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Final stage of national Quran competition slated for September

SHAFAQNA - The final round of Iran’s 40th national Quran contest will begin in the northwestern city of Oroumiyeh...

Can Islam be forced on others?

SHAFAQNA- Having accepted that from the Islamic point of view, faith in God is ingrained in human nature, and that...

Taharat

SHAFAQNA- Pure and Mixed Water Issue 15: Water is either pure or mixed. Mixed water (Ma 'ul muzaf) means the water which...

The Story of Our Prophet Shu’ayb

SHAFAQNA- An Arab tribe led a happy life in the village of Madyan(Ma'an in Jordan),which had green valleys. There was...

Apostasy and an example from history

SHAFAQNA- In this connection, I would like to narrate one incident that happened during the conquest of Mecca. When the...

Motives for Responding to Supplications

SHAFAQNA- The following etiquettes that must be followed when supplicating can be grounds for having the prayers responded to: • A...
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Health Tips from Quran & hadith – Maulana Ali...

SHAFAQNA - Markaz Ahlulbayt Health Conference

Inimitable Moral Teachings of Islam

SHAFAQNA- Ayatullah Shaheed Murtuza Mutahhari Moral and spiritual teachings constitute the greater part of the Nahj al-balaghah making up almost half...

Suspicion and mistrust

SHAFAQNA - Immunity from mistrust is the requisite of a safe community For making a safe community, first of all security...

Prophecy

SHAFAQNA- Imam Reza(A.S.) left medina to make the pilgrimage in the year in which Harun al-Rashid,the then ruling Abbasid caliph...

The superiority of some lands over others in hadiths

SHAFAQNA- From the viewpoint of both Sunni and Shi‘ah traditions, it can be inferred that certain parts of the earth,...

The First Covenant

SHAFAQNA - Allah says in the Qur'an:- “And when thy Lord drew forth their posterity from the loins of the sons...

ERADICATION OF DEVILISH INSINUATIONS

SHAFAQNA-The spiritual traveler must have full control over himself so that no thought might enter his mind inadvertently and...

Savior of Mankind in Prophet’s Sermon in His Last...

SHAFAQNA- Over a hundred thousand Muslims accompanied Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his way back from his last pilgrimage to Mecca...

The Believers

SHAFAQNA- The Believers Compiled by: Syed Zainul Abideen, Tehran, Iran Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: A believer is a believer’s brother as if...

The Charter of Freedom

SHAFAQNA- This is, for me, a pleasant day. Of course, I had visited your university frequently during the terms of...

Take the Prophet as your Guide and Islam as...

SHAFAQNA- "وَاعلَم يَا بُنَيَّ أنَّ اَحَداً لَم يُنَبِّئ عَنِ الله كَمَا اَنبَأ عَنهُ الرَّسُولُ صَلّى الله عَلَيهِ وَآلهِ، فَارضَ بِهِ...

Supplication and Its Importance

SHAFAQNA- "واعلم اَنَّ الَّذِي بيّدِهِ خَزائِنُ السَّمواتِ والارض قد اَذِنَ لَكَ في الدُّعاءِ وتَكَفَّلَ لَكَ بالإجابَةِ وامَرَكَ اَن تَسألَهُ ليُعِطيَكَ...

The Role Of Supplication And The Conditions For Its...

SHAFAQNA- In order for man to come close to God, to gain spiritual peace of mind, to attain ethical values,...

Conditions which make Hajjatul Islam obligatory – Ayatollah Sistani

SHAFAQNA - 1. Adulthood Pilgrimage is not obligatory on any person who has not attained adulthood, even if they were approaching...

Time Concepts in the Qur’an – a Historical Perspective...

SHAFAQNA- Time plays an important and often times a complicated role in various different fields, and history is definitely not...

Human Civilisation & Religion

SHAFAQNA - If we study the means and factors which led to the development of human societies in the past,...

Creation, Eternity, and Modern Cosmology: A Critique of Dr....

SHAFaQNA- Saiyid Hasan Ali Rizvi When we enter college or the workplace, or any place in the modern world, we...

Battle of Khandaq

SHAFAQNA- Ali bin Ibrahim, Shaykh Mufeed and Shaykh Tabarsi have narrated that the expedition entitled Ahzab or Khandaq was undertaken...

A CLOSER LOOK AT WORSHIP

SHAFAQNA- Worship {‘ibadah} is the purpose behind our creation. The Qur’an states: “I did not create the jinn and humans except...

Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A...

Traits of Nobility

SHAFAQNA- Mistaken Concept of a Ruler One day a nomadic Arab entered Medina. He went straight to the mosque to meet...

Gene testing revolution for cancer care

SHAFAQNA- Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's...

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