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Rhyme & Reason
The wind has stopped to moan aloud,
There is a little peace in me.
Gray is now the darkened cloud.
A sudden calmness in the sea.
The noisy noise of buzzing bees
Has turned into a humming sound.
The rustling leaves have in the trees
A whispering melody found.
Can a Woman be Elected as President of an MSA?
Question: From the Islamic point of view, can a woman be elected as the president of a Muslim Student Association at a university? If so, can she still be president if she does not cover her hair?
Answer: As far as Islam is concerned, it
In a previous article (Renaissance, Dec 2001), the author has argued against the abolition of interest through a legal decree. Here, he proposes a strategy for this abolition. (Editor)
Should we conclude that since there had been no success in eliminating interest from the
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I was low in spirits that day. Nothing looked meaningful or encouraging. Gloom and failure were revolving around me. I was feeling stagnant. The last day I was seeing a cricket match, amidst a stadium jam-packed with a roaring crowd. I was enjoying the game. The players were all competitive and w
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