Until the eighteenth century, the European and American minds were controlled by Christianity. Its priests knew all, and the Church could explain everything: religious, or non-religious, spiritual or material,Read more »
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.
To most people today, religion is a thing of little importance. That is because experience with life teaches them that religion and religious values neither play any useful role in today’s life nor are capable of solving anyRead more »
The world is close to facing a decline that can lead to the collapse of the system that governs its life and environment. The Western system of life and thought, which is the system that governs a large part of the world today,Read more »
Allah (swt) swore by the fig in His revelation. He said, “By the fig and by the olive” (95: 1). Fig is one of the strangest of fruits on planet earth. In fact, it is not a fruit. It is a flower. But not one,Read more »
Saddam Hussain’s adventure into Kuwait in 1990 created a situation of emergency and took Ali Miyan to Saudi Arabia to participate in a meeting organised to seek the consensus of the world scholars over the Americans forces that had come into theRead more »
While in the seventieth year of his life in 1984, Ali Miyan received a pressing invitation from the Royal family of Jordan to attend a conference to be held in Amman (Jordan) by the “Islamic Civilization Research Academy.”Read more »
1968 onwards, Ali Miyan began to travel to the Arab world with quite regularity. When asked to comment on the 1967 Arab defeat and the loss of Jerusalem, in an interview conducted by the “An-Nadwah” paper of Saudi Arabia,Read more »
With the travel expenses jointly arranged by his brother and Sheikh al-Hadith (Mawlana Zakariyyah), he traveled to Egypt. Cairo then (1951) was a galaxy of scholars, literary masters and Shuyukh. Some of those living in Cairo at that time were greatest figures of the Islamic world: Dr. Ahmed Amin Bek,Read more »
In 1939 he met another important figure of the century, Mawlana Manzoor Ahmed No’mani. The Mawlana had read his Seerat Sayyid Ahmed Shaheed and had asked him through a letter if, beyond words,Read more »
Some seventy km off Lucknow (capital of Uttar Pradesh – India), lies a district in the north-west called Rae Bareli. A winding narrow path on the north-eastern flank of the town, across the agricultural fields, meadows and shrubs, insects and surprise birds,Read more »