Sources of Islam
The first question one has to
answer as he embarks upon a journey to understand Islam is what sources he
should refer to for an authentic and proper understanding of this divine
religion. It is this question that Mr Ghamidi addresses in his essay on the
sources of Islam.
Principles of Determining the
In this essay, Mr Ghamidi
expounds upon the principles that a student of Islam must appreciate and keep in
consideration when he is to determine the content of religion that has been
given to us through Sunnah.
Principles of Understanding the
What are the principles that we
should consider while understanding the Ahadith is the subject matter of this
essay of Mr Ghamidi.
What is Riba? -- A Critical
Evaluation of its Understanding (1)
As is clear from the title, this essay takes up the issue of
riba, its understanding, primarily in the early Muslim history and an evaluation
of the basis and methodology employed to arrive at this particular
understanding. Of all the critical questions regarding riba, the most important
is to discuss the sources from which its understanding is derived. Any
difference in the critical appreciation of the Islamic sources of law results in
fundamental changes in the viewpoint arrived. Keeping this in perspective, the
discussion in the first section of the article focuses on enumeration and a
critical evaluation of the sources.
Islamic Political Ethics: Civil Society, Pluralism, and
To see Islam as compatible with
the needs of the modern age underpins the objective of most of the academic
works on Islam in recent times. While principal ethics, emphasizing justice,
honesty and veracity, remains the same among almost all religions and
ideologies, a palpable difference arises in the applied form. Islamic
Political Ethics: Civil Society, Pluralism, and Conflict is a
collection of essays, of which the main aim is to evaluate what political form
the legal and substantive instructions of Islam on political matters takes.
Muhammad ‘Ali Sumbal has done a precise analysis of the content of the book to
lure the readers into reading it.
Your Questions Answered
Dr Khalid Zahir answers questions
on the specific addresses of the Holy Qur’an, Arabic language of this divine
book and some other social issues.