The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani: Friday is the Last Day of Ramadan and Saturday will be Eid al-Fitr

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SHAFAQNA - The Office of Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Najaf al-Ashraf has issued a statement regarding the beginning of the month of Shawwal: In the name of of Allah the Merciful The office of His Eminence, Mr. Sistani in Najaf, announces…

What Went On in Ayatullah Sistani's Meeting with Erdoğan and Davutoğlu?

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SHAFAQNA - Responding to the announcement of the construction of a dam in Turkey on the Tigris River, Hamid Al-Khaffaf, the representative of the Grand Ayatullah Sistani in Lebanon, published a piece as follows: On Tuesday, 29/3/2011, His…

The Philosophy of Fasting in Ramadan

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SHAFAQNA- Fasting is a fundamental worship in Islam that provides a great platform to gain self-control, piety, humbleness, sympathy to poor, sincerity to Allah and success in Hereafter. Fasting enable us to fight evil traits such as passion,…

Chewing gum during the fast

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SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about chewing gum during the fast. Recently, a misquoted version of this fatwa was turned into a pretext for Wahhabi networks to slander the Shia righteous school.…

Drawing, Painting, and Portraits Attributed to the Infallible Imams (a.s.): The Fatwas of Grand Ayatullah Sistani

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Seyyed Ali Sistani has answered some questions about drawing and painting. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their affairs.   Question:…

Quran as Described by the Amir of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA - In different sections of the Nahj al-Balaghah, the eternal book of the words of Imam Ali (a.s.), there are hints at the incomparable importance and inimitable elegance of the Holy Quran.   We read in the first discourse…
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What did the Prophet Muhammad recommend to Muslims to reflect and to associate with?

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SHAFAQNA - In his book Usul al-Kafi (Vol.2, p. 598), Sheikh al-Kulayni related the following hadeeth concerning the importance of Quran: Ali ibn Ibrahim has narrated from his father al-Nawfali from al-Sakuni from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

HAZRAT ALI AKBAR (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA- After Abbas (pbuh), came the turn of Ali Akbar (pbuh), to go to the battlefield. The battle drums of the enemies were now getting louder and louder. It is reported that this eighteen (18) year old son was so very much loved by one…

Shia Studies Int’l Conference Planned in Berlin

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SHAFAQNA-The second edition of a Shia studies international conference in Germany titled “Science, Ethics and Art in Shia World with a Focus on Medina” is planned to be held on October 19-20 in Berlin. According to the Iranian Cultural…

Iraq - Master Of it's Own Destiny?

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SHAFAQNA- As Iraqi elections loom Open Discussions in association with Gulf Cultural Club hosted a seminar at Abrar House in London exploring the reverberations of war in Iraq, which continues even after fifteen years. Iraq is a land blessed…

Ali Akbar ibn Hussain (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Ali Akbar ibn Hussain was born on 11th of Shabaan 44 AH and he was the son of Imam Hussain ibn Ali and Umm-e-Laila. He was a handsome young man of eighteen. He was also a brave soldier. He had been taught fencing and archery by his…

Abbas ibn Ali (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Abbas ibn Ali was the son of Ali ibn Abu Talib and Fatima binte Hizam, commonly known as Ummul Baneen. Abbas is particularly revered by Shi’a Muslims for his loyalty to his half-brother and third Shi’a Imam, Hussain ibn Ali, his…

Fifth Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  O Allah what did he finds who lost you, and what did he loose who found you. * On his way to Karbala, Imam Hussain(A.S.) said: This world has changed, snubbed, and its good has turned tail. Nothing has remained from it except…

THE EXCELLENCE AND ACTS OF WORSHIP (A’MAAL) FOR THE MONTH OF SHABAAN & 1st Shaban

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SHAFAQNA- 1st Shaban - Birth date of Lady Zainub(as) daughter of Imam Ali (as) & Lady Fatima (sa) 6AH ( as per some traditions)    Book on her life  |  Ziarat Shabaan is a month of high excellence and is dedicated to…

Shaykh Zakzaky- A Hundred Day Protest

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SHAFAQNA- In solidarity with a global series of rallies, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) staged a protest and vigil for Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in London, in support of the one hundred continuous days of demonstrations in Nigeria,…

Revelation

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SHAFAQNA- According to the dictionary meaning, revelation is the conveying of a message in a secret manner to another. In Islamic terminology it is defined as the dialogue of Almighty Allah with the prophets. They were claiming to have…

London / Protest against israeli military action in Gaza / Stop the Killing

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SHAFAQNA- A big protest was held on the opposite of 10 Downing Street today, to support Palestinian people in Gaza. The issue of Palestine is once again in the headlines. On 30 March 2018, the 42nd anniversary of Land Day, unarmed…

Human Rights Protest Against Israel's Corporate Funders

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SHAFAQNA- As Israeli attacks on peaceful Palestinian demonstrators outraged the world yet again ; in London the British based Human Rights Group - Inminds this weekend protested outside Adidas's flagship store on Oxford Street to demand Adidas…

Historical Photo: French Muslim Soldiers Praying while Captive, 1940

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SHAFAQNA - French Muslims during prayer: Muslim members of a french colonial regiment pray towards Mecca in a German prison camp. Date taken: 25 July 1940 Photographer: Scherl/Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo   Source: SHAFAQNA…

A Painting of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (a.s.) from 100 Years Ago by a German Archaeologist

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SHAFAQNA - This painting is the work of the German architect and archaeologist Walter Andrae on a trip he had to Mesopotamia in the first years of the 20th century.

Was Ma’mun al-Abbasi Shia?

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Abu l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʾmūn (Arabic:ابوالعباس عبدالله المأمون), (b. 170/786 – d. 218/833) the son of Harun al-Rashid, was the 7th caliph of Abbasid dynasty who forced Imam al-Riza…

Photos : Muhammad Ali Performing Prayers behind a Shia Imam

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SHAFAQNA - Mohamed Ali was a legendary boxer during the 20th century in the United States who died a few years ago. He converted to Islam in 1965 and had a great influence on black youths who found Islam a cornerstone in their struggles against…
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Contraception and Abortion of Illegitimate Fetus

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SHAFAQNA - The Grand Ayatullah Muhammad Ishaq Fayyad has answered some questions about contraception and abortion of  illegitimate fetus. It is best for believers to refer to their own religious reference to receive the legal decision on their…

Shaykh Tusi

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SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Tusi (Persian: شیخ طوسی‎), full name Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi (Persian: ابوجعفر محمد بن حسن طوسی‎), known as Shaykh al-Taʾifah (Arabic: شيخ الطائفة‎) was a prominent Persian[1] scholar…

The Sound of Athan(the call to prayer) led me toward Islam.

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SHAFAQNA- You can ask me what I had for dinner yesterday, and I will stop and think. But ask me at any time, on any day, when I reverted to Islam… and the answer comes quickly to the surface of my mind.   Before I tell you “when,”…

Another Testimony to Islam's Universality

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SHAFAQNA- In 6 A.H., the Holy Prophet of Islam dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God's faith. All these letters…

Imam Musa ibn Jafar Al-Kadhim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Parents: Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (a.s.) & Hameeda al-Barbariyyah Birth:     7th Safar 128 A.H. at Al-Abwa, between Mecca & Madina Titles:    Al-Kadhim (One who swallows anger), ‘Abdus-Saleh…