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Wisdom of the East
I heard of a king's son, who was low in stature and ill favoured, whilst all his brothers were tall and handsome. Once upon a time, his father looked at him with disgust, which the son had sagacity enough to discover, and said `O father! a short man who is wise is preferable to him who is tall a
Lest We Forget
Shibli Nomani was one of the greatest luminaries who glittered on the literary firmament of Urdu literature and the brilliance of whose achievements outshone those of his contemporaries as well as predecessors in diverse branches of knowledge. Few writers in the 19th century could achieve the versatili
Why another School?
Among many responsibilities of an educational institution, one particularly important, especially in relation to our society, is that the younger generation be educated in such a way that their awareness of life and its purpose is enhanced; that they be beyond compare: a generation th
Qazf ie, wrongly accusing someone of fornication can assume two forms:
Firstly, if a person accuses a chaste and righteous woman or man of fornication.
Secondly, if such an accusation takes place between a husband and wife.
In the first case, the law of Islam is that the accuser shall have to pro
The surah can be divided into the following four sections.
Section I (1-4)
A reference is made to the exile of the Jewish tribe of Banoo Nudhair. They had been ordered to vacate their territory because they had broken their covenant and had plotted to kill the Prophet (sws). At first, the
In recent times, the view of our jurists about the testimony of women has remained a subject of hot debate. The general view in this regard is that in cases of Hudood, female witnesses are in no way acceptable. As far as other affairs are concerned, their testimony is acceptable only when in place of a male witness two of them t