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The Qur’an Through the Lens of Orientalists

Islam has been facing various oppositions and challenges since its inception. Orientalism is one of them. Many orientalists who studied Islamic civilization, history, doctrines, legislations, Arabic language, Islamic art, etc. have misinterpreted various aspects of Islam, and many have misrepresented Islam too.

The Qur’an is one of the many aspects of Islam that the orientalists debate on. They claim that … Continue Reading

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From Andalus to Spain

The Beginning

Spain, a kingdom that held a large part of the Iberian Peninsula, was known for its robust land and people. History recalls it being constantly exploited by various empires― starting from the Romans who stole its riches, followed by the Germans, and finally the Visigoths. These kingdoms ruled the land of Spain with slavery and savagery. Their laws … Continue Reading

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Secularism and Atheism – Sides of the Same Coin?

The world has been taken over by a storm with emerging concepts like secularism and atheism. Although both are considered to be distinct from each other, there seems to be a major overlap between them, which– we’ll learn– is of serious concern.

Secularism vs Atheism

Secularism seeks to separate the governing society from what one personally believes in or worships. … Continue Reading

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Al Isra wal Miraj

The term orientalism originates from the Latin term ‘Oriens’, in reference to East. It is the western scholarly discipline of the 18th and 19th centuries that studies the language, literature, history, and religion of Asian societies.

The study of Islam and the Muslim world by the orientalists has resulted in a misinterpretation of the religion, projecting … Continue Reading

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Secular Education vs Muslim Children

Secularism is a new ideology or movement that seeks to isolate religion from the state. It places a lot of significance on worldly matters and pleasures, creating an implication that the world is the only objective in life, while neglecting and overlooking the Hereafter.

Education based on secularism aims at change and development without the intervention of religious aspects. Islam … Continue Reading

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Shari’ah Guidelines for Business

In the present times, the term shari’ah law is synonymous with controversy as people equate it with rigid and harsh rules that make a person’s life disturbingly difficult. While this is the general perspective of the common masses, especially the non-Muslims, the reality of shari’ah law is contradictory to this misconceived perception. Just as every land has its laws, Islam … Continue Reading

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Can the Shari’ah (Islamic Law) Be Modified?

Shari’ah – The Law

The term shari’ah is often shown in an evil context in the Western media. Linguistically, it means a spring of water. In the religious context, it refers to the sum of Islamic laws mentioned in the Qur’an and ahadeeth that was revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

The shari’ah contains the general principles laid down for the … Continue Reading