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.


On Western and Islamic Values

What were the self-proclaimed objectives of the first colonialists as they appeared at the non-Western shores a couple of centuries ago?

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A New Religion in the Making

Traditionally, Hinduism has been known as a religion of tolerance. This characteristic has been its hallmark. While Christians insisted that God was three and three were incorporated in one, and the Muslims that He was One in every sense of the word,

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Over the globe, great many men and women committed to Islam face a dilemma late in their years. Following the tradition, family desires, elders’

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The Nexus and Us

If you look into a hundred year old map of the world, you will fail to locate a country called “Israel.” You might go back 500 years, or 1000 years, or even 2000, but

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Democracy (Part 2)

Our previous editorial dealt with democracy. The conclusion was that firstly, democracy is not properly understood. Next,

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We have been asked about the Islamic system of government, whether it is close to democracy or not. Not only the manner of this recent question, but

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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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