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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) …

Attitude & Conduct of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (s.a)

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SHAFAQNA-In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. "It was by the mercy of Allah that you were gentle with them (O, Muhammed) for if you had been harsh and hard of heart they would of dispersed from around you. So pardon them and…

The Creation of the Prophets and the Imams

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SHAFAQNA- About the creation of the Imams and the Prophets, that is, how they were created or the nature of their creation. Shias are not different with others in its conception or conviction. About the creation of the Prophet (SAW), the…

Take the Prophet as your Guide and Islam as your Religion

SHAFAQNA- "وَاعلَم يَا بُنَيَّ أنَّ اَحَداً لَم يُنَبِّئ عَنِ الله كَمَا اَنبَأ عَنهُ الرَّسُولُ صَلّى الله عَلَيهِ وَآلهِ، فَارضَ بِهِ…

Blessed twelve Dirhams of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P)

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SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) reports: Ali ibn Abi-Talib (A.S) was tasked by the Holy Prophet to go to the market and purchase a shirt. He went to the market and purchased a shirt for twelve dirhams. The Holy Prophet asked, “How much did you…

Sending Blessings on the Holy Prophet & his family (Salutation)

SHAFAQNA- “Allah and His Angels send blessings on the Prophet, O you who believe! Send your blessings on him, and solute him a thorough salutation”. (33:56) one of the best ways to know the personality of great men is to study their literature…

Muhammad the Messenger of Allah (S.W.T)

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SHAFAQNA- “O Prophet! Indeed we have sent you as a witness, as a bearer of good news and as a warner and as a summoned to Allah by His permission, and as a radiant lamp.” (Quran 33:45, 46) The Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P), when a Jew asked…

Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) Reveals Fatima's Future to Her

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SHAFAQNA- It was natural for the Prophet (S) who knew and foretold the future events, to reveal to his family, especially his beloved daughter Fatima (SA), the events which they would face in the future. He (S) undoubtedly informed Fatima…

Who is Muhammad? is a book written by Islamic scholar Ja’far Sobhani

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SHAFAQNA- Ja’far Sobhani is a Islamic scholar. He is the author of scholarly books and articles. According to rahyafte :   This book is being published in response to a recent showing of an insulting movie on the Internet against the…

Selection of Spouse

SHAFAQNA- The school of Ahlulbayt (A.S) has not left us to follow our whims and fancies. We have been taught the best method of selecting a suitable spouse. The most important criterion is piety or religiousness. A. Religiousness The author…

Importance of Education

SHAFAQNA- The first and foremost condition for the vitality of a nation is acquisition of knowledge. In view of this Islam has encouraged the people very much to acquire knowledge and science. As a matter of fact it has made it obligatory for…

Descent of the first revelation (Wahy)

SHAFAQNA- Shias commentators believe that Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) was appointed on 27th of Rajab, five years after the rehabilitation of Kaaba. He was forty years old at that time. Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) had come to…

28th Safar, Martyrdom Anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.) and Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) The Last Day of the Month of Safar the Martyrdom Anniversary of Imam Reza (A.S.)

SHAFAQNA- On the Sad and Mourning occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Holy Prophet of Islam Hadrat Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W.), Imam Hasan Mujtaba(A.S.) and Imam Reza(A.S.) we extend our Heartfelt Grief and Condolences to the 1800 Millions…

Who frowned at the blind man?

SHAFAQNA- In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful At least everyone is in agreement that the verses 80:1-10 refer to an incident in Mecca when Abdullah bin Umm Maktum, a blind man, came to a gathering where the Prophet was talking…

The Prophet's flower

SHAFAQNA- Hussain (A.S) spent his childhood with Lady Fatimah (S.A), Imam Ali (A.S), and especially with Prophet Muhammad (A.S). The love and affection Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H&H.P) had towards Hussain (A.S) was so unique that all the…

God’s Greeting and Good Tiding for Khadija (S.A)

SHAFAQNA- There are a number of Islamic traditions on the status and dignity of Mother of Believers Hadrat Khadija (S.A). Some of these traditions are mentioned below. 1. The Holy Prophet said: Gabriel came to me and said: O, Messenger of…

Battle of Khandaq

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SHAFAQNA- Ali bin Ibrahim, Shaykh Mufeed and Shaykh Tabarsi have narrated that the expedition entitled Ahzab or Khandaq was undertaken in the month of Ramadan, in the fifth year of Hijrat, and was occasioned in the following manner: When the…

The Battle of Uhud

SHAFAQNA- AUTHORS(S): Shaykh Muhammad Jawad Chirri The Battle of Uhud An excerpt from The Brother of the Prophet Muhammad by M. Jawad Chirri, Director of the Islamic Center of America, Two Volumes, Harlo Press 1988,…