Newsletter August 2006

Assalam-o-Alikum 

The hope 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" (29:43)

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.

Book Review: 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 Quran.

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.

Warm Regards,

Ahmad Ibrahim [email protected]

 

 

 

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