Hazrat-e-Fatima (S.A.)

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SHAFAQNA- The great lady, Hazart-e Fatemeh Zahra (S.A) was the dear daughter of the Prophet, Mohammad (S.W). 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…

Imam Ali's sermon about the division of community into factions

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Lady Zainab (S.A) propounded Justice 1400 years ago

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SHAFAQNA- The subject of women and Ashura has been a matter for Shiite scholars in the last half century. This group of scholars has introduced prominent religious women to demonstrate religious patterns of attracting Muslim women to spaces.  In…

Hazrat Zainab (S.A.), the Untaught Sage

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SHAFAQNA-“They said, ‘Immaculate are You! We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Indeed You are the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” (Holy Qur’an 2:32) The above ayah of God’s Final Revelation to mankind, is the helpless…

Imam Ali's (A.S) Instructions to Zakat Collectors

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Imam Ali's (A.S) sermon about fear of Allah and importance of providing for the next life

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

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…

Imam Ali's (A.S) letter to Ziad Ibn Abih: If I find you misappropriating the wealth of Muslims ...

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SHAFAQNA- What follows is a part of the book Nahj al-Balagha, the most famous collection of sermons, letters, tafsirs and stories attributed to Imam Ali (A.S). It was collected by Al-Sharif al-Radi, the Shiite scholar of the tenth century.…

Hadrat Fatima Masumah (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Name: Fatima Title: Masumah Born at: Medina,First Day of Zee Qa'dah 173 A.H. Father's name: Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) Mother's name: Najma Khatoon mother of Imam Reza(A.S.) Died at the age 28,at Qum on 10th Rabi al-Thani,201…

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.…

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)…

The Issue of occultation

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SHAFAQNA- The atrocities of Bani Abbas towards the progeny of Ali and the sons of Imam Jafer Sadiq had created unrest and confusion as well as the problem of succession to Imam Hasan Askari (260, 874 AD). At Samerra there rendered elements…

Is Adopting Children Permitted in Islam?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Many incidents happen in societies which make so many children orphans, Incidents such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, or smaller events. Thus, the issue of taking care of these orphan kids becomes a challenge that…

Video: Dr Qazwini's speech on Thanksgiving day

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SHAFAQNA- On thanksgiving day Dr Seyyed Mostafa Qazwini had a speech in Islamic Educational Center of Orange County. Then he interpreted Surat Hud 114-117 verses: How do you remove Bad Deeds fast?   Read more from Shafaqna: Video:…

The holy prophet (S.A) lifestyle according to Imam Husayn (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- The Messenger of Allah (S.A) never sat down or stood up except with remembrance (of Allãh); he did not reserve any seat for himself; when he reached a group, he sat down where he had arrived, and he ordered (others) to do the same. In…

Ghaibat-us-Sughra

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SHAFAQNA- Ghaibat-us-Sughra means ‘the minor concealment.’ Its period was about 70 years. It began in 260 A.H. when Imam al-Mahdi (a.s) first went into concealment, and ended in 328 A.H. During Ghaibut-us-Sughra, the Imam appointed…

Khums in Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: As a kind of solution for decreasing the financial problems of the Islamic society, especially those of underprivileged people, Islam has offered some ways that one of the most effective of which is Khums. In the literal…

The Prophet, an 'Ummi'...

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SHAFAQNA-One of the specific challenges in the Qur’an to prove its miraculous nature is the position of the recipient of the revelation, prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). In one of the verses, Allah commands the prophet to say…

Imam Al-Askari (A.S.) - One Of The Lights of Ahlulbayt (A.S.)

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SHAFAQN- “An age will approach when the people’s faces would be laughing (exalting) and their hearts would be dark, bleak and dirty.  The Sunnah to them would be innovation and heresy.  The faithful would be belittled and debased among…

Can Muslims keep pets?

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SHAFAQNA- Salam Islam: Nowadays, pets are inseparable parts of people’s lives. In the United States, for example, over 60% of families have pets. Some have dogs, cats, while others keep fish, turtles, birds, rabbits, horses, sheep, pigs,…

Gentleness in the Noble Life of Prophet Muhammed (P.)

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SHAFAQNA-“It is by Allah’s mercy that you are gentle to them, had you been harsh and hardhearted, surely they would have dispersed from around you. Therefore, excuse them; Plead for forgiveness for them and consult them in the affairs”. …

Video: The End of Times can be described in Two Words...

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SHAFAQNA: The end of times can be described in two words Moral Bankruptcy, according to Shaykh Azhar Nasser. Read more from Shafaqna: Photos: Tazi'eh performance in Iran Photos: Iranian pilgrims return to Iran from Iraq Photos:…

Imam's Remembrance Of Allah

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Imam devoted himself to prayers in such abundance, that all the limbs employed in prostration bore scars and impressions of his Sajdah (prostration). Most of the nights were spent on the prayer-carpet. The sense of his absorption…

The project of "Clinic of Thought" adopted by The al-Kafeel Center for Information and Statistical Studies

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: The al-Kafeel Center for Information and Statistical Studies launches the project "Clinic of Thought". The al-Kafeel Center for Information and Statistical Studies of the Department of Intellectual and Cultural Affairs…

The Arbaeen: 40th of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-It is customary among Muslims to pay tribute to their deceased person forty days after his death. This is because the Holy prophet (saww) has said;  “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings”. (Bihar…
AL-BAQI’ RECONSTRUCTION IN VIEW OF AN AMERICAN RESEARCHER

Al-Baqi' reconstruction in view of an American researcher

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SHAFAQNA- Zoheir Hossein, the Afghan-American researcher, commented on Al-Baqi's restoration in the last panel of the second Shiite study at the University of Cologne, Germany, by providing a report on the architectural and building features…

The Arbaeen: 40th of Imam Hussain (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-It is customary among Muslims to pay tribute to their deceased person forty days after his death. This is because the Holy prophet (saww) has said;  “The earth mourns the death of a believer for forty mornings”. (Bihar…

"Medina Al-Nabi" Shiite meeting research held at the University of Cologne, Germany

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SHAFAQNA- At the same time with the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Shiite research library at the University of Cologne by Professor Allame Falatouri, the second Shiite research meeting with the topic of "Medina Al-Nabi" was…