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Was Ma’mun al-Abbasi Shia?

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SHAFAQNA - via WikiShia : Abu l-ʿAbbās ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʾmūn (Arabic:ابوالعباس عبدالله المأمون), (b. 170/786 – d. 218/833) the son of Harun al-Rashid, was the 7th caliph of Abbasid dynasty who forced Imam al-Riza…

What Were the Three Regrets that Abu Bakr Had When He Was on His Deathbed?

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SHAFAQNA - With WikiShia : Today, the 22th of the month Jumâdâ ath-Thânîya, is the anniversary of the death of Abū Bakr b. Abī Quḥāfa, who after the decease of the prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.), with the help of some other companions…

What non-Muslims throughout history say about Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam

SHAFAQNA - “Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of God and the Last of the Prophets.” –  (Holy Qur’an 33:40) This is a collection of short quotations from a wide variety of Non-Muslim notables,…

When Muslims ruled the civilised world

SHAFAQNA - Beyond the paradox of celebrating a bygone Islamic civilisation at the height of Islamophobia in the United States. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has just opened a magnificent exhibition of Islamic art of the Seljuqid…