December 2009


Letters to the Editor

On debates on religion


Contradictions in the Qur’an-3

It has been pointed out that the Qur’an suffers from no less than 11 contradictions. We have dealt with one of them in the last issue. Herewith, a few more of them, and their answers.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah al-Isra’ (39-46)

[39] This is of what Allah has revealed unto you of the wisdom. And set not up with Allah another deity or you… more »
The Hadith

On the Ethics of Buying and Selling in Islam

Through the traditions of the Prophet, on whom is peace, Islam provides its own ethic of business transactions in day-to-day life. Whether it… more »

History of Islam (Part 5)

The Abbasids surpassed the Umayyads in tyranny against the Fatimids, but the Abbasid Caliph, Al Mahdi’s ten-year rule brought prosperity to people. During his reign,


The Hajj: Understanding Sacrifice as Premise

The Hajj is a simultaneous demonstration of many things: a demonstration of creation, of history, of unity,