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

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:222-223) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Family Law in Islam (Part-2) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْمَحِيضِ ۖ قُلْ هُوَ أَذًى فَاعْتَزِلُوا النِّسَاءَ فِي الْمَحِيضِ ۖ وَلَا تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىٰ يَطْهُرْنَ ۖ فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ اللَّـهُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ ﴿٢٢٢﴾ نِسَاؤُكُمْ حَرْثٌ لَّكُمْ فَأْتُوا حَرْثَكُمْ أَنَّىٰ شِئْتُمْ ۖ وَقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُمْ ۚ […]

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

Shafaqna – The following is the full text of the speech delivered on May 22, 2020 by Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the occasion of Quds Day.    In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah (SWT), the Lord of […]

Marriage and Divorce Laws in Islam (Part-1): Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:221) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:221) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Marriage and Divorce Laws in Islam (Part-1) بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَلَا تَنكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكَاتِ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنَّ ۚ وَلَأَمَةٌ مُّؤْمِنَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكَةٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ ۗ وَلَا تُنكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنُوا ۚ وَلَعَبْدٌ مُّؤْمِنٌ خَيْرٌ مِّن مُّشْرِكٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكُمْ ۗ أُولَـٰئِكَ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ ۖ وَاللَّـهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ بِإِذْنِهِ ۖ وَيُبَيِّنُ […]

Intoxicants and Gambling: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:219-220) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:219-220) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Intoxicants and Gambling بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْسِرِ ۖ قُلْ فِيهِمَا إِثْمٌ كَبِيرٌ وَمَنَافِعُ لِلنَّاسِ وَإِثْمُهُمَا أَكْبَرُ مِن نَّفْعِهِمَا ۗ وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ مَاذَا يُنفِقُونَ قُلِ الْعَفْوَ ۗ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّـهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَفَكَّرُونَ ﴿٢١٩﴾ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ ۗ وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْيَتَامَىٰ ۖ قُلْ إِصْلَاحٌ لَّهُمْ خَيْرٌ ۖ وَإِن تُخَالِطُوهُمْ […]

Announcement from the Al-Khoei Foundation: Suspension of Services

Shafaqna – Due for eradication of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Alkhoei Foundation issued an announcement. The statement  reads: Suspension of Services To all fellow believers, Assalamu Alaykum As you may be aware, due to the deadly coronavirus pandemic and for the safety of our congregation, the Al-Khoei Foundation suspended all congregations and religious events since […]

 Fighting n the Sacred Months: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:217-218) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:217-218) By: Mohammad Sobhanie  Fighting in the Sacred Months يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ قِتَالٍ فِيهِ ۖ قُلْ قِتَالٌ فِيهِ كَبِيرٌ ۖ وَصَدٌّ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ وَكُفْرٌ بِهِ وَالْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَإِخْرَاجُ أَهْلِهِ مِنْهُ أَكْبَرُ عِندَ اللَّـهِ ۚ وَالْفِتْنَةُ أَكْبَرُ مِنَ الْقَتْلِ ۗ وَلَا يَزَالُونَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَرُدُّوكُمْ عَن دِينِكُمْ إِنِ اسْتَطَاعُوا ۚ وَمَن يَرْتَدِدْ مِنكُمْ عَن […]

Foundation of Divine Decrees: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:216) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:216) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Foundation of Divine Decrees بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الْقِتَالُ وَهُوَ كُرْهٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ ۖ وَعَسَىٰ أَن تُحِبُّوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ شَرٌّ لَّكُمْ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْلَمُ وَأَنتُمْ لَا تَعْلَمُونَ ﴿٢١٦﴾ 2:216 Fighting is ordained for you, even though you dislike it. But […]

