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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…

The Meaning of Imam

SHAFAQNA- Imam or leader is the title given to a person who takes the lead in a community in a particular social movement or political ideology or scientific or religious form of thought. Naturally, because of his relation to the people he…

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…

The birthday of Ali Al-Akbar (The older)

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SHAFAQNA-Ali Alakbar was born on 11th Sha'aban, 33H 2 years before Uthman was killed.(1) He was about 27 years old on the day of Taf (Ashura). Historians and genealogists agreed on it and added he was older than Imam Alsajad (AS) who was 23…

Birthday of Hazrat Ali Akbar (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- Salaam and heartiest congratulations to you all on a very special day. It is the day that pertains to the youth and inspires in them the feeling of virtue, moral values, and pursuit of lofty goals, such as defending the honour and…

Birth and Early Life of Hadrat Abbas (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Al-Abbas, was the first child of Umm-ul-Banin. With his birth, Medina shone and the whole world glittered. Waves of pleasures flowed in the family of Ali (a), for the birth of their magnificent moon that would light this world with…

Imam Ali Zayn-al-Abidin(a.s) “His mother was a princess from Persia.”

SHAFAQNA- 🌸The 4th Imam after Imam Hussain(a.s) was his son Imam Ali Zayn-al-Abidin(a.s). His mother was Bibi Shahar Bano who was a princess from Persia, the daughter of the Kind Yazd Gard II. His title Zayn-al-Abidin was granted to him…

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…

Aspects of the Life of Imam Hussein a.s

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SHAFAQNA- The third infallible Imam is Husayn ibn Ali (peace and blessings be with them), grandson of the Last Messenger of Allah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be with him and his progeny). His mother is The Holy Lady Fatima al-Zahra…

3rd of Shaban - Birth of Imam Hussain a.s

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SHAFAQNA- Abu’l-Qasim ibn `Al’ al-Hamadaniy, the representative of Imam al-Hasan al-`Askariy (a.s), received a document telling that our master, Grandson of the Holy Prophet (saws),Imam al-Husayn ibn `Ali (a.s), was born on the third of…

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…

A Strange Scene

SHAFAQNA-Meanwhile a strange scene was being enacted at the Mosque. Shortly after the Prophet’s death, Omar entered the apartment and raising the sheet that covered the body, gazed earnestly on the Prophet’s features, which looked…

A Religious and Political Journey

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SHAFAQNA-The sixth year of migration was terminating with all its bitter and sweet events when suddenly the Prophet dreamt a pleasant dream that the Muslims were performing ceremonies of Haj in Masjidul Haram. He related this dream to his companions…

Biography of Imam Musa Kazim (as) - Sayed Ammar Nakshawani

SHAFAQNA-Biography of Imam Musa Kazim (as) - Sayed Ammar Nakshawani https://youtu.be/1JlOjQ5ksUM

The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S)

SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Shaykh al-Mufid   The Infallibles: Imam al Musa al Kazim (A.S) (This is) an account of the Imam who undertook (the office) (al-qa'im) after Abu Abd Allah Ja'far ibn Muhammad, peace be on them,…