Proofs of No Contradictions in the Quran

SHAFAQNA- " But they who will disbelieve and treat Our signs as lies, these shall be the inmates of the Fire; herein shall they abide. " 2:39 Response to "Islam On Line" regarding Sura Vs. Sura This is another article that will point…

Hadrat Zainab (a.s.): The Honorable Daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- After the tragedy of Karbala, Lady Zainab (A.S.) and the other captives were brought to the palace of Ibn Ziyad. There, Lady Zainab disguised herself among the other women. Once Ibn Ziyad noticed her, he asked: “Who is that…

AL-JAAR (NEIGHBOUR)

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SHAFAQNA- At that night, he was listening to the words of his mother standing in the direction towards Ka’aba in a corner of the room.He was observing his mother praying to Allah prostrating,bowing,standing and sitting at that night,…

Why Do We Fear Death?

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SHAFAQNA- The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term 'death' and its…

Reliability of the Companions

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of reliability of the Companions is quite critical, about which much talk was there, beside lengthy dispute throughout all ages. Hence this subject deserves good attention and much care so as to have moderate opinion about…

PROSTRATING ON EARTH DURING SALAAT

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SHAFAQNA-According to Shia’h school of thought, Sajdah ‘prostration during prayers’ must be performed on Turbah ‘earth’. Ayatollah Seyyid ‘Ali al-Husayni al-Seestani states: Sajdah should be performed…

Miraclous Birth and the Date

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SHAFAQNA- It is not bad to give a summary about the event of Mahdi’s birth. The birth of Mahdi the son of Imam Hasan Askari is recorded by historians as being a simple event. However the birth is surrounded by some strange signs. The…

The Meritorious Lady

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SHAFAQNA- She was born in Medina on the 5th of the month of Jamadi al-Awwal in the 6th year of the Hijra. Prophet Mohammad (SAWA) was overjoyed at the birth of his first grand daughter and named her Zainab, which means Ornament of the Father.…

Islam and the Question of Violence

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SHAFAQNA-Despite the presence of violence in many regions of the world ranging from Ireland to Lebanon to the Pacific Basin and involving many religions from Christianity to Hinduism, the Western world associates Islam more than any other religion…

Imam Ali's letter to the Qadhi of Kufa, Shurayh bin Haarith

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SHAFAQNA- Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 3 : [ Shurayh bin Haarith had been holding an important post during the previous regimes. Imam Ali (a) had also appointed him as a Qadhi (Chief Judge) of Kufa. It was brought to the notice of Imam Ali (a)…

Division of Groups

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SHAFAQNA- Regarding the Imam after the martyrdom of Imam Hasan Askari a man by the name of NOU BAKHATI had written a book under the title “HREQ AL-SHIA” (sects of Shia). This man says strange things never heard before nor will be heard…

Why Pray in Arabic?

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SHAFAQNA- It may first seem logical that every Muslim should pray through his own mother language, so that he may understand what he say; but a little more thinking and study, we shall find that there are strong arguments in favour of only…

Our Behaviour

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SHAFAQNA- I have been working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an article,…

Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam   A Selection of statements by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei on the personality and Be’that of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) The present work is a collection of excerpts from…

The Trustworthy

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SHAFAQNA-It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka'aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka'aba was in the lower section of Mecca. It had become old and collapsed. So…

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

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SHAFAQNA-Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur'an the word "Rawdha" mentioned in this verse…

Why Do We Fear Death?

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SHAFAQNA- The fear of death, for most of the people, is not a matter which requires any evidence because it is totally obvious and we also see that a lot of people manifest extra-ordinary sensitivity with respect to the term "death" and its…

Believing in a savior is not exclusive to Shia

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SHAFAQNA- Rather, all Muslims—including Shias and Sunnis—believe in this notion. However, the Shias are privileged in that they know this Savior by name and features, and believes that he is always ready and prepared to receive the divine…

Prophet Muhammed: The Messenger of Peace

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SHAFAQNA-Islam means ‘Submission’ to One and only God. It is a religion, which Allah (SWT) sent all His prophets, without any exception, to preach and practice. “And who will ever renounce Abraham’s creed except…

Glimpses of the Life of Imam Al Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-His Relationship with Allah Almighty Among the stories told, Imam Zein Al Abidin (PBUH) once talked about the worship specifications of Imam Al Mojtaba (PBUH) and said, “When he used to purify and wash himself for praying,…

The Prelude to the Martyrdom of Imam Hussain a.s

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SHAFAQNA-When al-Hassan, peace be upon him, died, the Shia in Iraq began to make plans. They wrote to al-Husayn, peace be on him, about removing Mu'awiya and giving the pledge of allegiance to him. However, he refused them and pointed out that…

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

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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,…

The Message of Muharram

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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…

Imam Hussein (as) leader of the martyrs

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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,…

The necessity of the 'isma of the Imam

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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.…

Imam Hussein (as)'s Revolution, Reasons & Motives

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SHAFAQNA-All those who are familiar with Imam Husseins life do certainly realize that his role in serving Islam had started very early in his life. He has contributed to the rising Islamic movement when he was a boy, and played a significant…

Companions’ Strictness in Admitting the Reports

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SHAFAQNA- The Rightly-guided Caliphs and great Companions particularly those giving legal verdicts – as is known before – used to evade and fear narrating hadith from the Prophet. Rather in fact they were turning away from this act, since…