June 2008


Letters to the Editor

On celebrations, betting, an unhealthy practice, dargah visit and more …


Investing Zakah Money

Quite often we hear of proposals to invest Zakah money into business. The declared objective is to keep the principal safe and spend the profits on those who deserve the Zakah

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Nahl1 (Makkan)2

Introduction Sayyid Qutb’s passionate words might be difficult to translate, but, in keeping with the Arabic proverb, ‘What cannot be had in sum… more »
The Hadith

Truthfulness and Trustworthiness

Truthfulness and trustworthiness are virtues of foremost importance in Islam. In the words of the Prophet, peace be upon him, these are the… more »

Our Farcical Democracy

Written sometime before the December 2007 elections in Gujarat which confirmed Narendra Modi in power yet again,

Book Review

Hizbullah – Party of God: An Islamic Movement Perspective

Hizbullah – Party of God: An Islamic Movement Perspective is an immensely readable book, a good introduction to a unique Islamic movement and a welcome counter to much


Census of India: Reading between the Lines

Ever since Census of India has declared much awaited figures and findings, the communal agents have been using the lop-sided figures to advance their interests and ideology. Census of


Silverline Realty Scoops Prestigious Property Award

Two recent International awards for Silverline Realty and TransIT mPower have brought prime recognition for Muslim enterpreneurship and