Advertisement

Archive for December, 2014

Working Together: Agree To Disagree

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the days of the steam engine, the engine drivers had no option, but to stand at close quarters to a blazing fire. It was all part of being an engine driver, and without that no train could have run. Much the same thing happens to individuals who make things work in civic life. They […]

Continue Reading

Using Sanity and Wisdom

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Individuals and communities can add more value to themselves by being creative. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan An entrepreneur wanted to set up a shop for eye lenses in a city. Since most opticians selling eye lenses also have vision-testing facility, he too thought of engaging an Ophthalmologist for the purpose. But the doctor did not […]

Continue Reading

Spaces for Oneness

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The founder of a library and the donor of the book-rack—the one a ‘Hindu’, the other a ‘Muslim’— honouring their deceased fathers through acts of charity for the benefit of the local community, is an excellent example of inter-community harmony. By A Staff Writer For almost a month now, I have been at an ashram—doing, […]

Continue Reading

Consultation and Democracy

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Quran talks about mutual consultation on collective affairs. Modern democracies are only an evolved form of consultation. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, emphasized the need for mutual consultation (mashwara) among Muslims on the issues that pertain to their social and collective life. In a Hadith, he said: “No individual would ever suffer a […]

Continue Reading

Social Behavior and Respect for Human Rights

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: In a Muslim society, we normally know how to pray and to do other acts of worship. We love to visit Makkah and Madinah, to read the Qur’an and we may also offer voluntary prayer and other types of worship. Seldom, however, do we care for human rights, cooperation, doing our duty, etc. We […]

Continue Reading

Knowledge of the Unknown

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: People in the sub-continent go to a person addressed by the title “Baba Ji”. This title refers to a person who is honest and respectable, loves Allah and talks to Him. Allah gives him knowledge about people living far away and things that will happen in the future. When people go to Baba Ji, […]

Continue Reading

Religion as a Cause of Conflict and War

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Q: A new thinking is gradually developing which suggests that hatred and fighting between different types of believers are due to religion and sects. Without religion, people will have less to fight for on religious grounds. It is suggested that if people throughout the world implement a system of education which is geared to strengthen […]

Continue Reading

Can Women go out for Dawah alone?

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sir, My question is : Can ladies as individuals or in group be allowed to step out of the house for giving dawah? Or for conducting ijtemas or other Islamic gatherings ? I am asking this because some scholars here are objecting to this. They say that women should be accompanied with their mehrams. Subhy […]

Continue Reading

Keeping People’s Faults Secret

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Uqbah said: ” I heard the Prophet as he said, ‘Whoever keeps secret a shameful deed done by a Muslim, God will grant him His cover on the Day of Judgment.’” Sometimes we are faced with a situation where quoting an incident or a person’s behavior may serve a good purpose. Is it acceptable, from […]

Continue Reading

Responding to the Call of Faith, before it’s Too Late

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful The unbelievers will be addressed: “Indeed, greater than your present loathing of yourselves is God’s loathing of you when you were called to the faith and you rejected it.” They will say: “Our Lord! Twice have You caused us to die, just as twice You have […]

Continue Reading