November 2017


Life and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: An Unfinished Debate

Though not in the strict sense of the physicists, but, implicitly, life defies the second law of thermodynamics.


Letters to the Editor

On Prawns, Dr. Zakir Naik, Jesus and more…

The Qur’an

Selections from Surah 25: Al-Furqan (The Criterion) [32 – 46]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

On Intercession and the Nature of Faith

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, A Parenting Issue Never to be Overlooked, Quran Quiz, No Money for Eid

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Emirati Woman Donates USD5.4M, Makkah–Madinah Train Service to Start, Nine Saudis Win 21 Medals, Need to Differentiate Fatwas to Maintain Stability


A Tale of Two Nations: Russia vs USA Economic Prospects

Russia’s economic outlook looks excellent going forward while that of Trump’s America looks bleak

Human Rights

Has the UN Failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC.


Unclaimed Land in Japan Equivalent to Size of Taiwan

Japan’s shrinking population is aggravating rural depopulation and threatening the existence of regional communities.


Women’s Role in Islam of the Past

A speech delivered by Dr. Muhammad Akram Nadwi, on the foundational role of women in Islam.