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    As-salam u Alaykum

    The main sources of Islam are “The book of Allah subhanahu wata’la i.e Al-Qur'an” and “The Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him which are present in the books of Hadith” and the best understanding is the understanding of the Companions of Rasool ul Allah Alaihi Salam.

    Since there is a lot of confusion in the minds of common masses regarding the teachings of the Islam because everyone tries to propagate his own understanding or understanding of his fore fathers which has given rise to the differences not among the masses only but among the scholars also. On this platform we try to bridge the gaps between those school of thoughts through the Qur'an, Sunnah of Rasool ul Allah and the Sunnah of the Companions which at least agree on the basic principles of Islam and the reason for their differences is the understanding in a particular issue.

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The Miracle that the Qur’an Is

The Qur’an is a mu`jizah in several senses. One of them is literary. That is, from the literary point of view, it is a mu`jizah. Now, what is a mu`jizah? Miracle is not the correct translation. Mu`jizh is more than a miracle. And the Qur’an is more than a mu`jizah. Mu`jizah is a thing or … Continue reading

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The Journey Up

It is impossible for anyone to escape asking himself the question: “Where do I go next?” Every time a man witnesses death, the question decks up to dance for a while before him. He pushes it hastily back to the lower deck. The upper deck is for life’s activities, its worries, its pains, its joys … Continue reading

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On Goodness and Compassion

To do an act of kindness, too, is a branch of compassion, or rather, its fruit. It can have many forms, such as, the doing of a favour, the offering of a gift, or the rendering of a service or acting in any other manner that may be a source of joy or comfort to … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ in the Qur’an

To an observer’s eye, the main undoing of Christianity in the modern times, and a strong reason of decline in its system of faiths and beliefs, has been the doctrine of Trinity. Any Christian who tried to understand this intriguing concept, whether in the light of reason or with reference to that of the holy … Continue reading

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A Miracle Called Water.

Water is beautiful. As seas it is delightful to look at. People sit for hours at the shore, doing nothing but looking at the waves rolling against the land. As lakes it is no less captivating; its smooth surface, like a plain sheet, with ripples, is mysteriously soul-touching. Falling down the cliffs, its beauty is … Continue reading

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مذاق اڑانا ۔ ایک تربیتی مقالہ

(تحقیق و تحریر: پروفیسر محمد عقیل)  تعارف               ایک مومن پر جس طرح  دوسرے مسلمان کی جان اور  اس کے  مال  کو نقصان پہنچانا حرام ہے اسی طرح  اس کی عزت اور آبرو پر حملہ کرنا بھی قطعا ناجائز ہے۔ عزت  و آبرو کو نقصان پہنچانے کے کئی طریقے ہیں۔ ان میں ایک اہم طریقہ … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment

Why is it, it is often asked, that those who do not worship One God should stay in Hellfire forever, as promised in the Qur’an. Isn’t that unreasonable? Although this is a common doubt, it has some simple answers. At the start, we must understand that the one who makes the rules, prescribes the punishments. … Continue reading

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RIGHTS OF NEIGHBOURS

Apart from a man’s parents, children and near relatives, there also exists a permanent association between him and his neighbours. The state of this association – whether it is good or otherwise – exercises a deep influence on his life and morals. The Prophet, on whom is peace, has attached great importance to it and … Continue reading

Seeking Knowledge…! Seeking Allah!

Many times I have read and heard people talking about the emphasis on knowledge in Islam. I, being a woman of the 21st century, have always considered myself ‘educated’ and never bothered to learn what exactly Islam means by gaining knowledge. Some feel and say it is just pure religious knowledge; and some say we … Continue reading

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Breaking Another’s Bread

Religion is generally understood as a system that consists of a set of dogmas, rituals, a few moral precepts and taboos. Islam is not a religion in this restricted sense. It is a complete, revealed, hence authentic, and God-approved religion. To explain, it is a comprehensive, practical and pragmatic system for the organization of human … Continue reading

