Islamic Perspectives

  • 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...

  • ISIS is beyond the pale of Islam: Ahl-e Hadees scholars

    There is no doubt that Islam is the religion of peace revealed by Allah, the Creator of all creatures and it is the embodiment of mercy and blessings for the entire world. There is no room for any kind of terrorism in it. This religion, based o...

  • The Prophet Never Tortured Prisoners of War

    By Faheem Younus Senator John McCain recently remarked in an Op-Ed, “I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners sometimes produces good intelligence but often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person ...

  • Shia-Sunni Unity: A Must For the Welfare of Ummah

    By Muhammad Abdus Samad Mazumdar Shia-Sunni conflict, according to my knowledge, is not religious but political. Enemies of Islam always try to make it a religious conflict to sabotage the unity of the Muslim Ummah. Islam is primarily ...

  • Covering Hair not brains — World Hijab Day India

    Bijapur, Karnataka (31st January 2015): On the occasion of ‘World Hijab Day,’ an annual event every 1st February, some students here from Al-Ameen Medical & Dental College decided to celebrate the eve to encourage both Muslim an...

  • Good Character

    By Imam Al-Bayhaqi Good Character includes suppressing one’s anger, and being gentle and humble. Allah Most Exalted has told the Prophet: “Surely, you are of tremendous character” (The Holy Qur’an: 68/4). Allah also...