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Why is it that our Supplications Occasionally Remain Unanswered?

SHAFAQNA – via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: Attention towards the conditions for the acceptance of prayers reveals new realities in the issue of du’a, and manifests its constructive influence. In the Islamic traditions, some of the conditions (to be taken into regard) for the purpose of acceptance of […]

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Burial of Torn Corpses and Conjoined Twins: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyaz

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyaz has answered some questions about practices of the burial of the dead. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question: Is performing Tayammum different for living and dead? Answer: There is no difference […]

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The 8th of Shawwal: The Anniversary of the Demolition of al-Baqi’ Cemetery

SHAFAQNA – via WikiShia : Demolition of al-Baqīʿ (Arabic: تخریب البقیع) refers to the event of demolition of historical and religious graves and shrines of al-Baqi’ cemetery by the Wahhabis of contemporary time. Demolition of al-Baqi’ was followed by serious protests in Muslim countries including Iran. Wahhabis destroyed places and graves in al-Baqi’ two times, […]

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The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani: Friday is the Last Day of Ramadan and Saturday will be Eid al-Fitr

SHAFAQNA – The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Najaf al-Ashraf has issued a statement regarding the beginning of the month of Shawwal: In the name of of Allah the Merciful The office of His Eminence, Mr. Sistani in Najaf, announces to dear believers that moon-sighting for the month of Shawwal after the sunset of […]

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What is the Difference between Islam and Iman?

SHAFAQNA – via 180 Questions Enquiries About Islam | par Ayatullah  Nasir Makarim Shirazi: In verse 14 of Suratul Hujurat, we read: قَالَتِ الأََعْرَابُ آمَنَّا قُلْ لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا وَ لٌكِنْ قُولُوا أَسْلَمْنَا وَ لَمَّا يَدْخُلِ الإِِيْمَانُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ “The dwellers of the desert say: We believe. Say: You do not believe but say, We submit; […]

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What Went On in Ayatullah Sistani’s Meeting with Erdoğan and Davutoğlu?

SHAFAQNA – Responding to the announcement of the construction of a dam in Turkey on the Tigris River, Hamid Al-Khaffaf, the representative of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Lebanon, published a piece as follows: On Tuesday, 29/3/2011, His Eminence Ayatullah Sistani received Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and many issues were raised in this […]

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Let’s Listen to the Commander of Eloquence, Imam Ali (a.s.) Describing His Lord, Allah the Greatest (Part 1)

SHAFAQNA – One of the most wonderful sermons that The Commander of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.) delivered during his reign of caliphate, is known as the Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu’l-Ashbah), in which his eminence outlines some of the plillars of Islamic belief in words and phrases that no translation or explication can do justice to […]

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The Guardian doesn’t want you to see this cartoon slamming Israel’s killing of Palestine medic

SHAFAQNA – AlAraby : British newspaper The Guardian has reportedly refused to publish a cartoon lambasting the UK prime minister for meeting with Israel’s leader amid a deadly crackdown on Palestinians. The Huffington Post UK on Thursday published emails from cartoonist Steve Bell to a Guardian editor, in which he challenged the decision. In the […]

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Chewing gum during the fast

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about chewing gum during the fast. Recently, a misquoted version of this fatwa was turned into a pretext for Wahhabi networks to slander the Shia righteous school. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal […]

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Drawing, Painting, and Portraits Attributed to the Infallible Imams (a.s.): The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Sistani

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about drawing and painting. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question: In some Western countries, painters sit in public squares and draw pictures of people who want to […]

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Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA – In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse recorded in Nahj al-Balaghah: كِتَابَ رَبِّكُمْ فِيكُمْ مُبَيِّناً حَلَالَهُ وَ حَرَامَهُ وَ فَرَائِضَهُ وَ فَضَائِلَهُ […]

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How to Pray for the Appearance of Our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.) on Ramadan Nights: Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 3)

SHAFAQNA – In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to pray for the safety, appearance, and success of our Imam al-Zaman (a.s.), dreaming our life in his world and his helping our religion:   اللهم وصلي على […]

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As a Servant Thanking his Lord Passionately : Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 2)

SHAFAQNA – In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to thank Allah, in words which specially invoke the monotheism of belief and take us to passionate depths of servitude:   الحمد لله الذي لم يتخذ صاحبة ولا […]

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Chants of Love with Allah : Delicacies of Prayer in the Dua al-Iftitah (Part 1)

SHAFAQNA – In a part of the invocation of al-Iftitah which is recommended to be recited every night of the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to address Allah, reminding ourselves of our sins and his forgiveness, in chants that invoke much more love than sheer fear:  اللهم اذنت لي في دُعائك ومسئلتك فاسمع […]

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What did the Prophet Muhammad recommend to Muslims to reflect and to associate with?

SHAFAQNA – In his book Usul al-Kafi (Vol.2, p. 598), Sheikh al-Kulayni related the following hadeeth concerning the importance of Quran: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, who has said the following: “The Messenger of Allah has said, ‘O people, you […]

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Sexual Practices and Marital Affairs: The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Fayyad

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question: What is the decree of having sexual intercourse with different legal wives at the […]

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Was Ma’mun al-Abbasi Shia?

SHAFAQNA – via WikiShia : Abu l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʾmūn (Arabic:ابوالعباس عبدالله المأمون), (b. 170/786 – d. 218/833) the son of Harun al-Rashid, was the 7th caliph of Abbasid dynasty who forced Imam al-Riza (a.s.), the eighth Imam of shia muslims, to accept his succession, but later one, martyred the Imam. The 17 of the […]

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10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.)

SHAFAQNA – 10 Hadiths of Imam al-Jawad (a.s.), selected and translated by the editorial staff of SHAFAQNA.   الْمُؤمِنُ یَحْتاجُ إلى ثَلاثِ خِصالٍ: تَوْفیقٍ مِنَ اللّهِ عَزَّوَجَلَّ، وَ واعِظٍ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ، وَقَبُولٍ مِمَّنْ یَنْصَحُ (بحار‌الانوار، ج75، ص358) 1. Every believer needs three qualities: grace from Allah Almighty, a preacher inside himself, and acceptance of the […]

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What Motivated Sheikh al-Sadûq to Compile the Invaluable Book “Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh”?

SHAFAQNA – According to the report quoted by Shafaqna from the source WikShia, the book “Kitâb Man lâ yahduruhu Al-Faqîh” (in arabic: کتابُ مَن لایحْضُرُه الفَقیه which means “The book of one who does not have access to the jurisconsult) is the second of the four principal hadith books of Shiite Imamites, whose author is […]

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Contraception and Abortion of Illegitimate Fetus

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs. Question: In cases of rape that results in pregnancy, given that girls and women are unwittingly […]