Taking Ramadhan as Ritual

Taking Ramadan As Ritual  Zain Bin Younus, Jeddah   Assalam-u-Alaikum Wa RahmatULLAHI Wa Barakatuh MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH, GIVE US HIDAYAT: For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual ( Stereotyped behavior) than a form of Ibaadah. We fast from morning to night like a zombie (living dead) … Continue reading

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On the Islamic System of Government

Islam, as we know, is comprehensive of all the departments of life, both individual and collective. Like fundamental articles of faith, worship, morality, social behaviour and monetary transactions, it deals with government and administration as well and furnishes necessary guidance with regard to them. In fact, government forms a most important branch of it for … Continue reading

Rights and Duties of Husband and Wife

  THE special significance of matrimony in the economy of human relationships and the distinctive aims and advantages that are associated with it are self-evident. Peace of mind and a happy and contented life are, to a great extent, dependent on how satisfying one’s married life is and on the state of mutual love and … Continue reading

Mu’amlaat In Islam

The guidance, rules and regulations that have reached us through the holy Prophet concerning our monetary affairs, or Muamlaat as it is called, are, as far as we know, based upon four fundamental principles: public good, justice, honesty and truthfulness, and compassion. Moreover, as a consequence of Islam’s strict injunctions in this matter, the management … Continue reading

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On Endowments (Waqf)

Shah Waliullah once stated that the Arabs were ignorant of the institution of Waqf before the advent of Islam. It was the Prophet Muhammad (saws) who acquainted them with it, and advised them to make such endowments. What it denotes, in brief, is that a grant is made of something like land or money which … Continue reading

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The Excellence of Hajj and Umrah

Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: “The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, ‘(The super-structure of) Islam is based on five (pillars): testifying the fact that La ilaha illallah wa anna Muhammad-ar-Rasul-ullah [there is no true god except Allah, and Muhammad ((PBUH)) is the Messenger of Allah], establishing As-Salat (the prayers), paying Zakat (poor due), the pilgrimage to the … Continue reading

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Morals and Manners – (In the Light of Ahadith)

Among the things on which the Prophet Mohammad (peace and blessings of the Lord be on him) has laid the greatest stress after belief – and maintained that the felicity and salvation of mankind is dependent upon them – one is that man cultivate good manners and noble qualities of mind and character, avoid evil … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith Part – VI (Orientalists and Hadith – 3)

Qur’an and Hadith A cursory examination reveals that the two, Qur’an and Hadith, belong to completely different orders. So that, if someone doubts the authenticity of Hadith, whether or not they are the Prophet’s words, then the question that arises is – the two being literally so different – if the Hadith is not the … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith Part – V (Orientalists and Hadith – 2)

  The Medieval Legacy Such were the trend-setters for many of the Orientalists who took over from the priestly class after the burst of Renaissance. A great majority of them, right up to our times, wrote – particularly, but not exclusively, if principles and morals happened to be the topic – just as much untruth … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith -Part IV (Orientalists and Hadith -1)

The works on Islam and related topics, as produced by Western scholars, over past few centuries, is a dark patch on the face of scholarship. These scholars (who later came to be designated as Orientalists) were always at loggerheads with the Prophet and ill at ease with facts surrounding him. Their efforts, on the one … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith – Part III (Importance of the Hadith)

Although the utterances of the Prophet (saws) acquired significance only after the Qur’an had begun to come down, it were his utterances alone that, for long duration, served the functions of Divine Revelation thereafter. There were long and short spells during which the Qur’anic revelations did not come. During such spells Prophetic words filled the … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith – Part II

Hadith literature presents the most accurate history of a person and an epoch. No other phase in human history has been as well, and as accurately recorded as the Prophetic: not even the modern. In our times historical accounts are so intricately spun together with fiction that it is impossible to distinguish one from the … Continue reading

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The Science of Hadith – Part I

Definition Hadith, literally an utterance, is that body of literature which deals with Prophet Muhammad (peace on him). It reports him or about him. Thus it includes his words, deeds, what he was like or was thought of by his contemporaries, before or after he was commissioned as a Prophet. It includes his resolve to … Continue reading

