Amin Valliani

The Eid message

Believers should understand the purpose of sacrifice. Published Sep 26, 2014 06:43am

The middle path

SOME beliefs are life-negating while others are life-embracing. Islam is unique in its message that a believer ... Published Jun 20, 2014 01:10am

Gender relations

MAN and woman are the two wheels of human civilisation. They both spring from the same root and draw their life... Published Mar 14, 2014 07:35am

Importance of reading

THE first command of Allah is about reading (96:1). Generally, reading means to make sense of a written text.... Published Jan 03, 2014 07:39am

The value of good deeds

HUMAN life is mortal. However, it can be made immortal by performing lasting good deeds. According to the Quran,... Published Nov 29, 2013 07:24am

The greatest gift

ALLAH has blessed humanity with innumerable bounties to be grateful for. But the most important of them all is the... Published Oct 25, 2013 07:35am

Nature of life

ELABORATING on the nature of human life is one of the important themes of the Quran. Life is not all happiness, nor... Published Sep 13, 2013 07:18am

Wonders of the mind

THE human mind is one of the greatest signs of Allah. Islam places immense importance on the human mind. It requires... Published Aug 16, 2013 07:18am

The value of time

MODERN society is beset with many ills, including a careless attitude towards the value of time. This is often a... Updated Jul 26, 2013 07:13am

Earning a livelihood

HUMAN life is made up of problems. Every one of us faces various issues, but perhaps the greatest problem one is... Published Jun 28, 2013 08:31am

Spirit of brotherhood

THE Muslim ummah makes up a sizeable chunk of the world population. It is spread widely across the globe but faces... Published May 31, 2013 04:31am

The culture of consumerism

With the dawn of modernisation and urbanisation the old living patterns have been broken. Updated May 03, 2013 03:56pm

Quarrelsome behaviour

WE see no time in human history devoid of wars and killing. Human history is full of such events. Every nation takes pride in its heroes who fought wars against its enemies. Published Apr 05, 2013 05:15am

Caring for the earth

THE earth and its environment are the most valuable assets for all creation. Be it the tiniest insect or a gargantuan creature, all are dependent on the earth’s resources. Published Mar 15, 2013 05:15am

Importance of discipline

AT many places in the Holy Quran there is reference to the universe and its different phenomena. It invites us to reflect on the working of all celestial bodies and learn lessons in order to be successful in life. Published Feb 15, 2013 12:20am

Role of the family

ISLAM recognises the importance of the family. It is a natural and fundamental unit of society. If all families of a given society are conscious of their roles and responsibilities in creating and developing healthy, Published Jan 10, 2013 08:00pm

Islam on good governance

NO nation can dream of development without good governance. It is an essential prerequisite for all state and non-state organisations to abide by the principles of good governance in order to move forward Published Dec 13, 2012 10:00pm

The power of words

EVERY organ of the human body is valuable but the tongue, through which we speak, is the most important in the whole scheme of our relationship with the society around us. Published Nov 08, 2012 09:00pm

Learning from life

HUMAN life is a great and noble gift from the Almighty with a purpose to be realised. Published Sep 13, 2012 10:00pm

Economic disparity

IN all societies and in all epochs, human beings have been confronted by disparity. This can be observed in every aspect of life. One can see disparity in economic and social spheres and also in educational or Published Jun 21, 2012 09:00pm