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In his letter of commission to Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari, Umar bin Al-Khattab has provided a comprehensive account of the conditions of passing judgement and explains the rule of conduct associated with appointment to the office of judge. After the necessary salutations, he says:
Adjudication is a fir
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 the economic and political exploitation of the contemporary great powers, the Persians and the Romans.
It was t
Lest We Forget
The annual convocation of the Nadvat-ul-Uloom was being held in a packed hall at Lucknow in 1907. The conferring of degress in this well-known institution of religious education was to be followed by Dastar Bandi (Investiture of academic gowns and turbans) ceremony, which was being presided over by Khaw
The surah can be divided into the following three sections.
Section I (1-14)
The Prophet (sws) is directed to stand regularly to pray by night and to recite in slow measured tones the Quran in this tahajjud prayer. This shall soothe and strengthen his mind and soul and enable him to bear
It is generally believed that the attitude of Islam towards the fine arts is not very encouraging; it does not nurture the aesthetic sense found in human nature; in particular, it totally prohibits the art of music as well as the art of making human images and portraits. We believe that this view is not cons