July 2007

Letters

Letters to the Editor

On fiqh controversies, effect of names, allah’s attributes, willy-nilly, british prayer timings and many more …

Editorial

Mawlana Mawdudi

Young men who launch themselves on to a study of Islam often inquire about Mawlana Mawdudi, and, in particular, his Tafheem al-Qur’an. They hear contradictory opinions: from zealous acceptance to out and out rejection.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Ibrahim (24-27)

[24] Have you considered how Allah sets forth the parable of a good Word?44 (It is) like a good tree.45 Its roots are… more »
The Hadith

Leadership in Prayers

Provided hereunder is a selection of ahadith from the Ma’ariful Hadith by Mawlana Manzoor No’mani as translated by Muhammad Asif Kidwai under the… more »
Story Essay

First Principles (Part 1)

In a world growing smaller by the day, differences in ideas and belief-systems continue to be rendered meaningless in the context of a ruthless standardization of life throughout the globe. However, despite this forced uniformization,

Education

Career Myths and Realities

There are many myths related to career and job opportunities. These myths, which are misconceptions, have been exposed by counselors and psychologists giving the clients a realistic and true picture,

Contemporary Issue

Feminists and the Porn Industry

In Pakistan’s tribal areas and in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), religious groups have sought to introduce Islamic law to stamp out the sex industry.

Opinion

At the Crossroads

Self-contradictory, destructive, inflammable and socially immobile, would be the few words to describe the pathetic state of Indian Muslims.

Economics

Alternative Investments and Credits Limited, Kochi: an Interest Free Venture

The economic system of Islam offers an equitable, yet viable alternative to the interest-based financial system that prevails globally today.This alternative system has been tried successfully in various forms in different parts of the world –