Category: understand Islam

The Rich Meanings of Tawbah and Istighfaar

Scholars interpret tawbah (repentance) to mean all of the following: (i) immediate renunciation of the sin, (ii) firm intention and determination to not return to the sin ever again, (iii) regret over having committed a sin, and, if the sin…

Single-Gender Classes!

There has been a huge surge of interest in single-sex public education since the United States Department of Education amended Title IX on October 25, 2006 allowing single-sex education in public schools. Historically, it has been difficult to evaluate outcomes…

Muslim Saves Lives of Jews

NEW YORK (CNN) — A Muslim man jumped to the aid of three Jewish subway riders after they were attacked by a group of young people who objected to one of the Jews saying “Happy Hanukkah,” a spokeswoman for the…

My Journey of Faith – Mirza Yawar Baig

My Journey of Faith – Mirza Yawar Baig Yawar Baig also joins the luminaries describing downloadhis journey in faith from the initial period of indoctrination to attaining the firmness of faith delivering him from error and guiding him to the right path without ifs and buts. This is not a story and not a narrative to enjoy. It is an expose from which the readers will learn how to avoid the pitfalls lying in their journey of faith. Finally, I would like to close this foreword with a telling couplet of the poet- philosopher, Iqbal (d. 1938): NO ONE KNOWS THE SECRET THAT WHILE A MU’MIN (BELIEVER) WHO APPEARS TO BE A MERE RECITER OF THE QUR’AN, IS IN FACT, AN EMBODIMENT OF THE QUR’AN ITSELF.(YEH BAAT KISEE KO NAHEEN MA’LOOM KI MU’MIN QAAREE NAZAR AATA HEY HAQEEQAT MEYN HAI QUR’AN).WA MA TAWFEEQI ILLA BILLAH. Syed Salman Nadvi

05 February, 2010 Durban, South Africa

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