Newsletter August 2006
of every society rests on its people. Humane values and
good deeds bring peace and prosperity and corruption of
these values brings decay and destruction. This is the
unalterable law of God.
The theme of this newsletter is 'our Society'. In
this update we present several essays on this subject
and its perspective in Quran and Sunnah.
Following are the new essays, articles and opinions
submitted by our members and guests:
What the Quran says about our society?
Human history is a constant process of rise and fall
of civilizations and societies. According to Quran, this
process is based on established norms and laws of God.
In this essay, Ahmad Ibrahim examines our social
condition in the light of the Quran.
Rights of Indigent and Orphan in the Quran
It is the responsibility of every Muslim to take care
of the orphans and indigents in our society, specially
those who are relatives.
In this article Dr. Tanveer Hussain has compiled a
list from the Quran, containing our moral
responsibilities towards indigents and orphans.
Parable of the Quran:Goodly
word is a like a goodly tree
A parable is a narrative of imagined events used to
illustrate or convey a moral or spiritual lesson. Quran
uses parables to convey its message. Quran says "And
these similitude we put forward for humankind, but none
will understand them except those who have knowledge"
In this essay, Saif Manzoor examines a parable from
the Quran, in the social context, in which God tells us
that a Goodly word is a like a Goodly tree.
Major Themes of the Quran
The book under review is written by Fazlur Rahman,
published by Islamic Book Trust. It fills a vacuum in
Quranic scholarship concerned with the content of the
Quran, by presenting the eight major themes of the
Tolerance: why is it important for our society? In
this essay, N. Bhatti shares his thoughts about
tolerance in our societies.
Corruption and the role of Idealists
This essay is written by Late. Akhtar Hameed Khan,
the Director of famous Orangi Pilot Project (OPP). In
his beautiful style of writing, he shares in this essay
his views about the corruption in our society and what
should be the role of good people.
Ahmad Ibrahim [email protected]