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Why the Devil is called Iblis?

Prof. Abdul Ahad Dawud, B.D. (With a supplement by Waqar Akbar Cheema) It is one of the characteristic features of the Qur’an that almost all the proper and common nouns contained in it possess a plain meaning, and that they are introduced into all the languages spoken by Muslims, in their original Arabic form without the least change of pronunciation ... Read More »

Why people fail to do away with religious doubts?

Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (Following is the summary of Maulana Thanwi’s address to students at M.A.O. College Aligarh delivered in November 1909) [Allah says in the Holy Qur’an:] وَاتَّبِعْ سَبِيلَ مَنْ أَنَابَ إِلَيَّ … “Follow the way of him who has turned to me …” (Qur’an 31:15) Today we do not propose to speak on a particular theme, but to ... Read More »

Islam’s Attitude towards Expression of Sorrow at the Loss of Loved Ones

Download pdf here Waqar Akbar Cheema & Adeel Abstract Human emotion is a very natural and normal way of expressing ourselves. All people have different emotions and they want to express them in their own way – whether these emotions are sadness, happiness, anger or grief. In an attempt to disconnect people from Islam and dehumanize the religion, some critics ... Read More »

Pleasures in the Islamic Paradise: Spiritual or Sensual?

Waqar Akbar Cheema Abstract There are some misconceptions about what exactly the reward in Paradise will be for Muslims. The critics of Islam have a hard time grasping all the talk of pleasure with bounties like mansions, abundant gardens and beautiful women. These people claim that such rewards are too sensual when the prize of Paradise is supposed to be ... Read More »

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