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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…

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…

Imam Zain Al-Abideen a.s: His Great Role in the Mission of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- INTRODUCTION: Imam Zaynul-‘Abidin (a-s) said: “O People contemplate, meditate and practice for that which you have been created, for ALLAH (swt) did not create you in vain and useless at all”. (Tuhaf Al-Uquul,…

The Stamp of Imamat

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SHAFAQNA- It is stated in Usool Kafi that a woman whose age was 113 years came to Imam Zain al Abideen (as) one day. She had a stone upon which were the seals of Imamat of Imam Ali, Imam Hassan, and Imam Hussain (peace be upon them all).…

The Event of Harrah & Imam Ali Al-Sajjad (A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA-Trusted historical documents state that the illegal and unjust event of Karbala had shaken the Islamic world to its roots, specially in Iran. This excitement was partially responsible for allowing Bani Abbas to overpower the Ummayyad…

The Poet on Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn, al-Sajjad (as)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin, peace be on him, went to the Sacred House of Allah to perform the pilgrimage. Meanwhile Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik went there for the same purpose. The latter did his best to touch the Black Stone but he was…

The Fourth Imam, ‘Ali Ibn Al Husayn, Zainul Abedeen (as) .

SHAFAQNA- When the young ‘Ali took the mantle of Imamate, times were hard on the Ahlul Bayt of the Prophet. His is the saddest story of all time. On the 10th of Muharram at the time of Asr Prayers, when his father Husayn (as) was…

Imam Sajjad (as) after Tragedy of Karbala

SHAFAQNA-When the young Ali took the mantle of Imamat, times were hard on the Ahlulbayt of the Prophet. His is the saddest story of all time. On the 10th of Muharram at the time of Asr Prayers, when his father Hussain (AS) was alone in the battlefield…

The Son of Mina

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SHAFAQNA- "O! My dear son! Be aware that it is your life and nothing else, that fades away as the hours pass by; and also do know that you will not achieve a blessing, unless you are separated from another blessing. Thus, avoid prolonged wishes,…

Sahife Sajjadiya/ Blessing upon the Bearers of the Throne

SHAFAQNA- اللهم و حملة عرشك الذين لا يفترون من تسبيحك ، و لا يسئمون من تقديسك ، و لا يستحسرونك من عبادتك ، و لا يؤثرون التقصير علي الجد في…

Sahife Sajjadiya, Blessing upon Muhammad and his Household

SHAFAQNA- .فختم بنا علي جميع من ذرء ، و جعلنا شهداء علي من جحد ، و كثرنا بمنه علي من قل .اللهم فصل علي محمد امينك علي وحيك ، و نجيبك من خلقك…

Imam Sajjad’s Supplication for the coming of Ramadhan

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SHAFAQNA- * Praise belongs to God who guided us to His praise and placed us among the people of praise, that we might be among the thankful for His beneficence and that He might recompense us for that with the recompense of the good-doers! *…

Imam Sajjad’s (a.s.) Birthday

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SHAFAQNA- The world brightened when Imam Sajjad (a.s.), peace be on him, was born, for he would split the fountain of knowledge and wisdom in the earth. He would also show, through his behavior, wonderful examples of self-negation, renouncing…

3rd Shaban: The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husayn (A.S.) 4th Shaban: The Birthday Anniversary of Hadrat Abul Fazl Abbas (A.S.) 5th Shaban: The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Zainul Abedin (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Imam Husayn (A.S.), the Doyen of the Martyrs, the Grandson of the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.), the Chief of the Youth of Paradise who saved Islam from complete destruction by his great sacrifice at the battlefield of Karbala was…

The Shi‘a in the Time of Imam Sajjad (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- Sayyid Ahmad Reza Khizri Abstract Part I of this series offered a biography of Imam Sajjad (a), a brief history of the events after ‘Ashura, and his endeavors in reviving the Muslim community through teaching Islamic principles,…

Imam Sajjad (AS)'s Sahifa Sajjadiyah

SHAFAQNA- The fourth Holy Imam, Ali ibn Husayn Zain-ul-Abedin (AS) was born in Medina on 5th Shaban 38 A.H. His epithet was Abu Muhammad and was popularly titled as "Zain-ul-Abedin". The mother of this Holy Imam was the royal personage, Shahr…

Zaynul-Aabideen (The Pride of the Worshippers)

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SHAFAQNA- Our 4th Imam, Hadrat Sajjad (as) was born on 5th Sha’ban 38 AH in Madinah. He (as) was the son of our 3rd Imam, Imam Abu Abdillahil-Husayn (as) and Bibi Shaherbanu, who is also called as Shahzanaan. He (as) was known as Abu Muhammad…

Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Zayn al-Abidin(A.S.)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Ali ibn al-Husayn(A.S.), the Fourth Shia Holy Imam and the eldest son of Imam Husayn(A.S.) famous as Zayn al-Abidin and Sayyid-i Sajjad was martyred by poisoning on 25th Moharram in the year 95 A.H. at Madinah Munawwarah and…

"In Praise of God" from Al-Sahifa Al-Sajjadiya

SHAFAQNA- Praise belongs to God, أَلْحَمْدُ للهِ 1 2 the First, without a first before Him, الاوَّلِ بِلا أَوَّل كَانَ قَبْلَهُ، 2 3 the Last, without a last…