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The Hijra and the Islamic Calendar

Since time immemorial, man has found it necessary to measure the passage of time. By simple observation of the stars, changes in the seasons, harvest cycles, and the periods of light and darkness that alternated continuously, early man came up with primitive methods of measuring time to satisfy his basic needs. Early civilizations more ...

Preserving the Environment; from an Islamic Perspective [Part II]

Islam urges us to protect our environment through discovering its secrets and preserving its beauty. The movement of the universe is a natural and clear message that speaks out the greatness of the Creator but no one is able to read this message or realize it except the ones who have visions and minds and the ones who are able to ponder and reflect ... more ...

Preserving the Environment; from an Islamic Perspective [ Part I ]

All thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds. May the prayers and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the messenger of the true word to all mankind, the sent mercy, the truthful, the chosen, the seal of prophets, the prophet of guidance, the one whose heart was purged from all ills, whose sins were all forgiven, more ...

Renewal (Tajdid) in Islamic sciences

It is obvious that the principles of Islamic jurisprudence is the object of pride for Muslims and one of the remarkable achievements produced by the genius of our religious scholars. Ibn Khaldun said, "The science of the principles of jurisprudence is one of the greatest and most important of the legal sciences; moreover, it is the most beneficial. ... more ...

Reform (Islah) and Renewal (Tajdid) in Islamic Thought

Islah (reform) and tajdid (renewal) are religious imperatives that aim to return Islamic faith, its texts, principles, methodologies, understanding and inference to their original pristine state and remove any properties that effaced their essence and disfigured their reality.
Islamic thought is the product of the more ...

Civil Work in Islam

From the different concepts and definitions we have for the term “civil society” we will able to see that they tackle various issues, concepts, and various political, intellectual, moral, economic and social mechanisms. more ...

Justice in Islamic legislation

Man’s stewardship of earth is a matter that proceeds from God the Almighty; man is entrusted with the protection and guardianship of the earth as well as with its administration and the rectification of any evil that may occur. Of this duty, God the Almighty says, “O David! We did indeed make thee a vicegerent on earth: so judge thou between man in ... more ...

 Excellence is all about “Self-Purification”

Allah (SWT) created man from three elements: mind, body and spirit. The most noble of these three elements is the spirit which is a hidden secret from Allah, “They question you about the Spirit. Say, 'The Spirit is at my Lord's command, and you have more ...

A comprehensive study on the content of Dabiq  Magazine An analytical review      to QSIS’s media apparatus and means of confronting it

The Qa’ida separatists in Iraq and Syria known as “QSIS” possess a powerful media apparatus which enabled it in mere months to become the most famous extremist magazine all over the globe. more ...

The Higher Objectives of Islamic Law

Shari’ah in its general sense means the way, and thus the Islamic Shari’ah is the way revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Allah Almighty says: “Then We put thee on the (right) Way [Shari’ah] of Religion: so follow thou that (Way)”[Q 45:18]. This revealed text has been understood and interpreted through the application of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) as ... more ...

The Higher Objectives of the Quran  and the Etiquette of Dealing with it

The Noble Qur’an has great objectives, fair aims and elegant wisdoms, all of which are derived from the status of Allah (SWT)[1]. As Allah (SWT) did not create us for nothing, He, too, did not send His Book empty of secrets and high wisdom, to which He has opened some of His servants’ hearts to know about and understand them. Every one of them has ... more ...

The Family from an Islamic Perspective

Parity is the law of Allah[1] in all His creations as seen in, “And of all things We created two mates; perhaps you will remember.” (TMQ[2], 51:49). As Muslims we all realize that Allah has created all the creatures with His might, perfected them with His wisdom and deposited in most of them the secrets or survival and endurance. From here comes ... more ...

Zakah: Economic and Social Effects

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Ever-Merciful. All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. Peace and blessings be upon His upright Messenger, our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions. more ...

The Economic System in Islam

Generally speaking, scholars and researchers have not given sufficient attention to studies related to the field of Islamic economics. If we turn to the Islamic works dealing with financial matters, we would find that although Muslim scholars of the past were exposed to these studies, their general research methodology was quite different from econ ... more ...

The Concept of “The Ummah"

The Concept in the Qur’an:

The Glorious Qur’an is the first constituent that sets the concept of the nation in its new meaning; its broad and balanced concept that hinges on the unity of creed. It was the first to reach out for the whole existence with its universal and humane call that sets aside any tribalism or fanaticism. It addres ... more ...

Reason and Revelation in Islamic Thought

One of the singular distinctions of Islam is the balance maintained between ‘aql and naql, that is, between human rational thought and revealed scripture.

Certain people admit the intellect alone to be the source of knowledge, whether in the realm of the manifest or the hidden. Others hold transmitted or revealed knowledge alone to be ... more ...

Orientalism

Orientalism

There is no doubt that Orientalism has its significant impact on the Western world and the Islamic world alike, even if the reaction is different in each case. In the Western world no one who wants to write a book about the Orient or think of it or even practice an action connected to it is able to ignore the enormous sci ... more ...

Moderation

Introduction:


No past nation has ever been defined as a moderate or ‘a middle’ nation. This particular definition in only in line with the charitable nature of this nation as what befits Allah’s words, “You are indeed the best community that has ever been brought forth for [the good of] mankind. You enjoin what is good, and for ... more ...

Means to Promote Friday Sermons

1) Introduction
2) Definition of the “Friday Sermon” and its importance
3) Properties of the Friday Sermon
4) Challenges faced by the Friday Sermon
5) Promoting and developing Friday Sermons more ...

Islamic Philosophy

The relation of Islamic philosophy to Greek philosophy
There are two views regarding the relationship between the Islamic and Greek philosophical traditions. One holds that Islamic philosophy served merely to transmit Greek philosophy through the ages, that is, what is called ‘Islamic philosophy’ is merely Greek philosophy translated into Ara ... more ...

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