A Conflict of Cultures

By Umm Muhammad, Jeddah Humanity lives crowded together in an increasingly small world of many cultures. It is no longer possible for any Muslim to isolate himself completely from the influences of alien civilization or from the impact of corrupt environments, no matter where he happens to live. Western culture, in particular, has become attractive … Continue reading

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Salam (Peace)

By Jinan Bastak “O Allah, You are the Source of Peace, and from You is Peace. Blessed are You, O Possessor of Glory and Honor.” [Muslim] We all seek peace in some way. We work so that we do not have to worry about where our next meal will come from. We take breaks to … Continue reading

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Existence in the Realm of Inexistence

By  Syed Iqbal Zaheer If the atheists claim that God does not exist, then they are, in a way, right. He surely does not exist in the ‘realm of existence.’ He is above and beyond the realm of existence known to the humans, or knowable to them. God is even beyond that realm of existence … Continue reading

Signs of the Hour-Part 3 (Analysis of Imran Hosien’s book “Jerusalem and the Qur’an”)

Syed Iqbal Zaheer In our last phase of critical examination of Imran Hosein’s work “Jerusalem in the Qur’an“, (which made its bold appearance in USA in the year 2002) we can take up the theme that dominates his book. He suggests that after a predictable collapse of American currency and military power, Israel will take … Continue reading

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Signs of the Hour-Part 2 (Analysis of Imran Hosien’s book “Jerusalem and the Qur’an”)

Syed Iqbal Zaheer For Imran Hosein verse 95-96 of Surah al-Anbiya’ is the key to understanding events of the Final Hour. His translation is as follows: “And there is a ban on (the people of) a town which We destroyed (and the inhabitants expelled) that they (the people of the town) shall not return (to … Continue reading

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Signs of the Hour-Part 1 (Analysis of Imran Hosien’s book “Jerusalem and the Qur’an”)

Syed Iqbal Zaheer Many signs that our Prophet foretold concerning the end of the world have miraculously come true within a few decades of our time: enough to convince the most die-hard skeptic to wonder how such wide and varying phenomenon could have been so accurately foreseen by someone appearing a millennium and a half … Continue reading

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Meimunah Bint Yussuf, Kenya No recorded date of birth is known yet but this prominent and lovable companion of the prophet died in 652 CE  In spite of the fact that he fought in the battles of Badr, Uhud, Khandaq and other major encounters, an-Nuayman remained a light-hearted person who was quick at repartee and … Continue reading

The Qur‟an and Blood-Letting

Syed Iqbal Zaheer    A young man, originating from an Arab country known for its commitment to Islam, and from a family known for its religiousness, fresh in USA as a student, has raised a few questions, sent to us for reply. The nature of the questions, such as, e.g. “why did prophet Muhammad take … Continue reading

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A Tragedy of Sorts

Syed Iqbal Zaheer Not much is known about Umm Waraqah although she figures in some two dozen works. That is, she is there, in so many records, but the information they yield is pretty meager. Notwithstanding that, what little is known is quite intriguing. She is known by her kunniyyah “Umm Waraqah” (Waraqah’s mother), there … Continue reading

Another Reason

Syed Iqbal Zaheer Biologically, brain size of the living beings seems to depend on body size, or perhaps, it is the other way round: body size depends on brain size. The prevalent ratio is 1: 50. That is, for every gram of brain, there is 50 gram of body. There are a exceptions though. For … Continue reading

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The Qur’an and Music

Syed Iqbal Zaheer It is hard for the people to digest that this life does not end here, that there is an afterlife, and that, to qualify for a goodly life there, they need to prove themselves worthy here. Today’s Muslims inherit their beliefs just as Christians inherit belief in Trinity, the Jews in their … Continue reading

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God’s Existence

Syed Iqbal Zaheer The frequency at which we are asked the question related to God, especially from the Indian sub-continent, gives us a clear indication of the decline in the magnitude of belief in Islam. A major reason is ignorance of the Arabic language. Direct access to the Qur’an, in its language, implants faith in … Continue reading

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Finding God

Syed Iqbal Zaheer Credit to the shallow Western way of life, builders of the body and extinguishers of the soul, doubts about God, His existence, His functions, mankind’s need of Him, etc. are growing: “Does He exist? What is He doing up there? Shouldn’t He answer when we call Him? If He is there, and … Continue reading

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Dear Modernist……….