Trials and Tribulations in Life: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:214) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:214) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Trials and Tribulations in Life بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ أَمْ حَسِبْتُمْ أَن تَدْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ وَلَمَّا يَأْتِكُم مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ خَلَوْا مِن قَبْلِكُم ۖ مَّسَّتْهُمُ الْبَأْسَاءُ وَالضَّرَّاءُ وَزُلْزِلُوا حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَ الرَّسُولُ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَعَهُ مَتَىٰ نَصْرُ اللَّـهِ ۗ أَلَا إِنَّ نَصْرَ اللَّـهِ قَرِيبٌ ﴿٢١٤﴾ 2:213 Or do you think that […]

The Genesis of the Divine Laws: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:213) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:213) By: Mohammad Sobhanie The Genesis of the Divine Laws بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ كَانَ النَّاسُ أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَبَعَثَ اللَّـهُ النَّبِيِّينَ مُبَشِّرِينَ وَمُنذِرِينَ وَأَنزَلَ مَعَهُمُ الْكِتَابَ بِالْحَقِّ لِيَحْكُمَ بَيْنَ النَّاسِ فِيمَا اخْتَلَفُوا فِيهِ ۚ وَمَا اخْتَلَفَ فِيهِ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ أُوتُوهُ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ بَغْيًا بَيْنَهُمْ ۖ فَهَدَى اللَّـهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا […]

Devotees of this World: Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:212) by Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary on the Quran (Chapter 2:212) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Devotees of this World بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ زُيِّنَ لِلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا وَيَسْخَرُونَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ۘ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّقَوْا فَوْقَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ يَرْزُقُ مَن يَشَاءُ بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ ﴿٢١٢﴾ 2:212 Beautified for those who disbelieve is the life of this world, and they ridicule those who […]

Who Is Imam al-Mahdi (A.J)?

Shafaqna – The twelfth Imam is the Mahdī. He was born in 868 AD in Samarra. His real name is Muḥammad and his other name is Abū al-Qāsim. The tyrannical regime of the time felt threatened by the very possibility of his existence. To that effect, they kept watch over all births so that any […]

Tampering with Divine Blessings: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:211) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:211) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Tampering with Divine Blessings بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ سَلْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ كَمْ آتَيْنَاهُم مِّنْ آيَةٍ بَيِّنَةٍ ۗ وَمَن يُبَدِّلْ نِعْمَةَ اللَّـهِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُ فَإِنَّ اللَّـهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ ﴿٢١١﴾ 2:211 Ask the Children of Israel how many a sign of evidence We had given them (and […]

Submission Together to God: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:208-210) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:208-210) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Submission Together to God بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا ادْخُلُوا فِي السِّلْمِ كَافَّةً وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ ﴿٢٠٨﴾ فَإِن زَلَلْتُم مِّن بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْكُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ فَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّـهَ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ ﴿٢٠٩﴾ هَلْ يَنظُرُونَ إِلَّا أَن يَأْتِيَهُمُ اللَّـهُ فِي ظُلَلٍ […]

A Noble Sacrifice: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:207) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:207) By: Mohammad Sobhanie A Noble Sacrifice بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَشْرِي نَفْسَهُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّـهِ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ رَءُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ ﴿٢٠٧﴾ Translation: 2:207 And there is the type of man who gives his life to earn the pleasure of God: And God is full of kindness to (His) […]

Dark Fate of Corruptors of Earth: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:204-206) – By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:204-206) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Dark Fate of Corruptors of Earth بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يُعْجِبُكَ قَوْلُهُ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَيُشْهِدُ اللَّـهَ عَلَىٰ مَا فِي قَلْبِهِ وَهُوَ أَلَدُّ الْخِصَامِ ﴿٢٠٤﴾ وَإِذَا تَوَلَّىٰ سَعَىٰ فِي الْأَرْضِ لِيُفْسِدَ فِيهَا وَيُهْلِكَ الْحَرْثَ وَالنَّسْلَ ۗ وَاللَّـهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْفَسَادَ ﴿٢٠٥﴾ وَإِذَا قِيلَ لَهُ […]

Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 4: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:203) / By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:203) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 4 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ ۚ فَمَن تَعَجَّلَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَمَن تَأَخَّرَ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ لِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ ۗ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ ﴿٢٠٣﴾ Translation: 2:203 And remember Allah during [specific] numbered […]

Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 3: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:200-202) – By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:200-202) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 3 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ فَإِذَا قَضَيْتُم مَّنَاسِكَكُمْ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ كَذِكْرِكُمْ آبَاءَكُمْ أَوْ أَشَدَّ ذِكْرًا ۗ فَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَمَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَاقٍ ﴿٢٠٠﴾ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَقُولُ رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي […]

Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 2: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:199-197)By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:199-197) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 2 بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَّعْلُومَاتٌ ۚ فَمَن فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلَا رَفَثَ وَلَا فُسُوقَ وَلَا جِدَالَ فِي الْحَجِّ ۗ وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّـهُ ۗ وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَىٰ ۚ وَاتَّقُونِ يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ ﴿١٩٧﴾ لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ جُنَاحٌ […]

Rules of the Pilgrimage of Hajj: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:196) – By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:196) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Rules of the Pilgrimage of Hajj بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَأَتِمُّوا الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّـهِ ۚ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۖ وَلَا تَحْلِقُوا رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ مَحِلَّهُ ۚ فَمَن كَانَ مِنكُم مَّرِيضًا أَوْ بِهِ أَذًى مِّن رَّأْسِهِ فَفِدْيَةٌ مِّن صِيَامٍ أَوْ صَدَقَةٍ أَوْ نُسُكٍ ۚ فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ فَمَن […]

The life of Imam Ḥasan (A.S)

Shafaqna – Ḥasan, the first child of ʿAlī and Fāṭima, was born on March 4, 625 AD in Medina. His birth happened in the fasting month of Ramadan. The name Ḥasan was chosen by the Prophet. This name was not famous among Arabs of that time. (Mufīd, Irshād) Imam Ḥasan was seven when his grandfather […]

Charity As a Guarantee of Safety: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:195)By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:195) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Charity As a Guarantee of Safety بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَأَنفِقُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ وَلَا تُلْقُوا بِأَيْدِيكُمْ إِلَى التَّهْلُكَةِ ۛ وَأَحْسِنُوا ۛ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ ﴿١٩٥﴾ Translation: 2:194 And spend in the way of Allah and do not throw (yourselves) with your own hands into destruction. And […]

We stand with Christians of Sri Lanka: Alkhoei Foundation

Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) – Following the terrorist attacks on churches in Sri Lanka, Alkhoei Foundation issued a statement and said ” the international community must ensure eradicating online and offline breeding ground for terrorists, investigate the sources of their funding, and hold to account the promoters of the extremist ideology.” According to Shafaqna, […]

The Persecution of Shias Continues in Saudi Arabia: Alkhoei Foundation

Shafaqna – Alkhoei Foundation, a mainstream Shia organisation based in London issued a statement on Wednesday 24 April 2019 following a mass execution of 37 imprisoned civilians mostly from Shia minority in Saudi Arabia and said ” Forced confession, arbitrary arrest and denying the minorities including the Shias the freedom of expression and belief is a […]

Fighting during the Sacred Months: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:194)By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:194) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Fighting during the Sacred Months بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ الشَّهْرُ الْحَرَامُ بِالشَّهْرِ الْحَرَامِ وَالْحُرُمَاتُ قِصَاصٌ ۚ فَمَنِ اعْتَدَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ فَاعْتَدُوا عَلَيْهِ بِمِثْلِ مَا اعْتَدَىٰ عَلَيْكُمْ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّـهَ مَعَ الْمُتَّقِينَ ﴿١٩٤﴾ Translation: 2:194 [Fighting in] the sacred month is (permissible) for [defending aggression committed upon […]