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

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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A New Diety

During his Night Journey and Ascension, the Prophet witnessed Luhay b. `Amr dragging his entrails in Hellfire. He was the first man to introduce idol-worship in Makkah. He had traveled to Syria (then under the Romans), saw some idols (first in the temples and then in the market),

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From the Mitochondria of the Mind

Perverted religious, political, philosophical and other kinds of crazy ideas survive owing primarily to twisted logic. We shall discuss the issue with emphasis on the religious kind.

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A Bird’s eye view of the Jewish History-2

After the decisions by the Zionists, although the Orthodox Jews were opposed to the idea, covert methods were adopted to prepare Palestine for Jewish homeland. Following the treachery by the British, Americans, some Arab politicians and of course the Jews, terrorism,

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A Bird’s eye view of the Jewish History-1

The hallmark of two subjects: commentary of the Bible and Jewish history as written by the religious authorities, is that either they are written by muddled minds or deliberately riddled to keep away all but

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Islamic Financial System

In the context of the financial crisis that taunts the super-geniuses of the time, (who, whenever there is a boom, promise another boom and grab prizes or sell their books well),

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Chapter One

Human beings are much more complicated than the immensely complicated computers they design. Computers are never contradictory, evasive, unpredictable, illogical, or dishonest

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Let Them Choose

The interesting part of the ongoing global financial crisis is an eye-opener for the peoples of the planet: no one knows what exactly is going on. That is,

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Bang and Whimper

In response to the report recently presented by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concerning the destruction of the WTC 7 buildings,

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The Divine Will

Qada’ wa Qadr (roughly, and not accurately: Divine Will and Determination) is a mind boggling issue, but which refuses the mind to come to rest

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Tickling Mischief?

Almost everyone asks himself about God: “Where did He come from? What is the nature of His existence? Does He exist at all?” And so on. But most minds that ask these questions soon abandon the inquiry. Why? Because of several reasons

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Time

For most of mankind throughout time, Time has been something that existed, simply and plainly, in which they lived, and out of which they departed into the realm of another kind of Time

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Investing Zakah Money

Quite often we hear of proposals to invest Zakah money into business. The declared objective is to keep the principal safe and spend the profits on those who deserve the Zakah

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