Man is born with intellect and understanding through which he is distinguished from other creatures. It is this distinction that the Qur’an refers to in Allah’s statement: “And He taught Adam all the names (of everything).” (Al-Baqarah 2:31) The purport here, as far as I am concerned, was not to teach Adam how to pronounce […]
This paper examines the issue of marital discord with a deep sensitivity to the perspective of women and the need for family harmony. Criticising an approach to the Qur’an that is misogynistic rather than emancipatory the paper moves the debate forward by introducing an alternative interpretation of the Qur’anic text. The explanation is fresh, firmly […]
Reform and revitalization in higher education are essential elements for the Ummah’s awakening and for the realization of its civilization aspirations and the success of its global mission. This paper calls for reforming our approach to education particularly through the Islamization of Knowledge so that both divine and human sources are integrated into a powerful […]
In this new and important analysis of apostasy (al-Riddah), the author examines fundamental teachings of the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet, as well as historical as opposed to scriptural postulates, to uncover the origins of the debate and refute misconception. Mainstream media and critics of Islam delight in pointing to the death penalty as […]
Across the Muslim world today if anything is self-evident it is that the Ummah is badly in need of reform. On this point it can be stated with confidence that all Muslims are agreed. Poverty and injustice characterize the face of Muslims lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Pollution and corruption are the order […]
This is a carefully reasoned, positive, and largely reflective work. Looking back at the various stages of Islamic historical development, AbuSulayman puts forward a thesis that focuses on the recovery of what is termed the Qur’anic worldview. By this is meant an ethical, monotheistic, and purposeful perspective on the world and those within it.