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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…

Fatimah (AS) in Surat Al-Insaan (76)

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SHAFAQNA-Allah the Exalted has said: "Verily the Good shall drink of a Cup (of wine) mixed with Kafur. A fountain where the Devotees of God do drink, making it flow in unstinted abundance. They perform (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose…

Hadrat Zainab (a.s.): The Honorable Daughter of Imam Ali (a.s.)

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SHAFAQNA- After the tragedy of Karbala, Lady Zainab (A.S.) and the other captives were brought to the palace of Ibn Ziyad. There, Lady Zainab disguised herself among the other women. Once Ibn Ziyad noticed her, he asked: “Who is that…

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…

Last stage of tracking paths of Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) to Kerbela

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SHAFAQNA- Kerbela Center for Studies and Researches has announced launching the last stage of the project of tracking the paths that Imam Hussain (Peace Be Upon Him) took when he came to Kerbela. The center’s media office stated that…

AL-JAAR (NEIGHBOUR)

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SHAFAQNA- At that night, he was listening to the words of his mother standing in the direction towards Ka’aba in a corner of the room.He was observing his mother praying to Allah prostrating,bowing,standing and sitting at that night,…

Crowds of pilgrims circulating and angels jostling to lattice-enclosed tomb of Imam Ali (Peace Be Upon Him)

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SHAFAQNA- Crowds of pilgrims circulating and angels jostling to lattice-enclosed tomb of Imam Ali (Peace Be Upon Him)

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.…

Our Behaviour

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SHAFAQNA- I have been working on a rather large and elaborate study about the problems facing Islam today and the viruses that seem to be affecting it in many different areas, such a study is certainly not feasible to present as an article,…

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…

Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- Lessons from the Holy Prophet of Islam   A Selection of statements by Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei on the personality and Be’that of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S) The present work is a collection of excerpts from…

Muhammad (S.A.) the Foretold Prophet

SHAFAQNA-Time of Expectation and Hope The prophets of ancient times, especially Hazrat Musa and Hazrat `Isa (A.S.), had given their followers news of the advent of Islam, even to the extent that indications of the special attributes of the…

The Trustworthy

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SHAFAQNA-It had rained heavily and continuously for a long period, and the water poured down towards the Holy Ka'aba in Masjid-ul-Haram, the big mosque in Mecca, The Ka'aba was in the lower section of Mecca. It had become old and collapsed. So…

A Garden of Paradise in Madina

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SHAFAQNA-Almighty Allah says in the Holy Qur'an, chapter 30, verse 15: Then as to those who believed and did good, they shall be made happy in a beautiful garden. According to exegetes of Qur'an the word "Rawdha" mentioned in this verse…

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…

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”. …

Imam Hasan (A.S.) Whose Obedience Allah made Incumbent on People

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SHAFAQNA-Imam Hasan was the eldest son of Imam 'Ali and Hadrat Fatimah. When the Holy Prophet received the happy news of the birth of his grandson, he came to the house of his beloved daughter, took the newly born child in his arms, recited…

Glimpses of the Life of Imam Al Hassan AlMujtaba (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-His Relationship with Allah Almighty Among the stories told, Imam Zein Al Abidin (PBUH) once talked about the worship specifications of Imam Al Mojtaba (PBUH) and said, “When he used to purify and wash himself for praying,…

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…

Washington Irving: Under the blazing sun, stood the immortal Hussain

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SHAFAQNA- Washington Irving, American Author, said about Imam Hussain (a.s.), “It was possible for Hussain to save his life by submitting himself to the will of Yazid, but his responsibility as a reformer did not allow him to accept Yazid’s…

Imam Ali Ibn Al-Hussain Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- irth In the period of the second caliph Umar, the Muslims conquered Iran. The daughters of Yazdgard were brought to Madina. All had gathered in the mosque of Madina to see what was the decision of the caliph, about them. He…

Germany to Host ‘Abu-al-Fadhl Abbas (AS)’ Cultural Week

SHAFAQNA- According to Kafeel website, the program will be organized on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Sajjad (AS), the fourth infallible Imam, in the cities of Berlin, Frankfurt and Gottingen. Seyyed Ahmad Radhi Husseini,…

The necessity of the 'isma of the Imam

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SHAFAQNA- In the previous articles we have pointed out that an Imam is not an ordinary leader who simply has to rule a country and protect its borders; rather, in addition to this duty, he has other weighty responsibilities, alluded to above.…

MUHARRAM AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE (3)

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SHAFAQNA- his is the third article in the series on Muharram and its significance. In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who…

Muharram and its Significance (2)

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SHAFAQNA- In the month of Rajab of the 60th year of Hijra, Mu’awiyya died. Yazeed became the Khaleefa of the Muslim Kingdom. People of Makkah and Madinah who had been approving the Khilafat for the last fifty years, accepted Yazeed’s…

Hadith Recordation by Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Following the course of his forefathers, Imam Mu-sa- al-Ka-dhim paid great attention to the question of recording the religious knowledge and safeguarding such recordations in general and the Book of Imam `Ali- in particular. However,…