Entries by Yahya


I Find Islam to be the Only Religion which is Scientific

SHAFAQNA- Sister Simone! Rahyafte team (related to Edoardo Agnelli Islamic Association) appreciates you for agreeing to hold an interview and also for the time you allocated to us. First of all please tell us about yourself. (Name, country, job, field of study, degree, your background, age, where you were raised, and anything interesting about your […]

Special stations erected along the roads leading to Karbala during Arbaeen

SHAFAQNA- The Quran House of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has launched the Quranic Stations Project for Arbaeen under the auspices of the Islamic Seminary in Najaf. “The project was launched with the approach of the largest religious pilgrimage in the world – Arbaeen,” said Sheikh Muhammad al-Mansouri, member of the project’s supervising committee. The pilgrims […]

Al-Monitor: Saudi stability at lowest level in 50 years

SHAFAQNA-Mohammed bin Salman has a succession of successive and unobtrusive decisions inside and outside Saudi Arabia that has brought under question the future of Saudi Arabia, the Arabic-language al-Monitor reported. The report added, ‘In the last half century, Saudi Arabia’s stability has never been so seriously ambiguous. Subsequent to King Faisal’s abandonment of his corrupt […]


In commemoration of Hideous Crime – as Supreme Religious Authority described – committed by exploding Eskereyain Shrine

SHAFAQNA- The shrines of the holy city of Kerbela, and the followers of the Ahlul-Bayet (Peace Be Upon Them) – all over the world – commemorated the 13th tragic anniversary of the devastation of the Eskereyain Shrine in the city of Samarra, Iraq. In 2006, a group of terrorists committed a hideous crime by exploding the […]


The Sense of Community in Islam Attracted Me

SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview with a Revert to Islam, Katy, from the USA, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami from Rahyafte: – Please give us a biography of yourself. My name’s Katy. I’m 21 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA [Georgia is a state in the southeast US. Its capital and largest city is Atlanta]. My parents […]


Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussain Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- irth In the period of the second caliph Umar, the Muslims conquered Iran. The daughters of Yazdgard were brought to Madina. All had gathered in the mosque of Madina to see what was the decision of the caliph, about them. He wanted to sell them but Imam Ali (A.S.) stopped him from doing so […]

Germany to Host ‘Abu-al-Fadhl Abbas (AS)’ Cultural Week

SHAFAQNA- According to Kafeel website, the program will be organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Imam, in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. Seyyed Ahmad Radhi Husseini, representative of the Astan in Europe, said that the cultural week is a part of the Astan’s activities […]

Imam Hussain Holy Shrine educates the blind in Iraq

SHAFAQNA- Noor Al-Hussain Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired Persons of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has organized an educational course for the blind in the southern province of Maysan. “The course aims to teach the illiterate blind people the fundamentals of Braille and programs in speech, behavior and computer in order to facilitate their […]

Researcher in interfaith rapprochement and 40-year teacher of Christianity and Islam talks about Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him)

SHAFAQNA- The Department of Media of the Imam Hussain Shrine has interviewed Christopher Thomas – a researcher in interfaith rapprochement and a 40-year teacher of Christianity and Islam. Thomas said, “I practiced teaching Christianity for 10 years and Islam for 30 years. During that long period of time, I wrote several books on religions and […]

Macron Urged to Listen to French Muslims on New Rules

SHAFAQNA-A number of prominent French Muslim activists said Sunday that President Emmanuel Macron should listen to more Muslim voices before finalizing plans for new rules for Islam in France. The French government needed to decide if it was “capable of treating 5 million of its citizens as grown-up, autonomous human beings,” Marwan Muhammad, former head […]


The Message of Muharram

SHAFAQNA- Call it an act of ignorance or obstinate attachment to the customs of the days of ignorance (Jahiliyya), the retaining of the practice of the pagan Arabs by the neo-Muslim rulers of Medina, to start the Islamic calendar on the 1st of Muharram, over two-and-a-half years after the passing away of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), […]


Imam Hussein (as) leader of the martyrs

SHAFAQNA-Reynold Alleyne Nicholson (1868-1945) Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge. “Husayn fell, pierced by an arrow, and his brave followers were cut down beside him to the last man. Muhammedan tradition, which with rare exceptions is uniformly hostile to the Umayyad dynasty, regards Husayn as a martyr and Yazid as […]


Karbala & Humanity

SHAFAQNA-When Imam Hussein and his 72 faithful companions were in Kerbala standing up against the soldiers of Yazid, the tyrannical ruler and usurper of the mantle of Khilafah, they were sending powerful messages to mankind. No doubt, the sacrifice offered by Imam Husayn was a divine plan; it was not for the sake of worldly […]


Syria’s War for Peace

SHAFAQNA- There is a great deal of discussion about saving civilian lives in Syria, as there should be. Missing from the discussion, however, is the most important point. If Western policymakers were genuinely concerned about saving civilians, they would not have waged this Regime Change war in the first place. All of the death and […]


How to Decline Alcohol Gift Without Being Rude

SHAFAQNA- Exchanging gifts among people from different faiths can be an awkward occasion with hits and misses. What if a friend offered you an alcohol gift? How should you behave? Be Grateful, Explain Simply Ustadh Majed Mahmoud shares tips to deal gracefully with this dilemma. You should be grateful for the intention behind the actions of the gift-giver, […]


The necessity of the ‘isma of the Imam

SHAFAQNA- In the previous articles we have pointed out that an Imam is not an ordinary leader who simply has to rule a country and protect its borders; rather, in addition to this duty, he has other weighty responsibilities, alluded to above. The fulfilment of these tasks—such as commenting on the Qur’an, explaining religious rulings, […]

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Hepatitis C drug lead designed to target virus RNA

SHAFAQNA- The longstanding goal of designing RNA-targeting drugs has been given a boost thanks to a technique that identifies drug-like small molecules which selectively bind to disease-causing RNA. The US team demonstrated the approach by designing an antiviral drug lead for hepatitis C based on its RNA sequence and suggest the technique could help combat […]


Who is Hussain a.s

SHAFAQNA- Hussain was killed because he refused to bow down to tyranny. He stood for truth, for goodness, and for freedom We mourn today for the tragedy of Hussain. His enemies not only killed him, but killed his grandfather’s legacy. They killed the Islam of truth, the Islam of justice, and the Islam of love. […]