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Socio-Political Issues

Exploring Meaning of Life

This book aims to understand the position of science and faith on questions of meaning in existence. Mutual understanding of original views of both camps is necessary for the mutual progress and co-existence of both empirical knowledge and values in … Continue reading

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Need for a Well-Directed Muslim Response

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Some of the non-Muslim contemporaries of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to tease Him (PBUH) during His life. Qur’an mentions that people who did not believe in Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) called upon Prophet (PBUH) in words which had … Continue reading

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Who Is Muhammad (Prophet PBUH)

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In early 2015, Muslims took to twitter to introduce our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the world. Below are some of the tweets by the scribe. Who said “Accustom yourselves to do good if people do good, … Continue reading

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Islamic Perspective on Gender Issues and Development

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Institution of family is highly respected in Islam. Women are indispensable part of this institution. As per Islamic worldview, mental and physical capabilities that we enjoy are the blessings of Allah and we hold them as a … Continue reading

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Material Progress and Islam

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Scope and objective of ‘Deen-e-Islam’ is to purify our souls and character in all walks of life and in our different roles in this world.  Islamic teachings enable us to shine in life hereafter where every soul … Continue reading

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Universal Ethics and Islam

Salman Ahmed Shaikh It is often asked that the ethical side of Islam that Muslims explain is also present in other religions and doctrines. Then, what is so special in quoting universal ethics in defense of Islam’s uniqueness? One must … Continue reading

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Recent Controversies about Freedom of Speech

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Once the disbelievers injured Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) so much that His (pbuh) shoes got filled with blood. But, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) only asked mercy of Allah for them. He (pbuh) forgave those in Fath-e-Makkah who tortured Him … Continue reading

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Political Economy from Islamic Standpoint

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Samuel Huntington in his book raised the debate of clash of civilizations and argued that Islam has ‘bloody borders’. But, the data on actual military expenditures paints a very different picture and confirms that almost all major … Continue reading

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Analysis of Ethical Dimension of the Great Recession (2007-2010)

Salman Ahmed Shaikh The negative effects of ethical emptiness in Capitalism have become more prominent in contemporary economic and financial crises. Lack of an ethical base, unrestrained pursuit of self-interest in production as well as in consumption and interest based … Continue reading

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