July 2014


Letters to the Editor

On Taraweeh, Ghusl, Witr, schooling and more…


The Journey Up

It is impossible for anyone to escape asking himself the question: “Where do I go next?”

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Hajj (1-5)

[1] O people! Fear your Lord; indeed, the convulsion of the Hour will be a mighty thing.2  Commentary This Surah has remarkable characteristics. … more »
The Hadith

On Goodness and Compassion

To do an act of kindness, too, is a branch of compassion, or rather, its fruit. It can have many forms, such as,… more »

The Psychological Role of Islam in Economic Development (Part-2)

Taking Islam as the basis for general organization allows us to set up all of our life, both spiritual and social aspects, on one foundation.


Let us Plan for Ramadan-ul-Mubarak

In this short article, SAMEEN AHMED KHAN offers some tips for making the month of Ramadan-ul-Mubarak as productive as possible.


Growing Up

It can be quite an emotionally draining experience when you begin to see things as they are; begin to see life for the reality that it is.

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

INDIA Indian Forum for Interest-Free Banking (IFIB) Islamic microfinance, which is based on profit sharing and does not charge interest, can play a… more »

24 Hours with a Minimum-Wage Worker

The declining living standards of the US working class in these recent times of global recession still hold out as surprising revelations at… more »

A Fifth of China’s Soil is Contaminated

An official enquiry conducted between 2005 and 2013, found that 16.1% of China's soil and 19.4% of its arable land showed contamination. The… more »