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Islam: Puritan and popular religion

Throughout the history of religion, the question that arose from time to time was whether religion should evolve according to social, political and economic needs of society or should it retain its original teachings. Those who are in favour purity of religion argue that despite changes in society, believers of a religion must observe its … Continue reading

Religion and reason: The challenges of modernity

Religious scriptures are the most revered pieces of writing. They have been recited millions upon millions of times and raging debates have been carried out to determine the one true meaning behind their allegories and metaphors. Two schools of thought emerged as a result of this battle of semantics. One school which has been dominant … Continue reading

Concept of Equality of Men & Women in Islam

“O Mankind! Be conscious of your Sustainer, who has created you out of one living entity, and out of it created its mate, and out of the two spread abroad a multitude of men and women. And remain conscious of God, in whose name you demand (your rights) from one another, and of these ties … Continue reading

Muslims of France

There are an estimated five million Muslims in France today, which is the largest such population in Western Europe. What challenges have generations of Muslim immigrants in France been facing to retain their cultural identity? Read more >>>> http://wp.me/p1dL2Q-gc Please visit: http://aftabkhan.blog.com

Iqbal, Philosophy & ideology

This quatrain sums up Iqbal’s supreme significance for Muslims, for then and for centuries beyond. After all, men like Iqbal are born but in centuries. To quote Amir Shakib Arsalan, the world of Islam had not thrown up a thinker of his calibre during the last few centuries. Iqbal had ample opportunities to assimilate eastern … Continue reading

False Attacks on Islam and Muslims

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Quran: Accuracy of Scientific, Historic Narratives & Prophecies

Quran Magazine: http://flip.it/RvuUS The coherence in Qur’an is amazing that it give evidence to its Divine origin through ‘Internal Evidence’.  The Scientific Facts-Proven Recently: God says: “Then proclaim: “Praise be to GOD, very soon He will show you His signs and you will recognize them. Your Lord is not unaware of what you do.”(Qur’an;27:93); “Soon shall … Continue reading

Space — a huge Mystery!

The universe, estimated to be about 13.7 billion years old, is constantly expanding. The galaxies are racing away from one another due to some very strange forces that we do not understand. It turns out that space is not one dark empty vacuum. Some strange and powerful forces lurk within it. One mysterious force, “dark … Continue reading

Faith and Reason

In a civilised and mature society, the complexities of social and spiritual problems and mysteries of the universe can be understood through philosophy. History shows that in the early stages of civilisation, religion played an important role to unfold secrets of the unknown. Generally, the format of religious teaching was poetry. People achieved spiritual satisfaction … Continue reading

Modern Barbarism

But what sets the modern barbarians apart is their simple minded intention to essentially dismantle government with nothing but a vague and vengeful minimalism in mind as a replacement. [An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson]The Brutal ForceHas anyone noticed that the political air is wafting rancid lately? That is the smell of modern barbarism. Modern barbarism … Continue reading

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