March 2015


Riba, Usury, Interest and Qur’anic Ethics

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.


Letters to the Editor

On Islamic Centers, Lop-sided priorities, Family rights, and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah Al-Hajj (52)

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

On Patience with the Provision of Allah (swt)

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

Children’s Column

Children’s Column – March 2015

The Qur’an for Young Hearts – Surah Al Baqarah

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Dr. Zakir Naik receives King Faisal Award, Dhaka to supply 2 million workers, and more…


The Tragic and the Heroic

Let us differentiate between the tragic and the heroic and not give in to sadness and despair. This is the time to rejoice.


The Health Risks in Sweeteners

The food industry relies on alternatives to sugar for a vast range of diet foods. But are they safe to consume?

Contemporary Issue

Outrage over Paris attacks mere hypocrisy*

Contradictions and double standards of the Western world illustrate a very general principle, writes Noam Chomsky.


The Rifaa Home for the Girl Child

Ms. Sofia, the Founding Trustee of Rabita Welfare Trust, speaks with YMD about the journey of ‘Rifaa’.


On the Directness of Divine Communication

Every time the Qur’an answered a question, it would be in words: “They ask you regarding…so tell them…”


Change Management in Islam

If one has to learn ‘Change Management,’ he has to learn it from the life of Prophet Muhammad (saws).