What is the difference between honourable and corrupt persons?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: When the honourable individuals reach a good and high position, they do not become arrogant out of happiness like a mountain which does not move because of winds. But when a corrupt individual…

Researchers recommend anti-cancer immunotherapies for treatment of thyroid cancer

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SHAFAQNA- University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers recently completed the largest-ever study of thyroid cancer genetics, mining the data of 583 patient samples of advanced differentiated thyroid cancer and 196 anaplastic thyroid…

“Ali Akbar is the most similar to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in appearance, character and thought.”

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SHAFAQNA-  Ali Akbar ibn Hussain (AS) was born on 11th of Shabaan 44 AH and he was the son of Imam Hussain ibn Ali (AS) and Umm-e-Laila (AS). He was a handsome young man of eighteen. He was also a brave soldier. He had been taught fencing…

HAZRAT ALI AKBAR (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- After Abbas (pbuh), came the turn of Ali Akbar (pbuh), to go to the battlefield. The battle drums of the enemies were now getting louder and louder. It is reported that this eighteen (18) year old son was so very much loved by one…

The Meaning of Imam

SHAFAQNA- Imam or leader is the title given to a person who takes the lead in a community in a particular social movement or political ideology or scientific or religious form of thought. Naturally, because of his relation to the people he…

Ayatollah Khamenei: To achieve prosperity, Muslims should act according to Quran

SHAFAQNA - Masters, reciters, participants of 35th International Quran Competitions met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning, April 26, 2018. During the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: “If friendly relations are not established among…

Syria - 80% of Raqqa's buildings destroyed says the UN

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations confirmed that Raqqa city is living in tragic conditions, noting that 70 to 80 % of its buildings were devastated. “The UN assessment mission visited Raqqa city on April 1 to assess the humanitarian situation…

At least 3 killed, 30 injured in IED blast on wedding in NW Pakistan

SHAFAQNA - At least three people were killed and 30 others injured on Friday by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast at a wedding ceremony in northwestern Pakistan, near its border with Afghanistan, local officials confirmed. “The…

Are all human beings equal in Islam?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ridha/Reza (AS) was traveling towards Khorasan and midway it was time to eat. Imam (AS) said: Spread the table cloth and bring food, and inform everyone including all the helpers to come and sit down, so that everyone could eat…

Is it allowed to cut relation with close relatives? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about keeping contact with family and close relatives. Question: What is the definition of family members and close relatives whom the relation cannot be cut with? The Grand Ayatollah…

Should a believer be scared of the enemies?

SHAFAQNA - In a letter to people of Egypt and Malik Ashtar (RA), Imam Ali (AS) wrote: Swear to God, if I face the enemy alone whilst they have been spread all over the earth, I will have no fear or any anxiety. I am aware they are misguided…

What is the worst condition of a ruler?

SHAFAQNA - O’ people, the worst condition of a ruler is that others suppose/think that he loves praise, and the governing of the country is based on arrogance and selfishness; and I do not like this idea to come to your minds that I love praise…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

The connection between piety (Taqwa) and insight

SHAFAQNA - In Ayah 282 of Surah Al-Baqarah is mentioned that “adopt Divine Piety and God will teach you.” It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Fight with inappropriate desires in order that wisdom enters your hearts…

Is there any limit to patience?

SHAFAQNA - The late Sheikh Jaafar Kasheful Qeta’a is one of the greatest Shia scholars. It is narrated from him, saying: If all the Shia jurisprudence books are thrown in the river and they find their way to the sea, and not even a single…

Do we have any excuse not to reform ourselves?

SHAFAQNA - We have no excuse for not reforming ourselves, in any condition that we are; Ahlul Bait (AS) will accept us and will give us whatever we want. Some have called the Month of Sha’aban as special Eid, mainly because it is the month…

Can the given permission for more than a third to inheritors be revoked? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about permission given to inheritors for more than a third of inheritance. Question: A person has made a will for more than a third of his assets, and whilst he is alive the inheritors…

Jalal Fairouz issues warning appeal against execution in Bahrain

SHAFAQNA - As reports suggest that Al Khalifa regime intends to carry out several death sentences against several prisoners of conscience - all of whom have called for pro-democracy reforms, Jalal Fairouz, a distinguished rights activist, and…

Who is dissatisfied with unity between Shia and Sunni?

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of concord and harmony among the Islamic Ummah, during our time, is an important point. Not only in the years after the revolution, but also many years before the revolution, we were making efforts to bring about concord…

UK Sells $445 Million of Arms to Israel, Including Sniper Rifles

SHAFAQNA- Britain has approved the sale of arms to Israel worth $445m since the 2014 Gaza war, including components for drones, combat aircraft and helicopters along with spare parts for sniper rifles, according to figures seen by Middle East…

Shia Studies Int’l Conference Planned in Berlin

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SHAFAQNA-The second edition of a Shia studies international conference in Germany titled “Science, Ethics and Art in Shia World with a Focus on Medina” is planned to be held on October 19-20 in Berlin. According to the Iranian Cultural…

A Muslim Nurse Had the Answer (Story)

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SHAFAQNA- I was on a visit to one of the Islamic centers in Germany when I noticed a woman dressed in full Islamic hijab. I had never seen such proper hijab in the West. Glad because of what I had seen, I thanked Almighty Allah. Later,…

Hadith Thaqalayn

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SHAFAQNA- Zayd ibn Arqam has recounted that the Prophet said, "It seems that God has called me unto Himself and I must obey His call. But I leave two great and precious things among you: the Book of God and My Household. Be careful as to…

Got 24 hours to spend in London? Try these 4 halal food hotspots

SHAFAQNA - When you jet to a non-Muslim destination for a very quick stay, it makes sense to choose convenience at meal times and opt for something vegetarian or seafood-based. However, with more and more halal restaurants and takeaway options…

Bahraini Al-Wefaq speaks against collective political death sentences

SHAFAQNA - Reacting to reports that Manama intends to soon carry several death sentences against political prisoners, Al Wefaq issues the following statement: The Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society said that the military court in Bahrain issued…

Bahraini opposition bloc in UK: statement on the ruling of the Military Court of Cassation

SHAFAQNA - We call on the British government as the most important supporter of the regime to exercise its moral and political role in serious expression of the danger of continuing political tyranny in Bahrain and to refuse the Bahraini monarch's…

IHRC: Nigeria: Charges against Sheikh Zakzaky make a mockery of legal process

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SHAFAQNA - The decision by Nigerian authorities to charge the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, after illegally holding him in detention for two years demonstrates the desperation of the government and is…

Which human characteristics are the most popular with God?

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Sajjad (AS) who said: The last recommendation of Hazrat Khidhr (AS) to Prophet Moses (AS) was: Do not blame any sinner for his/her mistake. Then he said: The most popular characteristics of the human being…