Islamic Perspectives

  • 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...

  • Circumcision boosts life expectancy

    Circumcision is becoming increasingly popular due to the evidence accumulating that it has a very strong protective effect against all sexually transmitted diseases (STDd), including AIDS. A report from Africa says: As hospital wards overfl...

  • Six Means to Prepare for Final Journey

    A. S. Halawani, PhD When you pass away, do not worry about your dead body as fellow Muslims will take good care of it… They will take off your clothes, wash your body up, and wrap it in a clean white shroud. They will take you to yo...

  • Less known Quranic injunction — Turn Riba into charity

    Charity includes Zakat, Sadaqah and Qulil Afwa. 1. Wealth must circulate Islam's basic pillar is equality in society (Masawaat). That's one reason why Quran prescribes for circulation of wealth across the social spectrum. T...

  • Islam supports religious pluralism: Akhtarul Wasey

    Prof. Akhtarul Wasey is the Commissioner of Linguistic Minorities (CLM), Government of India. This office is a Constitutional authority and Prof. Wasey was appointed to it by the President of India recently. Before he was appointed to the offic...

  • ‘Umar the Great — a living icon of Islam

    By Shaista Bano ‘Umar’s father was Khattab. ‘Umar could read and write and was a person of simple habits. Before his death, Abu Bakr, the first Caliph, nominated ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) as his successo...

  • Bilal Movie Tells Story of Prophet Companion

    Cairo: A new animation movie telling the story of Prophet Muhammad’s companion Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah be pleased with him) has been announced in Dubai, in the first-ever animation movie produced by Arab artists. “A thousand ...

  • Original Sin or Original Forgiveness?

    Ebrahim Saifuddin   The story of Adam and Eve (may peace be upon them) is quite similar in the Bible and the Qur’an with minor differences, yet the lessons derived from these stories differ greatly. Sometimes minor changes to...

  • Three consecutive divorce declarations un-Islamic, liable to punishment

    Three consecutive divorce declarations un-Islamic, liable to punishment: Pakistan cleric Islamabad: The Council of Islamic Ideology in Pakistan decreed on 21 January that a husband who uttered “divorce” thrice consecutively woul...