March 2014


Letters to the Editor

On Islamic Economic System, Stock Exchange, Terrorism, and more…


A Pathetic State of Existence

While the moral condition – and, thereby, the socio-economic condition – deteriorates by the day all over the globe, the East looks relatively more stable than the Western world.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Anbiya’ [78-82]

[78] And Da’ud, and Sulayman - when they were judging concerning the field, when the sheep of a people strayed there at night.… more »
The Hadith

On the Specific Rights and Categories of Neighbours

(1) M’uawiya bin Haidah related to us, saying the Apostle of God said: “The rights of the neighbour upon you are that if… more »

2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

The year 2015 represents over ten centuries, since the publication of the great works on optics by the medieval Arab scholars, during the… more »

Aspects of the Last Revelation: Directness of Islamic Prayer

Divine expression, as found in the Qur’an, is a moment of great hope for man, for he has been assured of divine response… more »
Contemporary Issue

Islam, the American way (Part-1)

A new generation of Muslim Americans separate what is cultural, what is religious, and what is American, finding that the ‘straight path’ isn’t the same path for all.


Islamic Banking and Finance: Role and Relevance in a Recessionist Economy (Part 3)

T he concluding part of an interview conducted by a research group from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, (IIMB) which recently talked… more »

An Important Hadith for Husband-Wife Relationship

It is important that one should be keen to follow the Prophet’s example in interpersonal relationships with others: wife, children, relatives and fellow Muslims.


We and Our Duty

The message of Islam that we bear is a trust that must be passed on. Allah has entrusted this to us and he will hold us accountable for it.

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

INDIA Top scholar calls for Islamic unity Internationally renowned scholar on Islam and comparative religion, Dr Zakir Naik, urged the Ummah at large… more »
Children’s Column

Children’s Column Content – YMD March 2014

The Qur’an for Young Hearts – 47 Important Notes 1:The translation of the Qur’an being presented here is interpretative. It is meant for… more »

AAP is a BAAP of Indian politics

AAP is ready to sail in the narrow vacuum between Congress’s corruption and BJP’s communalism.


A Religion that Offers Remedy for Social Ills

This is ABDUL-LATEEF ABDULLAH’s story about how Islam changed his life Being a social scientist by trade, much of my time is spent… more »

A Truth-revealing Question to the Muslim Woman: The Unbelievers Want to Know, ‘Where do you Stand?’

The way Muslim women should dress in public has been a strongly debated topic in recent months. But a new study has now… more »