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The Ever-living God; Part-2: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:255; Part -2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:255; Part -2) By: Mohammad Sobhanie The Ever-living God; Part-2 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ […]

The Ever-living God: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:255; Part -1) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:255; Part -1) By: Mohammad Sobhanie The Ever-living God بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ […]

Importance of Giving Charity: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:254): Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:254) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Importance of Giving Charity بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَنفِقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاكُم مِّن قَبْلِ أَن يَأْتِيَ يَوْمٌ لَّا بَيْعٌ فِيهِ وَلَا خُلَّةٌ وَلَا شَفَاعَةٌ ۗ وَالْكَافِرُونَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ ﴿٢٥٤﴾ 2:254 O’ you who have believed, spend from that which We have provided for you […]

Discord Among the Followers of the Divine Religions: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:253) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:253) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Discord Among the Followers of the Divine Religions بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ تِلْكَ الرُّسُلُ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ ۘ مِّنْهُم مَّن كَلَّمَ اللَّـهُ ۖ وَرَفَعَ بَعْضَهُمْ دَرَجَاتٍ ۚ وَآتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَيَّدْنَاهُ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ ۗ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّـهُ مَا اقْتَتَلَ الَّذِينَ مِن بَعْدِهِم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ […]

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:250-252) – By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:250-252) By: Mohammad Sobhanie بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَلَمَّا بَرَزُوا لِجَالُوتَ وَجُنُودِهِ قَالُوا رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ ﴿٢٥٠﴾ فَهَزَمُوهُم بِإِذْنِ اللَّـهِ وَقَتَلَ دَاوُودُ جَالُوتَ وَآتَاهُ اللَّـهُ الْمُلْكَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَعَلَّمَهُ مِمَّا يَشَاءُ ۗ وَلَوْلَا دَفْعُ اللَّـهِ النَّاسَ بَعْضَهُم بِبَعْضٍ لَّفَسَدَتِ الْأَرْضُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ اللَّـهَ ذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى […]

Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-4: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:249) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:249) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-4 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ فَلَمَّا فَصَلَ طَالُوتُ بِالْجُنُودِ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ مُبْتَلِيكُم بِنَهَرٍ فَمَن شَرِبَ مِنْهُ فَلَيْسَ مِنِّي وَمَن لَّمْ يَطْعَمْهُ فَإِنَّهُ مِنِّي إِلَّا مَنِ اغْتَرَفَ غُرْفَةً بِيَدِهِ ۚ فَشَرِبُوا مِنْهُ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا مِّنْهُمْ ۚ فَلَمَّا جَاوَزَهُ هُوَ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ قَالُوا […]

Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-3: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:248) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Shafaqna – Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:248) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-3 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ التَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِّمَّا تَرَكَ آلُ مُوسَىٰ وَآلُ هَارُونَ تَحْمِلُهُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَةً لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ ﴿٢٤٨﴾ 2:248 And their […]

Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-2: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:247) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Shafaqna –  Dawood (David) and Jalut (Goliath) Part-2 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نَبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ قَدْ بَعَثَ لَكُمْ طَالُوتَ مَلِكًا ۚ قَالُوا أَنَّىٰ يَكُونُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ عَلَيْنَا وَنَحْنُ أَحَقُّ بِالْمُلْكِ مِنْهُ وَلَمْ يُؤْتَ سَعَةً مِّنَ الْمَالِ ۚ قَالَ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ اصْطَفَاهُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَزَادَهُ بَسْطَةً فِي الْعِلْمِ وَالْجِسْمِ ۖ وَاللَّـهُ يُؤْتِي مُلْكَهُ مَن يَشَاءُ ۚ وَاللَّـهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ […]

David and Goliath Part-1: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:246) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:246) By: Mohammad Sobhanie David and Goliath Part-1 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ مِن بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِن بَعْدِ مُوسَىٰ إِذْ قَالُوا لِنَبِيٍّ لَّهُمُ ابْعَثْ لَنَا مَلِكًا نُّقَاتِلْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ ۖ قَالَ هَلْ عَسَيْتُمْ إِن كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ أَلَّا تُقَاتِلُوا ۖ قَالُوا وَمَا لَنَا أَلَّا نُقَاتِلَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ […]

Striving in the Way of Allah (SWT): Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:244-245) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:244-245) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Striving in the Way of Allah (SWT) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَقَاتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّـهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٢٤٤﴾ 2:244 And fight in the cause of Allah (SWT) and know that God is All Hearing and All Knowing. Commentary: Verse 2:244 instructs believers to […]

A Proof of Resurrection: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:243) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Shafaqna – Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:243) By: Mohammad Sobhanie A Proof of Resurrection بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَلَمْ تَرَ إِلَى الَّذِينَ خَرَجُوا مِن دِيَارِهِمْ وَهُمْ أُلُوفٌ حَذَرَ الْمَوْتِ فَقَالَ لَهُمُ اللَّـهُ مُوتُوا ثُمَّ أَحْيَاهُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَشْكُرُونَ ﴿٢٤٣﴾ 2:243 Have you not seen those who […]

Provisional Inheritance Law: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:240-242) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:240-242) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Provisional Inheritance Law بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالَّذِينَ يُتَوَفَّوْنَ مِنكُمْ وَيَذَرُونَ أَزْوَاجًا وَصِيَّةً لِّأَزْوَاجِهِم مَّتَاعًا إِلَى الْحَوْلِ غَيْرَ إِخْرَاجٍ ۚ فَإِنْ خَرَجْنَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي مَا فَعَلْنَ فِي أَنفُسِهِنَّ مِن مَّعْرُوفٍ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ ﴿٢٤٠﴾ وَلِلْمُطَلَّقَاتِ مَتَاعٌ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۖ حَقًّا عَلَى الْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿٢٤١﴾ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّـهُ لَكُمْ […]

