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On the passing of the last prophet of Islam – Unity in Islam

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SHAFAQNA - If the last prophet of Islam: Muhammad ibn Abdullah managed through his lifetime to overcome great many enemies and pitfalls … many were those who wished to silence his voice and disappear his message, it is towards the end that…

What is worship? Ibadah

SHAFAQNA - Worship {‘ibadah} is the purpose behind our creation. The Qur’an states: ﴿ وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالإنْسَ إِلا لِيَعْبُدُونِ ﴾ “I did not create the jinn and humans except…

Imam Jafar al-Sadiq's contribution to the sciences

SHAFAQNA - Below are extracts from the book “The Great Muslim Scientist and Philosopher - Imam Ja’far Ibn Muhammad As-Sadiq (a.s.)” This book is a translation of “Maghze Mutafakkir Jehan Shi’a”, the famous Persian book,…

Islam and Democracy

SHAFAQNA - Contemporary Islamic political thought has become deeply influenced by attempts at reconciling Islam and democracy. Muslim thinkers who deal with political debates cannot ignore the significance of the democratic system, as it is…