Sayyeda Zainab (sa). I use the word “herculean”, because no amounts of words will ever be enough to do justice to her role and her sacrifice…

Symbolic caravan of Imam Hussain moved to the city of Istanbul, Turkey

SHAFAQNA - A symbolic caravan of Imam Hussain (PBUH) moved into the city of Istanbul, Turkey, to remind people of Imam Hossein's martyrdom in Karbala over 13 centuries ago. 1437-2015 A symbolic caravan of Imam Hossein (PBUH) moved into…

Christians and Muslims murdered in sectarian violence in Central Africa

SHAFAQNA - Christians in Central African Republic have been murdered in revenge for an attack on Muslim rebels. At least seven people have been killed this week in fights between Muslims and Christians. Three Muslim official were taken…