Spending in the way of Allah is second of the most
emphasized directive of Islam. He who has true faith in Allah is driven towards
His creation to help them and to alleviate their sufferings. True Faith and
stinginess are quite incompatible. While unravelling the pitfalls of parsimony
in different parables, the Holy Qur’an has explained the fruits of spending in
the way of Allah, as explained by Javed Ahmad Ghamidi’s in this section of
verses of Surah Baqarah.
The Creation of Adam (sws) and the Institution of Caliphate
Despite the majority consensus on the initiation of
mankind by Adam (sws) and Eve (sws), no tenable explanation is purported on how,
when and where they laid the foundations of humanity. As everything about this
most ancient page hides in sheer obscurity, it is only the Divine Revelation
that can unravel it, and garner credibility from the audience. On the basis of
the Holy Qur’an, Khalid Masud unfolds theses pages of history, which have been
misread and misinterpreted many a time.
The Qur’an and Natural Calamities
Is it is a scheme of God to bring destruction to people
unsparingly whenever they deviate from the right path? Are natural disasters and
calamities that befall mankind the same as struck the disbelieving nations of
rusul (Messengers)? These are some of the important questions that Dr Dildar
Ahmed has addressed in this article.
Need for Divine Guidance
Man has been given divine guidance through Messengers in
spite of the fact that he already has an innate sense of right and wrong. Was
there any need for this divine guidance or is it merely superfluous? In any
case, why was the last divine book, the Holy Qur’an revealed? These are the
questions that have been debated in the dialogue taken from Renaissance’s sister
organisation: “Studying Islam ” (www.studying-islam.org).
Muslims in Secular India: Problems and Prospects in
Mushirul Hasan has analysed the future prospects for the
education of Muslim children in India in his book, Muslims in Secular India:
Problems and Prospects in Education. Mr Sikand critically and pithily summarizes
the views propounded in his characteristic crisp style.
Your Queries Answered
Dr Khalid Zaheer answers queries on some nagging issues like Illicit
Relations, atonement for broken oaths, the need and status of the Sunnah of the
Holy Prophet (sws).