Rajab 1424 H
Volume 16-09 No : 201
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After reading the pleasant news ‘Azaan after 500 years’ we refer the Holy Quran which says “Lose not heart nor grieve, for you will ultimately suceed if you remain true in Faith” (3:139)
The Muslims of Spain- ‘Moors’ are really praiseworthy. The continued struggle recalls the period of AD 711(92 H) during the Silat invasion by Tariq-Bin-dyad Umavi on Spain.
Addressing his armymen he had conveyed : “Every country is our country as Allah is the master of all lands”. The Muslims should know Islamic-Spain 711-1492 and Grenada the land of pomegranates. GRANADA was established, During the paleo period of Muslims and even after that, Granada is continued to be the biggest seat of learning in the whole of the continent of Europe which attracted even the Christian royalty to it who felt proud of being educated here.
My bouquet of blossomed roses to you for the pleasant news ‘ Azaan from Grenada Mosque after 500 years”, conveyed through the Islamic Voice, August 03, and our heartiest prayers for the Spanish neo-Muslims.
The great poet Dr. Mohammad Iqbal has expressed his sentiments in his poetry for Spain; we look forward for the formal inauguration and further good news from Islamic Voice.
Qazi Mohammad Ayub
In a multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-lingual Bharat, the proclaimation of the Uniform Civil Code is politically motivated and aimed at Polorising the society on communal grounds and interfering the religious and cultural systems.
Article 44 is the directive principle, which has many urgent and important measures to liberate the oppressed. But where do we see the liberation of the oppressed? Has the rape victim and the desperate shattered mothers whose children have been slaughtered before their eyes got any justice and liberation? Are they not the oppressed citizens of India!
It is complete Hypocrisy! Uniform civil code is impracticable in country like India having thousands of communities. It is a political stunt to trigger the minorities in general and Muslims in particular.
Islam advocates equality of all men, irrespective of their origin, gender and race. Man is held as the apogee of all creation next only to the creator. Even the angels are inferior to man in status and are asked by God to pay obeisance to him. The earth's resources are created for human use and benefit. The Quran Says:" He has created for you all that is in the Earth" (2:29); "He has made subservient to you the night and the day as well as the sun and the moon" (16:12).
The Prophet made a declaration of human right in his farewell address during the last pilgrimage: "All of us belong to one God, one father and one religion. No Arab is superior to non-Arab, except by having a greater degree of God consciousness.
Islam was the first religion in the world that valued the role of women in society and allowed them a share in the property left by their parents and husbands, In fact, in Islamic law, a woman is a human being first and gender second: "and woman shall have rights similar to the rights against (her), according to what is equitable; but man has a degree (of advantages)." (2:228)
Swami Vivekanand said, "My experience is that, if ever any religion approached equality in an appreciable manner, it is Islam and alone" (Letters of Vivekananda). According to Arnold J. Toynbee, "The extinction of race consciousness... is one of the outstanding moral achievements of Islam."
Islam is above all a religion of brotherhood. It leads people to live in love and amity, and guides them to the path of prosperity. One of its distinctive features is that it has blocked all paths that might lead to extremism, terrorism and excess. It is unfortunate that Islam should today be considered a religion that promotes terrorism and extremism, and be maligned in so many unjust ways, Yet the reality is that it is a faith that leads to peace, tranquility and, ultimately, man's salvation.
Obaidur Rahman Nadwi
Everything is good about Islamic voice except that news and articles remain posted for weeks and months with nothing new to read ! This is its only limitation,and I hope it will be realised and improvements will be made to make it more interesting for the readers.