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Rhyme & Reason
From Rumi and Iqbal (Tr. Asif Iftikhar)
Withered mind, withered nerves, withered body
Whence doth the Friend’s Voice come unto me?
Sound of the Bamboo Fife
Hear the bamboo fife, what tale in its tone?
Which separation it doth bemoan?
News & Views
Table 2: Summary of Results
News & Views
This is the second of the two essays assessing the contents and validity of Internet Web sites dealing with Islam. The objective of this essay is to demonstrate what the average person looking for information about Islam would come across using one of the five most popular search engines (MSN, Google, Ly
Author: Asma Barlas
Publisher: Global Media Publications, New Delhi
Men have long argued over the authority that human intellect has in relation to the Divine. The Greek philosophers are known to have impressed upon man’s ability to use logic and thus, make rational decisions. These philosophers endeavoured to induce men to not only use his intellect regarding affair
I. Style & Eloquence (الاساليب و البلاغة)
1. The causative ‘إِنَّ’
About the ellipses in the verse ‘َتَزَوَّدُواْ فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَى’, Ghamidi writes (note 12
وَأَتِمُّواْ الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلّهِ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ وَلاَ تَحْلِقُواْ رُؤُوسَكُمْ حَتَّى يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ
As we repose faith in the Lord, our immediate desire is to be what our Lord wants us to be. Awed by His Mercy and Grandeur, we surrender before the religion He has revealed. With veritable sincerity of heart, we wish that this religion must govern our life such that no aspect of it should escape the religiou