Perspective

The Inconvenient Truth

The truth is the truth, whether or not anyone accepts it or believes it. The Qur’an came to give the world a solution to its problems. The world is free

Armed Struggles and the Long Term Price

The debate about the way to fight for freedom is usually emotional and sometimes acrimonious. All not surprising, because ‘freedom’ is a

Hijrah and Shahadah: Dynamics of Movement and Change

Throughout Muslim history, the Hijrah has engendered a movement of people from land to land, through sea and land: their purposes varied,

The Hajj: Understanding Sacrifice as Premise

The Hajj is a simultaneous demonstration of many things: a demonstration of creation, of history, of unity,

Our Farcical Democracy

Written sometime before the December 2007 elections in Gujarat which confirmed Narendra Modi in power yet again,

The Woman’s Role in an Islamic Society

For the establishment of a peaceful society, it is imperative that there is division of labour between man and woman according to their physical, intellectual, emotional abilities and aptitudes,

The Tragedy of Women in the West

One of the most revolutionary movements of our times has been the movement of the ‘emancipation’ of woman. It has been so dynamic in character,

The First War of Indian Independence: Recounting Untold History 150 Years On

The 1857 revolt, which had forged an unshakable unity amongst Hindus and Muslims, was an important milestone in our freedom struggle – providing

The Case for Humanities

Philosophers right from Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Ibn Khaldun and till date Francis Fukyama all defined the way the present states exist. They were all intellectuals of the highest level and,

Seeking Knowledge…! Seeking Allah!

In Islam great emphasis is given to the acquisition of knowledge in one’s life. Many verses in the Qur’an emphasize the importance of learning in one’s life. The first revelation of the

From the Debris

Everyone knows that troubles come in the life of every individual. But one will wonder to know that regions too undergo trouble. When trouble befalls on an individual, he attributes it to his past folly, his miscalculation or bad luck but whom to blame when a particular region is seized by trouble i.e. natural calamity. Do we have no answer to this question.?