The Religion of
He who comes
across a divine religion may find himself engulfed by questions as: Why has
religion been given to mankind at all? Why have rules and regulations been
imposed by the Almighty? What, in fact, is this divine religion all about? And
why, in the first place, has man been sent to this earth? The Holy Qur’an has
responded to these questions. Mr Javed Ahmed Ghamidi has tried to discern these
divine responses and delineated his findings in this short treatise.
Analysis of the Impact of Feminist Movement in the USA
More often than
not, a strong case is built up in favour of Feminist Movements launched in the
past couple of centuries. Despite the promotion of general awareness among
women, it is hardly possible to say whether these movements have succeeded. This
essay takes up the topic, and statistically analyzes the impact of this movement
in its citadel, the USA.
The Muslim Veil
in North America: Issues and Debates
Hijab has been
a subject of much hullabaloo in recent times. Where to wear the hijab is
supported as an exclusive right of a lady, it is also vehemently condemned as a
symbol of discrimination and subjugation. On the other hand, the validity of the
hijab as deriving from the original sources of Islam has also been questioned.
Ms. Erum Aly Haider reviews a recent work on these issues The Muslim Veil in
North America: Issues and Debates and also highlights salient points of the
criticism made thereon.
The Context of
To turn a blind
eye to an actual problem has as many repercussions as attempting to solve it in
an incorrect way. The recent cartoon controversy has been exacerbated in both
these manners. The West, which never tires to profess a moral standing, has
failed drastically in dealing with the issue at hand. Mr Adnan Zulfiquar laments
on the inappropriate approach taken to solve the controversy and tries to
underline the most crucial point that should have secured a common bridge to
handle the issue properly.
Two members of
the Editorial Board, Shehzad Saleem and Asif Iftikhar debate the appearance of
an article in Renaissance about Homosexuality.
Queries on Islam
Dr Khalid Zaheer gives views on
whether a Muslim should attend Christian gatherings; he expounds upon the
difference between faith and blind faith, and criticizes the Christian doctrine
of atonement of sin.