False Deities, mere Empty Names

“Is, then, HE who has every living being in His almighty care, [dealing with each] according to what it deserves – [is, then, He like anything else that exists]? And yet, they ascribe to other beings a share in God’s divinity!...

Is Conversion to Islam by Force Permissible?

As a general principle every verse of the Qur’an must be read and interpreted against the background of the Qur’an as a whole [selective interpretation of verses in isolation, out of context my not convey the complete sense]. Let’s take example:...

What Really is The Message of The Quran ?

‘The Message of The Qur’an’, has been acclaimed as one of the best, English translations and commentary of Quran by ‘Leopold Weiss’ [Muhammad Asad]. It is  based on his own knowledge of classical Arabic and on the authoritative classical commentaries, although...

Jihad, Violence & Qur’an

After 9/11, it has become fashion, especially among western writers to quote the Quranic verses related with the conduct of warfare out of their context, there by misleading the reader to misperceive Islam as religion of violence and militancy, which is...

Fundamentals of fundamentalism

Fundamentalism is a political movement to capture power and acquire control over national resources in the name of religion. It’s apparent aim is to establish a theocracy based on a literal interpretation of religious laws by rejecting and outlawing all social,...

Qur'an on; Tolerance, Peaceful Coexistence

It is generally misperceived that Qur’an [The Muslim Holy Scripture, The Last Testament] encourage violence. The contrary is true, as evident form some references quoted below:- No compulsion, coercion in religion; 2:256 , 6:104,107; 88:21-26; 6:66,107; 10:108; 25:43; 39:41; 42:6; 4:80; 42:48; 3:20; 5:99;...

Traditional education & modernity-Madrissah

Islam like many other religious traditions has an inherent struggle with modernity since its anchorage lies in historical traditions at various levels. The infallibility of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) for Muslims leads to a tendency for...

Israel's war crimes report

REVERBERATIONS of the devastating offensive by Israeli defence forces against Gaza in January are still in the air. In a 22-day onslaught launched in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, IDF killed 1,417 civilians including 400 children under 16....

Politicl and Moral Vision of Islam

MORE often than not, when one hears the word ‘fundamentalism’, the mind somehow always relates to its Islamic connotation, for such extremism by other religions is always mentioned with proper prefix, like ‘Hindu’, ‘Christian’, ‘Jew’ and so on. But without a...