July 2015

Editorial

Islam? Which Islam?

When one discovers the historical animosity and wars against Muslims by one group, then, by what definition can the two be defined Muslims at the same time?

Letters

Letters to the Editor

On Love’s Entanglements, Hajj rites, Shirk and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah al-Mu’minun [1 – 4]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

Etiquettes of Eid-ul-Fitr

As Ramadan comes to end, Muslims start preparing for the month of Shawwāl. The month of Shawwāl is marked by the festival of Eid, known as Eid Al-Fitr.

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

INDIA  Makkah is the Real Paradise on Earth A visiting Indian journalist has described Makkah as the “real Paradise on earth.” Masoom Moradabadi,… more »
Science

Al-Battani: Pioneering Muslim Mathematician-Astronomer Extraordinaire (Part-2)

The patient work of direct observation and studied inference based on obtainable evidence was the hallmark of the early Muslim scientists.

Economics

Towards an Alternative in Economics

Every economy has limited and scarce resources at its disposal. The economic prosperity then depends on how these resources are utilized in an optimum way.

Report

Hira Welfare Association: A Beacon of Hope for the Underprivileged in Bangalore

First established in 2005, the Hira Welfare Association takes silent credit for a huge chunk of relief efforts in Bangalore’s slums.

Human Rights

The Pivot of Human Dignity

Author argues for ensuring human security, and calls upon Islamic organizations and governments of Muslim countries to raise the issue of global security.

History

The First of the Four: Caliph Abu Bakr al-Siddiq – (Part 4)

Abu Bakr’s campaign against the Romans and the circumstances surrounding the same is the highlight of this fourth installment of this serial feature.