May 2008


Letters to the Editor

On whom to marry, hair dyes and deodorants, falling in love, internet and many more …


On Razor’s Edge

Humanity is trapped but few realize. It has been severally trapped: trapped in its own trappings, in shackles of its own making, in chains of its own design, in fetters of its own manufacture. There have been several reasons that led to it getting trapped: pride, greed, refusal to accept the truths, oppression,

The Qur’an

Verses from Al-Hijr (78-99)

[78] Certainly, the dwellers in the Thicket were inveterate evildoers.67 Commentary 67. The word ‘aykah is for an orchard thick with trees, a… more »
The Hadith

Slander, backbiting, and double dealing

Speaking ill of others behind their backs, scandal-mongering, slander, and vilification are moral vices that bring bad consequences. Backbiting, malicious upbraiding, and spreading… more »

Muhammad Asad Festival in Vienna

The Austrian capital has named one of its squares as Muhammad Asad Platz as part of its two-day programme on European Year of Intercultural Dialogue focusing on Islam and its relationship with Europe. The programme

Book Review

Tuhfat al-Mujahidin

The Tuhfat is a chronicle of the stiff resistance put up by the Muslims of Malabar against the Portuguese colonialists from 1498, when Vasco Da Gama arrived in Calicut,