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His Excellency Dr. Syed Hamid Albar, Special Envoy of OIC calls for Muslim unity

His Excellency Dr. Syed Hamid Albar, Special Envoy of OIC delivering his address at the International Conference on Reconfiguring Interfaith and Intrafaith Understanding... view more

Leaders

What is Islam and who speaks for it today?

Nafasat Khan

For me, the advent of Islam was more a social revolution than a "religious one"! "the concept of social and economic parity" as was envisaged nearly 1400 years ago was an entirely someting new than and even "unthikable" upto 17th century ( when French revolution rocked the Europe). The world was following the path of "class supremacy" - the ruling class and its allies (rich traders) and those under "the rule" were far apart . In some part of the world an entire "group of human beings" was soci... view more

MY LIFE IN ISLAMIC ECONOMICS

Prof. Muhammad Nejatullah Siddiqi

I have been involved in Islamic economics most of my life. At school, however, I studied science subjects, but switched to economics, Arabic and English literature for my BA degree at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which I joined in 1949. The decision was influenced by my reading habit.... view more

Insights

Pluralism and the Quran: Possibilities

Prof. Syed Asim Ali

Pluralism is rather a modern concept advanced in our day for peaceful coexistence of all humans. If the fundamental features of a modern theory are traceable in an ancient text, it is not only amazing but also reassuring. ... view more

Conventional Pattern of Qur'anic Interpretation: A Critique

Prof. Israr Ahmad

Three main trends dominate the interpretation of the Qur'an, traditional (ma'thur), rational (ijtihadi), and jurisprudential (fiqhi). Methodological pattern in these categories of tafsiris almost the same. That pattern is generally composed of four principles: (1) the Qur'an interprets the Qur'an, (2) the Prophetic traditions elaborate the Qur'an, (3) views of the Companions (sahabah) and the Successors (tabi'un) unfold the Qur'an, and (4) Judeo-Christian traditions help understand the historica... view more

Intellectual Crisis of Muslims...some stumbling blocks

Prof. Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi

After The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, which actually was the compilation of lectures delivered by Muhammad Iqbal on Islamic philosophy; it was published in 1930, no progress was seen in the process of reconstruction of Islamic thought in real sense. Iqbal's views on Ijtihad are still very relevant and we need to start all our reconstructions of Islamic thought by employing it in its broader ramifications. The second problem closely related to Ijtihad will be and must be none el... view more

BOOK REVIEW

Reconfiguring Interfaith & Intrafaith Understanding

H.E.Dr. Abdulaziz Altwaijri's Address

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It Was Oil, All Along

By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

At a congressional hearing this week, James Hansen, the NASA climate scientist who exactlyAt a congressional hearing this week, James Hansen, the NASA climate scientist who exactly... view more

Iraqis Pay? The Arrogance of the U.S.

By Enver Masud

At a congressional hearing this week, James Hansen, the NASA climate scientist who exactlyAt a congressional hearing this week, James Hansen, the NASA climate scientist who exactly... view more

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