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Who are the special servants of God?

SHAFAQNA -In Ayah 63 of Surah Al-Forqan, Allah (SWT) says: The special servants of mercy giving God are those who walk on earth calmly and peacefully and whenever ignorant people address them (and say foolish and unwise words to them) say: Greet them (say Salaam ) and (pass them with magnanimity without saying anything else […]

The leader of Ummah

SHAFAQNA – Sheikh Sadooq in Amaali has mentioned a narration from Imam Baqer (AS) saying: When Allah (SWT) ascended the Prophet (PBUH) to Meraj, asked him: O’ Mohammad (PBUH), at the end of your prophethood and your life, who will you choose as the leader of Ummah? The Prophet (PBUH) replied: O’ my God, I […]

Friend or foe?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: At the time of losing the power and ability, the friend and the enemy is distinguished from each other [1]. [1] Qorarul Hekam, Hadith Number 6214.

Do not start a fight

SHAFAQNA – Imam Ali (AS) recommended to his eldest son Imam Hassan (AS): Do not invite anyone to a fight. But if you are invited to a battle, accept, because the one who starts the fight is an aggressor and the aggressor is defeated [1]. [1] Nahjul Balaghah, Wisdom Number 233.

How to progress in life?

SHAFAQNA -Imam Sadeq (AS) said: Allah (SWT) has placed a cause for everything and a description for every cause; and a key for every description; and knowledge for every key and for every knowledge an expressive door (gate). Whoever recognizes that door, will know God and whoever denies it, has denied the Almighty. That gate […]

Right and wrong

SHAFAQNA – A man asked Imam Ali (AS) to give him some advice and Imam (AS) replied: Do not be of those who when they are ill, they become regretful and when they are healthy engage in pleasures; Do not be proud when healthy and disappointed in difficulties. Do not be of those when in […]

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 whenever they enter any matter, they are victorious because they have the divine […]

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 Shariah” with commentary which concluded: The level of the belief […]

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 difficulties. The one who has a good temper is patient against wrong doings and injustice of […]

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 maintain your connection with Allah (SWT) because what other […]

Social cohesion

SHAFAQNA -Social cohesion can exist when people are close to each other through helping each other and this emphasized in various narrations as well as the type of rewards which are mentioned for good acts in societies. It is narrated from Imam Baqer (AS) who said: The goodness of this world does not exist except […]

Appreciation

SHAFAQNA – Some people’s ingratitude must not prevent you from doing good deeds because there are people who praise you without benefiting from you and this appreciation is more useful than ingratitude of those who do not appreciate your deeds [1]. As is mentioned in Ayah 134 of Surah Al-e-Imran, God loves those who do […]

A clear account for the hereafter

SHAFAQNA -A believer must keep a clear account of this world for the sake of hereafter and the eternal life. It is narrated from Imam Hadi (AS) who said: Imagine the time when you are leaving this world in front of you family, neither doctors nor your friends can do anything for you [1]. Beharul […]

How can we identify our weaknesses and strengths?

SHAFAQNA -Imam Hadi (AS) said: Every opportunity in life must be used for purification of the soul and self-construction. If we want to be successful in these regards, then we must pay attention and assess ourselves in order to find out our weaknesses and strengths and find suitable cures for deficiencies. Imam (AS) continued by […]

The worst characteristics

SHAFAQNA – Imam Hadi (AS) said: Ignorance and lack of generosity are the worst characteristics and many people escape from this truth and do not have suitable behaviour towards their ignorance and deficiencies. That is why when they face calamities, their actions are based on ignorance rather than patience and forbearance. The one, who has […]