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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A Garden of Truths

Ashab Al Kahf Ashab Al Kahf (the People of the Cave) is the seven young men who were forced to wor­ship a deity other than Allah and took refuge in a cave. As a miracle these seven young men were made slept for 309 years in the company of their dog named Qitmir. This incident is a great lesson for the resur­rection after death. On the other hand, it has got some other lessons for today’s people. More than a century the status quo and the fitna spread from the…

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Benchmarks

Four Explanations Showing that the Spirituality is Important The matter does not stand on its own. It depends on a meaning and that meaning is the life and spirit. The matter is not what is served but it is what serves. It serves a truth to ripe and that truth is life and the essence of the life is the spirit. The matter can’t be source of reference since it is not sovereign. The perfections are not demanded from it. On the contrary it is bounded and it depends on…

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Science and Islam-2

By Prof. Ibrahım PIRAHMEDOGLU and Assoc. Prof. Gokalp KAHRAMAN 4. HOW A GUESS TRANSFORMS TO THE STATUS OF LAW Award winning science writer Paul Davies wrote an op-ed New York Times article (Nov. 24, 2007) where he said: “Because the very no­tion of physical law is a theological one in the first place, a fact that makes many scientists squirm. Isaac Newton first got the idea of absolute, universal, perfect, immutable laws from the Christian doctrine that God cre­ated the world and ordered it in a rational way. Christians envisage…

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Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina

By Djermana SETA and Sehija DEDOVIC During the previous century, at the beginning of 90s, Bosnia and Herzegovina like several other countries of the Balkans came into a period of political and economic transition. Unfortunately unlike many of them BiH was attacked and under aggression which lasted from 1992 to 1995 during which the country was totally devastated. Harsh economic situation during war, and post-war transition period forced the inhabitants of BiH, to become preoccupied with finding the ways for survival. Furthermore, re-traditionalisation combined with ethnic and nationalistic divisions influenced…

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Imam Rabbani: The Sun of the 10th Century

Imam Rabbani was born in 1563 (h. 971) in Sirhind, India. He is called as “Mujaddid Alf Thani” for he is the Mujaddid of the second thousand-year. Imam-i Rabbani descends from Hazrat Omar (RA), so he is called with the family name of ‘Faruqi’; and he is called ‘Sirhindi’ as he is from Sirhind. With all these attributes his full name is Imam-i Rabbani Mujaddid Alf Thani Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi. Having learned Arabic language and memorized the Qur’an and many treatises about various sciences at a very young age, Imam-i Rabbani…

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The Great Master of Modern Science

Interview with Dr. Salah Eddin Al Djazairi Dr. Salah Eddin Al Djazairi has lectured and researched at the University of Constantine (Algeria) for more than ten years. He also tutored at the Department of Geography of the University of Manchester. More recently, he has worked as a research assistant at UMIST (Manchester) in the field of history of science. Dr Salah has published many academic works. Publications in scientific journals include papers on environmental degradation, and desertification, as well as papers on politics and change in North Africa, and problems…

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Family for Social and Economic Security in Morocco

Prof. Khadija Moufıd The Concept of the Family The definition of the family that we adhere to is the one of which the concept was unanimously adopted at the conference of Doha by experts, representatives of the three religions, and specialized sociologists and psychologists: i.e., as a marriage-based institution uniting man and woman, and their children, with the kinship and taboo relations it entails and which involves grandfathers and uncles on both the mother’s and the father’s side. It is this latter institution that was scientifically proven and established as…

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Ar-Rahman

EXPLANA TIONS ON ITS MEANING According to Ibn Abbas (RA), “Rahman” comes from the root ‘rahmah.’ “Rahmanurrahim” have rahmah (compassion) on His beloveds by treating with softness, love and gentleness. He becahaves towards the one He got angry with a lack of rahmah. “Rahman” is the One Who does not withhold His rahmah, grace and bounty from any entity He created and from any person whether he is a mu’min or infidel. “Rahman” is the One Who gives bounties which cannot be even imagined to be given by any man. Moreover,…

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A Masterpiece on Al Andalus civilization

Excerpted from Foreword by Sala Khadra Jayyusi Salma Khadra Jayyusi, the academic on Arab literature and poetry, collected and edited the essays on various aspects of Al Andalus civilization which has been the best publication written on the issue so far. “The idea of this book was vaguely born in my mind many years ago when, sitting on the slopes of Toledo, my friends and I listened, fascinated, to the late Aslam Malik, the then Pakistani charge d’affaires to Spain, reading Muhammad Iqbal’s great poem on the Mosque of Cordoba,…

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