Posts Tagged ‘ Islam – Sharia ’

Islam, Democracy, and Khilafat: A Response to The Economist
Is Islam compatible with liberal democracy? What are the implications of an Islamic caliphate? Questions posed by a recent article in The Economist are answered. (Nakasha Ahmad - USA, Shehzad Ahmad - UK)
Editorial
True Islam (Amer Safir - UK)
Notes and Comments
Demystifying “Shariah”
Solution to the Problems of the Islamic World
The whole Muslim world is floundering in dissension. Equity, justice, tolerance and amity are practices rarely visible in the Muslim World today – the solution exists; Muslims need only accept it. (Rafiq Hayat – UK)
The Philosophy of Punishments in Islam
This article examines the Islamic penal system and how ‘harsh’ punishments are only meant as a deterrent. (Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz O.B.E – UK)
Editorial
A Blot on Swat (Mansoor Ahmed Shah - UK)
Hadhrat ‘Umar (ra)
Story of how a young Makkan turned from a hostile enemy of Islam to the second Caliph of Islam, and a humble servant of his people. How his leadership inspired Islam’s greatest expansion across the world. (Fazal Ahmad - UK, Mashood Ahmad - UK)
Blasphemy in Islam
No authority has been granted to any man to inflict any punishment for blasphemy. Yet Ahmadi Muslims have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan. (Dr. Iftikhar Ayaz O.B.E – UK)
The Qur’an and Muslims Today – part 2
How much influence does the Qur’an have over Muslims today and how far do they adhere to its teachings? (Dr. Abdul Latif Busari - Nigeria)
Spiritual Progress to Achieve Closeness to Allah
Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V draws attention to the importance of both progressing spiritually and doing good works: we should always be inclined towards improving our nearness to Allah. (Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih V(aba))
Coexistence of Religion and Secularism
A look at how Islam responds to the challenge of secularism as a form of governance in the modern world with particular reference to Pakistan. (Khalid Saifullah Khan - Australia)
True Islamic teachings Compared to Al-Qaeda’s Doctrine
A paper read at the networks of instability seminar in Brussels. Religious terrorists, disowned by their own faith, have mentors who provide them with the political justification in pursuit of their objective of dying as martyrs. The teachings of Islam totally condemn terrorists and suicide bombers. (M. A. Ashraf)
Persecution of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan: An Analysis Under International Law and International Relations
Continuing a detailed review of the background to the persecution of Ahmadis. (Amjad Mahmood Khan - USA)
QUESTION & ANSWER: Interpretation of Sharia – Part 2
Answers to questions in Nigeria related to the enforcement of Sharia Law and its perceived harsh nature. (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih IV)
QUESTION & ANSWER: Interpretation of Sharia – Part I
Questions relating to the interpretation of sharia. (Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad - Khalifatul Masih IV)