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Habib Ibn Mudhahir al-Asadi: One of the heroes of at-Taf

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SHAFAQNA- Alkafeel: Imam al-Hussayn's (peace be upon him) companions, were recognized by their unique qualities that made them the best martyrs. This small group had a very special connection with the Imam of their era Aba Abdillah al-Hussayn…

Pilgrimages by proxy at Imam Ali's holy shrine on Eid al-Ghadir

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain Holy Shrine: An electronic campaign launched to collect the largest number of names to perform pilgrimages by proxy of Imam Ali on Eid al-Ghadir at his holy shrine in Najaf, as announced by Imam Hussain Foundation for…

Najaf Chief Officer Met with the Secretary General of the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (A.S)

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SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali Network : The Chief Officer of Najaf city, the Major General Ala Gharib, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, he met with the Secretary General, Mr. Yusuf al-Sheikh Radhi, the two of…

Let's Listen to the Commander of Eloquence, Imam Ali (a.s.) Describing His Lord, Allah the Greatest (Part 1)

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SHAFAQNA - One of the most wonderful sermons that The Commander of Believers, Imam Ali (a.s.) delivered during his reign of caliphate, is known as the Sermon of Skeletons (Khutbatu'l-Ashbah), in which his eminence outlines some of the plillars…

Why Is Najaf So Holy?

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SHAFAQNA - slate | Brendan Koerner : Najaf is considered so sacred because it's the site of the tomb of Ali, ʿAli b. AbiṬāleb, the first imam of the Shiites with graves attributed to Adam, Nuḥ (Noah).  Muslim who revered Ali (a.s) …

Turkish Sunni ambassador to Iraq: We are proud of bravery, wisdom of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - Fatih Yaldir, the Turkish ambassador to Iraq, had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf city. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, "It is my fourth time to be honored by visiting Imam…

American professor converts to Shia Islam, visits Imam Ali holy shrine

SHAFAQNA - The coordinator between Muslims and Christians in Senegal, the American professor Maria Lifini, had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the Public Relations Department welcomed and accompanied…

A delegation from Republic of Ghana visited Imam Ali shrine in Najaf

SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the republic of Ghana had the honor of visiting the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with Fa’iq al-Shimmary the member of the administration committee of the holy shrine. “We came here…

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.

Imam Ali shrine contracts with Berlin university to cooperate on working on manuscripts

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SHAFAQNA - A delegation from the German Pergamon Museum had the honor of visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The delegation consisted of a group of archeologists. They visited the manuscripts division in the holy shrine. Sheikh…

The Soul Cries - Imam Ali poem

SHAFAQNA - The soul cries over this world and yet acknowledges that the happiness within it is to abandon what is within it There is no house for the individual to live in after death, except for the one that he built before his death And…

Imam Ali - The City of Knowledge

SHAFAQNA - Imam Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of…

Fifth Edition of Nahj-ul-Balagha in Russian Published in Moscow

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SHAFAQNA - According to the Russian Islamic Studies Foundation, Sadra-Moscow Publication Institute has published the book, translated by Abdul Karim Taras Chernienko. The first edition of the book was published in 2007 by the House of Oriental…

Munich University Archaeologists visit Imam Ali shrine

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SHAFAQNA - Historians and archeologists from the University of Munich visited the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). They commended the attendance of academic students along with the students of Hawza (religious seminary). This drags the attention…

Islamic Centre of England to host event to mark Imam Ali's birth anniversary

SHAFAQNA - The Islamic Centre of England will mark the birth of Imam Ali on Sunday - April 1st, 2018

Ayatollah Sistani's view on Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA - What has been recorded in this book from words and sayings of the Commander of the Faithful, Ali (A.S) is, without doubt, at the peak and pinnacle of eloquence after the words of Allah, the Exalted, and those of His Prophet (S).…

The Family of Ali: Intellectuals vs. the People

SHAFAQNA - Is it that this family is without effect, or is it that our young generation and intellectuals are in error? Or have our mothers and fathers failed in their responsibilities? Ali is the most manifest of truths and represents the…

Canadian Media Institution Makes a Documentary Film about Imam Ali Shrine

SHAFAQNA - A group of Canadian journalist made a documentary film about the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) and the spiritual atmosphere therein. In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, the reporter of the H.B.O Isabelle Yong…

Delegation of Japanese Foreign Minister visit Imam Ali Holy Shrine in Najaf

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SHAFAQNA -  The Delegation of the Japanese Foreign Minister is surprised at seeing the archeological sites and landmarks in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The diplomat, Teiragima, said in a statement to the Media Center of the Holy…

Imam Ali shrine translates nine books to foreign languages and prints over three thousand copies in 2017

SHAFAQNA - Ameerul Mumineen Center for Translation that belongs to the Intellectual and Cultural Affairs Department in the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) translated nine books into English, French, Turkish, Swedish, Urdu, Persian and German. In…

History of the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace be upon him

SHAFAQNA - The visit of Prophet Abraham and Isaac and Abraham's prediction and desire to buy the Valley of Peace Those who have visited Najaf will remember vividly that to the north and east of the town there are acres of graves and…

The Expressly Stated Virtues of 'Ali (as) and All The Ahl Al-Bayt (as)

SHAFAQNA - Quoting the Holy Prophet (S) Sunni and Shi'ah 'ulama' have related many ahadith on the virtues of 'Ali (as) and all the other Ahl al-Bayt. Three of these virtues will be dealt with here. (1) In the 6th year after Hijrah, the Christians…

Chinese Muslim delegation visit holy shrine of Imam Ali

SHAFAQNA - A Muslim delegation from the popular republic of China visited the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). Afterwards, they met with the head of the Administration Committee of the Holy Shrine. In a statement to the Media Center of the…

The Twelve Imams According to the School of the Caliphate

SHAFAQNA - Al-Juwayni1 reports that Abdullah ibn Abbas remarked that the Messenger of Allah (S) said, "I am the chief of the Prophets and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib is the chief of successors, and after me my successors shall be twelve, the first…

Nahjul Balagha - The Creation of the Universe

SHAFAQNA - In this sermon he recalls the creation of Earth and Sky and the creation of Adam and in it he mentions the Hajj ومن خطبة له (عليه السلام) يذكر فيها ابتداءَ خلق السماءِ والاَرض،…

To Which Class Of Society do The Prophets Belong?

SHAFAQNA - The Holy Qur’an, the Traditions and the Nahjul Balaghah are rich sources, which can help us in the analysis of this matter, but here the emphasis is only on the words of the Nahjul Balaghah. In the long and famous sermon of al-Qasi'ah…

Background to Prophethood in Nahjul Balaghah

SHAFAQNA  - The Age of Ignorance According to ‘‘Ali’s words, in the Age of Ignorance, the people suffered from two kinds of inadequacies: material and spiritual. Material Inadequacy In this period, the level of social welfare and…