Zakaat and its Contents: On the Real Nature and Purpose of Charity in Islam

Zakaat and its Contents: On the Real Nature and Purpose of Charity in Islam

Mehradjuddin Bhat Khalifa Abdul Hakimm the scantly known thinker of the Muslim world once said, like many other species of animals’ man is by nature gregarious; for the necessities of even very primitive existence, he has to enter into some sort of reciprocal relations with other members of his species. This social dependence and interaction […]

Daughters Are a Blessing in Islam!

Binte Mushtaq Daughters are without doubt a great blessing from Almighty Allah. They are a means of salvation and a path to Jannah (Heaven) for their parents. The crux of one narration states, “One who loves his daughters and withstands the hardship of grooming and getting them married, Almighty Allah makes Jannah compulsory (Waajib) on […]

(Mis)Representation of the Prophet (PBUH) in English Literature: From the Past to the Present

(Mis)Representation of the Prophet (PBUH) in English Literature: From the Past to the Present

Dr Tauseef Ahmad Parray In English literature (both literary and academic works), a significant and fast emerging sub-genre is ‘Literary Orientalism’. It is defined either as ‘the depiction of the Orient/ Orientalism in western literary texts’, or simply as ‘the study of the (mis) representation of Islam and Muslims in the English (literary) works’. In […]

Status of Women in Islam

Mohammad Ashraf In the pre Islamic era the people of entire world and those of in Arab lived a barbarian life. They had no sense of right or wrong.They used to live life as per their will and whim.The people in theArab world before the emergence of Islam did accept the fact that there is […]

China: Law passed to ‘Sinicize’ Islam

China: Law passed to ‘Sinicize’ Islam

BEIJING: Beijing has passed a law to “implement measures to Sinicize” Islam within the next five years. The move came after Chinese government officials met with representatives from eight Islamic associations, the Global Times reported. “(The officials) agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to Sinicize the religion,” the article […]

On Orphans in Kashmir: We Must Rise to the Occasion and Own Them

On Orphans in Kashmir: We Must Rise to the Occasion and Own Them

Ishfaq shafi The future of children wholly and solely depends upon parents, their mentality, their behavior, their assets and so on. A family with a sound economy can make their children sound in all walks of life. But, the unfortunate fact for someone who is orphaned is that he or she lacks this valuable guardian, […]

The Lost Glory of Muslims in Science and Technology

The Lost Glory of Muslims in Science and Technology

DR. RIYAZ AHMAD MIR Islam gives great importance to education and knowledge Almighty Allah created Adam (ASW) and gave him (ASW) the knowledge and wisdom and made him (ASW) a supreme creation. Allah (SW) Himself taught the Adam (ASW) the names of all the things that exist in the universe. Therefore, it is imperative to […]

The Message of Karbala is Beyond Time and Space

The Message of Karbala is Beyond Time and Space

Zeeshan Rasool Khan The Islamic year, consisting of twelve months, begins with the month of Muharram. Although all these months are significant, holding a special importance but the Quran has declared four months more sacred, which include Zulqadah, Zulhijjah, and Rajab and the first month – Muharram. Even before the advent of Islam, this month […]

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