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

The Boat to Paradise

Those who do not study the Qur’an intellectually, not even studiously, but rather, cursorily, take out a wrong meaning of verses that speak of salvation of several communities

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Times of Signs

One of the Prophet’s wife reports that once he woke up with a start from his sleep and said, “Glory to Allah, what of the treasures He has sent down, and what of the tribulations

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Lessons from the Helen Thomas Episode

Helen Thomas’ parents were of Lebanese origin. But because she was born in Kentucky 90 years ago, the Arab-American tag was not attached to her name

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The Earliest Da`wah Methodology

It is noticeable from the study of early Muslim history after the Prophet, that the earliest Muslims did not make any special effort to invite peoples of the conquered territories to Islam

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On Identity

When `A’isha was asked what the Prophet’s character was, one of the greatest scholars of the Qur’an replied with a question,

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Taxes by an Islamic State

Many democracies, whether of the east or the west, levy high taxes, but provide little services to the weaker sections of the society, who happen to be in majority in every country of our times

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The Four Fiqh Schools

The regularity with which questions concerning the legality of four Islamic School of Law are asked, by all classes of people, the humble, the sophomore and the elite, sends us wondering whether it is possible that we Muslims, especially in

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Contradictions in the Qur’an- 5

It has been pointed out that the Qur’an suffers from no less than 11 contradictions. We have dealt with nine of them in previous issues. In this issue we deal with the last two of the supposed contradictions.

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Contradictions in the Qur’an-4

It has been pointed out that the Qur’an suffers from no less than 11 contradictions. We have dealt with five of them in the previous issues. In this issue we deal with a few more of the supposed contradictions.

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Contradictions in the Qur’an-3

It has been pointed out that the Qur’an suffers from no less than 11 contradictions. We have dealt with one of them in the last issue. Herewith, a few more of them, and their answers.

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Are there any contradictions in the Qur’an-2

Someone has sent us by e-mail a set of 11 contradictions found in the Qur’an. It had an Introduction, which was answered last month. In this issue we deal

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Contradictions in the Qur’an-1

It has dawned upon someone, as it dawns upon many from time to time, that the Qur’an has many contradictions. Eleven have been cited by him

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Season of Sorrow

Muslims seem to receive this Ramadan with somewhat dampened spirits. A thin blanket of gloom appears to have descended upon them that mulls, if not culls, their enthusiasm. Out of sight is the fervor,

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Would You Permit Me?

في بلاد يغتال فيها المفكرون، ويكفر الكاتب وتحرق الكتب، في مجتمعات ترفض الآخر، وتفرض الصمت على الافواه والحجر على الافكار، وتكفر اي سؤال، كان لابد ان استأذنكم ان تسمحوا لي..
In a country where thinkers are assassinated, and writers are considered infidels and books are burnt,

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Look at the Individuals

If someone looked into the pre-Prophet Arabian inner Peninsula society, or, beyond that society into other societies around, such as, for example, the Roman and Persian, especially,

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