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Opinion

Ramadan, Taqwa, and the Noble Qur’an

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 15, 14392018-05-01

There is a symbiotic relationship between Ramadan, taqwa and the noble Qur’an. Muslims need to engage the noble Qur’an more fully in the month of Ramadan to understand this better.

Opinion

Ramadan and the noble Qur’an

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 06, 14382017-06-01

It was in the month of Ramadan that the first few ayat of the majestic Qur’an were revealed to the noble Messenger (saws). Muslims must engage the divine Book in earnest. The Ascendant Qur’an by Imam Muhammad al Asi enables them to do so.

معالم الوعي التاريخي القرآني Milestones of Quranic Historical Consciousness (Arabic)

Abdurrahman Abou Zekry

Safar 23, 14372015-12-05

يقرأ اﻵلاف حول العالم تاريخهم، أو بعضه على الأقل؛ يوميًا. لكنَّها قراءة ميّتة لا حياة فيها، برغم هالة القداسة التي قد تُضفى على هذا التاريخ، وعلى شخوصه. إنها قراءة ميّتة لأنها لا تتلمس حقيقة العبرة من التجربة الإنسانية، فهي إما تُضفى على المسار التاريخي قداسة تسعى للذوبان فيها هربًا من الواقع، أو تلعن دنسه وتكرِّس القطيعة معه تاركة فجوة عميقة في الوعي والهويّة. فجوة عميقة لا يُمكن تجسيرها بغير صدق إخلاص الوجه وتمام الصدق مع النفس.

Opinion

Living Ramadan

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

Ramadan must mean more than merely abstaining from food and drinks for a specified number of hours even if this would be arduous in the summer months. Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an and Muslims must engage the noble Book for true guidance.

Opinion

State of the Ummah

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 29, 14352014-03-01

Muslims must use their proximity to the Qur’an and the Sunnah/Sirah of the noble Messenger (saws) as a standard to determine their standing in the world.

Opinion

The Qur’anic basis of Hajj

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 25, 14342013-10-01

The manner in which Hajj has been emptied out of its Qur’anic basis and turned into mere ritual by the Saudis poses a major challenge to the Ummah. Getting rid of the Saudi occupiers of the Haramayn is the most pressing problem facing the Islamic movement.

News & Analysis

Qur’anic basis for Hizbullah’s position in Syria

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 23, 14342013-08-01

Hizbullah has adopted a principled, Qur’anic position vis-à-vis Syria, notwithstanding the insulting allegations hurled against it by Saudi and Zionist agents.

Audio

Al Ta'wil, Thinking and Division of Muslims

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14342013-04-12

One of the issues that has accumulated throughout the ages (and) throughout our own history and has become a divisive one centres around what is known in Islamic history books and scholarly books and fiqhi books as At Ta’wil. This word is problematic in its translation so we will try to explain what it means. At Ta’wil means that if there is an ayah in the Qur’an, (and there are ayaat like these that’s is why we have the issue of At Ta’wil), this ayah can tolerate different understandings but never in the Qur’an is there to be contradictory understandings; whenever contradiction becomes a portion of a particular understanding that understanding is not a Qur’anic understanding.

Opinion

The Qur’anic view of Hajj

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

There are two aspects to every act of ‘ibadah in Islam: its physical (ritualistic) form, and its higher spiritual, communal, social, and moral purpose. The salah, for instance, is performed in a certain way but its true import lies in the fact that it is our direct link (sila) with Allah (swt).

Opinion

The noble Qur’an and Ramadan

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 22, 14312010-07-01

There is a close relationship between the noble Qur’an and Ramadan. It was in this month in the fortieth year of his life in Makkah that Muhammad (pbuh) had a dramatic encounter in the Cave of Hira’ with the archangel, Gabriel (a).

Occasional Paper

Rationalism Vs. Sectarianism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 17, 14312010-03-03

​There is no doubt that today’s Muslims are more divided than they have ever been. The divisions are so prevalent that in the political and economic sense of the word the Muslims of the world have ceased to be the “ummah” spoken about in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. A closer look at the condition of today’s Muslims and we realize that these divisions are related to disputes and disagreements that have become throughout the ages what appear to be irreconcilable differences.

Book Review

Thoughtful reflections on the Glorious Qur’an

Zafar Bangash

Safar 16, 14312010-02-01

Zafar Bangah, director of the ICIT, reviews Saeed Malik’s A Perspective on the Signs of Al-Qur’an: Through the Prism of the Heart, 278 pages, Pbk: $18.99, (published in 2009 and available at www.amazon.com and www.booksurge.com).

Occasional Paper

Reminding Muslims of the Islamic understanding of the nature of life in this world

Crescent International

Ramadan 17, 14302009-09-07

The Truth of the Life of this World by Harun Yahya. Pub: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd., 1 Wynne Road, London SW9 0BB, 1999. Pp: 221. Pbk: UK5.95. By Imtiaz Adam

News & Analysis

Offensive depiction of the Qur’an’s sacred text

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Muslims have naturally expressed concern over this latest assault on the Islamic sacred text...

Video

The Qur'anic Message Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 22, 14302009-08-13

I would like to thank the moderator for his kind words in the introduction. What was said about your simple brother here is, I think, a tad bit more than what a humble brother is. We, (meaning myself, Brother Afeef and our families and also there were other members of the ICIT who were here; we think most of them have returned now but they were here in the country for a good ten-or-twelve days), come to you this evening with a further publication of this tafsir that some of you may be familiar with right now because the last volume was printed and distributed here in South Africa so those of you who obtained it have a feeling for what the rest of the tafsir will develop into. Some of you may have also familiarised yourself with this tafsir by reading the Crescent International - this is a monthly magazine of the Global Islamic Movement;

Book Review

Explaining the history of the Qur’anic text

Muzaffar Iqbal

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-11-01

The History of the Qur’anic Text from Revelation to Compilation: A Comparative Study with the Old and the New Testament by M. M. Al-A’zami. Pub. UK Islamic Academy, Leicester, UK, 2003. Pp: xxii + 376. ISBN 1872531660. Pbk: £18.95.

Book Review

Understanding the mind the Qur’an seeks to build

Haniffah Abdul Gafoor

Sha'ban 09, 14232002-10-16

The Mind Al-Qur’an Builds by Syed Abdul Latif, new edition. Pub: Islamic Book Trust, Kuala Lumpur, 2002. Pp: 141; price: RM19.00.

Book Review

Uncovering the blooms of Divine knowledge in the Qur’an

Haniffah Abdul Gafoor

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14222002-01-16

A THEMATIC COMMENTARY ON THE QUR’AN by Shaykh Muhammad al-Ghazali. Pub: International Institute of Islamic Thought, USA; Islamic Book Trust Malaysia, 2000. Pp: 800; Price: RM60.00.

Features

Corruption of Arabic language a central part of cultural attack on Muslim world

Yahya Asmar

Jumada' al-Akhirah 13, 14222001-09-01

Arabic has the distinction of being a literary language par excellence throughout the Arab and Muslim world, developed directly from Qur’anic Arabic and used in an array of forms ranging from poetry and theology to public policy and news media.

Special Reports

The Qur'an says: Zionist Israel will be shattered

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 25, 14371998-06-01

The Israeli zionists have convinced themselves that their presence in Palestine is permanent. They have even managed to deceive world public opinion into believing this myth. The brainwashing that has gone into this effort is phenomenal.

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