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Social Behaviour

Is it About Saving Lives?

By: Khalid Baig  Posted: 20 Safar 1431, 5 February 2010   The promoters of nude body scanners have used one argument that they consider to be bullet-proof. It is all about saving lives, they assure us. The news reports that accompanied the announcement of their sudden and universal installation reported …

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Human Dignity

By: Khalid Baig  Posted: 20 Safar 1431, 5 February 2010   We are witnessing today a clash between two opposing views of human worth. The first holds that human beings have an inherent dignity conferred on them by the Creator. The other insists that human beings have no more claim …

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VALENTINE’S DAY – History and Islamic Perspective

What is it and where did it come from?   Consider Valentine’s Day, a day that after dying out a well deserved death in most of Europe (but surviving in Britain and United States) has suddenly started to emerge across a good swath of Muslim countries. Who was Valentine? Why …

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Friendship

Friendship   Etiquette five : To forgive the faults and errors of the friend. It is necessary that one forgives the lapses of one’s friend and also turns a blind eye to them. One should not only ignore the mistakes of one’s friend but at the same time conjure up …

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A Hadith about gratitude

A Hadith about gratitude   Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallaahu Anhu narrates that he heard Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam relate that there were three men from the Banu Isra’eel. One of them was a leper, the other bald, and the third blind. Allah Ta’aala wanted to test them, so He sent …

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Love

Love “Those that believe have intense love for Allah.” True love is such a characteristic that it can drive a person to exert himself to unbelievable sacrifices and hardships. True love also has the power to turn the heart of the beloved to such a degree that the lover can …

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A Poem for a Good Life

A Poem for a Good Life   Marriage  Carefully choose your life’s match And fall not into any cheap traps Remember problems must hatch Your happiness, it must not snatch For when the devil knocks at your latch Your patience will, surely cover the patch Leaving no trace of any …

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Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving With the holiday season in full flow and traffic increasing, motorists are being cautioned by authorities about the potential dangers that await those on the road. Over the years one of the major contributing factors to road accidents and collisions has been reckless and inconsiderate driving. As Muslims …

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Freedom of expression and Islam

Freedom of expression and Islam   Islam grants human beings total intellectual freedom. Rather it would be truer to say that it was Islam which for the first time in human history brought about a revolution in freedom of thought. In all the ages of history prior to Islam, the …

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Value of the Ulama

Value of the Ulama Value of the ’Ulamā Everything in this world has some value attached to it, some greater and others less. The greater the value of the item, the more a person will cherish and treasure it. If a person owns a luxury car, he will value it …

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