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.


Step, Hop and Jump

BEHAVIOR of the youth world over, increasingly getting weird, begs explanation. For the political leaders of the West, where

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The Golden Line

THE quick debacle of the Taleban in Afghanistan has taken many by surprise. The best predictions failed. Why? For a simple reason: at the start it was perceived as a

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The Indestructible Individual

A story goes – it could well be true – that a man, angry on his cat, decided to punish her. He locked her up in a room and began to bring down his cane wildly and repeatedly on her. She ran around,

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A Trustworthy Religion – 1

The religion that men inherit, is, over the ages defined, developed and modified in such a way as to appear and be acceptable to its adherents as the most rational, reasonable, practical and correct. Every previous generation adherents act as guardians to their religion,

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School Dropouts

It is often noticed that in a certain period of his life, a child, until then doing well in school, suddenly begins to show a lack of interest in his studies. The normal age group when this can happen is

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Hands Full

WE have written earlier, in one of our lead articles, that for a definition of the word ‘religion’ as applicable to any religion other than Islam,

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Ever since man took birth on this planet he has been staring at the birds in wonder and longing. How lucky of them to be able to fly?

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See If You Can See

The scientists say among themselves about the quantum mechanics theory in physics that whoever said he understood the theory,

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Here Ye, O Woman?

The talk about women’s maintenance upon the death of her husband or in case of a divorce is a good case to show how campaigners work against Islam.

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Jesus Christ in the Qur’an

To an observer’s eye, the main undoing of Christianity in the modern times has been the doctrine of Trinity.

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The Qur’an and Science

Until the eighteenth century, the European and American minds were controlled by Christianity. Its priests knew all, and the Church could explain everything: religious, or non-religious, spiritual or material,

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Our Millions

To most people today, religion is a thing of little importance. That is because experience with life teaches them that religion and religious values neither play any useful role in today’s life nor are capable of solving any

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The Baggage Carriers

The world is close to facing a decline that can lead to the collapse of the system that governs its life and environment. The Western system of life and thought, which is the system that governs a large part of the world today,

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The Fig

Allah (swt) swore by the fig in His revelation. He said, “By the fig and by the olive” (95: 1). Fig is one of the strangest of fruits on planet earth. In fact, it is not a fruit. It is a flower. But not one,

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Abul Hasan Ali An-Nadwi: A Man of Hope through a Century of Turmoil (Part–VI)

Saddam Hussain’s adventure into Kuwait in 1990 created a situation of emergency and took Ali Miyan to Saudi Arabia to participate in a meeting organised to seek the consensus of the world scholars over the Americans forces that had come into the

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