This Jumu’ah falls at the time of a year in which those who say that they are Christians are celebrating Christmas and those who say that they are Jews are celebrating Hanukkah. This is the time period that we happen to be in and the type of society that we are located in.
Crescent International speaks to Dr John Andrew Morrow about his life’s journey and scholarly works.
In this volume of the tafsir, The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture, by Imam Muhammad H al-‘Asi, the last portion of Surah al-Ma’idah (ayat 82–120) and the first 32 ayat of Surah al-An‘am are covered. Surah al-Ma’idah was revealed in Madinah. As for Surah al-An‘am, a Makkan surah, there is general consensus among scholars that it was revealed in the last year of the Prophet’s (SAW) mission in Makkah before he was forced to seek sanctuary in Madinah.
Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s one day fast of penitence on January 30 is reflective of the widespread hyprocrisy in the ranks of the Indian ruling elite.