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My manhood's thirty years I spent
In hunger toil and strife
And by this Persian tongue itself
Brought Persia Back to life
Firdausi (in his satire on Sultan Mahmud)
A tree whose quality is bitterness,
Nadir Aqueel Ansari
These days one often hears calls to raise arms from various quarters of our religious bureaucracy in the name of Jihaad. The target for Jihaad, however, varies from case to case depending upon who is making the call and with what motive. It ranges from Jih
Free will is one of the greatest favours the Almighty has blessed man with. However, just as this will is a source of honour for him, its misuse is a source of dishonour for him because from every instance of misuse emanates evil and disorder. This is pecisely what the angels h
The surah can be distinctly divided into the following nine sections.
Section I (1-6)
In the introductory part of the surah, a reference is made to the attributes of Wisdom, Power, Knowledge, Authority, Origination and Contrivance of the A
A slab of ice placed beneath the scorching sun is destined to melt away. Every passing moment takes it closer to extinction and the instant inevitably arrives when it is no more. This is a common observation, but it continues to remind every heeding mind of the greatest reality of life---death.