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Lest We Forget
Before the advent of Islam, Arabia was the land of antagonist tribes, always busy in fighting and bloodshed. Due to their inter-tribal conflicts and disunity they had become an easy prey to economic and political exploitation of the contemporary great powers, the Persians and the Romans.
It was the da
Question: If only `exploitative interest'(ie interest at an exorbitant rate) is prohibited in Islam, then can a normal interest at a mutually acceptable rate be charged for a loan?
Answer: Some people argue that only usury (interest at such an exorbitant rate that it exploits the debtor) was decla
Question: To what extent are Muslim women required to cover themselves while dealing with men? What should be their behavior with male relatives not strictly in the category of `mahrams'?
Answer: The Holy Quran has given guidance on how women should behave while in the presence of men in two differ
The educational system of a country is the key to its development and progress. It serves as the foundation upon which the infrastructure of various agencies of a state is built. A country's stability heavily relies upon the young minds the system nurtures. Unfortunately, we in Pakistan possess an educ
CENTRAL THEME AND RELATION WITH PREVIOUS SURAH
This surah along with Surah Dhuhaa, the previous surah, form a dual pair. It begins after Surah Dhuhaa without any prior introduction, and the subject raised in the verse `Did We not find you an orphan and gave you shelter' and in the subsequent verses o
It is generally believed in our religious circles that the teachings and directives of Islam only appeal to our emotions and sentiments; they do not address our intellect and as such they have to be accepted and obeyed without being inquisitive about the logic and philosophy behind them. Asharites, the largest school of Muslim s