April 2014


Letters to the Editor

On Sufis and Shuyukh, Alimony, and more…


Establishing an Islamic Government: A Note on Realism

An Islamic state cannot be superimposed. It is a product of a people’s beliefs and practices; something akin to a culture.

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Anbiya’ [83 – 87]

[83] And (remember) Ayyub when he called unto his Lord, ‘Truly, I am touched by distress,101 and You are the Most Merciful of… more »
The Hadith

Truthfulness and Trustworthiness

Truthfulness and trustworthiness are virtues of foremost importance in Islam. In the words of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), these are the pre-requisites of Faith.… more »

Everybody on His Own

Disturbing trends in Western societies today, as also Islam’s own prescription for social security, quite clearly state that men are responsible for the affairs outside the home and the women are responsible for taking care of the home.


Mahmood Khan: A Freedom Fighter

The struggle for India’s independence brought into limelight iconic leaders and brave heroes whom we honour.

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

India Hamdard University The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has ordered a financial assistance of five million US dollars… more »

Social Organizations and Activists Launch a Movement against Communal Forces: ‘Sach Ka Safar’

The Sach ka Safar movement introduces a miscall number by the hands of Dr. Bhalchandar Mungekar to simplify the joining process. M umbai:… more »

India’s Oldest MP Hangs Up his Boots

While Keishing retires as the world’s oldest Member of Parliament, his criticism of the present parliamentary scene in India is might not be… more »
Contemporary Issue

Islam, the American Way (Part-2)

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.


Sonny Bill Williams: ‘Islam Brings Me Happiness’

A New Zealand rugby hero and multiple sports icon embraces Islam as his own religion. It was in the cave of Hira that… more »

United States Needs to Re-evaluate its Assistance to Israel

I t is time to examine the funding the United States provides to Israel. First, a review of what the American taxpayer provides… more »