December 2013


Letters to the Editor

On taking vows, Zakir Naik, Marriage functions, watching TV, and more…


What a List!

The robustness of the Shariah derives from a cogent and logical system of checks and balances that is not put off by way of mere allegations and externally influenced desires, howsoever humanitarian, against any of its legal measures.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Anbiya’ (51 – 62)

[51] We had certainly granted Ibrahim his rectitude earlier,66 for We were of him well-knowing.67 Commentary 66. “Min-qabl” of the text has been understood… more »
The Hadith

On Dignity of Labour and a Clean Livelihood

Through His Apostles, especially the last of them, the Prophet Mohammad, the Almighty has enunciated the principles and methods of monetary dealings as… more »

They & We

 They spent money for Islam; We make money from Islam. They brought others into the Ummah; We send Muslims out of the Ummah. Their leaders… more »

Pornography: No Gain, Only Pain

While the world continuous to progress technologically, faster than its growth in technology, it is worsening morally and spiritually.


Pew Survey of U.S. Jews: Soaring Inter-marriage, Assimilation Rates

Sixty-two percent of respondents said being Jewish is primarily a matter of ancestry and culture; 15% said it was mainly a matter of… more »

The Power of Deceit

When we consider what might have been, we may weep for the innocents slaughtered in the fulfillment of the Zionist dream that took… more »

On Remembering Our Mortality

Islam does not imply indifference towards our life in this world. On the contrary, ours is to exert ourselves in doing Good in this world herein, for it is only this Good here that can become the cause of our salvation.


Islamic Boutique: A Trend-Setter in Modest Clothing

A relatively new shopping outlet is quietly revolutionizing the idea and practice of Islamic clothing for women. Commencing operations nearly six years ago,… more »

An American Journalist on the Hajj (Part-3)

Presented hereunder is the concluding part of the American journalist, Michael Jansen’s personal account of her first Hajj experience. The first and second… more »
News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

PHILIPPINES Muslim Filipino nurses needed in Makkah The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced that the Saudi Ministry of Health’s Hospital Operation… more »
Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts – 44 Important Notes 1:The translation of the Qur’an being presented here is interpretative. It is meant for… more »
Human Rights

Children of Myanmar

The ethnic violence in Myanmar has had terrific costs not just in life and property lost for the one million Rohingya Muslims of… more »