Man – Allah’s Vicegerent on Earth / Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-1) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:30; Part-1) By: Mohammad Sobhanie     Man – Allah’s Vicegerent on Earth بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذْ…

On the leadership of Imam Ali (AS)

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SHAFAQNA - The history of mankind has witnessed many leaders over the ages. Many of these leaders achieved leadership through might or inheritance and some were chosen as leaders because of certain outstanding qualities that they possessed.…

Islam: the most untapped opportunity in tech

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SHAFAQNA - Muslims represent almost a quarter of the world’s population. A recent Deloitte study says Asia is home to more than 1.05 billion Muslims, or about 62 percent of the global Muslim population. As such, Asia has seen a bit of action…

In Mecca I saw little of Islam’s compassion, but a lot of Saudi Arabia’s neglect - OpEd

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SHAFAQNA - I am grateful to be alive after a distressing Hajj experience – and urge all Muslims to protest about the inhumane treatment of pilgrims. Radical change is needed. With 2 million people gathered in one small city for the hajj,…

Malaysia to accept 3,000 Syrian refugees

SHAFAQNA - Malaysia will open its doors to 3,000 refugees from war-torn Syria, citing humanitarian reasons. In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said that as a Muslim…

Statistics Show White Supremacy is a Biggest Threat to the U.S.

SHAFAQNA - Despite what Donald Trump and many other politicians have told their audience, the major threat to America isn’t Muslim extremism. In fact, statistics show that the real danger lies with domestic extremists who aren’t of the…

Muslims Vs Vatican in Cricket Diplomacy

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SHAFAQNA - Extending bridges of interfaith relations, a Muslim cricket team will be travelling to Rome to play against Vatican next October 17. “We now have a trip to Rome to play the Pope’s team to look forward to in October. A brilliant…

Chicago Mosques Welcome Non-Muslim Visitors

SHAFAQNA - A leading Chicago Muslim organization has announced plans for hosting open day next Sunday in several mosques around the city, offering answers to anyone curious to learn about Islam. "It gives individuals who may not know a Muslim…

World Muslims demand probe into Hajj stampede

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SHAFAQNA - Local Muslim scholars have demanded formation of an international probe team on the cause of last week Hajj stampede that took more than 4,173 pilgrims dead, joining the world camp of those accusing the Saudi authorities of inefficiency…

French translation of Imam Sajjad's work released in Senegal

SHAFAQNA - The book, 'Secrets of Haj' or 'Shebli's Hadith' by the forth Shi'ite Imam, Zain ul-Abedin (AS) was translated into French and released in Senegal by Iran's Cultural Attaché in this country. According to IBNA correspondent quoting…

Muslims in Detroit are helping the homeless - social outreach program

SHAFAQNA - "This is godsend," said Francois, a homeless Detroit native who was waiting in line for a warm plate of food on a Sunday afternoon. "Without these people coming out here, we would probably starve. I really appreciate what these guys…

Imam Ali (AS) the possessor of divine knowledge

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet (PBUH) and Imam Ali (AS) were the possessos of divine knowledge. They received the divine knowledge direct from God and that is why whatever they say always dominate other sayings by other people. And for the same reason…

Who are the leaders of Muslims after the Prophet (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA -In Sermon 154 of Nahjul Balaghah, Imam Ali (AS) warned people by saying: “The wise will see the end of the act through the eyes of the heart and will distinguish the highs and the lows. The inviter to the truth, the Prophet (PBUH),…

Levels of belief

SHAFAQNA - The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) was told: Prophet Jesus (AS) could walk on the water and the Prophet (PBUH) replied: If his level of belief was higher he could have walked in the air as well. This narration has been mentioned in “Mesbahul…

EU Commission says: "Muslims are no threat to Europe"

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SHAFAQNA - The EU Commission warned on Thursday (1 October) that the “age-old monster” of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are on the rise in Europe amid the refugee crisis and vowed to fight them, albeit with a limited legal arsenal. Frans…

Largest Shia mosque opens in Copenhagen

SHAFAQNA - Denmark’s largest Shia Muslim mosque opened in Copenhagen on Thursday. The Imam Ali Mosque is located on Vibevej in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. The 2,100 square metre mosque is topped by a turquoise dome and two 32-metre…

Grand Ayatollah Sistani calls for mobilization against Wahhabi-inspired radicalism

SHAFAQNA - “The battle with Daesh is destined for all Iraqis. But it’s not their battle alone but the whole world, because terrorists target with their dark ideology all humanity, its culture, and morals,” Ayatollah Sistani said through…

Malaysian PM slams Israel on 'systematic dehumanization'

SHAFAQNA - The Malaysian prime minister condemned Israel Friday for what he called its "systematic dehumanization" of Palestinians, saying the situation risked becoming a "catastrophe". Addressing the United Nations General Assembly,…

Who was the closest person to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)?

SHAFAQNA -Imam Ali said: I was with the Prophet (PBUH) in Hira Cave; I could see the light of the prophethood and smell it. I heard that painful groan of the Satan when revelation was sent down to the Prophet (PBUH). I asked the Prophet (PBUH)…

Necessities of a good temper

SHAFAQNA - A good temper is not possible without generosity and self-sacrifice. The one who has a good temper is definitely charitable, forgives, generous and is a good doer. Patience is also necessary because contacting people can have its…

A limitless entity

SHAFAQNA - It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: Every container is filled with whatever is poured in it, except the container of knowledge, whatever you place in it, it expands more [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom Number 205.

The recommendations of Imam Ali (AS) to his eldest son

SHAFAQNA - In some part of his will, Imam Ali (AS) recommended to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS): O' my child, I recommend that you be pious and fear God, always be under God's command and keep alive your heart by remembering the Almighty and…

Joint Prayer of Shia-Sunni Brothers in Lucknow

SHAFAQNA - This is being seen as a path-breaking step by both the communities as such an event has never happened in the past. Shias and Sunnis usually offer namaz (prayer) separately, with the former congregating at Asafi Masjid and the…

Iranian Muslims commemorate Eid al-Ghadeer

SHAFAQNA - The auspicious occasion is annually marked with various ceremonies and rituals in different cities on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Islamic calendar. On March 10, 632 CE, in the tenth year of Hijra, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)…

An ethical discourse on the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir

SHAFAQNA - We are today celebrating the commemoration of the glorious event of Eid al-Ghadir. May Allah (SwT) make this a great day of celebration for all of the Shia, and grant us all the ability to follow in this school of thought which aims…

Anticipation over Muhammad, the movie, in the UK

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SHAFAQNA - Chatter and excitement over the coming release of Muhammad, the movie has gained a lot of momentum in the UK over the past weeks. The Iranian-funded film already received raving reviews in Canada where it premiered earlier this…

The events of Al Ghadeer

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SHAFAQNA - It was in 10 A.H. and the time for Hajj. The Hijazi deserts witnessed large crowds of Muslims who unitedly chanted the same slogans and proceeded towards the same holy end. That year the sight of tie Hajj pilgrimage was much more…

Amnesty International reports on Boko Haram genocidal campaign

SHAFAQNA - The deaths in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger come despite apparent military advances against the terrorist militants in recent weeks, the rights group said in a statement. "The number of people killed so far this year is truly…

Iran sends protest letter to Saudi Arabia

SHAFAQNA - The protest letter was presented to the Saudi Arabia charge d’affaires in Tehran on Wednesday when he was summoned by Foreign Ministry for the last time in protest to the Saudi government's mismanagement of the Jajj rituals and…