Photos: Al-Qassem ibn Musa al-Kadhim's Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The Holy Shrine of al-Qassem ibn Musa al-Kadhim in Hilla. Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Serving the Holy Shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (A.S) Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl…

Hadrat Fatimah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (SA) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (SW). Some Shiite scholars believed that she was born on 20th of Jamadi-ul-Sani, 5 th A.H. But the majority of Sonnah research scholars declared…

Imam Khomeini recommends reforming the self over reforming others

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Khomeini, may his soul be sanctified, gives preference to reforming the self over reforming others and reckons the interior as more important than the exterior. In this perspective, the essence is the interior and not the external…

Enterence of an Academic university in Karbala into the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Karbala's Warith al-Anbiya’ University, affiliated with Imam Hussain Holy Shrine, entered into the Spanish-based Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. University Vice President Dr. Abbas al-Da'mi said that…

Photos: The Shia Muslim community of Port Louis, Mauritius

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SHAFAQNA- Southern California-based Shia imam, Dr. Mostafa Qazwini visited the Shia Muslim community of Port Louis, Mauritius at their Islamic center. He tweeted "The tranquillity of this beautiful island is reflected on the manners of…

Museum of the 'Askariyayn (A.S) Holy Shrine will be established

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The 'Askariyayn Holy Shrine seeks to establish its own museum and the al-Kafeel Museum shows its willingness to contribute in it. The Al-Kafeel Museum of Treasures and Manuscripts at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine expressed…

More than 16 thousand operations conducted by Al-Kafeel Super Specialty Hospital during 2018

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Al-Kafeel Super Specialty Hospital conducted more than 16 thousand operations with high success rates during 2018. The Director of the Al-Kafeel Super Specialty Hospital at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine; Dr. Mohamad…

The Supreme Religious Authority: Slander and fabricating news is one of the dangerous phenomena that threaten the social system

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The Supreme Religious Authority pointed out that one of the serious societal phenomena that threatens the social system in the country is slander, fabricating news and their dissemination without investigation. Indicating…

Najaf initiative for rebuilding links between Sunni and Shia communities in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Some Shia clerics in Najaf have begun a program meant to improve the dialogue between Sunni and Shia communities. The goal is to promote the concept of equal citizenship among all Iraqis and uphold values of shared…

Sheikh Isa Qassim arrived in Mashhad, Iran

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SHAFAQNA- The Spirtual leader of Bahrain Shiites, Sheikh Isa Qassim,  has arrived in Mashhad. Sheikh Isa Qassim, who went to London for treatment, is now in Mashhad. Sheikh Isa Qassem, Bahraini Shiite Leader, was sentenced to one year…

Fatimah Al-Mardhiya

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SHAFAQNA- Fatima, was a special person even before she was born because she was conceived from the fruits of paradise. The Prophet (S.A.W) says: “that before she was conceived the Arch-Angel Gabriel came down from the heavens with…

Video: Who was Imam Khomeini?

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SHAFAQNA- Undoubtedly one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century, Imam Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini, not only was the spiritual force behind the Islamic Revolution in Iran, but also influenced other world leaders in various parts of…

Martyr al-Sadr asked an important question: If we were Harun al-Rashid, wouldn't we arrest Imam Kadhim (A.S)?

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SHAFAQNA- Martyr Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr asked believers and Muslims to compare themselves to Harun al-Rashid in having lust for life. He said "We think we are better than Harun al-Rashid. We think we are more virtuous and…

Shias in Saudi Arabia to hold Quran contest in April

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: The final round of the 17th Quran competition for Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Region will be held in April. The city of Safwa will host the contest on April 11-12, according to Qaaf news agency. It will be…

Video: Serving the Holy Shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- Serving the Holy Shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (A.S).   Read more from Shafaqna: Video: Beautiful time lapse of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas Al-Abbas Holy Shrine celebration for birth anniversary of the…

Video: Avicenna, the Iranian Muslim scientist

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SHAFAQNA- One of the most renowned Persian polymaths is Avicenna, also known as Ibn Sina, who lived over 1000 years ago. He was a doctor, astronomer, thinker, and writer during the Islamic golden age. His most famous works are the Book of…

Mourning ceremonies in India mark Hazrat Zahra (S.A) as martyrdom anniversary

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SHAFAQNA- Iqna: Ceremonies and religious programs are being held in different parts of India to mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA). The programs began on January 20 in mosques, Husseinyahs (Shia religious centers)…

Special advisor to the Secretary-General of UN visited Imam Ali (A.S) shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain:  Kereem Ahmed Khan, Special advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the international investigative team of ISIS's atrocities, expressed appreciation for having visited the Imam Ali Shrine…

Next year two new colleges of Warith University will be established

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: Affiliated with the Imam Hussain Shrine, Warith University, has announced that they intend to establish a college of medicine and a college of technology next year. Assistant president of the university Dr. Abbas…

Ayatollah Khamenei’s letters to Western youth signify a dialogue needs to occur

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SHAFAQNA | By Leila Yazdani : Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei wrote two letters to the Western youth that circulated rapidly in the social networks. In the first letter he tried to elaborate on the reasons behind the West’s effort to spread…

Supreme Religious Authority: Iraqis experiencing chaos and viewing it as freedom, calls for social immunity

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: In Friday’s sermon the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority, sayyid Ahmed EsSafi, delivered at the Imam Hussain Shrine on January 25, 2019, he called on people to look after their families…

Pope Francis sent a letter to the head of Iraq Shiite Endowment Bureau +Photos

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SHAFAQNA- Pope Francis sent a letter to the head of Iraq Endowment Bureau, Seyyed Alaa Musawi.   "Take the occasion of the International Day of Peace. I offer you my highest wish for a happy New Year, full of peace, and the highest…

Video: Emotional return to Shrine of Lady Zainab (S.A)

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SHAFAQNA- Dr. Rebecca Master emotional return to Syria and the Shrine of Lady Zainab (S.A) for the first time after the war.    Read more from Shafaqna: Lady Zainab (S.A) propounded Justice 1400 years ago How can women enter…

Completion of the new dome’s Metal structure of Imam Hussain (A.S) Holy Shrine

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Hussain: The metal structure of Imam Hussain Holy Shrine’s new dome is completed within the project to raise and shrivel the dome pillars, Imam Hussain Holy Shrine has announced . Project supervisor Eng. Mahdi al-Qazwini…

Sheikh Isa Qassim visited the Shrine of Imam Kadhim and Imam Jawad (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- The spiritual leader of Shiites in Bahrain, Sheikh Isa Qassim, visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (A.S) and Imam Muhammad Jawad (A.S) on Friday in the city of Kazimayn, Baghdad. Sheikh Issa Qassim has come to Iraq…

Martyrdom

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SHAFAQNA-It was third of Jamadi-al-Thani, year eleven after Hijrah. Fatimah (AS) asked some water and washed her body and performed ablution with it. Then she wore a new cloth and lied in bed and put her hand under her cheek and said: I will…

Gen. Soleimani on top of Foreign Policy’s list of global defense & security thinkers

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SHAFAQNA- The name of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), is on the top of the list of Global Thinkers in the defense and security in Foreign Policy (FP)’s 2019. The…

Prof Andrew J. Newman: Why I like Allamah Majlesi

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SHAFAQNA- University of Edinburgh's Prof Andrew J. Newman speech on the great Shi’a sage and polymath, Allamah Majlesi, author of Biharul-Anwar.