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Religion

Islam & Modernism

Philosophy of Islam – Islam Vs. The Modern World: By A. Siddiqui

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The term paper for the course of “Philosophy of Islam” is composed of five pieces of work, on the current issues facing the Muslim world, as against those being witnessed by the Modern states, dominated by the west. The topics under the scope of this term paper include...

dr. allama iqbal

Moses: As in Kalam of Allama Iqbal

Moses led his people, the Israelis from Egypt to the Promised Land. As narrated in Quran, Israelists were able to cross the Red Sea, but the forces of the Pharaoh which pursued them were drowned in the sea. In the valley of Sinai, Moses had a vision of God and he...

Madassa Education

Creation of Hindu ’Madrasas’ – By. R. Talib

  (Text of a talk on “Saffronization of Indian Education” given at the YMCA, New Delhi) I am neither an educationist nor an expert on Hindutva. But in the course of writing a book on Islam and Modernity, I have come across problems faced by Islam in its extremist manifestation, popularly...

evolution

The Origin of Life by S. Shafqat

The Origin of Life by S. Shafqat On a warm and humid day approximately 3.8 billion years ago, with the adolescent Earth cooling down into its permanent features and with rain and lightning dominating the skies, some random molecules came together in a primordial water-soup – perhaps in the sea, perhaps in some...

Eqbal Ahmed

Eqbal Ahmad: A true struggle. A true man – By Edward Said

Edward Said is a distinguished Palestinian-American writer. He has written many world acclaimed works on the Palestinian quest ion His scholarly work Orientalism is highly influential in challenging western perceptions of the Orient. Eqbal Ahmad, one of the most brilliant and unusual political thinkers and activists of the last 35 years, died...

crescent moon

Should We Still have a Lunar Calendar? – By W. Bokhari

Should We Still have a Lunar Calendar? – By W. Bokhari As we all know, the lunar cycles form the basis of the Islamic calendar. For that reason, this particular aspect of astronomy is regarded by Muslims to be a specialty of Islamic Science. There are two issues of importance over here....

Golden Dome  - Ladies reading Quran at the door

Islam Challenge by R. K. Rodebaugh

  Islam Challenge by R. K. Rodebaugh It is past time for a concerted effort by the descendents of Averroes and Avecinna to reacquire the best, most fruitful and constructive elements of its own heritage. Writing as a western secularist, in this particularly intense moment, I wish to raise a...

sikhism

The Shrinking Boundaries of Sikhism – By D. Mittar

  The attack on a Sikh temple in Vienna brings into focus the tensions that are being created in the community in the name of maintaining the purity of the faith. This trend towards exclusivism is unfortunate for the world’s youngest and perhaps the most tolerant of religions. When Guru...