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What is the Soul?

SHAFAQNA - There are two words in Arabic: 'Nafs' (soul) and 'Ruh' (spirit). Some scholars think that both are synonymous; others say that they represent two different things. But then they can not decide what those two things are. Every one…

The Transfer of Kufa’s Hadith Heritage to Qom | History of Imami Shi’i Theology

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SHAFAQNA- During the Imamate of Imam Baqir (s) and Sadiq (s), there was a lot of encouragement from the Imams to their students and companions to begin recording down traditions. As this shift from oral to a written tradition became a culture…

The existence of God: the influence of Islamic thought on western theology

SHAFAQNA - This article investigates the influence of Islamic thought on Western theology concerning the existence of God. Both Islamic and Western arguments are presented as well as the similarities between the two. The historical chronology…

History of Shi’i Imami Theology (1)

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SHAFAQNA- This is intended to be the first of many posts on the history of the development of Shi’i Imami theology. There are various reasons why being familiar with the history of Imami theology can be of benefit for not just a Shi’a,…

Theology & church growth

SHAFAQNA- Canadian researchers conducted a study of mainline Protestant churches (Anglican, Presbyterian, Uniting, and Evangelical Lutheran [the liberal denomination, as opposed to the confessional Lutheran Church of Canada]), comparing traits…