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Rhyme and Reason
I heard ‘Me’ talking to myself
Of a great yearning for creativity,
Placing much above the self
The worth of true ability.
This great feeling of deep desire
To create or mold and feel,
The ideals that I aspire
To heighten and unconceal.
From the fathoms of
Response: I have some questions on the answer you have given in your column regarding the purpose of the Hijab. I understand from your answer that ‘not rousing men’ is not the purpose of the Hijab. Then why does the Hijab have to be worn in front of men? Does it also have to be worn
Stealing in Retaliation
Question: If anyone steals from my property, do I have the right to steal something of his?
Answer: No person has the right to commit a public offence in retaliation. Theft is a public offence, and a person who commits theft can only be punished by the State authorities
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Leaders develop a bad habit of becoming a model. They start believing and practicing ‘leading by example’. However there is a flip side of leading by example, which means making people dependent on your examples and hence rend
Muhammad Farooq Arby
(The author can be contacted at farbycyber.net.pk)
This is article is a response to Mr. Akif Safi’s column, titled ‘The Discovery of Economy’, appearing in The Renaissance, May 2001. The major part of the column consists of the writer&r
News & Views
Basit Kareem Iqbal/
The Internet is being used by students and scholars at all levels to assist them in research and to gain access to information quickly. What is available online for the serious students of Islam and science? Can researchers in the area of Islam and scie
In the broadest sense, the West’s borrowings from the Middle East form practically the whole basic fabric of civilization; and they date from the earliest times, long before history began to be recorded some 5000 years ago. Without such fundamental borrowings from the Middle East, the West should lac
The Holy Qur’an is the Final Testament of the Almighty. Humankind has with it this Word of God preserved word for word. With the passage of time the adherents to this sublime masterpiece have increased to billions.
One question is bound to arise in the minds of all the people who refer to the Word
In one of his articles1, Mr Jochen Katz writes:
Is Jesus the son of Allah? The Qur’an says no. Yet it is also entirely consistent with the Qur’an to consider Allah the Father of Jesus for the following reasons:
1. Allah caused Mary to become pregnant with
A young, poor friend of mine came to see me from a place some seventy kilometers from Lahore. He did inform me on the phone that morning about his arrival. Incidentally, I had a particularly busy schedule to pursue that day. Plus, I must admit, I was not extremely enthusiastic about the prospect of his v