The World in Crisis: The Qur’anic Remedy

Social problems are abound and have become the order of the day everywhere in the world, whether at the local, national, re­gional or international levels. Un­desirable social conditions, cultural shocks, political turmoils, environ­mental problems, and economic un­certainties are affecting individuals, families, communities, and socie­ties at large, whether Muslims or non-Muslims worldwide. People in general are trying to make sense of the radical changes in the global en­vironment and grappling with the many socio-cultural, technological, political and economic challenges of the 21st century. Even the most basic concept of “family” which…

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Islam’s transition to the future

After the passing away of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W), the seed of Islam was already flourishing in most of the Arab world through the untiring and divinely-inspired efforts of the Companions and Tabiin’s. The years between the 12th to 17th centuries, may be considered – the proverbial ‘golden age’ of Islam as the religion was given a free passage by the Ottoman Empire over its entire dominions which had penetrated deep into Southeast Europe, Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia. Having defeated all of its contemporary empires, including the Byzantine Empire…

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Said Nursi, Muslim advocate of non-violence

Ironically Muslims all over the world are being labeled as “terrorists” and “violent” despite their being the epitome of peace and non-violence. Understandably, what prompted such a rash of derision against Muslims could be alluded to virtual envy by their detractors whose exploits would pale in comparison to Muslim achievements in peace advocacy in various aspects of the human endeavour. It is fair enough for Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) of India to deserve the international honorific as the symbol of non-violence. But in a not too distant place and time, there…

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