The Cross and the Crescent-An Alliance Inspired By Arba’een: Shafaqna Interview With Father Frank Gelli

Shafaqna – By Syed Mohsen Abbas/An alliance of justice committed Muslims and Christians must be one of the goals of Shia Muslims in Britain according to Father Frank Gelli. The Anglican Priest says an alliance of the Cross and the Crescent to strive and struggle for justice would be a fitting goal for the Hussaini […]

Rulings on Divorce: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:236-239) By Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:236-239), by Mohammad Sobhanie Rulings on Divorce بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ لَّا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِن طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ مَا لَمْ تَمَسُّوهُنَّ أَوْ تَفْرِضُوا لَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً ۚ وَمَتِّعُوهُنَّ عَلَى الْمُوسِعِ قَدَرُهُ وَعَلَى الْمُقْتِرِ قَدَرُهُ مَتَاعًا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۖ حَقًّا عَلَى الْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴿٢٣٦﴾ وَإِن طَلَّقْتُمُوهُنَّ مِن قَبْلِ أَن تَمَسُّوهُنَّ وَقَدْ فَرَضْتُمْ لَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً فَنِصْفُ مَا فَرَضْتُمْ […]

Breastfeeding Infants: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:233-235) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:233-235) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Breastfeeding Infants بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالْوَالِدَاتُ يُرْضِعْنَ أَوْلَادَهُنَّ حَوْلَيْنِ كَامِلَيْنِ ۖ لِمَنْ أَرَادَ أَن يُتِمَّ الرَّضَاعَةَ ۚ وَعَلَى الْمَوْلُودِ لَهُ رِزْقُهُنَّ وَكِسْوَتُهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ لَا تُكَلَّفُ نَفْسٌ إِلَّا وُسْعَهَا ۚ لَا تُضَارَّ وَالِدَةٌ بِوَلَدِهَا وَلَا مَوْلُودٌ لَّهُ بِوَلَدِهِ ۚ وَعَلَى الْوَارِثِ مِثْلُ ذَٰلِكَ ۗ فَإِنْ أَرَادَا فِصَالًا عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنْهُمَا وَتَشَاوُرٍ […]

New Exeter Ahlulbayt Society launched

Sahafaqna – An Ahlulbayt Society has started in Exeter and is a part of the Islamic Society there. Shafaqna was informed that this society was formed in the South West of England in an area with a very low Shia Muslim density. The society primarily focuses on understanding the teachings of Islam through the Quran, […]

Ruling of Three Consecutive Divorces: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:230-232) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:230-232) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Ruling of Three Consecutive Divorces بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا تَحِلُّ لَهُ مِن بَعْدُ حَتَّىٰ تَنكِحَ زَوْجًا غَيْرَهُ ۗ فَإِن طَلَّقَهَا فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا أَن يَتَرَاجَعَا إِن ظَنَّا أَن يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّـهِ ۗ وَتِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّـهِ يُبَيِّنُهَا لِقَوْمٍ يَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٢٣٠﴾ 2:230 And if he has divorced […]

Rules of the Revocable Divorce: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:229) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:229) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules of the Revocable Divorce بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الطَّلَاقُ مَرَّتَانِ ۖ فَإِمْسَاكٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ تَسْرِيحٌ بِإِحْسَانٍ ۗ وَلَا يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ أَن تَأْخُذُوا مِمَّا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ شَيْئًا إِلَّا أَن يَخَافَا أَلَّا يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّـهِ ۖ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلَّا يُقِيمَا حُدُودَ اللَّـهِ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِمَا فِيمَا افْتَدَتْ بِهِ ۗ تِلْكَ حُدُودُ اللَّـهِ […]

Rules of remarriage after divorce: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:228) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:228) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules of remarriage after divorce بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَالْمُطَلَّقَاتُ يَتَرَبَّصْنَ بِأَنفُسِهِنَّ ثَلَاثَةَ قُرُوءٍ ۚ وَلَا يَحِلُّ لَهُنَّ أَن يَكْتُمْنَ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّـهُ فِي أَرْحَامِهِنَّ إِن كُنَّ يُؤْمِنَّ بِاللَّـهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ۚ وَبُعُولَتُهُنَّ أَحَقُّ بِرَدِّهِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ إِنْ أَرَادُوا إِصْلَاحًا ۚ وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ الَّذِي عَلَيْهِنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ ۚ وَلِلرِّجَالِ عَلَيْهِنَّ دَرَجَةٌ ۗ […]

Fighting a Custom of Ignorance: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:226-227) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:226-227) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Fighting a Custom of Ignorance بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ لِّلَّذِينَ يُؤْلُونَ مِن نِّسَائِهِمْ تَرَبُّصُ أَرْبَعَةِ أَشْهُرٍ ۖ فَإِن فَاءُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ ﴿٢٢٦﴾ وَإِنْ عَزَمُوا الطَّلَاقَ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ﴿٢٢٧﴾ 2:226 For those who swear not to have sexual relations with their wives is a […]

Oath in the Name of Allah (SWT): Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:224-225) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Family Law In Islam (Part-2)/Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:222-223) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

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Ayatollah Khamenei on Quds Day: Palestine belongs to the Palestinians/the referendum with the participation of all Palestinian religions and ethnicities is the only solution

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