Monthly Archives: March 2018

Palestinians observe national mourning over Gaza deaths

Palestinians marked a general strike and a day of mourning on Saturday over the death of 15 Palestinians by Israeli gunfire during rallies demanding the right of return to refugees. Shops across the occupied West Bank shuttered their doors, universities and schools suspended their classes and most businesses observed the general strike. At least 15 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip …

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What is absolute certainty?

SHAFAQNA – It is narrated from Imam Sadeq (AS) who said: Beware that few continuous deeds based on certainty are better than many deeds that are not based on certainty. And know that no righteousness is better than avoiding deeds which have been declared Haram by God; as well as refraining from bothering the believers and backbiting [1]. Of course …

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Israel targets Christian community in Jerusalem

Christian worshippers were targeted by the Israeli authorities on Sunday as they gathered to mark Sunday Palm near al-Salahia Church in Bab al-Asbat area in the Old City of Occupied Al-Quds (Jerusalem). Local sources confirmed that police rounded up two youths and assaulted participants in an effort to disrupt the procession. Eye witnesses noted that religious communities in Jerusalem have …

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The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

The message of Shi’ism to the world can be summarized in one sentence: “To know God.” Or in other words, it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation. And this message is contained in the very phrase with which the Holy Prophet commenced his …

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Daesh Attack Near Shia Mosque in Western Afghanistan

A suicide attack near a Shia mosque in the Western Afghan city of Herat killed at least one person and wounded eight others, police and health officials said on Sunday. The Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack, which followed another blast claimed by the group in Kabul last week, which killed around 30 people near …

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Religion, the essence of all cultures

In an interview with Hawzah News, Head of Imam Sadiq (a.s) university discussed the concept of religion from different viewpoints. Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Sa’eed Mahdavi-Kani explained that one’s attitude to the world, or in other words his/her worldview is called religion and said, “Some Western thinkers believe religion is a subject emerged from social life and is a part of …

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Reciting Quran Great Way for Purification of Heart

If you want a heart that yearns for its Creator and is attracted to all that is good, then these are some recommendations of things that we can do to purify our hearts. Recite the Quran When we seek to purify our heart and endear it towards that which is pleasing to Allah, few things work like reciting the Quran. …

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What is the consequence of disobeying God?

SHAFAQNA – Explaining about the short eloquent saying number 25 of Imam Ali (AS) in Nahjul Balaghah, the Grand Ayatollah Javadi Amoli said: Sometimes you see a human being slips couple of times in life and God punishes him/her. Imam Ali (AS) said: If you see Divine Blessings come regularly and you disobey (God) all the time, avoid (disobeying God); …

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University of New England to Host Lecture on English Translations of Quran

Now, less than 120 years later, there are more than 115 different English translations of the Islamic Holy Book, including the illustrated American Quran, which garnered widespread praise upon its publication in 2015. A lecture by Bruce B. Lawrence at the University of New England’s Tangier Global Forum will explore the phenomenon that has resulted in today’s rich selection of …

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