Tolerance is a special quality. It means getting along with people who are different from us. It is a vital trait for peaceful coexistence and
Islam and Muslims are frequently imparted with heavy criticism for religious freedom issues. Often examples are cited that in Muslim lands, people of other faiths
How Islamic marketers can harness the potential of social media without causing offence? Paper presented at 8th Global Islamic Marketing Conference, Alanya Turkey May 2,
THE reason why many of us do not wish to face reality is because it is painful. Reality hurts. It sheds light on areas which
ARE we human or are we simply a species of animals? This question has perplexed many thinkers. After all, are we not simply glorified animals,
They come from far and wide. On every means of transport available. By land, air or sea. Some do not even mind going all the
Human greed and unabashed materialism has begat a monster, which is ready to devour us. Excessive pollution from consuming fossil fuels is disturbing the balance
Inept border control procedures and a lenient attitude of rulers towards rogue traders means that our marketplaces are flooded with counterfeit goods. It has become
Gold is precious. Because it is precious, people seek it. They will pay a price for it and are eager to have it as a
QUESTION Is it correct that “Taurat” is not the name of a book revealed by Allah but is the title of all those verses in
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا “Muhammad is not
The Qur’an leaves no stone unturned regarding the gender of Mary and makes it absolutely clear that she was not a hermaphrodite Introduction Jesus Christ
A Brief Guide to the Hajj The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Makkah which is obligatory on every adult Muslim man or woman who
MAKKAH: THE MICROCOSM OF THE WORLD To the unknowing as well as the unconcerned, Makkah may be a city in the desert with some historical
First published in DAWN, 06, June, 2014 NEGLECTED PRAYER THE mosque is full, and not an inch of space is available to set one’s foot
Q. Deniers of finality of Prophet-hood cite verse 4:69 “whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then he is among the company of the Prophets..” to justify the
Is there evidence in the Qur’an to prove that Messengers of Allah were buried in graves upon their demise? Though the Qur’an does not mention
Is there any evidence in Al-Qur’an to prove that Muhammad (p) was a human being? The Qur’an classifies messengers in two categories, messengers from humans
Is the well of Zamzam springing water due to the birth of Jesus? Qur’an Sura 19 mentions a rivulet appearing underneath Mary and the mention
Is Muhammad (PBUH), a Messenger of all times? Does he keep reincarnating since day one, in the past, present and the future, appearing in the
THE ATTACK ON MUSLIMS, YOUR RELIGION ENJOINS SEXUAL SLAVERY It is the claim of critics that Islam allows sexual relations with slave girls. To lend
THE BURDEN OF BUSINESS Business has left a heavy burden on society. Nowhere is this true but in the times we live in. Business was
A film depicting the Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him) in an offensive manner and which has been described as “a bigoted piece of
Evidence From The Qur’an to demonstrate that It Does Not Support Racial Discrimination By Kashif Shahzada ISLAM is the religion of peace, tolerance and social
Speech delivered at “Change & Growth”, Chaplaincy in Further Education Annual Conference held in York, UK, July 2006. Ladies and gentlemen, Before I begin my
DID you know what the real measure of love is? Sacrifice. Yes, that’s true. You can claim your love as much as you like, blow
When Faith Becomes A Hurdle in Our Search For Truth The journey to search the truth is not a smooth ride. There are hurdles on
Reincarnation is the belief that the human soul, upon the death of the human body, comes back to earth in another body or form. Also
Coughs and colds, aches and pains, bills to pay and hungry mouths to feed – this is how the majority of humanity would have greeted the new decade. While some of us celebrated the end of 2009 with zeal, fervor and enthusiasm, sang songs and partied all night, with New Year’s Day not bringing on hardship greater than the hoary head from last night’s hangover, the bulk of humanity, our fellow human beings, did not have much to revel about.
“WHAT BUSINESS DO YOU HAVE to comment on festivals that belong to other people’s religion? And that too on the very day that it is being celebrated?” People can very well ask.
The falling leaves of autumn. You notice them as you walk along the pathways. Blown away by gusty winds, some red, some yellow, some dry, some crisp – all heralding the moment of change and signaling to us that its time to seek a new beginning. As autumn is the season marking the periodic change in the natural world, it seems that it is also a period of change throughout human history.
Life is a journey. We are but travelers. But there is a road that is less traveled, a path less trodden. Pointers to that road come in our life but many tend to ignore them. Consciously or subconsciously we follow paths in life, make choices and pursue ends. We keep on moving with the same old routines, the same common milestones until suddenly we are at the cross roads.
Are you someone born and brought up in a Muslim household, who accepts by default, that the Qur’an is a Divine text? Or someone not-so-sympathetic, someone