All posts filed under: General Concepts

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 […]

Catastrophes of the Capitalist Ideology

The capitalist ideology emerged in the 18th century as a result of intellectual struggle between the medieval church and philosophers/liberators inside Europe. Since then almost all the European countries and the United States afterwards following upheavals adopted it. Currently the United States is the primary custodian/promoter of this ideology that is being aggressively propagated globally […]

The Freedom Conflict

On Tuesday 19 May 2015, a court in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom ruled against Asher’s Bakery who refused to bake a cake with a pro gay marriage slogan on the basis of discrimination. This took place a week before Ireland went to the polls for a referendum on the legalisation same sex marriages. This has […]