Entries by AH

Black Lives Matter: Football legend takes a knee for 8mins 46secs

SHAFAQNA – According to Sky Sports, demonstration by former Arsenal legend lasted the same amount of time a Minneapolis police officer knelt on the neck of George Floyd, the unarmed American black man whose death in May 2020 sparked worldwide protests. Wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt, the former Arsenal forward also raised his fist […]

Who is the true religious person?

SHAFAQNA – About some people, it can be said: Such a person is religious to a certain extent. The one who makes use of the religion to some extent, and not at all the times, his/her religiosity fluctuates. Therefore, the religious people differ in their practices. The true religious person is the one who makes […]

Why must people obey Divine Commands?

SHAFAQNA – In one of his great sermons in Nahjul Balaghah, Imam Ali (AS) said: Benefit from what God has said, and accept God’s advice and guidance, because Allah (SWT) has closed the way of making excuses on you by clear proofs, and has given you the final warning, and has declared the deeds which […]

If a person is hired for a year to recite the Quran for the deceased, can this person seek help from others to do the task? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about seeking help from others to recite the Quran for the deceased. Question: If a person is hired for a year to recite the Quran for the deceased, can this person seek help from others to do the task? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If it is […]

U.N. human rights investigator said: The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law

SHAFAQNA – Reuters reported that the January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday (06 July 2020). The United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack […]

How can wisdom grow?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Prophet Jesus/Isa (AS) who told his companions: I have a request from you, if you promise that you will do it, and then I tell you about it. They said: We accept. Prophet Jesus (AS) washed their feet and they became very surprised. When the task finished, the companions […]

Is Wara’ the same as Taqwa?

SHAFAQNA – Improvidence (lack of care and attention) makes the belief shaky and destroys the endeavour of attaining it. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) said: “the best thing for your religion is your Wara’ [1].” Because if there is no Wara’ the human being becomes improvident and his/her religion is shaky, and after that the […]

Amid massive protests against racism and as Coronavirus pandemic raging on nationwide, what does it mean to be American in 2020?

SHAFAQNA – According to an article published in USA TODAY, more than 80% of Americans stressed about the future of their country. Some parts of the article is shown below. Alia E. Dastagir USA TODAY Published 1:39 PM EDT Jul 1, 2020 It’s a difficult time to celebrate America. This Fourth of July, the coronavirus pandemic […]

Rohingya Muslims mass graves uncovered in Myanmar

SHAFAQNA – Scores of Rohingya villagers in Myanmar have been massacred and buried in 5 mass graves, according to an exclusive investigation by the Associated Press news agency. The report by the news agency on Thursday (02/06/2020) includes witness testimony from two dozen survivors and relatives of victims, as well as time-stamped mobile phone footage […]

How can moral principal of Imam Ridha (AS) be described?

SHAFAQNA – Ayah 72 of Surah Al-Furqan says: “Those who witness no falsehood, and, if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honourable avoidance.” One of the most important mental and behavioural characteristics of the infallibles (AS) and the true believers is the human dignity (munificence, Karamah). They were/are at the height of […]

Is there any hope for the sinners?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) who said: Allah (SWT) revealed to prophet Dawood (AS): Give glad tidings to the sinners and frighten the faithful. Prophet Dawood (AS) asked: O’ Allah (SWT), how do I do that? It was revealed to him: O’ Dawood, give glad tidings to the sinners […]

Can a woman set condition during Nikah ceremony to go out of the house at any time? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei’s answer

SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered a question about a woman setting condition during Nikah. Question: Can a woman set condition during Nikah ceremony that she has the permission to go out of the house? The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If she sets condition that generally she can go out of the house at any […]

God’s Welayah according to the holy Quran

SHAFAQNA – According to the Quranic teachings, Welayah is specific to God because Allah (SWT) is specifically the friend and the helper of God’s servants as mentioned in Ayah 9 of Surah Ash-Shu’ara: “And verily, your Lord is God who is the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.” In Ayah 63 of Surah Al-An’am, Allah (SWT) […]

HRW Urged ASEAN: Overhaul Regional Response To Rohingya Crisis/Protect Asylum Seekers, Press Myanmar To End Persecution

SHAFAQNA- Southeast Asian leaders should urgently adopt concrete plans for addressing the crisis facing ethnic Rohingya in Myanmar and abroad, Human Rights Watch said. Leaders of the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convene virtually on June 26, 2020, for the 36th ASEAN Summit. Vietnam, as this year’s ASEAN chair, should […]