Essay

Reflection on the immensity of God’s universe can also help us realise our own nothingness in comparison. By Fr. BabuThattil CMI Everyone needs something or the other to believe in a deity, a power or maybe an ideology. Many of us believe in an All-Powerful Being called in English as ‘God’. It is a human tendency […]

Keep Reading

If God is Most Kind and Most compassionate, why should we fear Him? How does a ‘pious’ person becomes ‘God-fearing’? ‘Fear of God’ seems to be a rather complex and misunderstood concept. This is an attempt to reconcile the two seemingly opposite teachings. By Ejaz Naqvi A not uncommon misgiving that abounds is that the “God […]

Keep Reading

It is rare that a ruler is able to concentrate so much power in his own hands while remaining popular with his subjects: Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has achieved a synthesis of tradition and globalisation. By Ingrid Thurner Because the prevailing media culture considers only bad news to be newsworthy, all we read and hear about […]

Keep Reading

During the early Meccan period the word used to describe Islam was” Al-Yusraa,” or ‘The Easy Way’. There is a plethora of verses that testify to Quran’s underlying philosophy of moderation. By Moin Qazi You live in such a time that if any of you abandon even a tenth of what you are enjoined, you […]

Keep Reading

Islam’s holistic vision of a merger between science and ethics can make a significant contribution to the creation of a revised epistemology of modern science. By Mohammad Hashim Kamali Islam is supportive of scientific research that brings benefit to humankind, but knowledge of science and technology that is harmful is discouraged. Questions have been asked […]

Keep Reading

Christians and Muslims share an obligation to seek out knowledge and apply that knowledge in good faith for the betterment of humanity. By Dr. Craig Considine Politicians and anti-Muslim activists frequently take to audiences and websites to criticize the term “jihad” as a form of Islamic supremacism, oppression, and violence. Muslim extremists, on the other […]

Keep Reading

The shift in focus of religion from an ethical guide to policing of appearances (dress codes, rituals) is a curious phenomenon — a virus that seems to have seeped its way into mainstream Muslim consciousness. By Moin Qazi “Why do you not keep a beard?” I am often asked, Some have more forcefully tried to […]

Keep Reading
Go to TOP