Opinion

Human Rights in the Light of Quran and Hadith

Dr. Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi Sambhali (www.najeebqasmi.com) The Islamic Shariah has obligated everybody to observe the rights of servants (our fellow human beings) of Allah Almighty besides Allah’s rights. The Holy Quran and hadith have highly emphasized the importance of observing human rights containing special instructions on the subject matter. In addition, the example set by the Holy Prophet Peace Be ... Read More »

Confucian code of education

By: Dr Sajid Khakwani (drsajidkhakwani@gmail.com) Confucianism is the cornerstone of traditional Chinese culture. It is a complete ideological system created by Confucius, based on the traditional culture of the Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties. Confucianism has dominated a feudal society that in essence has lasted 2000 years and for that reason its influence over the history, social structure and the ... Read More »

Islamic Concept of Sexual Morality

By: Dr. Maqsood JafriThe recent statement of Malala Yousuf Zai that a couple can live together with our wedlock has created much hue and cry in Pakistan. Like a squall this statement has invited a squabble and spur in the religious circles. The liberals have welcomed it while the religious minded people have strongly condemned it. Where the truth lies? ... Read More »

Stray Reflections on Iqbal

ByDr. Maqsood Jafri[IQBAL’S CONCEPT OF EGOHOOD]Iqbal day is the day of meditation, estimation, and rededication to the principles, ideals and values preached by Iqbal. This day furnishes an opportunity to all who have faith in his enthusiastic and fervent message. The poetry of Iqbal is like a fathomless ocean of crudition and his devotees are like spectators standing on the ... Read More »

A Fragrant Rose on the Birch of Poetry

By: Dr. Maqsood JafriProfessor Shazia Akbar is a fragrant rose on the birch of poetry as the odor of her passions has spread a charming aura all around. Her four books of poetry had been published and well received at national and international level. Her three books have been translated into English language by an eminent worldly recognized poet of ... Read More »

Some Essential Attributes of a Believer

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْن،وَالصَّلاۃ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَی النَّبِیِّ الْکَرِيم وَعَلیٰ آله وَاَصْحَابه اَجْمَعِيْن۔ A Short Commentary on Initial Ayats of Surah Al-Mominoon Dr. Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (www.najeebqasmi.com) “In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Successful indeed are the believersWho concentrate their attention in humility while performing their salat,And who keep away from abominations,And who are ... Read More »

Abstaining from extremism in relation

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِيْن،وَالصَّلاۃ وَالسَّلامُ عَلَی النَّبِیِّ الْکَرِيم وَعَلیٰ آله وَاَصْحَابه اَجْمَعِيْن۔ Abstaining from extremism in relation to obedience towards Almighty Allah Almighty Allah mentions in the Holy Quran, “Allah intends (to provide) ease for you and does not intend (to create) hardship for you” (Surah Al-Baqarah, verse no. 185). Before anything else we must try ... Read More »

New Year: An Occasion of Celebration or Self-Inspection?

Dr. Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (www.najeebqasmi.com) Time is running so fast that months are passing by as days and days are passing as hours. With each passing day, the duration of our lives is cut shorter yet we fail to realize that we are drawing nearer to death. Our infatuation with worldly life seems as if we are going to stay ... Read More »

Backbiting, fault-finding, deriding someone, and accumulation of wealth through unlawful means are sins that will drag us to Hell

Dr. Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (http://www.najeebqasmi.com/) Translation of Surah Humazah (Chapter 104 of the Holy Quran): Woe to every backbiter, and one who is habitual of deriding people on their face who accumulates wealth and counts it. He thinks that his wealth has made him eternal. Never! He will certainly be thrown into the Crushing Fire. And what may let you ... Read More »