In this book, Ms.Nawal Bint Abdullah calls for her sisters in Islam to realize that when it comes to women’s clothing, the threshold of decency and modesty has been smartly and systematically reduced by men in today’s world. She asks her sisters to understand that the liberation that western culture talks about is a disguised form of exploitation of her body and degradation of her soul. The society that speaks about upgrading women’s status today has actually reduced her status to that ofconcubines and society butterflies in the hands of pleasure seekers disguised behind the colorful screen of culture.[See full post]
In this book rigorous mathematical techniques are used to compare the Islamic financial system based on variable return scheme (VRS) with the traditional one based on fixed return scheme (FRS). It is shown, under certain assumptions which include risk aversion on the part of investors, that the Pareto optimal contract is the VRS. Also VRS spreads risks more evenly than FRS allowing more risk taking in the economy. The domination of the real world by FRS, i.e. debts contracts, is shown to be caused mainly by informational asymmetry and higher monitoring Costs in case of VRS. But these costs are not prohibitive. The more effective the methods of monitoring and the higher the level of honesty on the part of economic agents, the more superior the Islamic financial system would prove to be in practice.[See full post]
The subject of the rights and duties of women in Islam has often been clouded by controversy, personal opinions and sheer ignorance. Although many scholars have dealt with this subject, there has remained a need to discuss wider aspects of the issue than are often tackled. Maulana Abdul Ghaffar Hasan, a scholar of Hadith and member of the Islamic Ideological Council in Pakistan, originally presented this topic to the Council as a short Urdu paper for discussion. Considering it to be a concise yet useful contribution to the field, I rendered it into English.
I hope that this booklet will help to remove some of the misunderstandings, prejudiced opinions and falsehoods, which circulate about the rights, and duties of women in Islam.
- Dr Shuhaib Hasan.[See full post]
This book is the outcome of thorough studies of sister Jameelah Jones and Sheikh Bilal Philips, both of whom reverted to Islam in 1971 an 1972 respectively. Their western background facilitated a deep understanding of the subject. They have dealt with it strictly in the light of Qur’an and Sunnah and have described important characteristics of marriage in Islam. They have provided a straight forward reply of why Islam allows four wives. The book has been well received by the readership and is key in dispelling the malignant propoganda against Islam.[See full post]
Islam means to submit your will to God. To follow His commands. But many/most Muslims nowadays have fallen into perceiving Islam as a culture. The result has been that they’ve deviated largely from the real Islam, only to have submitted to the culture of their forefathers. In this video, A.R.Green clears the air about religion being confused with culture.[See full post]