The clouds of the Fatimi grief on the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)

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The sky is covered with the clouds of the Fatimi grief, and rained sad hearts covering the walls of the holy shrine of the dear one to Lady Fatima Az-Zahra's heart; Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon both of them). The mourning was…

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer's

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SHAFAQNA- Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss for people with Alzheimer's disease, the US researchers at Washington University in St. Louis found. The researchers tracked circadian rhythms in 189 cognitively normal,…

The GHEEBAT of the 12th Imam

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SHAFAQNA- Earlier to Nomani in the books of the Prophet’s sayings and conversations (TRADITIONS) both types of the Imam’s disappearance (GREEB AT) have been mentioned. There are some who have been written before the end of the short GHEEBAT.…

From Nahj ul Balagha

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SHAFAQNA- ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) في استنفار الناس إلى الشام [بعد فراغه من أمر الخوارج] [وفيها يتأفف بالناس، وينصح لهم بطريق السداد] أُفٍّ…

Quranic App Helps 1300 People with Disabilities Memorize Quran

SHAFAQNA- According to sabq newspaper, the software released in Arabic and English, is considered useful product that aims to promote the Quranic skills of the disabled in society. The users of the program can memorize the verses of the…

Fatimah (AS) in the Verse of Mubahala

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SHAFAQNA-Allah, the Exalted said: "If anyone disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge hath come to thee, say: `Come! Let us gather together; our sons arid your sons, our women and your women, ourselves and yourselves.…

The Lives and Maxims of the Prophets Quoted by Imam al-Baqir(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Abu Ja'far (al-Baqir), peace be on him, talked very much about the lives and maxims of the prophets. The specialists in these subjects have reported many traditions on his authority. The following are some of them:Â 1. Part of…

Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet

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Fāṭima, daughter of the Prophet Fāṭima may not be an Imam but she is the mother of eleven infallible Imams and, without a doubt, the Imams owe their infallible characteristics to their mother. Her distinctions are numerous, one of the…

Total belief and certainty of Lady Fatimah Zahra (AS) in God

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Jawad (AS) who said: One day the prophet of Islam (PBUH) asked Salman Farsi (RA) to deliver a message on his behalf to Lady Fatimah Zahra (AS). Salman (RA) said: As I reached the doorstep of the house, I stood…

The Unschooled Prophet

SHAFAQNA - One of the highlights in the life of the great Prophet Muhammad (SA) is the fact that he was untrained and unschooled (ie, he did not attend any school). He had not been trained by any teacher and neither he had acquainted himself…

The Family of Ali: Intellectuals vs. the People

SHAFAQNA - Is it that this family is without effect, or is it that our young generation and intellectuals are in error? Or have our mothers and fathers failed in their responsibilities? Ali is the most manifest of truths and represents the…

Central African Republic: Priest says UN is failing to protect Muslim refugees

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SHAFAQNA - With violence escalating across the Central African Republic (CAR), a priest has condemned UN failure to protect the vulnerable - including Muslims being sheltered by the Church. Father Yovane Cox told Aid to the Church in Need that…

Six links between America and the Muslim world

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SHAFAQNA - This January, U.S. President Donald Trump completed his first year in the White House, one of the toughest for American Muslims. As Islamophobia continues to rise in America, we think that it’s time to remind ourselves of the age-old…

Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - Mourning ceremony on Sayyida Fatima's martyrdom at Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf, Iraq 30.1.2018. Source - ABNA

Gaza on verge of ‘total systems collapse’ says UN envoy

SHAFAQNA - UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday warned that the Palestinian coastal enclave of the Gaza Strip is on the verge of full collapse. “Without the solution Gaza risks exploding again, this time in a far more…

Palestinian boy is killed in Ramallah

SHAFAQNA - Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday afternoon, the al-Mughayyir Palestinian village, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and shot a Palestinian child with a live round in the head from a close range, causing a serious…

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…

The Event of Harrah & Imam Ali Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Trusted historical documents state that the illegal and unjust event of Karbala had shaken the Islamic world to its roots, specially in Iran. This excitement was partially responsible for allowing Bani Abbas to overpower the Ummayyad…

Converts To Islam After Spending Time In Prison

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SHAFAQNA-Brother Kenny shared his cell with a Muslim, who asked him about his faith. His cell mate told him to get a Quran to try and understand Islam. He converted to Islam after this! Source: aboutislam

Grammatically Understanding Surat al-Tawhid

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous term, I had the opportunity to spend some time on focused exegetical discussions on sūrat al-Tawḥīd with some colleagues. We covered many different aspects of sūrat al-Tawḥīd, but one aspect that…

Martyrdom of Fatimah Alzahra s.a - Shiekh Ali Mehdi

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SHAFAQNA-Martyrdom of Fatimah Alzahra s.a - Shiekh Ali Mehdi

Muslims, Christians in Calgary mark anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

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SHAFAQNA - Nearly one year since a mass shooting left six dead and dozens more injured in a Quebec City mosque, members of Calgary’s Muslim and Christian communities joined together for a multi-faith prayer service Sunday evening in a show…

What are the consequences of going after the world in the name of religion?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: In one of God’s books sent down to one of the prophets, God has promised that: “Indeed, some of God’s creatures embrace the world in the name of religion, they show their appearance…

Zainab's Revolution - Sayed Hussain Makke

SHAFAQNA - “O the people of Kufah! Woe be upon you! Do you know which part of the Messenger of Allah you have cut? And which vow you have broken? And whose blood you have shed? And which respected family you have brought to the public (as…

Bahraini court upholds jail sentence against Sheikh Isa Qassim

SHAFAQNA - Bahrain’s highest religious authority Sheikh Isa Qassim has had his 1-year suspended prison sentence upheld by Manama’s Cassation Court on Monday. The court also upheld a June 2016 ruling that stripped the senior cleric of…

Canadian Media Institution Makes a Documentary Film about Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of Canadian journalist made a documentary film about the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the spiritual atmosphere therein. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, the reporter of the H.B.O Isabelle Yong…

100,000 Rohingya refugees in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

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SHAFAQNA -  More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report has warned. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas…

Ummatan Wasatan – Part 2: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:143) By: Mohammad Sobhanie   Ummatan Wasatan – Part 2 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً…