Mugees Ul Kaiser

Muslim Modernism, Traditionalism and Liberalism: Putting things in perspective

Muslim Modernism, Traditionalism and Liberalism: Putting things in perspective

In the postmodern world where some of the Muslims accept and follow religion only when in conformity with the western 'isms', Mugees Ul Kaiser writes how these 'isms' fail because of the 'liquid modernity' and how religion stands tall above all for its basis on what he calls 'metaphysical intellect which is trans-temporal and trans-historical'.

Modernist Muslims, who cut themselves off from tradition under the influence of evolutionism and progressivism, thinking that they develop a better understanding of things with the passage of time, are putting themselves in a quite vulnerable position. They seem to suggest that modernity and post-modernity are closer in conformity to the truth than Prophet Muhammad […]

 Oracle Opinions

The Blessed Path

The Blessed Path

All of us face some experiences in our lives but only those who are critical and sensitive in their pursuit draw lessons. In this short story, Uzma Bukhari writes about one such person namely Amina who experiences events in her life that make her God-conscious.

Uzma Bukhari Intelligent and brave Amina was the eldest child of the family. She lived in a serene village with her parents, uncle, aunt, and cousins (Umar and Shabeer). As usual, Amina’s Father and Uncle were up before Azan and left for Mosque. The sweet and melodious chirping of birds was echoing in the village, […]

 Web Desk

Comparative Study of Religions: Islamic and Western Approaches

Comparative Study of Religions: Islamic and Western Approaches

Junaid Farooq Zargar  The western idea of religion is in direct clash with the meaning and understanding of religion from an Islamic perspective. Therefore, the aims and methods of comparative study of religions in the west are totally different from what they are in Islam. The approach of western civilization towards religion is defined through […]

 Mugees Ul Kaiser

Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

Revisiting the reconstruction of religious thought – envisaging its nature and scope

There are innumerable injunctions put forth by the Quran and Sunnah which warn Muslims about making alterations in the religion of God like the previous nations (Jews) who morphed the divine text under the weight of their own whims and desires; thus earned God’s displeasure. The stigma associated with something known as bid’ah (innovation) is […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Paradise Women

Paradise Women

Almighty mentions in the Quran for men The armors and patrons for women But, yet to she be seeker of him Rather in his heart of time with dim Men support her for means and deeds Provides her with comply of needs As Prophet(PBUH) states, about real men One who is best to wife and […]

 Ubair Ul Hameed

Politics of religious sectarianism in Kashmir

Politics of religious sectarianism in Kashmir

“We live in a place where a teen age girl is exploited by the state for her poverty, sex scandal is a reality, widows are product of every sun rise and the half widows of every sunset; where bloody conflict is preying for the chasity, the occupier is exploiting every weakness to drive us away […]

 Zeeshan Rasool Khan

The message of ‘Badr’

The message of ‘Badr’

Jihad, which actually means ‘to struggle’ was given military dimensions after the oppressive practices of Meccan polytheists against Muslims. It is noteworthy that from Islamic perspective an armed struggle based on Islamic principles is termed as Qital. The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad (PBUH) signed many treaties to resolve matters peacefully, but the continued oppression, faced […]

 Umair Ul Umar

PREJUDICE AND STEREOTYPING, A NEW TREND BY FACEBOOK JURISTS

PREJUDICE AND STEREOTYPING, A NEW TREND BY FACEBOOK JURISTS

Prior to my theme, while I’m buttoning the keys of my laptop, as my consciousness is not in a state of peace. Because the social media is affecting the young minds drastically. And the overall effect of the social media is that, it is guiding the immature brains in such a way that in a […]

 Dr Javed Jamil

The Indian Express debate on Liberalism: What suits India?

The Indian Express debate on Liberalism: What suits India?

I have been reading the articles appearing in Indian Express on the question of Muslims and the different views regarding their position in the current Indian scenario. The Indian polity seems to have the domination of two kinds of leaders. On the one hand there are people who have manifest communal leanings, some being soft […]

 Faizan Bashir

An odyssey of how the sectarian divide within Islam led me away from it

An odyssey of how the sectarian divide within Islam led me away from it

Some 8 years ago I was inspired by one of neighbours to become a practicing Muslim. Over the years I transformed from being a staunch practicing Muslim into one who followed almost every sect of it with complete sincerity and dedication but then finally today I am an agnostic or confused between agnosticism and atheism. […]