Category Archives: General Issues About Islam

Exploring Meaning of Life


This book aims to understand the position of science and faith on questions of meaning in existence. Mutual understanding of original views of both camps is necessary for the mutual progress and co-existence of both reason and values in a … Continue reading

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Who Is Muhammad (Prophet PBUH)


Salman Ahmed Shaikh In early 2015, Muslims took to twitter to introduce our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the world. Below are some of the tweets by the scribe. Who said “Accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, … Continue reading

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A Dialogue with Atheists


Salman Ahmed Shaikh A lot of people these days present themselves as ‘Realists’ and ‘Atheists’. Often, they do not understand the basic premise of religion. Religion concerns itself first and foremost with the question of ‘Why’ rather than ‘What is’ … Continue reading

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Some Misconceptions about Jihad in Islam


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Jihad is a broad term and besides armed struggle against injustice, it encompasses academic, diplomatic and moral support to the righteous cause. In the specific meaning of armed struggle, Holy Quran says that Jihad in the meaning … Continue reading

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How Did Islam Abolish Slavery?


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islam grants equal human rights to all people. In verse 13 of Chapter Al-Hujurat, Allah says: “O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that … Continue reading

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Does Science Pose Challenge to Islamic Worldview


Salman Ahmed Shaikh In simple words, science is knowledge established by observation and experimentation through an objective process. Scientific knowledge substantiates that the design, variety and balance in the universe is complex, intricate and detailed. Science tries to disentangle useful … Continue reading

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Material Progress and Islam


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Scope and objective of ‘Deen-e-Islam’ is to purify our souls and character in all walks of life and in our different roles in this world.  Islamic teachings enable us to shine in life hereafter where every soul … Continue reading

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Universal Ethics and Islam


Salman Ahmed Shaikh It is often asked that the ethical side of Islam that Muslims explain is also present in other religions and doctrines. Then, what is so special in quoting universal ethics in defense of Islam’s uniqueness? One must … Continue reading

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Philosophy and Lessons of Hajj Rituals


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Hajj is an important Ibadah in Islam. It is compulsory for every Muslim to perform Hajj once in a life. Below, we look at the philosophy of various rituals involved in Hajj and how they all exhibit … Continue reading

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The Social and Cultural Importance of Hajj


Salman Ahmed Shaikh Hajj is an important ‘Ibadah’ in Islam. It is compulsory for every Muslim (male and female) to perform Hajj once in a life if one can afford it and is able to travel to the place physically. … Continue reading

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