Syed Iqbal Zaheer, a mechanical engineer by training and profession, is today a well-known researcher and writer on Islam, its culture and civilization. Quite apart from the Tafsir Ishraq al-Ma’ani, the fourteen-volume commentary on the Qur’an, he is also the author of numerous books and booklets on Islam.
Recently, he headed, in his capacity as the Chief Editor, the ambitious ‘An Educational Encyclopedia of Islam’ project which is a two-volume, 1300 multi- colour page, compendium of knowledge on Islam, its civilization and heritage. The Young Muslim Digest, one of the most authentic periodicals on Islam in English has been edited by him since the last three decades.
One of the differences between pure art and the art of writing is that although writing is also described as an art, it is acquirable.Read more »
If there has been a debacle, it is not the `Ulama, or the clergy, or Islam, which bear the responsibility for lack in progress.Read more »
Far from persecution, Muslim rulers in the early centuries of Islam have actually been great patrons of science and scientists.Read more »
Within 300 years, science has reached its outward limits. Its pace has now slowed, as it faces huge hurdles in its efforts to move forward.Read more »
Have the Muslim political and religious leadership failed the Ummah?Read more »
The Muslim youth today knows nothing, understands nothing. Their entire learning is through 15-second clips on WhatsApp.Read more »
In a previous issue (Dec. 2018) we have pointed out that the world is largely lived in, and ruled, by those who have reason and logic missing in their mental make-up.Read more »
A struggle is afoot to bring back sanity, prevent suppression of criticism, and refusal to accept hatred as the normal way of life.Read more »
After the universal traits of hypocrisy, dishonesty and duplicity, how will Muslims escape this new malady of the loss of straight-thinking?Read more »
To determine as to what is by free will, and what is by Divine Decree, can be difficult to judge, but, only sometimes.Read more »
Not a single Western country has so far ordered the expulsion of Israeli diplomats in protest over the mass killings of Palestinian civilians.Read more »