Editorial

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.


Editorials

A Civilization We Do Not Belong To

Today’s Muslims stand apart in complete contradiction with their entire past, root and branch.

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Muslims’ Worth

Muslims are special targets today. But that doesn’t mean they are a special people.

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In the Heart of Darkness

“Has Political Islam Failed?” Comments on the televised discussion conducted at the Oxford Union Hall.

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The Soul’s Comfort

God’s revelation, expressed ‘in words’ (the Qur’an), or in ‘sense and meaning’ (the Sunnah), is complete. They can be expanded and elaborated upon, but cannot be added on.

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The Obscenity of Two-Way Communication

We are often asked whether humans, in general, and Muslims in particular, can enjoy a two-way communication with their Lord.

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Too Busy Qur’an-bashing

Violence has been a mere joke for the Western nations in their history. If it has subsided in their region, it is because – apart from other reasons – they have learnt to export it.

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Is there Intelligent Life on Earth?

Understanding the global environmental crisis.

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The Journey Up

It is impossible for anyone to escape asking himself the question: “Where do I go next?”

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A Wife is Not a Girlfriend

The character and personality of a girlfriend is quite different from the character and personality of a wife.

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On Broken Hands and Broken Hearts

An incisive analysis of Tony Blair’s recent address to Western leaders in London

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Establishing an Islamic Government: A Note on Realism

An Islamic state cannot be superimposed. It is a product of a people’s beliefs and practices; something akin to a culture.

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A Pathetic State of Existence

While the moral condition – and, thereby, the socio-economic condition – deteriorates by the day all over the globe, the East looks relatively more stable than the Western world.

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Another Plunge

West’s disregard of honorable principles and policies, is pushing it to the ignoble status of a perpetrator of violence and destruction for small gains which is rendering it low in the esteem of other nations.

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What a List!

The robustness of the Shariah derives from a cogent and logical system of checks and balances that is not put off by way of mere allegations and externally influenced desires, howsoever humanitarian, against any of its legal measures.

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From 30 Degrees to 45 Degrees

In times of internal schism within the Muslim world, the definitive agenda of the rebels has been in their effort to deflect the movement of the Ummah along the safely trodden path of the Salaf, the earliest predecessors.

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