What did Imam Ali (AS) say about constant battle between the truth and the falsehood?

SHAFAQNA - After people paid their allegiance to him, Imam Ali (AS) said: The truth and the falsehood are in constant battle, and each has its supporters. There is no surprise if the falsehood is victorious; it has been the same from old days.…

Two locations in which Imam Hussain (P) stayed in on his way to Kerbela are discovered

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain Holy Shrine:  It is announced that Kerbela Center for Studies and Researches – affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine – has recently advanced in carrying out the project of discovering the path and the places that…

US government will reject the Palestinian right of return

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SHAFAQNA- The Trump administration will, in coming days, reject the UN definition of "Palestinian refugees" effectively snubbing the "right of return" of millions of Palestinian refugees to their homes.  The US government will "effectively"…

Islamophobia in American high school Textbooks

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SHAFAQNA - Most Americans’ exposure to the Middle East and Islam starts with what they learn in high school history class. American history textbooks similarly tend to degrade Arabs and Muslims by situating them as foreign and antithetical…

Muslims at haj criticized Arab disunity for relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem

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SHAFAQNA- The Muslims at the Annual hajj blamed Arab disunity for failing to block President Donald Trump’s decision to relocation of U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In December 2017, Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel…

Why Imam Ali (AS) stayed silent for 25 years?

SHAFAQNA - Mohammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Is’haq Taleqani narrated: Abu saeed Hassan ibn Ali Al Odwani narrated from Haitham ibn Abdullah Rammani who said: I asked Imam Ridha (AS): Please explain why Imam Ali (AS) for 25 years after the Prophet…

Is it Wajib to cleanse unclean electronic devices? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about cleansing the electronic devices. Question: Is it Wajib to cleanse/purify (Tat’heer) electronic devices which have become impure (Najis)? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei:…

Photos: Changing the flag of Imam Ali's (P) Holy Shrine in Celebration of the Eid al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali Network: The vice secretary general and the members of the Board of Directors as well as the personnel of the Holy Shrine participated in the ceremonies of changing the flag of the holy shrine to Express the happiness of this…

Photos: Shrines of Kerbela light up the sky

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SHAFAQNA-  Source: Imam Hussain Holy Shrine website   Read more from Shafaqna: Discovering ruins determine Imam Hussein's way from Mecca to Karbala Imam Hussein Shrine invites head of Naqshbandi…

Irmo Mayor hosts 'Demystifying Islam' event, when slammed for anti-Muslim posts

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SHAFAQNA- Just a few months ago, Irmo Mayor, Hardy King came under fire because of his anti-Islam posts on Facebook. However now, Mayor stood behind his posts but he told The State that he didn’t know much about Islam. That was when Chaudhry…

Islamic Center of England celebrates Eid Al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA- IQNA:  In London, a ceremony to celebrate Eid al-Ghadir will be held in the Islamic Center of England on Thursday. According to the center’s website, the event will include various programs, including a speech by the center’s…

A Quran Competition will be held for Afghan Nationals in Rey

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SHAFAQNA - IQNA : Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) mausoleum in the city of Rey, south of Tehran, will host the second Quran competition for Afghan citizens residing in Iran. The Astan of Hazrat Abdul Azim Hassani (AS) mausoleum will organize…

Pilgrimages by proxy at Imam Ali's holy shrine on Eid al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: An electronic campaign launched to collect the largest number of names to perform pilgrimages by proxy of Imam Ali on Eid al-Ghadir at his holy shrine in Najaf, as announced by Imam Hussain Foundation for…

Court in Bahrain Upholds Jail Term for High School Student

SHAFAQNA-A court in Bahrain upheld a six-month jail term against a high school student as the ruling Al Khalifa regime intensifies its crackdown against political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom. The…

Day of Wilayah

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SHAFAQNA- In the year 10AH, the Prophet proceeded on his journey to Mecca to perform pilgrimage. A pilgrimage which was later to be called the ‘farewell pilgrimage’ (hujjat al-wada’a). Named so because it was the last…

Eid al-Ghadir and a Pious Leadership

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SHAFDAQNA- On the 18th of Zilhejjah of the 10th year after Hijra, a great event took place by a small pond which lay on the way between Holy Mecca and Medina. On that day the holy Prophet of Islam (May the blessing of Allah be upon him and…

The peace I felt when listening or reading the Quran.

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Kendra Moe, from Indiana, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami.   -Please give us a biography of yourself. I was born on 12/13/2000, and grew up in a Christian house in the sort of…

New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

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SHAFAQNA- What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could reverse Type 1 diabetes for you -- or your dog? It might take ushering in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse. The…

Religious dialogue must be out of insult and extremism

SHAFAQNA-The rector of the University of Islamic denominations who has travelled to Iraq as a result of the invitation of Iraqi universities will have some meetings and negotiation with Marja', Islamic scholar and University Chancellors and…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say after becoming the Islamic Caliph?

SHAFAQNA - After people paid their allegiance to him, Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to God who justly appointed the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), you will be tested seriously, like seeds poured in a sieve, or food which is placed in a dish. You will…

What did Imam Ali (AS) say about those who steal from public fund?

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali (AS) said: Swear to Allah (SWT), wherever I find the stolen public fund, I will return it to its original owners, even if they have married or have bought slaves with it. Because justice brings relief for all, and the one…

Can an intermediary in a marriage tell the faults of one side to the other? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s Fatwa

SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about an intermediary’s duty to tell faults of one side to the other in a marriage. Question: About becoming an intermediary in a marriage; can an intermediary tell the faults…

Muslim-founded charter school must close in California

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SHAFAQNA- A charter school in Southern California with a new campus build by Muslim community leaders with nearly $30 million in tax-free bonds must close and now may have to repay the money. With Guidance Charter School's gleaming new campus…

First prayer held by victoria islamic center in new mosque

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SHAFAQNA- Silhouetted figures remove their shoes and enter a quiet room in the rear of the Victoria Islamic Center, one by one, smiling and greeting each other silently as the air filled by the words of the Islamic chant called Takbir: allahu…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on followers to keep up attacks against Shi’ite Muslims

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SHAFAQNA : In a new 54 minute long speech for the ‘Eid Al-Adha holiday, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, instructed his followers to keep fighting, despite their several setbacks across Syria, Iraq, and…

Violent Mob Vandalised Muslim man’s house in Rohtak over suspicion of cow slaughter

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SHAFAQNA-A Muslim man's house was vandalized by a mob at Titoli village in the Rohtak district of Haryana state, India on last Wednesday after that a calf died on being hit with a stick by a Muslim youth to protect his relative’s children…

Arab nations invest more on US homes

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SHAFAQNA- While International investment, in both the national real estate market and New York City specifically, has been on the decline this year, there are more investment from Saudi Arabia because of their better relationship with Trump. Despite…

Hindu families displaced by Kerala floods can use Mosques as a shelter

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SHAFAQNA- A mosque in Kerala’s Malappuram district has prepared shelter and food for several Hindu families displaced by the massive floods. Also two groups of Muslim men have assisted in cleaning two Hindu shrines affected by the deluge. The…