Two new booklets published by International Media Center

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Imam Hussain and the Establishment of Human Rights Highlights on the main rights, which Imam Hussain (PBUH) called to in his blessed raising. The author, Shaikh Dr. Abdullah Ahmad Alyousif, discusses how Imam…

Books to read for Converting to Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As someone who has recently converted to Islam or the one who has just decided to know more about Islam, you may have come across this dilemma as to which books are better to study and which would give you a fuller and…

UNESCO: Kuala Lumpur to be World Book Capital 2020

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SHAFAQNA: On the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of the International Publisher's Association, the International Federation of Library Associations and UNESCO, Kuala Lumpur was named World…

India Released a Quran Interpretation in Urdu

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SHAFAQNA-  In India, an Urdu book was released by Moulana Shah Jamal Ul Rahman at Madina Education Centre in Nampally. This book is titled ‘Rooh-e-Quran’ (Spirit of Quran) and it is compiled, interpreted and published by Moulana Gayas…

Reminder before Muharram: Get your copy of “Who is Hussain?”

SHAFAQNA- As the month of Muharram fast approaches, order a copy of Who is Hussain? today to give to your friends, co-workers, or neighbors. This book is a great resource for readers of all faiths and answers popular questions on Imam Hussain…

Muslims in Sanskrit texts

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SHAFAQNA- The Hindu: A study of the works of historians Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya and Audrey Trushke suggests that the Muslim ‘other’ was really not so much ‘other’. While reading a recently published article of American historian…

The Book “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” Was Published in English

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SHAFAQNA- “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” features the title of a work, recently published by the Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi and presented to the publication market. According to Astan News, the book…

Principles of the Shi’ite Creed

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SHAFAQNA- Principles of the Shi’ite Creed Author: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Publisher: ABWA Publishing and Printing Center Translator: Ali Reza’i The precious legacy left behind by the Holy Prophet’s Household [ahl al-bayt]…

Philosophy of Islamic Laws

SHAFAQNA- In this book, the authors have endeavored to reply to over a hundred commonly asked questions about Islamic laws and practices and have also explained the reasons being various Islamic directives. Author(s): Ayatullah…

Islamic Children’s Books: The Greatest Gift, Wings to Fly With

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SHAFAQNA- In the Name of God Heavenlywise Books is a newly established children’s books publication, based in Maryland, U.S.A. The organization has published only two books so far: The Greatest Gift and Wings to Fly With, one authored…

Then I was Guided

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SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi An autobiographical account of Sayed Tijani's search for knowledge, which aims to remove some of the barriers that exist between the schools of thought of the ahl-as-Sunnah…

Book: Arbaeen of Imam Husayn AS

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

Book; The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background)

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SHAFAQNA- Download the book here The Occultation of the Twelfth Imam (A Historical Background) AUTHOR(S): Jassim M. Hussain PUBLISHER(S): Muhammadi Trust of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (with a Foreword by…

Book; The Justice of God

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Allamah Sayyid Sa'eed Akhtar Rizvi PUBLISHER(S): Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania CATEGORY: God & His Attributes Philosophy The Justice of God

Faith-Based Violence and Deobandi Militancy in Pakistan - BOOK REVIEW

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SHAFAQNA - Provides an essential guide and reference text on faith-based militancy and terrorism in Pakistan and across the globe. Develops and synthesizes academic research on the topic of faith-based violence and terrorism and highlights…

Nahjul Balagha in Tatar Language Published in Russia

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SHAFAQNA- A translation of the entire Nahjul Balagha in Tatar language by Muhammad Allam Mustafa was published in Russia. The Russian Foundation of Islamic Studies has published the book in cooperation with Ikhlas Religious Foundation…

Types of Hadith – [From Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah of Baqir Irwani]

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SHAFAQNA- This post is a paraphrased (incomplete) translation, with my personal comments and notes, of the chapter regarding the Types of Hadith [page 47] from section one of Muhammad Baqir Irwani’s book Durus Tamhidiyah fi al-Qawaid al-Rijaliyah.…

BOOK RELEASE - Debates of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): With Scholars and Representatives of Other Religions

SHAFAQNA - Veritas-Publishing released this March the first of a series of volume dedicated to the propagation of Shia Islam in the Western world as part of a comprehensive efforts to promote tolerance, education and understanding in between…

Who is Muhammad? is a book written by Islamic scholar Ja’far Sobhani

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SHAFAQNA- Ja’far Sobhani is a Islamic scholar. He is the author of scholarly books and articles. According to rahyafte :   This book is being published in response to a recent showing of an insulting movie on the Internet against the…

Telling Yemen’s War – New book on Yemen bravely breaks mainstream narrative

SHAFAQNA - A Tale of Grand Resistance: Yemen, the Wahhabis and the House of Saud Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, prominent UK-based political analyst, author and commentator, Catherine Shakdam broke…

Book on Life of Prominent Qaris to Be Unveiled in Cairo

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SHAFAQNA- A book featuring the life and achievements of 31 renowned Qaris of the Muslim world will be unveiled in Cairo later this month. Titled "Sufara al-Quran” (ambassadors of Quran), it has been written in 192 pages by Egyptian Muhammad…

Man and His Destiny

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Ayatullah Murtadha Mutahhari PUBLISHER(S): Islamic Seminary Publications This title deals with the Islamic point of view on fate and destiny. Martyr Ayatullah Mutahhari critically examines historical…

Arbaeen of Imam Husayn A.S

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Saleem Bhimji PUBLISHER(S): www.al-mubin.org What follows in this piece is a brief look at the “Arba‘een” [the commemoration of 40 days after the tragic events of Karbala] of Imam…

BOOK RELEASE - A Tale Of Grand Resistance: Yemen, the Wahhabi, and The House of Saud

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A SHAFAQNA PUBLICATION -  Shafaqna is proud to present its second publication this year by Catherine Shakdam - Director of Programs for the Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies. An incredibly important book, A Tale Of Grand Resistance:…

BOOK RELEASE - From Mecca to the plain of Karbala: Walking with the Holy household of the Prophet

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A SHAFAQNA PUBLICATION -  While History remains a subject of contention within the Islamic community as it often forces to look upon those actions, and those events which defined, shaped and at times divided us, History stands as well a guidance…

Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society

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SHAFAQNA- Islam, Dialogue and Civil Society by  Sayyid Mohammad Khatami (c) Mohammad Khatami, 2000 Published by: The Foundation for the Revival of Islamic Heritage, Karachi, Pakistan In Co-Operation with The Cultural Centre…

The Peace Treaty of al-Hasan (a)

SHAFAQNA- AUTHOR(S): Shaykh Radi Aal-Yasin PUBLISHER(S): Ansariyan Publications - Qum TRANSLATOR(S): Jasim al-Rasheed CATEGORY: Early Islamic History The 12 Imams TOPIC TAGS: PEACE TREATY IMPORTANT…

Book review: Unity In Islam - Reflections And Insights

SHAFAQNA- Tallal Alie Turfe ISBN 978-0-940368-47-7 Paperback, 269 pg. Unity in Islam - Reflections and Insights discusses the importance of relying on the “Rope of Allah” to achieve unity within the self, the community and the world…