January 2014


Letters to the Editor

On ‘Islamophobia’, Mut’ah Marriage, Souls of Animals, Christian Missionary Schools, and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Anbiya’ (63 – 70)

[63] He replied, ‘Rather, it is this – the chief one - who did it.77 Ask them if they can speak.’  Commentary 77. Yusuf… more »
The Hadith

On the Etiquettes of Dress and Grooming

Do not look Clumsy or Awkward (1) Narrates Jabir: “(One day), as the Apostle of God visited me, he saw an uncouth person… more »

Women’s Rights: the Perspective of a Parallel History

Misguided feminism justifies itself in the name of freedom. This borrowed culture has neither helped nor will it help the people who adopt it as their own.


My Discovery of Islam

The remarkable personal account of a strict American Catholic’s journey to Islam.


The Quest for Peace in Pluralistic Societies

The place of Truth and Justice in the Islamic scheme for man’s life is so high that these principles have to be upheld even if they go against our own interests.


Ripples Over the Mandela Reflection

It has been very interesting to see the reactions over the last few days, over the death of Nelson Mandela.


Ibrahim bin Adham against Disobedience

A believer’s journey in faith often takes twists and turns and falls one too many. But in the end, with his knowledge, love… more »

Memoirs with Hasan el-Benna: The Guide and Steadfast Preacher

The Ottoman-Turkish scholar, Ali Ulvi Kurucu, narrated his personal account of Hasan el-Benna after he met him during his studies in Egypt in… more »

Islamic Banking and Finance: Role and Relevance in a Recessionist Economy (Part-1)

The growth of Islamic Banking and Finance as a new discipline, particularly in the context of the global economic recession that is in… more »
Human Rights

The Killing of Awlaki’s Son

The U.S., over and over, eradicates people’s lives by the dozens from the sky, with bombs, with checkpoint shootings, with night raids —… more »
News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

INDIA Kerala to mark UN Arabic Language Day A renowned South Indian group which runs a chain of religious and general educational institutions… more »

2013 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

The 2013 UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Award for Environment Preservation for 2013 has been jointly awarded to the National Forest Holding State Forests in… more »
Contemporary Issue

Geneva Nuclear Agreement Sets the Stage for Easing of Middle East Tensions

World powers and Iran have signed a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme following intense talks in Geneva in November 2013.

Contemporary Issue

Gender Segregation on the Rise in Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jews around the world have long frowned upon the mixing of the sexes in their communities, but the attempt to apply this prohibition in public spaces is relatively new in Israel.