Newsletter September 2006

Ramadan Kareem!

This is 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 concepts.


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 submissiveness.

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 endure. 

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. 

Warm Regards,

Ahmad Ibrahim [email protected]



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