March 2018

Editorial

A Short Note on Islamic Law

According to both the uneducated as well as those taught a few ahadith (in English), the Fiqh A’immah (the four Imams) appeared some two hundred years after the Prophet.

Letters

Letters to the Editor

On Zakah on Diamonds, Bank Interest and more…

The Qur’an

Selection from Surah 25 Al-Furqan (The Criterion) [72 – 77]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

Kitab al-Iman: Ahadith from Selections in Miftahul Ma`ani

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Aims a New Investment Strategy, Minister in Rare Visit to Al Aqsa, Divorce Parties are Now a Trend, Long Robes not Necessary Attire, Women Turn to Handicrafts for Survival, Holy Sites Impress Guests

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, Should a Muslim be Proud, A Bamboo Tree…!

Miscellany

Maktubat of Mujaddid Alf-Thani

Few extracts of letters that Sheikh Ahmed al-Sirhindi (1564-1624CE), better known as Mujaddid al-Thani, wrote to his various disciples.

Profile

Muslims of Tibet

Tibetan Muslims continue to cherish their hybrid identity which combines the Islamic faith and Tibetan traditions.

Human Rights

There are No Longer Any Words to Describe Syria’s Horror

The war in Syria has exhausted all superlatives. Worst day, worst month, worst year, worst ever. Words fail to describe the destruction of this ancient, beautiful land.

Book Review

Revisiting Haykal’s Life of Muhammad (saws)

Haykal’s The Life of Muhammad, has a unique place among the biographies (Seerah) of Prophet Muhammad (saws) in the English language.

Nature

African Ants Take Care of its Wounded Warriors: Study

African Matabele ants dress the wounds of comrades injured during hunting raids and nurse them back to health.

Economics

Islamic Banking and Finance: A Review

Today, Islamic banking is grappling with innumerable challenges that have led it to stand at a cross roads.