Value of women in Society

SHAFAQNA- Islam has made the man and the woman equal in their will and action so far as the management of their lives is concerned. Allah said: The one of you being from the other. (3:195) She is independent in her will and intention and…

Hazrat Fatima’s last day of this earth

SHAFAQNA- One day, during the time when Hazrat Fatima (S.A) was ill in bed. Imam Ali (A.S) returned home and he found very busy, cooking and cleaning her children, Imam Hassan (A.S) and Imam Hussain (A.S). Imam Ali (A.S) asked her as to why…

Who is Muhammad? is a book written by Islamic scholar Ja’far Sobhani

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SHAFAQNA- Ja’far Sobhani is a Islamic scholar. He is the author of scholarly books and articles. According to rahyafte :   This book is being published in response to a recent showing of an insulting movie on the Internet against the…

Why everyone should avoid these three negative characteristics?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: When dealing with other people, if a person does not oppress them, and does not lie to them, and is not unfaithful to them; such a person’s generosity is complete, his justice…

Who can implement the religious teachings?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: The Divine Commands and Decrees can only be upheld by someone who does not take the path to leniency and compromise against the oppressed and in the way of falsehood, and does not behave like criminals, and is…

London Mayor Calls Trump’s Muslim Ban ‘Shameful’

SAFAQNA- London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for US President Donald Trump’s state visit to be scrapped over a travel ban he imposed on seven Muslim-majority countries. Khan repeated his anti-Trump stance at an interview with ITV on Sunday. Soon…

Canada’s National Muslim Group Concerned about Hateful Gathering Outside Toronto Mosque

SHAFAQNA- A national Islamic group in Canada is expressing alarm about a small anti-Muslim protest held Friday in front of a Toronto mosque. The National Council of Canadian Muslims said the demonstration, reportedly consisting of about…

Ostentation

SHAFAQNA- Among the most destructive of spiritual diseases is ostentation or showing off. This sickness is very harmful for one’s sincerity. It destroys the biggest and the best of deeds. It makes worship futile. It destroys all acts of worship,…

The Olive: A Health Giving Plant

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SHAFAQNA- One of the foods to which attention is drawn in the Qur'an is the olive. Research in recent years has revealed that the olive is not just a delicious food but also represents an important source of good health. In addition to the…

Do not Marry Such Women

SHAFAQNA- Islam does not allow us to marry off our daughters to several groups of people including the corrupt, the stupid, the ill-tempered, and the alcoholics. Thus by prohibiting such marriages, a woman's respect and honor are safeguarded.…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Grief on the Death of Bibi Fatima (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- What the commander of the faithful (A.S) said on the occasion of the burial of Supreme lady Fatima (S.A) while addressing the Holy Prophet at his grave. O' Prophet of Allah! Please accept my salutation and those of your daughter…

The Verse that Led Professor Arthur Alison to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- The moment I uttered Shahadah, I was overwhelmed by a strange and ineffable feeling mingled with ease, comfort and satisfaction. According to rahyafte:Professor Arthur Alison is the head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic…

Eating chicken which is slaughtered by automatic machine / The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani answered a question about eating chicken which is slaughtered by automatic machine. Question: Is it allowed to eat the chicken which is slaughtered by automatic machine? The Grand Ayatollah…

Developing negatives of photos which are without Hijab / The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered questions about developing negatives of photos which are without Hijab. Question: 1) Is it Haram or not to take pictures without head cover and full Hijab? 2) And what is the ruling for the…

Lying and deceit in dealing with non-Muslims / The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about lying and deceit in dealing with non-Muslims. Question: What is the ruling about lying and deceiving in dealings with non-Muslims in order to acquire more benefits in financial…

Shia Islam: The principal beliefs of Shīʿa / 11

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 11: The principal beliefs of Shīʿa A brief study of the history of religions and sects would reveal that all the sects of Islam were produced as the…

What is it like to commit or think about sins?

SHAFAQNA - A young student asked great Shia scholar Moqaddas Ardabili (RA): Do you commit sins? Moqaddas (RA) replied: My child; all human beings are prone to mistakes. The student asked again: I know about human beings, I meant you, do you…

What is the first effect of wisdom?

SHAFAQNA - The wisdom has various effects and the first effect is devotion to God. Sometimes you see a person who has the highest academic qualifications but when you see his/her life, you can see that such person is not familiar with good and…

What is usury loan? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answers

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions about usury loan. Question: What is usury loan? Is the interest paid to depositors by banks considered as usury? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: Usury loan is the extra amount added…

Shia Islam: The Shīʿa under Umayyad and Abbasid Rule / 10

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Shafaqna – Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī Chapter 10: The Shīʿa under Umayyad and Abbasid Rule During the reign of ʿAlī, the Shīʿa cause advanced greatly as individuals loyal to ʿAlī occupied…

Inner longing for eternity: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:94-96) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:94-96) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Inner longing for eternity بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ قُلْ إِن كَانَتْ لَكُمُ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ…

European Parliament condemns execution of 3 Bahraini activists

SHAFAQNA - The European Parliament has voted through a Resolution on Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain condemning the recent executions in these countries. We, the undersigned, welcome the resolution and call on Bahrain to listen to the European…

Yemenis mark the Martyrs' Day ahead of Saudi war anniversary

SHAFAQNA - Protesters staged the “Loyalty to Martyrs' Blood” march in Bab al-Yemen of the capital on Friday. A statement issued at the march stressed the significance of unity in the face of the Saudi aggression to honor the martyrs. The…

TRUMP CREDITED FOR 300% GROWTH OF ANTI-MUSLIM HATE GROUPS

SHAFAQNA - STATISTICS SHOW NEARLY 200% RISE IN ANTI-MUSLIM HATE GROUPS IN THE U.S. 2016 witnessed a significant rise in the number of anti-Muslim hate groups in America. Hate groups in 2016 nearly tripled from 2015. The Southern Poverty Law…

Russell Simmons to host Times Square rally supporting Muslims

SHAFAQNA - New Yorkers are expected to gather in Times Square this weekend in a show of solidarity with the city’s Muslim community. The “I Am a Muslim too” rally will take over the Crossroads of the World beginning at noon on Sunday,…

German defense chief hits Trump attitudes on torture, Russia and Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Germany’s defense chief on Friday hit President Trump’s dismissive attitude toward Washington’s European allies, giving a frosty reception to U.S. envoys at the largest conclave of U.S. and European officials since the inauguration. Speaking…

Canadians voice support for Muslims amid 'hatred' unleashed on Liberal MPs

SHAFAQNA - Canada’s Muslim community felt the embrace of an outpouring of support Friday in the wake of stinging personal attacks against a member of Parliament who sponsored a motion to condemn and combat Islamophobia, even as negative reaction…

Do dogs make snow Najis when they walk on it? The Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered a question about dogs walking on snow. Question: Do dogs make snow Najis when they walk on it. The Grand Ayatollah Sistani: The amount which makes contact with the wetness of dog’s legs…