Islam

Religious Symbols of Indian Muslims

PhD in History, Osmania University, Hyderabad, IndiaResearch FellowIslamic Research FoundationHoly Shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.)Mashhad, IranEmail: rezazabet12@gmail.comIndia is a land of the great diversities and infinite varieties. It is a country where Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism emerged. It is the home to the world’s second largest Muslim population. It …

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My journey to Islam

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most MercifulI had been on a spiritual quest for a very long time in my life. It started early in my childhood as far back as I can remember. However, to put it down in a figurative way, the last twenty …

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Common Rights of Women and Men

• What are the common rights of men and women?Reply: Islam does not regard women and men any different in their humanness and it considers this principle so obvious that it does not feel the need to openly stress this issue in the Quran or Hadith. Hence, whenever a Quranic …

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Women or Half of the Body of Society

The Solution to Social ProblemsThe greatest difficulty that one encounters while solving social problems is that one is bound to be influenced by factors like local customs, traditions, habits, emotions, blind imitation and so on. Subsequently, one is very likely to deviate from the path of truth, and fail to …

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Seeking an Islamic Alternative to Capitalism- Communism

After a long experience of living under the colonialistic yoke of capitalism and communism, Muslims have already begun to awaken themselves towards rediscovering Islam. This awakening has not been of the same quality everywhere. Nevertheless, it has been prompted by the increasing sense of inadequacy and disenchantment that all Muslims …

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How we can form a great and powerful unit from the small units?

The most critical issue in the social life is that how we can form a great and powerful unit from the small units.Man’s society has been in the form of various small and great units from the beginning days.Following affairs have caused this variety and scattering.1- RaceFirst of all, development …

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Islamic Theology

Acquiring of KnowledgeIslam is a religion of education and knowledge; it requires of Muslims that they should seriously endeavor in acquiring knowledge. Islam considers the worth of individuals in accordance with their education and knowledge; it considers acquiring of education as a general obligation upon all Muslims. Allah has said …

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Elements of Unity

Sound HeartGod, the Immaculate, thus describes to the Noble Prophet how one should comport oneself in a scholarly or religious circle:When those who have faith in Our signs come to you, say, “Peace to You”.1The intermediate among those thus saluted by the Prophet simply hear his salutation, whereas the elite …

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Advent of Islam and the Role of Imam Ali (A.S.)

The matter in hand is about Imam ‘Ali (as), whose life was closely bound up with the first age of the history of Islam. All the necessary conditions gathered together and consequently made him a prodigy of learning.He, who wishes to know and understand Islam, has to be familiar with …

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