February 2018


Establishing an Islamic State

The Islamic system of governance neither theocratic, nor monarchic, nor oligarchic, nor democratic. It is neither capitalistic nor socialistic. It is Islamic.


Letters to the Editor

On Islamic Governance, Sea Food and more…

The Qur’an

Verses from Surah 25: Al-Furqan (The Criterion) [62 – 71]

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

The Hadith

Ahadith from ‘Miftah-ul-Ma`ani’

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, Falling in Love, Origins of the Rat Race…!

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Welcome Abolition of Hajj Subsidy, To Eliminate Ideologies and Fight Terrorists Militarily, Tops Regional Islamic Finance Table, Rare Qur’an Editions in Madinah Exhibition, Hit for Wishing Man

Contemporary Issue

The Bitcoin Frenzy

If you are one of those thinking about investing in bitcoins, here’s a sane bit of advice: Please don’t!


Following Your Passion

Retiring early seems more like wishful thinking rather than an actionable plan for most working people these days, but plan for it we still must.


Visiting the Japanese Mosques

A fascinating first-hand account of the small Muslim community and its Mosques in Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun.

Human Rights

Muslims in China: A Long History of Oppression

China, with its illegal occupation of the largely Muslim populated area of Xinjiang, has almost put an end to Muslim communal life there.


My Thoughts: “It’s My Life!”

A poem about life, by Mirza Yawar Baig.


Zakat as Welfare System

With international welfare systems all but breaking down and with poverty and inequality rising, it is high time to give serious thought to Islam’s Zakat system.