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
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,
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
Q. I read a verse about prostitution of slave girls and it said “..do not compel your maids in to prostitution if they desire chastity”.
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ مَّا كَانَ مُحَمَّدٌ أَبَا أَحَدٍ مِّن رِّجَالِكُمْ وَلَٰكِن رَّسُولَ اللَّهِ وَخَاتَمَ النَّبِيِّينَ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عَلِيمًا “Muhammad is not
What is the activity of Salat? What are its exact times? How many Rakahs should be done? Can one read Salat in a non Arabic language? Are
According to the Qur’an, what is a believing woman’s dress code? If a woman wears a head scarf then does she violate any command of
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
Instead of Asking People, Why Not Try Asking God Directly If He is There? We often come across people who curiously ask us: “Where is
Won’t the camel wander while he prays? Kashif Shahzada vs Madeleine Bunting Excerpts from The Guardian Debate Blogging The Qur’an MADELEINE BUNTING: Well, I knew
A week with the Qur’an Kashif Shahzada vs Madeleine Bunting Excerpts from The Guardian Debate Blogging The Qur’an MADELEINE BUNTING: I’m feeling a bit
What’s the message for other faiths? Kashif Shahzada vs Madeleine Bunting Excerpts from The Guardian Debate Blogging The Qur’an MADELEINE BUNTING: These verses contain
Aren’t these verses contradictory? Kashif Shahzada vs Madeleine Bunting Excerpts from The Guardian Debate Blogging The Qur’an MADELEINE BUNTING:One of these verses could stand
Kashif Shahzada vs Madeleine Bunting Excerpts from The Guardian Debate Blogging The Qur’an MADELEINE BUNTING: At a recent conference, I was sitting between a cabinet
Relations that Muslims must maintain with their elderly and aging parents AT TIMES our relationships with our elderly and aging parents can be challenging. It
Speech delivered at “Change & Growth”, Chaplaincy in Further Education Annual Conference held in York, UK, July 2006. Ladies and gentlemen, Before I begin my
If Islam Is So Great, Then Why Are Muslims In Dire Straits? ANSWERS TO SOME COMMON CRITICISMS Critics often pose an innocent question to the
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
DO WE HAVE FREEDOM OF CHOICE OR IS EVERYTHING WE DO PREDETERMINED IN OUR FATE? INTRODUCTION Has God pre-determined the fate of people? Is all
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
Is Salvation Guaranteed To All Believers In God? Belief in God is a fundamental precept in almost all religions. It is not at all uncommon
“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.
There is a silent storm that is emerging in Europe. It is somewhat audible now and if counter measures are not taken, it is likely to cause significant damage. The storm is the rising xenophobia and its epicenter is the Muslim community of Europe.
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
This series of Blogs that I intend to write during the ongoing month of Ramadhan are meant for newcomers to the Qur’an. This does not necessarily mean non Muslims, but also includes those who may be born into Islamic households.
The month of Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. In this month Muslims all over the world observe a fast from