Reflections

By Niggy I was glad that my mother left behind neither any burdens or bitterness. I strongly believe this was by God’s grace and because of her spiritual life and for being kind, forthright and disciplined. When they left this world, saints and prophets probably did not leave behind many material things. But of course […]

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Abdur Rahman, A Smiling Lad By NigarIt was sometime in 2014 that I first met Abdur Rahman. He was then a patient at a kidney dialysis unit of a hospital. He looked weak and somewhat disillusioned about life. He must have been less than 25 years old then. Those days, I would visit the dialysis […]

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Our intellect and our other faculties are all limited, while God is Unlimited By Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz I have been writing on science-related topics for several decades now. One issue that I often deal with is the relationship between Islam and Science. There are different approaches to this relationship. I do not seek to compare […]

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Whenever there is a controversial issue, do not allow it to become a large-scale conflict. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan The Quran says, “Let them not dispute with you in the matter.” This verse would mean, ‘Do not give others a chance to dispute with you.’ That is, ‘You should not enter into disputes.’ The verse […]

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By Shaban Ali Nadvi I was working in an office till recently. I would spend much of the day there. In the morning, a Muslim woman would come to clean the place. One day I asked someone about her, and I learnt that her husband was a habitual drinker. I felt she was in great […]

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Salma really enjoyed observing human behaviour it was her favourite hobby. It was, she would tell people, a lovely source of learning about life. By Roshan Salma was having lunch at the college canteen when the manager of the college’s finance department entered. He pushed his way to the counter, placed his order and sat […]

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By Syed Farid Alatas Backward and extremist ideologies and orientations have always been held on to by a minority in Muslim societies. But that is enough to cause problems. As a result, the question as to what constitutes a progressive interpretation of Islam arises. When we refer to progressive Islam, we are really referring to […]

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I think those who take no interest in learning about how others are handling their life, miss out a great deal. Every person, no matter what his/her station in life ‘rich’ or ‘poor’, ‘famous’ or ‘ordinary’, is a fascinating story in himself / herself simply by the fact of being human and alive, a fact […]

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