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Seven Shia Muslims martyred while defending in Syria

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SHAFAQNA - Abna24 : Seven people martyred including one civilian, and two other civilians were injured in terrorist attacks with sniper and macinegun fire on the terrorist-besieged Shiite towns of al-Fouaa and Kefraya in northern countryside…

Shia Rights Watch: 412 cases of violence against Shia Muslims in May 2018

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SHAFAQNA - Shia Rights Watch : The first five months of 2018 stood witness to 2,573 cases of anti-Shiism. Incidents include death, detention, discrimination, and denial of freedoms systematically or culturally. Anti-Shiism is a conflict at…

Shia Muslims shape 20 percent of global Muslim population

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SHAFAQNA – World Atlas : There are 1.6 billion Muslims around the world with Shia Muslims accounting for almost 20%. While most global Muslims are Sunni, a handful of countries have Shia majorities or pluralities. These countries are…

SABA Islamic center in USA

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SHAFAQNA- Shia Association of Bay Area (SABA) is one of the most active Shia Islamic centers in North America. Let’s learn more about the history and current activities of this center. Background In the 1970's, organized Shia Religious…

Citizenship of 732 Bahrainis Revoked Since 2012

SHAFAQNA- he Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD) said as many as 732 Bahrainis have been stripped of their nationality over the past 6 years. According to Al-Laulau website, the New York-based CPD said the first ruling that revoked…

Differences Between Twelve-Imam Shi'ism and Isma'ilism and Zaydism

SHAFAQNA- The majority of the Shi' rtes, from whom the previously mentioned groups have branched out, are Twelve-Imam Shi'ites, also called the Imamites. As has already been mentioned, the Shi ites came into being because of criticism and…

Summary of the History of Twelve-Imam Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The majority of Shi'ites are Twelvers. They were originally the same group of friends and supporters of 'Ali who, after the death of the Prophet, in order to defend the right of the Household of the Prophet in the question of the…

The Method of Shi'ism in Authenticating the Hadith

SHAFAQNA- Shi'ism, in addition to seeking to authenticate the chain of transmission of hadith, considers the correlation of the text of the hadith with the Qur'an as a necessary condition for its validity. In Shi'ite sources, there are many…

UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL -British Shia Ulama

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SHAFAQNA- The Watford based Imam Hussain Foundation held a ground breaking programme honouring the Shia Ulama in Britain and particularly in honour of Hujatulislam Sheikh Mahmud Al Fayaz ( son of Grand Ayatullah al Uzma, Sheikh Eshaaq Al…

Attack to Shia's mosque in South Africa condemned by all Muslims

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SHAFAQNA- One person was murdered and two seriously injured in an apparent sectarian attack in a mosque in South Africa on Thursday afternoon. The attack on the Shi’a Muslims was condemned by the Sunni organisations. “We vehemently…

London Hosts 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference

SHAFAQNA- The Islamic College (ICAS) in London staged a successful 4th Annual Shia Studies Conference this weekend, with a line up of leading international scholars. The College had invited abstracts to be submitted for its fourth conference,…

Darul Quran w’al Itrah presents Ladies only daily Programme

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SHAFAQNA- By Sister Zainab Jaffer Ladies only Starting Wednesday 16 May 2018 Time: 7.30pm (during darsa) Where: ELC Hujjat Stanmore

Hamburg Islamic center become the base for deep scientific dialogues in West

SHAFAQNA- At Germany’s Islamic academy and international capacities of Islamic seminary convention that was held at the Imam Khomeini center for higher education in Qom, Ayatollah Arafi expressed hope for the longevity of this Islamic establishment…

Who is dissatisfied with unity between Shia and Sunni?

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SHAFAQNA- The issue of concord and harmony among the Islamic Ummah, during our time, is an important point. Not only in the years after the revolution, but also many years before the revolution, we were making efforts to bring about concord…

Shia Studies Int’l Conference Planned in Berlin

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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…

Hadith Thaqalayn

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SHAFAQNA- Zayd ibn Arqam has recounted that the Prophet said, "It seems that God has called me unto Himself and I must obey His call. But I leave two great and precious things among you: the Book of God and My Household. Be careful as to…

Shaykh Zakzaky- A Hundred Day Protest

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SHAFAQNA- In solidarity with a global series of rallies, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) staged a protest and vigil for Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in London, in support of the one hundred continuous days of demonstrations in Nigeria,…

The Difference Between Prophet and Imam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous argument about the reception of Divine injunctions and laws by the prophets only proves the basis of prophecy, namely the receiving of Divine injunctions. The argument does not prove the persistence and continuity of…

The Imams and Leaders of Islam

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SHAFAQNA- The previous discussions lead us to the conclusion that in Islam, after the death of the Holy Prophet, there has continuously existed and will continue to exist within the Islamic community (ummah) an Imam (a leader chosen by God).…

Principles of the Shi’ite Creed

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SHAFAQNA- Principles of the Shi’ite Creed Author: Ayatullah Ibrahim Amini Publisher: ABWA Publishing and Printing Center Translator: Ali Reza’i The precious legacy left behind by the Holy Prophet’s Household [ahl al-bayt]…

Rep. of grand Ayat. Sistani: Claiming to love Ahlulbayt, not enough for being Shia

SHAFAQNA- At the Friday sermon in the city of Krabala which was held at Imam Hussain (a.s.) holy shrine, Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s representative Hujjat al-Islam Abdul Mahdi Karbalaei stressed on Ahlulbayt’s (a.s.) great attention to the…

Shaykh Tusi

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SHAFAQNA- Shaykh Tusi (Persian: شیخ طوسی‎), full name Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi (Persian: ابوجعفر محمد بن حسن طوسی‎), known as Shaykh al-Taʾifah (Arabic: شيخ الطائفة‎) was a prominent Persian[1] scholar…

Ritual Practices in Shi'ism

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SHAFAQNA- The religious rites practiced by Twelve-Imam Shi'ites are essentially the same as those of the Sunnis with certain minor modifications of posture and phrasing which are little more than the differences that are to be found among…

Ayat. Sistani urges Iraqis to avoid sectarianism in upcoming elections

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SHAFAQNA- In a statement released on Friday, March 9, senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani asked Iraqi nation to avoid sectarian bias in upcoming parliamentary elections in the country in order to vote for the qualified…

Ali ibn Babawayh Qummi

SHAFAQNA-(died 939) was a Twelver Shi'a scholar from the time of the Ghaybat al-Sughra.[1] He's the father of Shaikh Saduq. He wrote a letter to Imam Muhammad al-Mahdi, asking for prayer for him to have a child, as doctors had told him he…

Sharif al-Murtaza

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SHAFAQNA- Abu al-Qāsim ‘Alī ibn Husayn al-Sharīf al-Murtadhā (Arabic: أبو القاسم علي بن الحسين الشريف المرتضى)[1] (commonly known as: Sharīf Murtadhā, Sayyid Murtadhā, (Murtazā instead of Murtadhā…

Knowledge of the Imams about the unseen

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SHAFAQNA- Sometimes even among Shia people have emerged to damage. Their ignorance acquits them of their mischief but can not prevent its effects that remain. They knew nothing about the status of an Imam. Since they knew nothing, to have…

Sheikh Al-Mufid

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SHAFAQNA- Sheikh Tusi, (d. 460 A.H.) introduced his mentor Sheikh al Mufid, in his al Fihrist thus: "Muhammad b. Muhammad b. al-No'man, al-Mufid, had the kunya Abu Abdillah, and was well known as Ibn-al-Muallim. He was among the Imamiyya…