All posts filed under: General Concepts

When the Mind becomes the Legislator, Confusions Prevails

Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and since had a change of mind. That was the first time Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a […]

Even with Record Hurricanes, America Refuses to Face Climate Change

The United States is facing record-sized hurricanes that have intensified because of climate change. According to the NPR: Hurricane Irma is hovering somewhere between being the most- and second-most powerful hurricane recorded in the Atlantic. It follows Harvey, which dumped trillions of gallons of water on South Texas. And now, Hurricane Jose is falling into […]

Artificial Intelligence

Most of the key technologies of today are directly enabled, or enhanced, by information technology. Continuing progress in artificial intelligence and machine learning are essential to the development of advanced robots, autonomous vehicles and in automation tools. The development of artificial intelligence promises many revolutionary developments, but it has also worried many who believe the […]

The Arabic Language is the Ummah’s Connection to its Deen

“In several Western European countries, some politicians want to force imams to deliver sermons only in the official language: in Germany, imams should preach in German; in Italy, in Italian; in Britain, in English; in France, in French. To justify this requirement, two rationales are cited. Some say it will function as a counter-terrorism strategy. […]

Islam ‘not sustainable’ in its current form and must ‘reshape’ to modern values, says religious ‘expert’

Islam is “not sustainable” in its current form with religious teachings that are “out of touch with the present”, according to a leading Austrian professor. Ednan Aslan, professor of Islamic religious education at the University of Vienna, proposed several changes to a religion he said he wanted to “reshape” with modern values.

Modern Day Slavery

About 45.8 million people around the world are trapped in modern-day slavery, almost a third more than estimated two years ago, a charity said on Tuesday. The Walk Free Foundation’s Global Slavery Index said that India had by far the largest number of modern slaves, 18.35m, followed by China with 3.39m and Pakistan with 2.13m.

The rise in Anorexia and eating disorders cannot be explained by genetics but by social conditioning

14 March 2016, the Telegraph reported that British journalist and television presenter Joan Bakewell had caused a media debate regarding the causes of anorexia and eating disorders. She contradicted popular commentators who have labeled such behaviors as uncontrollable conditions linked to genetics or mental illness. In an interview for the Sunday Times she attributed the […]

Capitalism is for the Rich

On 19th January 2016 Oxfam published a report titled “Wealth: Having it all and wanting more” showing worsening health inequality around the world. It showed that the world’s richest 1% owned 48% of the world’s wealth. They also found that whilst the top 80 billionaires saw an increase of $600 billion in their wealth over […]

Islam Alone Can Solve the Growing Global Crime Problem

Wherever capitalism’s ruling system, Democracy, is implemented, soaring crime rates are evident, and Pakistan is no exception. Ranging from target killings to kidnappings, and rapes to robberies, the media carries shocking news of crimes. What’s worse is that in Pakistan, many criminals continue roaming free due to their influence or status. In fact many times […]