Islamic Perspectives

  • Women’s Day and Muslim Women

    March 8 is celebrated throughout the world as women’s day and this year it happens to be the 100th year and so specially significant. However, one does not see much enthusiasm about this day in Muslim countries except some women, aware of...

  • Islamic identity in secular India - ii

    The phrase ‘vote-bank politics; coined by the BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party), the Hindutva Party is now used by all political parties. Every party has evolved combination of caste and religious groups to win electoral battles. The BJP itself...

  • Islamic identity in secular India - i

    Democratic polity in a multi-religious, multi-caste and multi-cultural country is based, more often than not, on identities. It is of course very complex issue which needs discussion and proper analysis. In any polity based on votes identity pl...

  • Muslims in Eastern Societies

    Islam has a very long history in almost all Eastern countries. It had reached major countries like India and China within the first century after its advent and almost everywhere within the next few centuries. We may say that with the exception of...

  • Religious fanaticism — is it really religious?

    Generally, rationalists hold religion responsible for religious fanaticism. Is it really so? First of all, we must understand what is fanaticism? When mind is closed to any idea other than one holds and refuses to accept even simple logic, much...

  • Would you like to know him?

    As did Sarojini Naidu? Or as did Annie Besant? Or Mahatma Gandhi? Or Washigton Irving? Or George Bernard Shaw?

  • Food in Islam

    Islam gives specific advice to Muslims about all aspects of life and this includes food and eating habits and manners. Food is not required for itself or for the sake of enjoyment but to sustain life so that one may enjoy health and physical stren...

  • Islamic Convention: Qur’anic message lead to science

    Rampur: An Islamic convention was organised at the Shehnai mandap on Shaukat Ali Road to apprise people about the message of the Qur’an and how to locate them while pursuing studies in science. Presided by Maulana Sulaiman Khan Qasimi, author of D...

  • Al-Misbah Qur’an Learning Software launched

    In Ramadan last year in August, Aurangabad-based i-Soft Solutions (isoft-india.com) had announced the release of Al-Misbah Qur’an learning software. This is for the second time we are seeing a Quran software being developed in India, as in August ...

  • How Islam is the solution?

    It is said in Muslim societies that Islam presents the solution to every problem. It is very easy for Muslims to say that Islam is a solution for all problems of the world. But how is Islam the solution? How Islam solves the problems? Our experie...

  • An opening for the empowerment of women

    The clash of cultures or civilizations between West and Islam is most visible in matters relating to womenfolk. However, there are innumerable ways by which Muslim women can become more useful and rewarding part of society, even while remaining tr...

  • Quranic Concept of ‘Ibadah (worship)

    What is meant by the term Ibadah and to what kinds of works it is applied, what the Quran says about its application and how can we take up this word in our practical life? These are important matters to be pondered over. Ibadah is generally defin...

  • Kindness towards women and children

    'Live together with them correctly and courteously,' (Quran 4:19) 'You will not be able to be completely fair between your wives, however hard you try. But do not be completely partial so as to leave a wife, as it were, suspended in mid-air. And i...

  • Science journal publishes Quran-based theory on phenomena of life and death

    For the first time in the history of science, a theory based on Qur’anic revelations has been published in a mainstream peer-reviewed science journal. Prof. Pallacken Abdul Wahid’s paper 'Memetics of the computer universe based on the Qur’an' has ...

  • Science fails to fathom Quranic assertions: Noamani

    Jodhpur: Inspite of outstanding achievements in various fields science has not been able to explain and explore what the Qur’an has been teaching for the last 1400 years. In a special lecture series at various places eminent pleader Vasi Ahmad No’...

  • Islamic rituals are not superflous

    In the past few years, we have witnessed a growing demand from some of our learned elites to go easy on rituals like animal sacrifice and instead fulfill the ‘spirit’ behind the same through other means, like charity or feeding the poor. The quest...

  • Origins of Madrasas in India predates Muslim period

    Madrasah education is neither byproduct of any particular historical event or emergent situation, nor does its foundation and functioning solely depend on the state support or patronage of political authorities. This is actually an in-built system...