This article is based on Justice Taqi Uthmani’s  book “Islam and Modernism”.. Search for “Modernity” by itself is a commendable desire and a natural urge of humankind. If this urge wasn’t there, man would not have reached from stone-age to atomic era, couldn’t have gained access to aeroplanes and spacecrafts from camels and bullock carts, … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual Orphans

Syed Iqbal Zaheer There have been among the Muslims, throughout their history, people – the more away in time from the origin of Islam, more their numbers – to whom Islam is a burden and a shackle. But since its creeds are beyond questioning, (Tawheed, Prophethood, etc.), it is the Shari`ah that is targeted for … Continue reading

“MUSIC”

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer, Bangalore   Love of poetry is planted in human nature. Where does this passion reside in the human body is a riddle that challenges the biologists and evolutionists. There is no area in the mind for emotions: love, hatred, etc. ‘Much there is,’ the human body seems to tease the humans, … Continue reading

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Salah: How Hadith rejecters define it?

All praises are due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon his final prophet. There is a lot of debate nowadays between the main stream Muslims and the Hadith rejecters who call themselves as “Quranists”. Quranists claim that the true and only source of law is Quran while they consider the literature of … Continue reading

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(Why We Are Here?) Stop Brooding and Start Functioning

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer The question “why we are here” has worried mankind from the earliest times. We have dealt with this question earlier in this column several times over, and have answered variously. But the questions of this kind keep coming in; which is the reason why we call them “the perennial questions.” There … Continue reading

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Expired Brains

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer The editorial of the previous issue dealt with a few questions raised by the Rejecters of Hadith. The history of “rejections” is quite old. It started with the first sect in Islam, the Khawarij. They thought they knew Islam better than he who was the first teenager to believe in Islam, … Continue reading

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Syed Iqbal Zaheer  To allege that the Hadith works were produced 200 years after the Prophet, in an age of easy access to Islamic literature, with at least 25,000 Arabic books old and new, running into hundreds of thousands of pages, available in print, as well as in electronic format, with the mere click of … Continue reading

On Return of Khilafah

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer, Editor YMD. With the gut feeling among the masses, and no less among the Christians, the interest in the return of the Khilafah has risen high. For the Muslims it is because it is he who is expected to terminate the tyrannous modern devilish civilization. The Prophet has promised the return … Continue reading

Understanding The God Particle

The discovery of the Higgs boson (if it is really it), neither proves nor disproves the existence of God. Neither the Standard Model (if it succeeds) nor any other set of equations can disprove God’s existence. The hullaballoo created around the discovery was merely media hype. The Higgs particle is not the ‘God particle.’ To … Continue reading

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The Pain and the Promise of Being Muslim Today

The West has nothing new to offer, except pervert ideas. It is in jitters and hugely envious of the Muslims, for the peace still prevalent in their society, despite corruptions, and despite facing onslaughts of various kinds. The leadership of the West is in complete control of the Zionists, and, looking beyond into decades, there … Continue reading

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“Al-Waseelah” AND “AL-SHAFA’AH”: In the light of Quran

Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) has used the word “Waseelah” and “Shafa’ah” at different places in His final Book Al-Qur’an specially the word “Shafa’ah” has been used extensively. Many people misquote the word “Waseelah” and gave it the meanings of the word “Shafa’ah”. Let’s analyze both these words in the light of Qur’an and let Qur’an … Continue reading

Confidence Not Misplaced

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer An unusual quality of the Qur’an is that most people who are not classified as Muslims, but have been exposed to it to some degree, hold the feeling that there must be some truth behind it. If they engage with it longer – and seriously – then, the feeling grows. It … Continue reading