Eid Al-Ghadeer Khum

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- Ghadir Khumm is one of the most important events in the history of Islam that took place in the final days of the blessed life of the Holy Prophet of Islam (PBUH). On the glory of this day it suffices to say that the Almighty God says: “This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My...


Acceptability of the new appointed places for pilgrims in ‘Arafãt and Mina

SHAFAQNA- (Shia International News Association) - The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding Hajj. According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows:


Question: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia assigns the places for pilgrims in ‘Arafãt and Mina. We do not know whether or not those appointed places are within the bo...


What is the ruling on going to a foreign country for studying?

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – : Salaamun Alaikum, I have some question that are as under: 1. What is the ruling on going to a foreign country for studying according to maraja\'? 2. Are we allowed to use the meals which sale with halal label? 3. Do we become Najes after using toilet bowls considering that the tank doesn’t connect...


SHAFAQNA Exclusive: Latest news on Iranian embassy explosions

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The Iranian embassy in Beirut issued a statement following the explosions on Tuesday 19 November 2013. Parts of the statement said following the 2 explosions in front of the embassy by the terrorists, the Cultural Attaché Hojjatul Islam Ansari, the wife of a diplomat and 4 security staffs of the...

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