Abraham’s Father in The Qur’an
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Abraham’s Father in The Qur’an

Prelude - Abraham “Verily Abraham was a nation in himself, devout for Allah, inclined and not was he an idolater.” (16:120) This statement defines two things, the character of Abraham, inclined towards a greater subjective ideal, and the characteristics of…

Right is Might – Lesson from Karbala
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Religious

Right is Might – Lesson from Karbala

History has witnessed numerous incidents which are a blot on the human conscience and humanity. The broad humane and moral values were trampled over and there was the gory dance of barbarism, cruelty, death and destruction. However, the majority of…

The Scholarship on ‘Islam-Modernity’ Discourse
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The Scholarship on ‘Islam-Modernity’ Discourse

Muslim responses to issues of reform and modernization, since its emergence, have spanned the spectrum from secularists and modernists, to religious traditionalists (fundamentalists) and reformists. Believing that Islam and modernity are compatible, Islamic reformers emphasize the need for an Islamic…

Is Javed Ahmad Ghamidi devotional or deviational?
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Is Javed Ahmad Ghamidi devotional or deviational?

Ovais Manzoor Dar The bottle of modern civilization is brimful with the wine of 'LAA.' Perhaps there is no cup of 'ILLA' in the hands of the cup bearer (Allama Iqbal, Bal-i-Jibril). As humanity was covered by the torment of death,…

Medical Science behind ‘Waddu’
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Medical Science behind ‘Waddu’

Islamic prayer (Salat) is preceded by Wudu (Ablution), a process by which the organs of the body are washed and rubbed (with a moistened hand) in a certain fashion. Qur’an says: “O believers! When you prepare for prayer, wash your…

Lesson from Ramadan
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Lesson from Ramadan

All months of the Islamic calendar are virtuous but the month of Ramadan has special importance, for it literally is a Training Session for Muslims. It trains Muslims in purifying the self from materialism and in polishing it with divine…

Think Before You Donate
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Economy

Think Before You Donate

Islam, without any doubt provides a unique way of living, encompassing every aspect of life, be it social, religious, economic, cultural or behavioral. Apart from preaching religious harmony and brotherhood, it respects humanity without discriminating on the basis of caste,…