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Keyword: Prophetic Sirah

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The Best of Exemplars

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14412019-11-01

Allah describes the noble messenger (pbuh) as the “best of exemplars”. We would do well to study his Sunnah and Sirah properly to imbibe his lofty characteristics in our lives. Many Muslims expect the world to respect the Prophet they ignore.


Many Muslims Expect the World to Respect a Prophet they Neglect

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14412019-11-01

Muslims will have to reject the Saudi-Wahhabi distortion of the Prophetic Sunnah and Sirah to truly respect and love the Prophet (pbuh).


The Transformative Power of the Sirah

Zafar Bangash

Safar 23, 14402018-11-01

Muslims must not reduce the Sirah to a few anecdotal episodes. It is our guide for the total transformation of society.

Special Reports

Necessity of local Muslim engagement

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

Muslims living as minorities in the West have an obligation to become engaged in local issues of justice and equality even while struggling for their rights.

Islamic Movement

The transformative power of the Sirah of the noble Messenger (pbuh)

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 01, 14382016-12-01

The noble Messenger (saws) was sent not only to inform but also to transform humanity by bringing it out of darkness and into light. Muslims ought to pay attention to this aspect of the Sirah in this month of Rabi al Awwal.

Special Reports

Desirable and undesirable change in the Ummah - II

Zafar Bangash

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

This is the second part of Zafar Bangash’s article on “change”; the first part was published in the October 2016 issue of Crescent International, concluding with outlining some of the qualities of muttaqi leadership.

Daily News Analysis

Seeking solution to the Karabakh conflict in the Prophetic Sirah

Maksud Djavadov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14372016-04-05

In June 2010, we published this commentary on the conflict in Karabakh. We reproduce it in view of the renewed conflict underway in Karabakh today between Azerbaijan and Armenia.


Love for the Prophet (s)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 26, 14362015-05-15

So this fondness, this love (and) this affection for Allah is demonstrated through our attachment, through our identifying with and to assuming the character of our Prophet Therefore it is timely that we recapture this character that we struggle and we strive to emulate.


The Root of Islamophobia Part 1 with Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14362015-03-08

And if Islam happens to be a voice for equality and peace and justice then Islam becomes an obstacle; and when Islam becomes an obstacle, that obstacle has to be removed from this highway of interests and to remove it, it has to be criminalized and Muslims have to be dehumanized to become the easy targets for warfare. This is what we see happening in today’s world.

அண்ணல் நபிகளாரின் வாழ்வில் அதிகாரப் பரிமாணங்கள் Power dimensions in the Sirah of the noble Messenger (saws) (Tamil)

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14342013-02-01

(நபிகளார் எவ்வாறு அதிகாரத்தைக் கைப்பற்றினார்கள், எவ்வாறு அதைப் பிரயோகித்தார்கள் என்பது சீறாவைப் பொறுத்தவரை முஸ்லிம்களால் முறையாக ஆய்வுசெய்யப்படாத ஒரு அம்சமாகவே எஞ்சியிருக்கிறது. சீறாவின் மென்னதிகாரம் (Soft-power), வல்லதிகாரம் (Hard-power) இரண்டு பற்றியும் நாமொரு பார்வை செலுத்த வேண்டியுள்ளது.

Book Review

The Sirah from a hitherto neglected dimension: the letters and treaties of the Prophet

Zainab Cheema

Ramadan 01, 14322011-08-01

Zainab Cheema reviews Zafar Bangash’s latest book entitled Power Manifestations of the Sirah: Examining the Letters and Treaties of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) and published by Crescent International for the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (384 pages; soft cover, $30.00).

Occasional Paper

Living in the Time of Prophecy: Internalized Sirah Texts

Muzaffar Iqbal

Muharram 26, 14322011-01-01

Modern Sirah texts are deeply affected by the formidable historical currents that have shaped the post-colonial Muslim world. The intellectual rigor of some of these texts notwithstanding, the trend that dominates most nineteenth and early twentieth century Sirah works is to justify and apologize. Muslim intellectuals of this period were generally reacting against two centuries of colonial dominance; with few exceptions, their characterizations of the life of the Prophet were attempts to rationalize the miracles mentioned in classical works of Sirah, omit events which would be considered “scandalous” in the political climate of their times, and more generally introduce an ‘historical-critical’ mode of so-called scientific objectivity borrowed from the intellectual apparatus of Orientalism.

Islamic Movement

Ideological basis of the Islamic movement: Sirah as the model for change

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 08, 14302009-07-01

Muslim political thought seems to have drifted from the teachings of the Qur’an, and the Sunnah and Sirah of the noble Messenger of Allah (s). In Part I of this essay, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Isla-mic Thought, places it back in the Sirah to enable the Islamic movement to transform wayward Muslim societies.

Fiqhus Seerah - Understanding the Life of Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad al-Ghazzali

Ramadan 13, 14191999-01-01

I must hasten to say that I did not write about the greatest of all the personalities, Muhammad (pbuh), 'Blessings and Peace be upon him' son of 'Abdullah, with this limited concept in mind. I am a Muslim through knowledge: I know why I believe in Allah (swt) 'The Exalted', (Lord) of the Worlds, and in the prophethood of Muhammad (pbuh), and why I follow the Book he brought to us. Indeed, I know why I call others to believe in all this which has brought tranquility to my heart. 


The Prophetic model

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14181997-07-16

For Muslims while the Qur’an is the revealed Word of God, the Prophet’s Seerah [life story/ prophetic model] is its practical manifestation.

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