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

The Science of Hadith – 6 Orientalists and Hadith (3)

A cursory examination reveals that the two, Qur’an and Hadith, belong to completely different orders. So that, if someone doubts the authenticity of Hadith,

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Apostasy

The question of apostasy in Islam is often raised. It issues forth from various quarters, primarily the evangelical, but also from the atheist and antagonistic circles.

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The Science of Hadith – 5 Orientalists and Hadith – II

Such were the trend-setters for many of the Orientalists who took over from the priestly class after the burst of Renaissance. A great majority of them,

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The Science of Hadith – 4 Orientalists and Hadith (1)

The works on Islam and related topics, as produced by Western scholars, over past few centuries, is a dark patch on the face of scholarship. These scholars (who later came to be designated as Orientalists) were always at loggerheads with the Prophet and ill at ease with facts surrounding him.

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Falluja Floods the Superdome

The devastation that hurricane christened Katrina brought to the Gulf Coast (of the United States) early September this year, led many (including Americans) to compare it with the Gulf of the Middle-east.

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The Hadith – 3

Although the utterances of the Prophet (saws) acquired significance only after the Qur’an had begun to come down, it were his utterances alone that, for long duration,

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Never In, to be Going Out

With the pathetic inner weaknesses of the Muslims over the world, their orphanhood (in terms of political leadership), and religious leadership in a state of stupefaction, the attacks on Islam and Muslims that had remained confined to drawing rooms, corridors, private meetings and

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The Science of Hadith

Hadith literature presents the most accurate history of a person and an epoch. No other phase in human history has been as well,

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Jewish Influence on Islamic Beliefs

A response to Shmuley Boteach’s book titled “Judaism for Everyone.”

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The Science of Hadith

Hadith, literally an utterance, is that body of literature which deals with Prophet Muhammad (peace on him).

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Evolution and National Geographic

The prime malady that failed the Western world, its culture and civilization: dishonesty.

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Finding God

“Does He exist? What is He doing up there? Shouldn’t He answer when we call Him? If He is there, and is of qualities attributed to Him, why is there any suffering on the earth? What is His role in situations of human crisis?”

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Freedom in Islam (Needs revision)

One of the prime difficulties we face in bringing in any significant change at the social, economic or political level among the Muslims, in any part of the world, is, in the final analysis, freedom of choice accorded every person Muslim or non-Muslim. (Needs revision)

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Our Spiritual Orphans

There have been among the Muslims, throughout their history, people – the more away in time from the origin of Islam, more their numbers – to whom Islam is a burden and a shackle. But since its creeds are beyond questioning, (Tawheed, Prophethood, etc.), it is the Shari`ah that is targeted for indirect criticism.

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An Interesting Number

Nineteen is definitely an interesting number. Many people, religious as well as scientists, have been intrigued by this number. In science,

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