Category: Power Politics

The God of Muslims and Christians!

Introduction: The 9/11 has further widened the gulf between the followers of two main faiths of the world. Although Islam like Christianity or any other religion has nothing to do with the acts of few desperate heretics [takfiri in this case]...

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...

Iqbal's culture of Islam

It is customary to divide Allama lqbal’s career into three phases. The first phase, which ended in 1905, was a period when the young poet strove to teach the bitterly divided people of India the lesson of love and faith. He...