Islamic Perspectives

  • Peace and Conflict Resolution Concepts in the Madina Charter

    By  Yetkin Yildirim   It is much easier to make contact with people from vastly different cultures and beliefs in the context of today’s world. Unfortunately, increased globalization has also broadened the scope of confl...

  • Muslim contribution to Science - i

    We mention below some major scientific breakthroughs of Muslims which the Western World has sought to hide, claiming it as their own. Here is only a glimpse of what is taught is what we have learned from Western sources intent on hiding the tru...

  • Sixty tips from the Qur’an

    1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, colour, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on [17:70].   2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception [33...

  • Is renaissance possible in the Islamic World today?-ii

    Do we see such possibility in the Islamic world today? The Muslim world is supposedly poor and backward. If we want renaissance we need great resources. First of all we have to achieve total literacy in the Islamic world. However, figures are v...

  • Message on Eid ul Adha from Islamic Academy

    The results of the Second Examination will be declared on ‘Īd ul Aḍḥa, and some of us may pass the exam with honours, as was the case with Prophet Ibrāhīm, Sayyidah Sarah, Sayyidah Hājar, and Prophet Ismā‘īl.

  • Is renaissance possible in the Islamic World today?-i

    Why have I put a question mark? Is there doubt about it? Yes, very much. It would be too simplistic to assume that the potential for such a change already exists and that it is only a push that is needed to bring about renaissance in the Islami...

  • Anti-Islam Film And Reaction In The Muslim World

    A Coptic American, extreme right-winger and Islam-hater made an anti-Islam film and put it on Internet. The reaction to this film was very violent in the Muslim world beginning with Libya where an American ambassador along with four other consu...

  • Origins of poisoning of the Western mind against Islam

    The traumatic experience of the Crusades gave Europe its cultural awareness and its unity; but this same experience was destined henceforth also to provide the false colour in which Islam was to appear to Western eyes.

  • Indications of positive change in western world’s understanding of Islam

    Dr. Ataullah Siddiqi belongs to Allahabad and for about three decades he had been trying to project a better image of Islam in Britain and other western countries and making arrangements for promoting inter-religion dialogues between Muslims and C...

  • Eid — the Islamic Festival

    Every religious and ethnic group has its festivals which bring members of that group together on certain days and dates every year. These occasions provide the group with a sense of belonging through taking part in prayers and sharing in festiv...

  • Al Azhar scholar: Hijab not an “Islamic Duty”

    Last month at Al Azhar University, Sheikh Mustafa Mohamed Rashed defended a thesis that sparked a heated debate among religious scholars. The candidate concluded that Hijab, or the veil, is not an Islamic duty. The claim is not the first of...

  • Worship: A medium for self-realization

    By Qureish Raghib The 9th month in the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan, has the most varied forms of worship and, therefore, is the most revered. In Islamic perspective, the concept of worship, termed as Ibadah, is multi-dimensional. Th...

  • The Virtues Of Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan has again come as a bounty for Muslims. It is a month when mercy from God shrouds them, their sins are forgiven and in reward they are granted salvation from Hellfire, according to Qur'an and Hadith.

  • The Inner Dimensions of Fasting

    By Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali Special Fasting means keeping one’s ears, eyes, tongue, hands and feet - and all other organs - free from sin. Extra-special Fasting means fasting of the heart from unworthy concerns and worldly thoug...

  • Importance of Jesus in Islam

    By Wajahat Husain As two of the largest religions in the world, Christianity and Islam are at the forefront of many events taking place around the world.  Collectively, according to estimates in Encyclopedia Britannica, Muslims and Chr...

  • Time to rededicate to Qur’anic values

    This month Muslims celebrated the birth day of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). with great devotion and reverence. But often it has been seen that devotees do not reflect on the message of the person whom they so venerate. It just becomes a tradition r...

  • Time to rededicate to Qur’anic values

    This month Muslims celebrated the birth day of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). with great devotion and reverence. But often it has been seen that devotees do not reflect on the message of the person whom they so venerate. It just becomes a tradition r...

  • The Prophet’s foster mother

    Fatimah bint Asad belonged to the Hashimite clan. Her grandfather was Hashim, the Prophet’s (pbuh) great-grandfather. When Muhammad was only eight years old, he lost his grandfather, ‘Abd Al-Muttalib who was looking after him after ...

  • Do women have less faith and less reason?

    Last year I had gone to Afghanistan for a series of lectures on women’s rights and I also spoke on this subject in the gathering of distinguished Ulama and one of the issues which came for discussion was about  ‘women being naq...

  • Religion is a unifying force

    Religion is a fundamental part of the human psyche and it has been a basic part of known human experience and existence for as long as we can look back into history. Traditionally, religion has been a unifying factor for groups and societies. T...