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The Massacre of Karbala': A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala': A Historical Analysis

Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events in Islamic history: The Massacre of Karbala.Are Sunnis 'on the side of Yazid' or 'on the side of Husayn'? Who i
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:47

Democracy: One of the Objectives of Shari`ah?

Democracy: One of the Objectives of Shari`ah?
Is it really possible to include democracy among the main objectives of Shari`ah? Find out ...
Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 12:42

Drops of Faith: Water in Islam

Drops of Faith: Water in Islam
As a universal religion born initially in the harsh deserts of Arabia to complete the message of former prophets and convey the divine revelation in its last testament (Qur’an), Islam ascribes the m
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 22:28

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 3)

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 3)
The luxurious are always deceived by false values and perishable ease and they are dazzled by the richness and power they possess. They further think that all these can protect them from Allah’s aff
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:57

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 2)

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 2)
This means that these people became blind followers of the luxuries they have been given. Consequently, they neither forbade corruption, nor occupied themselves with reform, nor struggled against inju
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:24

Alexandria Declaration on Women Rights in Islam

Alexandria Declaration on Women Rights in Islam
This declaration is grounded on the sublime principles of Islamic Shari`ah, along with some genuine Ijtihad-based efforts, the rich sessions of the conference and the additional commentaries issued by
Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 12:03

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 1)

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 1)
In his My Autobiography, Charlie Chaplin says, “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” Similarly, Gibran describes luxury using very impressive words such as in, “The lust fo
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:20

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