One of the fundamental components of a person’s relationship with Allah is worship. As one’s heart is filled with gratitude to one’s benefactor, one expresses indebtedness, humility, and surrender to him. This is a natural response, observed even in domestic animals and pets. They express gratitude by gesture or look, but human beings are required …More
Amin Ahsan Islahi
Amin Ahsan Islahi (1904-1997) was one of the leading scholars of the Indian sub-continent. He graduated from the Madrasa al Islah, Azamgarh, India, an enlightened institution established by Mawlana Shibli Nu'mani. He was greatly influenced and inspired by an eminent mufassir, Mawlna Hamiduddin Farahi. Together they established a methodology of understanding the Qur’ān by giving primacy to its nazm (coherence and order) and the logical arrangement of verses and surahs. His magnum opus is the 9-volume commentary in Urdu entitled Tadabbur-e-Qur'an. Some of his important works are Da'wat-e-Din awr us ka Tariqah-i-Kar (The Call to Islam and How to Invite Others to Islam, Tazkiyah-e-Nass (Self-development and Purification of the Soul), Mabadi Tadabbur-e-Qur'an (Principles of Pondering Over the Qur’ān) and Islamic State series pamphlets. His eloquent speeches and writings has inspired generations of young Muslims. He also had studied the Hadith in depth. His lectures on Sahih al-Bukhari and Muwwatta' Imam Malik are collected and are being published by Idârah Tadabbur-e-Qur’ān wa Hadith, Lahore which he established.
Along with fear and love of Allah, modesty is a requisite of faith. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made it clear that modesty is part of faith (Muslim). The reference is not to natural bashfulness, which we profess and practice in our mutual relations, but to the modesty that man must practice …More
One of the most common misconceptions of our times is the assumption that one’s affirmation of certain beliefs suffices for deliverance. It is done at the expense of neglecting and disregarding good deeds and morals. This misconception was initially restricted to certain sects. However, it has now crept into the whole body of believers so …More