The Ailment of Self-Righteousness

The Ailment of Self-Righteousness

How to Cure It? Humility is the key to scholarship and self-righteousness is perhaps the greatest impediment to it. In the study of religion, contemporary Muslims scholars have generally adopted the latter approach. It is the opinion of this writer that this approach has contributed significantly in promoting sectarianism and…

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Political System Of Pakistan

Political System Of Pakistan

Points To Ponder In compliance with the Quranic injunction ‘أَمْرُهُمْ شُورَى بَيْنَهُمْ’ (their system is based on their consultation), the Sunnah decreed by the Prophet (sws) is based on two principles: First, Muslims shall be consulted in the affairs of state through their leaders in whom they profess confidence. Second,…

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A Strange Neighbor

A Strange Neighbor

Look Beyond Ourselves We all know who neighbors are. But the Quran has added a unique category to them: unknown people who sit adjacent to us while travelling are also our neighbors. Even in this short and fleeting time when they are in our company they acquire the rights of…

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Guard Thy Gaze

Guard Thy Gaze

Protecting the Heart from Impurities With the advent of the media revolution, we are witnessing an unprecedented exchange of information around us. This giant leap has afforded us the opportunity to explore frontiers as yet unexplored and potentials not yet realized. “Boldly, we are going where no man has gone…

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The Book of Life

The Book of Life

Let our book be read proudly by our progeny! Our life is like a book. Each day we turn one page and decrease the number of pages left. We do have a fair amount of freedom in writing the script. We can inscribe something that can prove worthwhile and we…

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