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Quran, Hadith & Women

Quran, hadith & women

The Quran indeed had ushered in a revolution as far as women’s rights were concerned. Women hardly enjoyed any rights before Islam in marriage, divorce or inheritance. They were left…

Facts, questions & solutions

‘Asbahna wa asbaha-lmulku lillahi rabb-il’alameen’ (We awake and the country awakes to Allah the Lord of the Universe) — Hadith Sharif PAKISTAN’S population is around 240 million, 90 per cent…

Love of God

ONE of the recurring themes in the Holy Quran that may stimulate any reader’s imagination is the description of those who God ‘loves’ (uhibbu) and those He does not love…

Politics of despair

The moral decay of Pakistan and the malaise it has created continue to have devastating consequences. Unmoored from principles, the deliberate abandonment of critical thinking is eating into the moral…

Winning hearts

THERE is a famous saying in Arabic that the heart of a believer is the abode of Allah. This means that Allah spiritually lives in the momin’s heart. If somebody…

Diversity and unity

SINCE the country’s creation, the accent has always been on ‘unity’, even at the expense of diversity, in every aspect of life — identity, language, culture, education, faith and what…

The beloved Prophet (PBUH)

Islam is the pinnacle of revealed religions. With the advent of Islam, the revelation of God's word to mankind stood completed. And our beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) is the Last…

Work ethics & Islam

MOHAMMED Abduh, the famous Egyptian Islamic scholar and jurist had once said: “I went to the West and saw Islam but there were no Muslims. I came to the East…

From Sialkot to where?

THE silent majority of Pakistan is silently sad. It is also scared. Even the chronic optimists are failing privately. What happened in Sialkot is a symptom of an underlying cancer which has…

Human love

IS the love of God separate from the love of human beings, His creatures? Many religious traditions, including Islam, see them as supplementary and complementary. We learn through interesting episodes…