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

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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On Razor’s Edge

Humanity is trapped but few realize. It has been severally trapped: trapped in its own trappings, in shackles of its own making, in chains of its own design, in fetters of its own manufacture. There have been several reasons that led to it getting trapped: pride, greed, refusal to accept the truths, oppression,

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Signs of the Hour – 3

[Born at the Caribbean, Imran Nazr Hosein was educated both in traditional Madrasas as well as in prestigious universities. He trained as an intellectual, as well as a spiritualist, and has a good eye on religious ideas,

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Signs of the Hour – 2

[Born at the Caribbean, Imran Nazr Hosein was educated both in traditional Madrasas as well as in prestigious universities. He trained as an intellectual, as well as a spiritualist, and has a good eye on religious ideas, history and politics

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Signs of the Hour – 1

Many signs that our Prophet foretold concerning the end of the world have miraculously come true within a few decades of our time:

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Muslim Schools

Schools started by Muslim volunteers face a variety of challenges. But a few are major issues: finance, quality education, and, the raison d’être of their labor i.e., creation of ideal Muslim personalities

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Stop Brooding and Start Functioning

The question “why we are here” has worried mankind from the earliest times. We have dealt with this question earlier in this column several times over, and have answered variously.

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The Internet vs. the TV

There are kinds and classes of magazines. Some are for pastime: sports, films, porn, etc. Some are informative; others are political; a few are

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