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Imam Reza (A.S.) from the views of the Sunni Scholars

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SHAFAQNA- Thoughts and viewpoints of Sunni Muslims about Imam Reza’s (A.S.) scientific character were elaborated in a session held to pave the way for more solidarity and proximity among Islamic schools. This gathering was held by Astan Quds…

Eleventh Infallible Sayings

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SHAFAQNA-*  As a man asked him for an advice, Imam al-Jawad (A.S.) said: Put your head on steadfastness, embrace poverty, reject the lusts, oppose your passions, and know that you cannot be out of Allah's sight. Consider how you should behave,…

Sayeda Fatimah Al-Zahra s.a & the Holy Quran

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SHAFAQNA-HER VIEWS ABOUT THE HOLY QURAN: When Fadak, the property which the Holy Prophet (saww) had gifted to his one and only daughter Fatimah (a.s.) was snatched away from her, she (a.s.) felt grieved by this action. Accompanied by some…

11th Zee al-Qa'adah the Auspicious Birthday Anniversary of Imam Reza(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.), the eighth Shi'ite Holy Imam was born on 11th Zee al-Qa'adah 148 A.H. in the holy city of Madinah. He was divinely entitled 'Al-Reza"(meaning that Allah Almighty and His Holy Messenger (S.A.W.) were…

How to grow and develop, according to Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- Translated by: Manal Samhat By His Eminence, the Religious Authority, Sayyed Muhammad Hussein Fadlullah (ra) Imam Ali (a.s.) has talked a lot about fanaticism and its destructive impacts on individuals and groups…

The Learned Noble Lady from the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayeda Fatima Al-Masumah (S.A.) was brought up in a very noble family. She was daughter of the Holy Imam [Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S.)], the sister of the Holy Imam [Imam Ridha (A.S.)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam [Imam Muhammed…

Imam Jafar as-Sadiq (a. s.) and Abu Shakir

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SHAFAQNA- Jafar as-Sadiq (A. S.) was one of the most patient and tolerant teachers of his time. He used to give lectures on Islamic theology every day. After his lectures, he would listen and reply to the objections of his students and critics.…

UNICEF: We are following Imam Ali’s humanitarian approach in treating children

SHAFAQNA- A delegation from UNICEF visited the Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf, Iraq, where the Deputy Secretary-General of the Holy Shrine, Mr. Redhwan Sahib, received them. The special delegation, headed by Ms. Fester, stated to the Media…

INVESTING FOR THE HEREAFTER

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SHAFAQNA- Zubaydah was the wife of Haroon al-Rasheed, the Abbasid Caliph and also a secret follower of Imam Musa ibn Ja’ffar al-Kadhim (a.s.). Being the wife of the caliph and by virtue of being a queen, she was the most important…

Thought Meetings of “In the Shade of the Sun” Caravans Is Held

SHAFAQNA- Concurrent with Fitr feast, Holy Shrine of Imam Ali Ibn Musa al-Reza (A.S.) was replete with joy and happiness and sound of drum house (Naqarreh Khaneh) announced coming of this auspicious occasion. According to Astan News, on the…

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…

The Book “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” Was Published in English

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SHAFAQNA- “The Merit of Pilgrimage to Imam Reza (A.S.)” features the title of a work, recently published by the Islamic Research Foundation of Astan Quds Razavi and presented to the publication market. According to Astan News, the book…

8th Shawwal, The Sacrilegious Act of Destroying Holy Shrines in Jannat al-Baqi Cemetery

SHAFAQNA-On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925), mausoleums in Jannatul al-Baqi (Madinah), the famous burial place of great personalities without whom the history of Islam is incomplete, were demolished by the Wahabbi…

Islam in View of Imam Ali (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Have you realized what Islam is? it is indeed a religion founded on truth. It is such a fountain-head of learning that several streams of wisdom and knowledge flow from it. It is such a lamp that several lamps will be lit…

Catherine Reyes, from the United States: The Ahlulbayt were the main reason for my conversion

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SHAFAQNA- An Exclusive Interview of a Revert to Islam, Catherine Reyes, from the United States, by Bentolhoda Mofakhami   Catherine Reyes, 26 years old, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Both of her parents are immigrants…

Fabrication of Traditions against Ali a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Abu Ja'far al-Iskafi412 said that Mu'awiyah forced some of the Companions and the Followers to narrate obscene and indecent reports, with ascribing then to Ali, with the aim of defaming and disowning him. He dedicated for this act…

A Unique Leader in the History of Mankind

SHAFAQNA-Professor - Khorramabad University. The history of mankind has witnessed many leaders over the ages. Many of these leaders achieved leadership through might or inheritance and some were chosen as leaders because of certain outstanding…

Appointment of Imam Ali (A.S.): Explicit or Implicit?

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SHAFAQNA-1. Introduction We have gathered [1] here tonight in memory of the person who has given us our identity as "Shi'a Muslims". We take pride in calling ourselves "Shi'as of 'Ali" - the Partisans or Followers of 'Ali bin Abi Talib (a.s.). Tonight…

Why is Laylatul Qadr interpreted to hazrat Fatima?

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SHAFAQNA- There are some hadiths which interpreted Laylatul Qadr to hazrat Fatima like the following. Why is it interpreted to hazrat Fatima? قال الصادق (علیه السلام):’’ انا انزلناه في لـيلة القـدر’’،…

Traditions on al-Mahdi a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Out of the controversial narrations we can refer to the various traditions cited in the books widely known among the Sunnis, dealing with al-Mahdi the Awaited, stating that he will reappear at the end of time to fill the world with…

Imam Hasan (a-s): In his teachings are the solutions to today’s problems.

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SHAFAQNA-INTRODUCTION: One of the great social problems that our society is conflicted with is the understanding of freedom. In my own personal case this was both an inner and outer battle that lasted some 30 years until I embraced Islam.…

Words of Wisdom of Imam al-Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Al-Hasan (peace be upon him) said: O people, he who advises for God’s sake and betakes His sayings as guidance will surely be led to the most upright way and God will grant him success to the right guidance…

Over 30 Questions Answered by Imam Hassan (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- The following sayings, maxims, and words of wisdom are related to the pious grandson of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his family) Abu Muhammed Al-Hassan bin Ali (peace be upon them). The following are his answers about…

The Prophets and Proof of Revelation and Prophecy

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SHAFAQNA- Many modern scholars who have investigated the problem of revelation and prophecy have tried to explain revelation, prophecy and questions connected with them by using the principles of social psychology. They say that the prophets…

The Awaited Imam, The Living Hujjah

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The person who dies and has not known the Imam of his time (Imam Mahdi [a] is that of the present time) has died the same as one who died during the Age of Ignorance." Musnad-i-Ahmad-ibn-Hanbal, vol. 2,…

Imam Al-Mahdi (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Title:  Al-Mehdi, Saheb-ul-Asr and Al-Hujjat Kunyat:  Abul Qasim Born at Samarra, on Friday, the 15th Shaban 255 A.H. Father’s name:  Imam Hasan-al-Askari Mother’s name:  Nargis Khatoon He is still living…

“Ali Akbar is the most similar to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in appearance, character and thought.”

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

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…