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Need for Meaning to Existence

Salman Ahmed Shaikh The twentieth century can well and truly be regarded as the century of modern science. Science has made us understand the physical world better and to make the ever-more effective use of matter around us. The comforts … Continue reading

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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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A Dialogue with Atheists

Salman Ahmed Shaikh A lot of people these days present themselves as ‘Realists’ and ‘Atheists’. Often, they do not understand the basic premise of religion. Religion concerns itself first and foremost with the question of ‘Why’ rather than ‘What is’ … Continue reading

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Some Misconceptions about Jihad in Islam

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Jihad is a broad term and besides armed struggle against injustice, it encompasses academic, diplomatic and moral support to the righteous cause. In the specific meaning of armed struggle, Holy Quran says that Jihad in the meaning … Continue reading

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How Did Islam Abolish Slavery?

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Islam grants equal human rights to all people. In verse 13 of Chapter Al-Hujurat, Allah says: “O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that … Continue reading

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Does Science Pose Challenge to Islamic Worldview

Salman Ahmed Shaikh In simple words, science is knowledge established by observation and experimentation through an objective process. Scientific knowledge substantiates that the design, variety and balance in the universe is complex, intricate and detailed. Science tries to disentangle useful … Continue reading

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Welfare Function in Islam

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Human welfare in Islam encompasses economic welfare, but comprises much more than that. The achievement of human welfare is sought in both aspects of human life, i.e. worldly life and eternal life hereafter. Hence, the human welfare … Continue reading

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The Social and Cultural Importance of Hajj

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Hajj is an important ‘Ibadah’ in Islam. It is compulsory for every Muslim (male and female) to perform Hajj once in a life if one can afford it and is able to travel to the place physically. … Continue reading

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History and Philosophy of Qurbani

Salman Ahmed Shaikh Sacrifice for Allah has a very long history in Islam. Habil and Qabil offered first sacrifice for Allah in known history. Habil’s sacrifice was accepted by Allah while Qabil’s sacrifice was not accepted. Habil was a pious … 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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