December 2017

Editorial

Evolution and its Adversaries (Part-17)

The perspective of biological scientists has begun to change and gravitate towards skepticism regarding Darwinism

Letters

Letters to the Editor

On Ka`bah Cover, Ghusl, Prostration for Other than Allah (swt) and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah 25: Al-Furqan (The Criterion) [47 – 54]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

On the Importance of Sincerity in Shahaadah

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, Reflections on Azan: What the Call to Prayer Means, Letting Go…!

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Working Group Could Help Solve the Crisis, Jakarta Goes Green with 1,000 Eco-Mosques, Move to Quiz School-girls Wearing Hijab, First Hijab-clad Barbie

Nature

Fire Ant Queen found in Osaka, Japan, Triggering Nationwide Harbour Alert

Red imported fire-ants, or RIFAs, bite with venom that leaves a burning sting, and in some cases can induce shock and kill their victims.

Contemporary Issue

From Granada to Guantanamo: The Torturing of the Muslim Subject

The 20th century’s record of western violence and record of dehumanization raises the question if anything has been learned from the history of the Inquisition and expulsion.

Society

Time for a Second Renaissance among Muslims

It would be too late if a second renaissance movement is not initiated soon among Muslims in Kerala and rest of India.

Book Review

Yakov Rabkin’s Devastating Critique of Zionism: It is Opposed to Jewish Tradition and Liberalism

Zionism produced a state that rejected “Judaism and its humility.” The new Zionist/ Israeli culture sees itself as resolutely European, writes Philip Weiss

Human Rights

Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990

The total number of deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 1990s likely constitute around 4 million, and could be as high as 6-8 million.