Day: December 3, 2022

Aurengzeb’s Problem

Francois Bernier traveled Muslim India during 1657-1668 in the reign of Aurengzeb Alamgir (d. 1707) who was the last stable Moghul emperor of India. When he became the king of India, one of his teachers came to him to get a good position in the Indian Civil Administration. Aurengzeb discussed some issues with his teacher about the […]

The Relationship of Revelation & Intellect

Throughout the history, whenever a group wants to penetrate its own views into God’s religion, they propagated the significance of intellect and said that since the traditional creed do not conform to the intellect, we should transform the creed to make it compatible with intellect. By the term ‘intellect’, they meant the theories prevailing in […]

Traditional Mentality

Elias Howe (1819-1867) was born in Massachusetts, USA. He died at the young age of 48. Although his life was short, his contribution to the world of clothes — that of the sewing machine — will always be remembered. قوم ثمود کا انجام کیا ہوا؟ آج بھی قوم ثمود کے تراشے ہوئے گھر سعودی عرب کے تاریخی […]

Love of Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ واٰلہ وسلم) with Knowledge

We have already referred to the Arabian Prophet’s devotion to knowledge and science as distinguishing him from all other Teachers, and bringing him into the closest affinity with the modern world of thought. Medina, the seat of the theocratic commonwealth of Islam, had, after the fall of Mecca, become the centre of attraction, not to the hosts of Arabia only, but […]

Rise & Fall of Nations

Ibn Khaldun is one of the most prominent scholars of the Muslim History and is considered to be the founder of Social Sciences. His famous book “Muqaddamah” is taught in various universities around the world. In this book, Ibn Khaldun has analyzed the factors that contribute to rise and fall of nations. According to him, […]

Secular vs. Religious History

Dr. Mubarak Ali is one of famous historians of Pakistan. He has a secular orientation. He has written many valuable books on the subject of socio-economic history. In his book “Tareekh ki Talash” (In Search of History), he has fervently criticized the approach of some Pakistani Historians. In his opinion, the historians influenced by the religion have presented the history […]

Are you killing your family?

Non-smokers who are exposed to passive smoking in the home have 25 percent increased risk of heart disease and lung cancer. Passive smoking in the home causes 10,700 deaths a year in the UK alone. Side-stream smoke contains tar nicotine, benzene and Pyrene. These dangerous toxins are present in higher concentrations in side-stream smoke than in main-stream […]

Examining Others with Suspicion

Allah, the Almighty, says in Quran: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيراً مِنْ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ إِثْمٌ وَلا تَجَسَّسُوا ۔ (الحجرات 49:12) O believers! Avoid immoderate suspicion, for in some cases suspicion is a sin. Do not spy on one another. In this verse, three attitudes are forbidden: One is suspicion, second is spying i.e. trying to […]

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