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Rhyme & Reason
Seek not God only on the high mountains; in the lonely deserts,
Seek Him, rather, in the shy smile of a young bride,
Seek Him in the eyes of an old woman told of her grandson’s death,
Seek Him in the grain of a labourer when paid his day’s wage,
Seek Him in the first day of the m
Comment: Upon examination of Islahi’s commentary on Surah Fil published in your journal, I had a few questions and concerns over the particular interpretation presented by him. The questions arose over the interpretation of two things:
1. The surah begins with the words alam tara (Have you not se
Is the Earth Flat according to the Qur’an?
Question: Can you explain the following verse:
He [Dhu’l-Qarnayn] followed, until he reached the setting of the sun. He found it set in a spring of murky water. (18:85-6)
Does it not imply that the earth is flat an
Editors:Imamu’l-Din Ahmad and Ahmad Yousaf (eds.),
Title:Islam and the West—A Dialogue
Same old evenings. Same old routines. Same trite TV programs and the so-called exhilarating ads. Nothing different in our lives. But that day was something special. The day began with an unusual thing. My wife wished me a happy day. Very strange, eh! In the office, no routine hackneyed work, but
The following article by Albert Einstein appeared in the New York Times Magazine on November 9, 1930, pp 1-4.
Everything that the human race has done and thought is concerned with the satisfaction of deeply felt needs and the assuagement of pain. One has to keep this constantly in mind if one
The author is Associate Professor Ilahiyat Fakultesi, Istanbul University, Beyazit, Istanbul, Turkey.
The great thinker Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis, 1332 AD and died in Cairo, 1406 AD. His ideas have reflected their importance on the history of universal thought
In one of his articles1 Mr Jochen Katz has pointed out a contradiction in 39:4 and 6:101. The verses are:
Had God wanted to take a son, He would have selected of His creations, whichever He pleased; He is absolutely clear of all fault; He is the God, the One, the Almighty. (39:4)
The Qur’an (31:17) requires us to not only stay away from evil but to prevent others from getting involved in it as well. Evil can take different forms and unless it is properly understood, it cannot be effectively checked. One form of evil is simple: It is the one which is blatant and is, therefor