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Can a Woman become the Head of State?
Question: I know that Islam looks at men and women in an equal light. However, I have heard that in Islam, it is not permissible for a woman to become the ruler of a nation? Is this the case, and if so, why?
Answer: This is not the case. In Islam, the elec
In one of his articles*, Mr Katz has pointed out a contradiction in two verses of the Qur’an. According to 16:49-50, the Qur’ansays that the angels are not arrogant and they do what God commands them to. While according to the second of these verses (2:34), when God commanded the angels to pr
Author: Ismail Raji Faruqi
Editor: Ataullah Siddiqui
Publishers: The Islamic Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Leicester, 1999,
Does there truly exist an insuperable contradiction between religion and science? Can religion be superseded by science? The answers to these questions have, for centuries, given rise to considerable dispute and, indeed, bitter fighting. Yet, in my own mind, there can be no doubt that in both cases a dispass
The word ‘success’ has as many varied connotations attached to it -- as much as there is diversity in human thoughts. More often than not, the word is vociferously employed to gauge material abundance that, in simple terms, is an inexhaustible supply of everything under the sun. On deliberation
The objective of Islam is to purify all aspects of human life and soul. It therefore insists that besides cleansing the inner self from contamination, care must be exercised in the intake of food and drinks. Only the clean and pure among them should be eaten and drunk. While answering a question in the
The quest for the truth can prove to be the most despondent of tasks. At times, it may seem a lost cause, a mission impossible. So rough and rugged may be the terrain traversed that one tends to lose hope. Yet if a person persists in this quest and keeps searching for that elusive needle in the haystack,
Rhyme and Reason
Move away from me, thou earthly shade
Thou shadow, that pursuest me;
Away, away, let not the vision fade
From before my eyes, let me see.
Here does Nature open all its flowers.
The breeze is cool, the trees are green.
Let the heavens, let pour their powers
On this my land, where I have b