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,
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
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
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
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
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 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
Speech delivered at “Change & Growth”, Chaplaincy in Further Education Annual Conference held in York, UK, July 2006. Ladies and gentlemen, Before I begin my
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