There are kinds and classes of magazines. Some are for pastime: sports, films, porn, etc. Some are informative; others are political; a few areRead more »
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.
It is hard for the people to digest that this life does not end here, that there is an afterlife, and that, to qualify for a goodly life there, they need to prove themselves worthy here.Read more »
It was right at the start of the affair that the Ummah split into two major divisions: those to whom religion came first and those to whom it came next (not last but only next).Read more »
It is reported that a mighty king sat, surrounded by, as usual, officials in due submission, or rather, in abject humbleness, speaking out in all decorum when asked, but wishing not to speak, in fear that an inadvertent word,Read more »
Young men who launch themselves on to a study of Islam often inquire about Mawlana Mawdudi, and, in particular, his Tafheem al-Qur’an. They hear contradictory opinions: from zealous acceptance to out and out rejection.Read more »
The efforts of thirteen long years at Makkah led to a simple conclusion. The mission was not acceptable to those who enjoyed wealth, power and influence. The Prophet needed new ideas, new strategy, new approach.Read more »
Not much is known about Umm Waraqah although she figures in some two dozen works. That is, she is there, in so many records, butRead more »
Young men quite often ask: Should we necessarily study the Qur’an and Sunnah under the guidance of a scholar,Read more »
This time let us start by stating the solution before looking into the problems.
So long as a Muslim recognizes that he does not know, one of the first few verses revealed to our Prophet (asws) can do him good: “And He taught man what he did not know.” With this recognitionRead more »
Back in 1932 – Iraq was carved by the colonial powers out of an Ottoman province. (Before the carving, Kuwait was part of the province). The British-installed rulers of Iraq were soon assassinated.Read more »
The sudden appearance of a problem of global nature, a product of this our modern age (of tall talk, taller claims, but meager deliverance), a life-threatening device, not a direct industrial product, but quite closely related to it, needs attention. It is spreading rapidly.Read more »
Biologically, brain size of the living beings seems to depend on body size, or perhaps, it is the other way round: body size depends on brain size. The prevalent ratio is 1: 50. That is, for every gram of brain, there is 50 gram of body.Read more »
In one of the earlier issues we have stated that prostration before graves is an act of major shirk. We did not state that it is shirk itself.Read more »
It was the practice of the Prophet to accept bay`ah (pledge of obedience) from his Companions at the time they entered into Islam. In addition, he sought their pledge on other special occasions, (or, occasionally, without any occasion).Read more »