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Material Comfort or Spiritual Happiness

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SHAFAQNA- Separation from the World A person with a religious goal cannot brook (tolerate or bear) the standards of worldly life. A worldly lifestyle that consists of seeking pleasure, wealth, fame, and material comforts will inevitably…

Different Treatments of Spirituality

SHAFAQNA- Abstract: In the previous issue we studied different methodological attitudes among Muslim scholars towards spirituality. In this issue we will study the ways the Qur’an and hadiths have treated the process of self-development…

Temet Nosce (Know Thyself)

SHAFAQNA - Despite Satan’s deliberate disobedience and efforts to lead man astray, the scope of his influence is certainly limited. There are some who ‘rise above the influence’.  “…God has treasures there which are neither gold…

I’tekaf – the gem of worship that you may not know about

SHAFAQNA - “…And We imposed a duty upon Abraham and Ismael, (saying): Purify My house for those who perform Tawaf (Ta’ifeen) and those who are staying [there] (A’kifeen) for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer].” (The…

How can I improve my spirituality and maintain closeness to Allah?

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SHAFAQNA- Spiritual fluctuation is one of the characteristics of our hearts. Our soul is also called ‘Qalb’ (heart) because it changes from time to time, one day and on one occasion and under certain circumstances we may feel more spiritual,…