Khan Ansur

WHY DO WE NEED TO STUDY THE SEERAH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Peace Be Upon Him)?

WHY DO WE NEED TO STUDY THE SEERAH OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (Peace Be Upon Him)?

Khan Ansur describes based on his own personal experience why reading Seerah is an important task for every Muslim.

Khan Ansur “I looked into history for a human paradigm and found it to be in Muhammad”. (Wolfgang Goethe, the German Poet) The word “Seerah” simply means “path”. If we go by the dictionary meaning, it means; conduct; way of life; life of a person; biography; etc. I could perfectly recall the days of my […]

 Mugees Ul Kaiser

Evaluating Scientism: Is Science The Only Way to Truth?

Evaluating Scientism: Is Science The Only Way to Truth?

More fundamentally, science observes reality through the lens of subject-object dualism thus fragmenting its vision of whole reality at its very genesis. Mugees Ul Kaiser stresses, 'Note that even though being dualist in nature, science overtime has completely neglected the subject as Husserl noted.'

The splendor of science and scientific achievements has cast its spell on modern civilization, penetrating its way deep into modern mentality. Although the achievements of science cannot be belittled or negated in any way but the glamour associated has gradually developed into a philosophy of Scientism which is problematic. Captivated by the speedy and substantial […]

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Conceptualising Syed Maududi’s polity in the context of modern nation-state

Conceptualising Syed Maududi’s polity in the context of modern nation-state

The modern Nation-State rules the roost and it seeks our adherence, urges our allegiance, shapes our culture, above all, it often shapes religion. It has assumed the powers of God in regulating society, as opposed to God's will (submission of own will to God's will). Showkat Ahmad writes about the ideology propounded by Syed Maududi who emerged as a strong voice of muslims in the 20th century when modern nation-state made their influences in every sphere of life.

Showkat Ahmad  The first and the most significant fact to know about the Islamic political theory is that it does not prescribe or articulate any particular form of governance that should be conventionally adopted in all occurrences, instead, Islam gives principles on how to form states and manage affairs and then it is left to […]

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End Times and Dystopia: An Islamic Perspective

End Times and Dystopia: An Islamic Perspective

From the Islamic perspective specifically, this world is not eternal but has to end at some point of time. While there is no explicit information in the religious text about the exact time of occurrence of the final day (Day of Judgment), there are prophetic traditions that talk of some events which would unfold before God almighty wraps up this world. Faizan Farooq briefs us about some eschatological events in the light of ahadith and suggests how to approach the study of this particular branch of Islamic theology.

Faizan Farooq ‘Atheism will eventually take over the world’ read the title of a Shaikh Hamza Yousuf clip I recently came across on YouTube. In the video, Shaikh was referring to a Hadith (probably from Bukhari) which explains how the ‘last hour’ (Quranic phrase for the Day of Judgment) would come only upon the disbelievers […]

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