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Beauty of the Quran

ALLOWING our senses to open up to the majesty of the universe, we are struck with its beauty and grandeur. The activity of humankind in pursuit of livelihoods during the…

Quranic Aesthetics

Quranic aesthetics

Aesthetics of the Quran/Islam is a vast subject of study. Traditional studies have focused largely on the beauty of the Quran in terms of its language and eloquence. However, let…

Muslims And The Quran

Muslims and the Quran

Out of some 6.7 billion men, women, and children now living on earth, every fourth proclaims: "There is no deity except Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger." This proclamation makes…

Ghazali’s View Of The Quran

Ghazali’s view of the Quran

Just as there is a growing global demand for enlightening modern commentaries of the Quran, there is a persisting dearth of exegetical scholarship, even as the overall body of literature…

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…

The Quran On Polygamy

The Quran on polygamy

There is a widespread misconception that Muslim societies are essentially polygamous. However, in the Quran permission to marry more than one wife is given under highly exceptional circumstances and with…

Postmodernism And The Quran

Postmodernism and the Quran

A general perception in the West is that Quranic teachings discourage progress and are incompatible with a modern way of life. Those who hold this view fall in three groups:…

Understanding The Quran

Understanding the Quran

How to understand the Quran is an important question. Generally we pick and choose a verse to prove our point. Thus, many Muslims have different positions in understanding the verses…