Entries by Yahya

Imam’s Imamat

SHAFAQNA- The demise of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) was followed by an eventful era when the Islamic world (under the false ruling bodies) came in the grip of the fever of expansionism and conquest. But even under such a revolutionary phase, Imam Hassan (AS) kept devoting himself to the sacred mission of peacefully propagating Islam […]

Leader of the Youth of Paradise

SHAFAQNA- The fragrance of paradise could be felt in the air of holy Medina this day in the year 3rd AH. It was a day of rejoicing. The Almighty’s last Messenger to mankind had become grandfather for the first time with the birth of a radiant boy to his daughter Hazrat Fatema Az-Zahra (peace upon […]

Lady Khadija (SA): The First Believer and Helper of Islam and Mother of the Believers (Ummul Momineen)

SHAFAQNA- Name – Bibi Khadija Title – Umm-ul-Momineen Birth – Makkah Father’s Name – Khawailad Ibn Asad Mother’s Name – Fatima Death – 10th Ramadhan, two years before Hijra at the age of 65 Years Buried – at Mecca in Jannat al-Mulla This noble lady, known to us as Mother of the Believers (Ummul Momineen) and the first wife of our beloved […]

Genealogy of Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (AS)

SHAFAQNA- Among the descendants of Prophet Abraham/Ibrahim (AS), Imam Ali (AS) belonged to the line of Quraish. Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb (AS) the Commander of the Faithful (Amir Al-Muminin) was the first cousin of Holy Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (PBUH). His father is Abu Talib (RA) the son of Abdul Muttalib (RA). The father of […]

Apostasy Is Equal To Treason

SHAFAQNA- Adapted from: “Apostasy in Islam” by: “Seyyed Muhammad Rizvi” Why does Islam not allow apostasy? Apostasy or Irtidād in Islam is equal to treason. The Western world limits treason to political and military terms. In the USA, treason consists “only in levying war against Americans, and in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid […]

The Yemeni Quagmire

SHAFAQNA- A Saudi-led coalition has rejected the enforcement of a “self-administration rule” by the Southern Transitional Council (STC) in Yemen and called on all the parties to honor the Riyadh Agreement that includes the formation of a technocrat government with equal representation. Abu Dhabi-backed separatist group earlier scrapped a peace deal with Riyadh-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and […]

The Uprising By the Tawwabin

SHAFAQNA- The Shias in Kufa showed great remorse for their abandoning Imam Al-Hussain (AS). It was they who wrote to him, and pleaded to him in order to save them from the tyranny and oppression of the Umayyads. When he responded to them, they left him alone before the swords and spears of the Umayyads. […]

Ahadith on Fasting

SHAFAQNA- One who while fasting does not guard his tongue from telling lies and does not refrain from bad deeds, is not respecting his fast. Allah does not approve of mere abstention from food. Holy Prophet (PBUH) When you are fasting, you should not speak ill of anybody, nor should you be rough and noisy. […]

Ramadhan Awareness

SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Definition of Ramadhan Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning […]

The Holy Month of Ramadhan And Our Habits

SHAFAQNA- We, as human, wander among certain moods and desires. Despite our fluctuant life and uncertainties we face, we remain in a constant struggle to achieve calmness. However, after enduring years of suffering and difficulty in work, study, and scheduling, we realize that we are faced with an even greater problem in our way: “the […]

Goodness of dates

SHAFAQNA- Dates considered a blessed fruit are especially consumed during the Holy Month of Ramadan. It is not only a custom to have dates during this holy month, but also a delightful and delicious fruit to eat. It is recommended to start Iftar by eating 2-3 dates, as it provides the body with sugar, helping […]

South Africa: Apology issued over anti-Muslim remarks

SHAFAQNA- South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele apologized to the Muslim community Sunday for blasphemous remarks made by a police officer while arresting worshippers for breaching coronavirus lockdown rules. Cele’s apology came hours after a video clip circulated on social media showing police officers arresting 24 worshipers in Mpumalanga province Saturday. At the end of […]

Kuwait appeals to Muslim world body to tackle Islamophobia in India

SHAFAQNA- Kuwait has appealed to the Organisation of International Cooperation (OIC) to intervene in India to tackle anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. In a statement released on Monday, the General Secretariat of the Kuwait Council of Ministers expressed its “deep concern” about the treatment of Indian Muslims. It called on the OIC to take “necessary […]

Edmonton Muslim association donates care packages to families in social housing for Ramadan

SHAFAQNA- Some Edmonton Muslims are celebrating Ramadan by helping those struggling financially through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Muslim Association of Canada is raising money to donate at least 500 care packages to families living in the city’s subsidized housing. Along with the Capital Region Housing, youth groups from the association are delivering care packages with […]

Ramadan Programs Planned in Switzerland

SHAFAQNA- The programs, which will be held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be broadcast daily on Zoom from April 25. Recitation of Iftitah supplication from 7 a.m. and delivering a religious speech by Sheikh Abid Hussain at 7:30 p.m. local time are among the programs of the center. It has also planned programs […]

Spiritual Reform in Ramadhan

SHAFAQNA- With time, we have become more and more immune to inhumanity. We are becoming indifferent to injustice, corruption, and un-brotherly behaviour. Thousands of our innocent brothers and sisters are dying in different parts of the world due to injustice or oppression. Corruption is the root of the suffering for many people around us. Terrorism […]

Palestinian detainee dies in Israeli prison

SHAFAQNA- The PPS stated that the detainee, Nour Jaber Barghouthi, 23, was from ‘Aboud town, northwest of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and added that he was abducted by the soldiers four years ago, and was sentenced to eight years in prison. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that a detainee died, […]


SHAFAQNA-Written by Mulla Mujahidali Sheriff  AN EXTRACT FROM THE SUPPLICATION OF IMAM ALI BIN HUSAYN (AS)Â This month stood among us in a standing place of praise, accompanied us with the companionship of one approved, and profited us with the most excellent profit of the world’s creatures. Then it parted from us at the completion […]

Ramadhan Awareness

SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God; the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Definition of Ramadhan Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the month during which Muslims observe fasting from morning twilight (Fajr Prayer) to the evening twilight (Maghreb Prayer). The term Ramadhan is literally driven from al-Ramd which means ‘burning […]

Halal donations start for Muslim medical front-liners

SHAFAQNA- Since late February, Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, Manila, has been the new home for Dr. Princess Hannifa Sabdullah, who has spent nearly all her waking hours on the front lines battling the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health crisis is not the young doctor’s first brush with a deadly viral outbreak. In […]

Egyptian Qari Sheikh Asfour Dies at 82

SHAFAQNA- The senior Quran reciter died at the age of 82, elyomnews website reported. Born in 1938 in the village of Mit Al-Rakha, Gharbia Governorate, in the country’s north, he started learning the Quran at an early age and memorized the entire Holy Book at 9. He then went to learn Tajweed and recitation of […]

OIC condemns violence against Indian Muslims amid COVID-19

SHAFAQNA- The Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the Organization in a tweet said Indian media is negatively profiling the Muslims in media and subjecting them to discrimination and violence with impunity. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday while condemning the increase in violence against Muslims in India urged the New Delhi government […]