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Over 1200 papers submitted to Int’l congress on Shia Islam’s role in development of sciences

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SHAFAQNA - The secretariat of an international congress on the role of Shia Islam in the development of sciences has received more than 1200 papers, an official said. Sheikh Akbar Mahmoudi, the event’s scientific deputy, said that the…

Bahrain’s Shiite cleric reaffirms commitment to peaceful approach

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SHAFAQNA - Speaking during a sermon at Manama’s Imam al-Sadiq Mosque on Thursday evening, Bahraini Shiite cleric Sayed Abdullah Al-Ghuraifi reaffirmed his commitment to a peaceful approach in dealing with Bahrain’s political crisis. Sayed…

Seminaries, clergymen must explain issue of Mahdism to avoid deviation says Ayatollah Makarem

SHAFAQNA -  During his jurisprudence class held at Qom's Grand Mosque, Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem-Shirazi offered his congratulations on the birth anniversary of the twelfth imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi and emphasized the necessity of praying…

Top Pakistani cleric 'Allama Sajid Naqvi' condemns Shia genocide in Quetta, DI Khan

SHAFAQNA - Pakistan Shia Ulema Council chief Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi has condemned the recent unabated targeted murders of innocent Shia Muslims in Quetta and Dera Ismail Khan and demanded immediate action to eliminate terrorist network. He…

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…

Sayyed al-Safi: Ayatollah Sistani’s ‘jihad fatwa’ was unique

SHAFAQNA - Speaking at the fourteenth international “Spring of Martyrdom” cultural conference held on behalf of the holy shrines of Imam al-Hussain and Hadrat Abbas in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Sayyed Ahmad al-Safi said, “Ayatollah al-Sistani’s…

Imam Hussain as a model of sacrifice for entire world without discrimination

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SHAFAQNA - Convert to Shia Islam Ann Sackat noted during her visit to Iraq: "I am so happy to visit the city of Karbala and the Holy shrine of Imam al- Hussein (pbuh). When I read about this great personality, I find him a model of sacrifice…

Grand Ayat. Hakim receives African students

SHAFAQNA - Senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Muhammad Saeed al-Hakim received a group of African Muslim students in his office in the holy city of Najaf on Friday, April 27 during which he advised them to make better efforts in order…

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…

Conference on "Science, ethics and art in Shia World with a focus on Medina" planned in Germany

SHAFAQNA - The second edition of a Shia studies international conference in Germany titled “Science, Ethics and Art in Shia World with a Focus on Medina” is planned to be held on October 19-20 in Berlin. According to the Iranian Cultural…

Role of Imam Hussain in Reviving Islam

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SHAFAQNA - On the third day of the blessed month of Sha'ban, the fourth year after Hijrah and a year after the birth of Imam Hasan (A.S.), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his household) was given the news of the birth of Imam…

Imam Hussain in Holy Quran

SHAFAQNA - Imam Hussain (as) is the example for the self-conscious, uncompromising revolutionary, the one who advocated the rights of the oppressed. He is one of the near relatives of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his household) whom…

Some Sayings of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) about Imam Hussain(AS)

SHAFAQNA - * "Hussain is of myself and I am of Hussain. O' Allah be pleased with those who please Hussain and hate those who hate Hussain." These holy words were uttered by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), the one who never speaks of his own…

The Birthday Anniversary of Imam Husain (A.S) - 3rd of Shabaan

SHAFAQNA - The first celebrative Islamic occasion of the glorious month of Shabaan is the birth-anniversary of our 3rd Infallible Imam and the 3rd descendant of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) The second star of Hazrat Ali (A.S) and Janabe Fatema…

6 million pilgrims attended martyrdom anniversary of Imam Kazim - Iraq

SHAFAQNA - The Secretariat-General of Imam El-Kadhim Shrine held a conference, Thursday 4-12–2018, on the pilgrimage made on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of Imam El-Kadhim (Peace Be Upon Him). The conference was attended by…

Senior Kashmiri Shia leader condemns Kulgam killings

SHAFAQNA - Senior Kashmiri Shia leader, Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi expressed deep anguish over the “massacre” of innocent people going on continuously in the Valley due to “stubborn attitude of government of New Delhi regarding the…

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…

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…

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).…

What Religious Freedom? - The Al Baqee Organization calls out Saudi Arabia over egregious human rights violations against minorities

SHAFAQNA - If Saudi Arabia has often called upon its status of Custodian of the two Holy Mosques to garner support and assert its authority over the Islamic World, the kingdom’s propensity to wield swords and all manners of abuses to pilgrims…

Lashkar Jhangvi Appeals for Funds to wipe out Shias from Pakistan

    Hate and violent campaign is continuing against Shia community from Takfiri Deoandi network without any hurdle despite big claims of wiping out menace of terrorism made by Punjab government like federal and other provincial…

Shia Islam: The Human Geography of Shi’ism / 34

Shafqna: Shīʿa Islam: History and Doctrines / Ayatullāh Jaʿfar Subḥānī The Human Geography of Shi’ism The Shīʿa constitute a major group within the Muslim community. They have settled in different parts of the world. Due to their…

Conversion to Shia Islam, a story

SHAFAQNA - Why I became Shia? Source - Press TV

Pakistan: First Shia party representative became minister in Balochistan government

SHAFAQNA - Agha Syed Mohammad Raza, a Member of Balochistan Assembly, has taken oath as provincial minister for law and parliamentary affairs yesterday. He became first elected legislator of any Shia party in Pakistan that has been appointed…

Transcendental Events

SHAFAQNA - Fatima az-Zahra was a descendant of two great people; we have briefly spoken about her parents, lives and virtues, and have drawn a picture through which we can look at Fatima's genius, and a corner of her life in light of genetic…

On the Way to a Blessed Life

SHAFAQNA - When Safiya returned home and informed her brothers (the Prophet's uncles) of the authenticity of the news, happiness mixed with amazement, and astonishment overtook them. Khadija who refused to marry the princes and lords…