Newsletter September 2006
a special month for all the Muslims. In this month we
fast and perform Ibada to develop Taqwa.
What is the concept of Ibada and Taqwa in the Quran?
Taqwa is our sense of moral responsibility and is
often defined as an inner light or a spiritual spark,
which defends us against ignorance and evil. When a
person develops Taqwa his life becomes Ibada, and comes
in compliance with the Laws and Commands of Allah, with
humility and submissiveness.
In this newsletter we take a look at these important
The sense of moral responsibility We are a blend of
good and evil, ignorance and knowledge. Only our sense
of moral responsibility helps us distinguish between
right and wrong, just and unjust.
In this essay, Ahmad Ibrahim examines the concept of
Taqwa in the Quran.
The concept of 'Service or Worship of God' in the
Quran In this month of Ramadan it is important for us to
understand the concept of "Ibada" which is compliance
with the Laws and Commands of Allah, with humility and
In this article Dr. Tanveer Hussain examines the
concept of Ibada in the Quran.
Parable of the Quran:
Benefit of Humankind
Good things done for the benefit of humankind endure
and bad things are temporary and eventually fade away.
This is the moral principle presented in this parable,
with an objective to promote a healthy social spirit.
In this essay, Saif Manzoor examines a parable from
Quran, in which God tells us that only good endeavors
Discussion: What is the Trust given to man? We
offered the trust to the heavens and the earth and the
mountains, but they refused to carry it and were afraid
of it; and man carried it. Surely he is sinful, very
foolish. In this link we discuss about this trust.
Discussion: Concept of Education in the Quran The
Quran encourages us to study the nature, gain knowledge
of history to study the past civilizations and to gain
knowledge about ourselves, to kindle a moral perception.
We would like to hear your opinion on this topic.
Ahmad Ibrahim [email protected]