Islamic Perspectives

  • Fulfilling the Qur’an’s Mission

    Khurram Murad An essential and important part of living by the Qur’an is to convey its message to people around you. Indeed the moment the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), received the first revelation he realised the immen...

  • Learn From Allah’s Patience

    Dr. Hazem Said and Maha Ezzeddine   Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “None is more patient in the face of offence than God. People say He ...

  • Saudi Haj management needs toning up

    Tragedies in Hajj not only a cause of pain and agony for the pilgrims and tens of thousands of their family members but also a source of embarrassment for Saudi Arabia and the world Muslim community.

  • A bid’ah checklist

    What follows is a list of some common innovations and practices that are against the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and yet are widespread especially in the India-Pakistan-Bangladesh sub-continent. Do you fall into any of these pract...

  • How to introduce the Qur’an to non-Muslims

    The Qur’an is the word of Almighty God. It’s not a history text book or a science manual. It’s the word of God speaking to us directly. How do we speak to a non-Muslim about the Qur’an? How can we introduce the Qur&rsquo...

  • An Islamophobe’s Journey to Islam

    By Damianna Pearson The Quran changed my heart, and my whole life. I realized that the Quran didn’t teach hate like I had been led to believe. I was one of the biggest Islamophobes on the planet. Why? Well, I was born and raised in A...

  • Pilgrimage (Haj)

    By Shaista Bano Haj is the fifth Pillar of Islam, any sane adult who can afford it, Muslim male & female is ordered to perform Haj once in a lifetime. “The first house (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (same as...

  • Abu Bakr to Umar on his deathbed

    When the first Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq was on his deathbed, he called Umar, may Allah be pleased with both of them, and said: Fear Allah O Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if do...

  • Ideology of ISIS: An Objective Analysis — ii

    By Prof. Manzoor Alam   F. The Apocalypse: It refers to the Day of Judgment when the dead will be brought back to life. All human beings shall have to account for their earthly deeds. The Day of Judgment is repeatedly stressed ...

  • Ideology of ISIS: An Objective Analysis — i

    By Prof. Manzoor Alam The speed and rapidity with which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was established occupying a large chunk of territory, in Iraq and Syria, including Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, was really amazin...

  • Life’s winning lessons

    Book: Winning Lessons Author: O. P. Khetan Publisher: Partridge India, New Delhi Pages: 158 h/c - ISBN: 9781482845228 Softcover - ISBN 9781482845211 Price: Rs 350   This new book shares 25 ‘Winning Lessons...

  • Ten days in Hijaz

    It was a divine call, really speaking. I was in Srinagar (Kashmir), which Moghul Emperor Jahangir had described as “Firdous” on earth. But the call I received from the Saudi Embassy in Delhi, was an invitation to visit the real &ldq...

  • The Qur’an and Ramadan

    The holy Qur’an is the foundation of Islamic faith, a complete code of conduct for a believer. There is nothing complicated in the Qur’an that would make it incomprehensible to anyone. It addresses all aspects of human life in this ...

  • Qur’anic Strategies for Prevention of Crime

    By Prof. Zafarul Islam Islahi The holy Qur’an, which is a complete guidance for life, also provides strategies (tadabir) for prevention of crimes which are plaguing human society all over the world. For the Qur’an, human welfar...

  • Dates — Wholesome Food for Ramazan

    By Dr M. Iqtedar Husain Farooqi Many fruits and fruit-bearing plants have been mentioned in the Qur’an, but it is the date palm that finds maximum references. In Surah Al-Nahl, Allah Says: “With it He produces for you corn, oliv...

  • Need to streamline Zakat & Sadaqah

    Bringing about economic equality through circulation of wealth in the society is one of the fundamental objectives of Islam. The instrument prescribed to achieve this goal is popularly known as Zakat that is considered, like Namaz or Salah, as ...

  • The Intellectual Crisis of the Ummah — ii

    By Muhammad al-Ghazali At a time when Muslims were much weaker in material terms, they enjoyed a dignified status because they fulfilled their mission as the best community raised for Mankind. This is why Islam could spread in a short time by...

  • The Intellectual Crisis of the Ummah — i

    By Muhammad al-Ghazali We believe that the present intellectual crisis and confusion is a consequence of the moral failure of those who have been placed at the position of leadership in the Muslim Community. The post-colonial leaders of th...

  • Less known Qur’anic injunction: Turn Riba into charity

    Zakat, Sadaqah and Qulil ‘Afwa Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood Wealth must circulate: Islam’s basic pillar is equality in society (musawaat). That’s one reason why the Qur’an prescribes for circulation of wealth across t...

  • Qur’an’s oldest manuscript found in a German library

    Berlin: According to German Radio’s Urdu Service, a 7-page manuscript of the Qur’an written on very thin pieces of leather is preserved in Berlin’s Prussian Staatsbibliothek i.e. State Library of Prussia, set up by some resear...