The end of a love affair? America wants answers from Wahhabist Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - Unless you have been living under a rock, buried deep under-ground, somewhere on another planet I imagine you heard about JASTA - the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act! So what did just happen? Because believe me something…

Evidence of breakthrough energy technology on 9/11

SHAFAQNA - Dr Judy Wood at the Breakthrough energy Movement conference,2012 Holland Title: The dawn of a new age, evidence of breakthrough energy technology on 9/11 Run time : 2.24.57 Speaker : Dr Judy Wood If you enjoyed this presentation…

STOP REPRESSIONS IN BAHRAIN

SHAFAQNA -26.09.2016 Public letter of a group of American and European academicians and media commentators to UNSG on Bahrain and the situation of the popular leader Sheikh Isa Qassim. H. E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General…

What's the difference between Salafists and ISIS?

SHAFAQNA - Who are the Kharijites and what do they have to do with IS? To understand the relationship.between the two, do fathom the contents of the artcle above and my comments below. We need to understand some history before answering the…

How Cat Stevens helped Nashville’s Muslims find a home

SHAFAQNA - Zainab Elberry remembers the day the check came. Trying to build a congregation and raise money for a new Islamic center in the pre-internet age of the late 1970s required some ingenuity. So the small group behind one of Nashville’s…

Hungarian Muslims 'feel the hate' as vote on migrants looms

SHAFAQNA - Maja is no immigrant, she's a Muslim convert. But in the febrile atmosphere in Hungary ahead of Sunday's referendum on refugees, she says her religion has made her a target for abuse. "We Hungarians are normally kind, friendly…

Is wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar Mostahab or Makroh? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar. Question: What is the ruling about wearing black in two months of Moharram and Safar, is it Mostahab (recommended) or Makroh…

Alhaji Ismail Yakubu; New Shia Muslim, Who is trying to teach some children about Teachings of Ahlulbayt in Ghana

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SHAFAQNA- I said to myself I should do my best to deliver the message of Ahlul Bait. Therefore, I opened a school for children and adults. They are now increased to more than one hundred. I teach syntax (nahv). recitation of the Quran (Tajweed),…

Muawiya and insulting Imam Ali (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Mohammad Baqir (A.S) said: When the Commander of the Believers, Ali Bin Abi Taleb (A.S), came back from the Battle of Nahrawan to Kura, he heard that Muawiya had been cursing and insulting him and was killing his Shia. So he…

The commander of the Faithful (A.S) and Generosity

SHAFAQNA- The commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) was returning from a journey with a string of camels fully laden with goods. On the way a beggar asked for a piece of bread. Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S) ordered his beloved…

Is temporary marriage necessary between the owner of the sperm and the donor of the eggs for in vitro fertilization (IVF)? The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli answered a question about temporary marriage for IVF. Question: As IVF is used to cure infertility in cases where the wife has no active eggs, the eggs from widowed or divorced women are used. So,…

A condition which makes it permissible working for non-Muslims/the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about working for non-Muslims. Question: What is the ruling regarding working for Jews, Christians and other disbelieving sects and being paid by them? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries

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SHAFAQNA- Print-on-demand bone could quickly mend major injuries By Jessica Boddy If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic…

Knowing more about Flu Shots

SHAFAQNA- You’re seeing the signs in pharmacies and perhaps around your workplace. Your doctor’s office may be calling to schedule an appointment. It’s just that time. Flu vaccination efforts are in full swing. But you may have…

Prophet Solomon (Sulaiman), the King Prophet

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SHAFAQNA- For the guidance of mankind, Allah honored four famous Prophets by revealing to them four Holy Books as under: 1) Taurat to Prophet Moses (Musa). 2) Zaboor (Psalms) To Prophet David (Dawood). 3) Injeel (Evangel) To Prophet Jesus…

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (A.S.) and his forty discourses

SHAFAQNA- Forty Traditions from Imam Ja’far Sadiq (A.S.) 1. However, the prohibited form of guardianship: So the ruler ship of the tyrant ruler and the ruler ship of his governors, their chief, the followers of the rulers, so besides them…

The Eighth Infallible, Hadhrat Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Ja‘far al-Sadiq (A.S.), the chief of Ja‘fari School of thought (Shi‘ism) was born on Rabi‘ al-Awwal 17, 83/April 20, 702 in Madinah. His father was Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (A.S.) and his mother was Umm Farvah, daughter…

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,…

"Yemen's blood is used as a currency of war," Yemeni analyst tells SHAFAQNA

SHAFAQNA - Yemen's blood is being used as a currency of war and political gain! For 19 hard months Yemenis have endured Saudi Arabia's aggressive bombing campaign ... over 25 million people have been starved, deprived of their freedom, negated…

Uniting the Ummah: The Foundations of Islamic Unity

SHAFAQNA - Islamic unity has never been a problem for me or for people like me and trust me, there are many. There are not hundreds. There are not thousands. There are not tens of thousands. There are hundreds of thousands, even millions, of…

Denmark reverses decision on separating refugee ‘child brides’ from partners in asylum centers

SHAFAQNA - Denmark has acknowledged that its earlier decision to separate married couples in refugee centers if a spouse happened to be below the age of 18 violated international conventions, with local MPs calling it “completely outrageous.” Now…

Oh the emptiness and venality of American politics

SHAFAQNA - The debate has shown how sensationalized, vapid and empty the US election cycle is, said Brian Becker, from the anti-war Answer Coalition, adding that the candidates’ attempts to outdo each other on military support is not a good…

Congress rejects Obama veto on 9/11 bill; first override of his presidency

SHAFAQNA - The House and Senate Wednesday voted to reject President Obama's veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism in the first successful override of a presidential veto since Obama took office. The…

A new day is a new opportunity

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Do not spend your day with useless words and behaviour because there are those who are appointed to watch over you and record your behaviour and words [1]. In this regard, Imam Sadeq (AS)…

Why the believer needs to prepare the provisions for hereafter?

SHAFAQNA - Wake up from deep sleep and take notice. Know that you are a passenger and have a destination. Your destination is the other world, and you will be taken from this world whether you want it or not. If you prepare provisions for this…

On Fascism and Social Apathy: Wake up already, the noose is around your neck!

SHAFAQNA - How do you tell a man that the Freedom and Rights he imagined his, belong in fact to others? How do you tell a foolish humanity that instant gratification only buys empty tomorrows? … What a bunch of incoherent thoughts right? If…

A few thoughts ahead of Muharram

SHAFAQNA - Let us pretend for a few minutes that Islam’s many communities stand united in their faith and principles. Let us also pretend that we learnt from our long line of prophets and Imams that Compassion and Tolerance remain central…

EDITORIAL: Justice for Yemen should not turn in a game of politicking

SHAFAQNA - I have seen a great deal of messages on social media which have argued war crimes to justify a genocide … those people feel somewhat entitled to sell the blood of the innocent to score a few political points and rationalise treason. I…