January 2018

Letters

Letters to the Editor

On Barzakh, Concentration in Prayers, Medical Insurance and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah 25: Al-Furqan (The Criterion) [55 – 61]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

Ahadith from ‘Miftah-ul-Ma`ani’

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Ten Minute School, Biggest Rally against Jerusalem, Digital Revolution in Islamic banking, OIC Member-States to Address Violence against Women, Arabic being Taught in Belfast

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, Did You Know That, Quiz Time, Why We Do Dua…!

Perspective

Why has Washington been at War for 16 Years?

For 16 years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes.

Contemporary Issue

United Kingdom: Jeremy Corbyn Attacks Government for ‘Doing Nothing’ to help Palestinians

Jeremy Corbyn, has attacked governments which “pay lip service” to a proposed two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Contemporary Issue

Trump Gives Away Jerusalem to Settle $100m Campaign Debt

Muslim and Christian Worlds in Uproar as the 3000-year-old Holy City of Patriarchs sold to Casino Boss.

Health

Sperm Count among Western Men have Halved in the Last 40 Years – Study

Reasons for the ‘shocking’ drop in Sperm count among Western men are unclear, say researchers, and represent a huge and neglected area of public health.

Science

Japan’s Lunar Orbiter Discovers 50Km Cave Beneath Surface

Data from a lunar orbiter has confirmed a cave beneath the surface of the moon that could be used as an exploration base.

Contemporary Issue

Christian Community Responds: Open Letter to President Trump from Jerusalem’s Thirteen Heads of Churches

The Christian community responds to Trump’s unlawful decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Economics

Financial Markets Could be Over-heating, Warns Central Bank Body

Global debt levels have escalated to unstable levels largely in response to almost zero interest rates to create a situation that could be ‘worse than 2007.’

Opinion

Empire of Destruction: ‘Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh!’

While no one would deny the destructive potential of great imperial powers historically, the American empire of destruction may be unique.

Profile

An Afghan Reformist

Sakena Yacoobi is relentlessly pursuing the cause of education and health in war-torn Afghanistan.

Report

A Beginner’s Guide to Andalusi Calligraphy

This is the story of a calligraphic script which is almost extinct, yet which was once a crucial part of the most extraordinary cultural flourishing of the Middle Ages.