Occasion of Revelation
This is an excerpt from the commentary of the Holy
Qur’an by Imam Farahi – a very academic discussion about the true nature of the
narratives that purportedly divulge the sha’n-i nuzul
(occasion of revelation) of a surah or part of a surah of the Holy Qur’an.
Although very compact, it aptly unravels the matter and closes the door of utter
confusion, opened by not correctly understanding the narratives in point.
Belief in God
Belief in God is the sublime fountain from which
springs the stream of Islam. In this short essay, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi endeavors
to capture the stance of the Holy Qur’an regarding the “belief in God” inasmuch
as it pertains to the being of the Almighty.
Heads for Zakah Spending
This essay enumerates the heads under which zakah
may be spent. It is, in fact, a part of a major treatise of Imam Amin Ahsan
Islahi, in which he has criticized the condition of tamlik (exclusive personal
possession) considered mandatory by our jurists for the proper payment of zakah.
The discussion about the heads, however, can be appreciated on a stand-alone
basis, as presented in this issue.
The Originalist Approach to Understanding Islam
It is an analysis by Khalid Zaheer of three major
approaches to understanding the Holy Qur’an, namely, Traditionalist, Modernist
A Resume of Arabic Philosophy
This essay is a very compact but elaborative profile
of Arabic philosophy. Inasmuch as it retraces the roots of this philosophy, it
highlights the original contribution made by the Muslim philosophers as well.
The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction
This is the title of a book which explores the
impact of religion on the psychological life of people. A review of this book is
presented in this issue.
The Character of a Happy Life
A beautiful poem that spells out the ingredients of a