Ahmad Raza

Practice of patience

THERE come moments in our lives when we feel completely hopeless and helpless. But the Quran shows us the technique... Published Jan 31, 2014 07:43am

The discovery of the self

THE human self constitutes the fulcrum of human identity. The synthesis of biological, psychological and social... Published Nov 08, 2013 07:14am

Is a new fiqh possible?

ISLAMIC fiqh is divided in two broad domains of legal studies. The part which deals with theoretical and conceptual... Updated Jul 12, 2013 08:17am

The wisdom of Noah

THE Prophet Nuh (or Noah) is considered to be the ‘second Adam’ according to Quranic and Hadith sources. He was... Published Jun 14, 2013 06:00am

The wisdom of Adam

ADAM is the archetypal man on earth. He is considered to be the first prophet and deputy (khalifatullah) of the... Published May 10, 2013 09:47am

In search of wisdom

OUR age needs to rediscover the lost cultural resonance with the revealed words of God, which were spoken to the human species by a series of chosen prophets. Published Apr 12, 2013 05:15am

The ethical framework

SURAH Luqman provides an outline of the Islamic ethical framework. Verses 12 to 19 clearly spell out the indicators of a well-organised ethical framework for everyone. Published Jan 17, 2013 07:40pm

The symbol of Adam

THE Quranic discourse on the nature of Adam is multilayered and symbolic. It ranges from biological to metaphysical dimensions connected to the existence of Adam. Published Dec 20, 2012 08:00pm

The value of prayer

PRAYER constitutes the kernel of human existential reality. The act of prayer links every human being with God. The core of the human self overcomes its immense loneliness in this universe by engaging in the act of prayer. Published Nov 30, 2012 12:20am

Is riba-free banking possible?

Islamic banking has grown in Pakistan, and people invest religiously trusting the fatwa of the so-called Sharia boards of these banks. Published Apr 27, 2012 12:20am

On commodifying humanity

THERE were times when seals and insignias were used by the Indus valley and Babylonian people to demonstrate the pomp and prosperity of their civilisations. This scenario has now changed, as object-making Published Mar 08, 2012 10:00pm

Rise and fall of empires

HISTORY affords us a mosaic of human activity. The human civilisation as we know it today appears to have evolved from the simple harpoons of the hunting bands to the ever-growing complexity of our Published Dec 15, 2011 08:40pm

Concerns over food inflation

THE recent price hike especially of food items has adversely affected the economy.. The salaried class is the worst... Published Jun 02, 2008 12:00am