May 2014


Letters to the Editor

On Abu Hanifah, dissection on cadavers, zakah, and more…


On Broken Hands and Broken Hearts

An incisive analysis of Tony Blair’s recent address to Western leaders in London

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah al-Anbiya (88-103)

[88] So We responded to him and delivered him from distress. Thus do We deliver the believers. [89] And (remember) Zakariyyah when he… more »
The Hadith

On Mercy and Kindness

MERCY is a special Attribute of God, and Rahman (the Beneficent) and Rahim (the Merciful) are His Excellent Names. The bondmen are blessed… more »

Five Unanswered Questions about Jesus

While the essay presented hereunder questions age-old beliefs among Christians pertaining to the Christ, Muslims have maintained a consistent line in keeping with… more »
News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

INDIA Islamic Architecture in Historic Bidar, Karnataka The historic Bidar in the federal state of Karnataka, in India, now finds itself on the… more »

Hitler’s Secret Indian Army

At the end of the Second World War, the BBC was forbidden from broadcasting the story of Free Indian Legion which consisted of Indian Prisoners of War who were originally recruited by Subhas Chandra Bose in Hitler’s Germany to fight against the British.


‘I Shop, therefore I am!’

The last two decades have witnessed an over expanding interest in consumerism. We are a society consumed by consumerism.


The Story of the Two Books

While we attempt to right the wrongs of the past, we continue to do so within the narrow and limited vision of economic… more »

Wrong Way Round: The Jetset Journey

The least each of us can do is to ensure that we acquire enough Islamic knowledge to live our lives within the Shariah’s… more »
Book Review

The International Curricula Organization (ICO) Texts: A Comprehensive Approach to Teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies

A new international curriculum for teaching Islamic Studies and Arabic at schools where these subjects are being taught has been making waves in… more »