In political matters ambiguity cannot be allowed any room. Ambiguities carry a value for the Fuqaha,’ but in politics, to ignore them can be suicidal.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.
When one discovers the historical animosity and wars against Muslims by one group, then, by what definition can the two be defined Muslims at the same time?Read more »
Believers see the truth of Prophetic predictions from the flashes of their inner eye.Read more »
Social sites are dominated by free-thinkers, atheists and the gay. These sites help the youth cut off their elders from themselves.Read more »
Are Western masses more ignorant, or pro-Western elements of the Muslim world, who have the temerity to state that Muslims are a troublesome people.Read more »
There is a sea of difference between saying what the Riba (Interest) of the Jahiliyyah was, and, in contrast, what the Riba of Islam is, or should be.Read more »
Today’s Muslims stand apart in complete contradiction with their entire past, root and branch.Read more »
Muslims are special targets today. But that doesn’t mean they are a special people.Read more »
“Has Political Islam Failed?” Comments on the televised discussion conducted at the Oxford Union Hall.Read more »
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.Read more »
We are often asked whether humans, in general, and Muslims in particular, can enjoy a two-way communication with their Lord.Read more »
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.Read more »
It is impossible for anyone to escape asking himself the question: “Where do I go next?”Read more »