O Allah! Purify my heart!

الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله… • اللَّهُمَّ لك الحمد أنت قيِّمُ السماوات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد لك ملك السماوات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت نور السماوات والأرض ومن فيهن ولك الحمد أنت الحق ووعدك الحق ولقاؤك حق وقولك حق والجنة حق والنار حق والنبيون حق ومحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم حقContinue reading “O Allah! Purify my heart!”

انتہا پسندی، مفہوم ، اسباب وتدراک

ضمیر الحسن خان فلاحی اعتدال ومیانہ روی اسلامی شریعت کا مزاج ہے ، دین مبین کی ساری تعلیمات مبنی بر اعتدال ہیں، یہی وجہ ہے کہ خالق ارض وسما نے امت اسلام کو’’امت وسط‘‘ یعنی معتدل امت کے نام سے موصوم کیا ہے ۔  وَكَذٰلِكَ جَعَلْنٰكُمْ اُمَّۃً وَّسَطًا‘‘ (البقرہ/143) امام تفسیر علامہ ابن جریر طبریؒ مذکورہ آیت کے تحت لکھتے ہیں کہ اس امت کو’’امت وسط‘‘ اس لئے کہاگیا کہ وہ تمام دینی معاملات میں اعتدال کی راہ پر قائم ہے ۔ (جامع البیان :2:6 اعتدال در اصل ا فراط وتفریط اورتشدد وانتہا پسندی کی دونوں مذموم انتہاؤں کے درمیان ایک مامو ن و محفوظ  شاہ راہ  کا نام ہے۔ ڈاکٹر یوسف القرضاوی اس سلسلہ میں رقمطراز ہیں : اسلام کا راستہ اعتدال کا راستہ ہے اوراسی کاContinue reading “انتہا پسندی، مفہوم ، اسباب وتدراک”

The Concept and Basis of Religious Extremism

From “Islamic Awakening: between Rejection & extremism” (Yousuf Al Qardhawi) Chapter 1: Part: 3 A correct expose and definition of – and an insight into – extremism is the first step toward outlining the remedy. There is no value for any judgment or exposition not based on genuine Islamic concepts and the Shari’ah, but onContinue reading “The Concept and Basis of Religious Extremism”

Islamic Beliefs

(Book by Syed Maududi (RA): Understanding Islamic Civilization (Chapter 3: part 2) The Qur’an has discussed the beliefs in so much detail that it has left no room for differences of opinion about them. But there are some misunderstandings in the minds of those people who could not make themselves familiar with the style ofContinue reading “Islamic Beliefs”

Fundamental Thoughts and Beliefs

(Book by Syed A.A. Maududi (RA): Understanding Islamic Civilization (Chapter 3: part 1) What Is Iman and Its Importance? We have already discussed the concept of life and the goal of life. Now we have to discuss the question: On what basis does Islam build the character of its followers? Character and Its Intellectual BaseContinue reading “Fundamental Thoughts and Beliefs”

Defects and Harmful Consequences of Religious Extremism

From “Islamic Awakening: between Rejection & extremism” (Yousuf Al Qardhawi) Chapter 1: Part: 2 All these warnings against extremism and excessiveness are necessary because of the serious defects inherent in such tendencies. The first defect is that excessiveness is too disagreeable for ordinary human nature to endure or tolerate. Even if a few human beingsContinue reading “Defects and Harmful Consequences of Religious Extremism”

Extremism: The Accusation and the Reality

From “Islamic Awakening: between Rejection & extremism” (Yousuf Al Qardhawi) Chapter 1: Part: 1 Theorists argue that one cannot pass a judgment on something unless one has a clear conception of it, because the unknown and the undefined cannot be judged. Therefore, we first have to determine what “religious extremism” means before we can condemnContinue reading “Extremism: The Accusation and the Reality”