The rise of The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and its extreme form of intolerance, persecution of Christians and Yezidis, and brutality have shocked the world. As noted by many commentators, ISIS is too violent and intolerant even for al-Qaeda, which is some feat to achieve.… Read the rest
The word “holocaust” is derived from the Greek “holos,” which means “whole,” and “Kaustos,” which means “burnt.” It has rightly entered every language to remind all nations of the horror that the Jews suffered and to make the world learn an extremely important lesson.… Read the rest
I am delighted to announce the publication of my latest book "The First and Last Revelations of the Qur’an." This small, focused study examines the ḥadīths and historical reports on the first and last verses and chapters of the Qur'an.
Since the attacks of 11/September/2001 on the USA, terrorism has been presented in the West as the most immediate danger to the globe. You cannot read an “unbiased” newspaper, watch an “informative” news bulletin, or listen to an “honest” politician without the subject of terrorism coming up.… Read the rest
I explained in a previous article how The Length of the Fasting Day of Ramadan is not simply a fixed formula from the dawn to sunset. This method is perfectly suitable for most places, but it starts producing impractical or even meaningless results for northern locations with high latitudes.… Read the rest
Like any collective activity, the Muslim congregational prayer (salāt al-Jamā’a) must have its rules, so that all participants can perform it in the same way. The Qur’an does not give details about how the prayer, whether individual or congregational, should be physically performed, but there are hadiths and narratives about how the Prophet prayed and ordered the Muslims to pray.… Read the rest
I am very delighted to announce the publication of an Arabic edition of my book Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law: A Critical Study of the Concept of “Naskh” and its Impact. The book, titled النسخ في القرآن العظيم والقانون الإسلامي: دراسة نقدية عن مفهوم النسخ وتأثيره, has been published by الدار العربية للعلوم ناشرون (Arab Scientific Publishers Inc.), Beirut, Lebanon.
I am delighted to announce the launch of my Arabic website بُعدٌ إسلامي (Islamic Dimension). This website is for publishing full books and excerpts from my published Arabic works. I might also publish occasional articles. At launch, the website contains my book التاريخ يشهد بعصمة القرآن (History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur’an) in full and sample sections from my latest book النسخ في القرآن العظيم والقانون الإسلامي: دراسة نقدية عن مفهوم النسخ وتأثيره (Abrogation in the Qur’an and Islamic Law: A Critical Study of the Concept of “Naskh” and its Impact).… Read the rest
There are number of verses in the Qur’an that reveal leadership qualities of Prophet Muhammad. These include the mercy and gentleness with which the Prophet treated his Companions, the believers, and people in general.