Entries by Yahya

Community that will cry over Imam Hussain (AS)

SHAFAQNA- رأيت في بعض تأليفات بعض الثقات من المعاصرين : روي أنه لما أخبر النبي صلى الله عليه وآله ابنته فاطمة بقتل ولدها الحسين وما يجري عليه من المحن بكت فاطمة بكاء شديدا ، وقالت : يا أبت متى يكون ذلك ؟ قال : في زمان خال مني ومنك ومن علي ، فاشتد بكاؤها وقالت […]

Canada: Montreal MP condemns racist graffiti on campaign sign amid ‘unprecedented’ increase in slurs & death threats

SHAFAQNA- Advocates are sounding the alarm over racist graffiti discovered on a campaign sign for a parliamentary candidate just outside Montreal. An image of the sign, with the racial slur scrawled in graffiti across it, was first posted online by the Canadian Muslim Forum Wednesday. The Forum condemned the graffiti “with the strongest terms.” The […]

‘A Little Target On My Back’: SMU Student Shares Experience of Growing Up as a Muslim After 9/11

SHAFAQNA- Despite not being old enough to have seen the Twin Towers fall, Dallas native Razan Bayan says the event shaped her upbringing. When 9/11 happened, Razan Bayan wasn’t even born. Bayan first learned about the event when she was about 4 years old. She recalls watching a TV show with her mother, curious to […]

Muharram and Safar a time of Mourning

SHAFAQNA- For the followers of the Ahlul Bayt (AS), the first two months of the Islamic year are a time of grief and mourning. It was on the 10th of Muharram, 61 A.H/680 C.E that Imam Hussain (AS) the grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was martyred in Karbala. “Ashura”, meaning the tenth day. The […]

Allegations Against the Shia

SHAFAQNA- Refutation of the claim that they are Un-Islamic Borrowings in Shia Beliefs. All that we have set down in this book is but a mere indication of the beliefs and convictions of the Imamiyah denomination. It would require many volumes to deal with them in detail. But the religious leaders, and indeed the Muslims […]

The Arrival of Ahlul Bayt (AS) at the Moment of Death

SHAFAQNA- It is mentioned in many traditions that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Ali bin Abi Talib (AS) and, according to some narrations, even the Holy five (Panjetan), and also all the fourteen Infallibles (AS) arrive at the head of the dying person. (More about their radiant faces and appearances will be mentioned henceforth). One […]

The challenge of Halal food in non-Islamic countries

SHAFAQNA- Eating and drinking are two basic and essential human needs. Just as nutritionists advise others on matters about foods, nutrition, and their impacts on health, so does divine law. One of the common concepts among divine religions, despite differences in conditions, is what foods are considered to be permissible (“Halal” in Islam or “Kosher” […]

The Muslim Population Is Growing In America But Discrimination Is Still Rampant

SHAFAQNA- Since the terrorist attacks that led to the passing of the Patriot Act in 2001, the Muslim population has grown significantly, with discrimination still a rampant issue in America. According to new data by the Pew Research Center, the Muslim population is steadily growing in America, with nearly 3.85 million Muslim adults and children […]

How Does Ashura Affect Me?

SHAFAQNA- In a Mutawatir (corroborated) tradition from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny), it is narrated, “Verily, I am leaving behind two precious things (Thaqalayn) among you: the Book of God (the Holy Qur’an) and my kindred (Itra), my household (the Ahlul Bayt (AS)), for indeed, the two will never […]

Recent study found: A rise in stress-related conditions among US Muslims after Trump’s travel ban

SHAFAQNA-When US president Donald Trump imposed the so-called “Muslim ban” in 2017, limiting travel to the US for citizens of several majority-Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen), it encountered significant opposition. Among the fears was that it would disrupt the lives of Muslims—immigrants as well as citizens—who were already in the US. A […]

The superiority of some lands over others in Hadiths

SHAFAQNA- Adapted from: “The Uprising of Ashura and Responses to Doubts” by: “‘Ali Asghar Ridwani” From the viewpoint of both Sunni and Shia traditions, it can be inferred that certain parts of the earth, and likewise the people dwelling therein, are endowed with qualities of either wickedness or prosperity and salvation: 1. On his own […]

Halal Website Launched In Russia

SHAFAQNA- Named ‘All Islam’, it was launched during the Russia-Muslim World international economic gathering (the Kazan Summit 2021). The website helps Russian Muslims buy and sell Halal products and services, according to RT Arabic. Halal is that which adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Quran. The global industry for Halal food and lifestyle […]

Afghanistan Then – The Whole World Today

SHAFAQNA- When I read the great journalist John Pilger’s article “The Great Game of Smashing Countries” in GlobalResearch (1) today, I was assailed by horror and outrage in equal measure. The diabolical forces and powers that lied and misled the American people and the world with “False Flag Operations” more than a generation ago and […]

The Day of Arafah

SHAFAQNA – The ninth day of Dhul Hijjah is the day of Arafah. It is the day when Hajj pilgrims stand on the plain of ‘Arafat’ (a flat wide desert about 22 km south east of Mecca) to pray. Arafat literally means knowledge and science. 1- Arafat represents the beginning of man’s creation, our forefather […]