All posts filed under: General Concepts

Are Covid-19 Vaccines a Panacea to the Epidemic?

Pakistan is the latest country to announce a vaccine programme against Covid-19. Dr Nausheen Hamid the Parliamentary Secretary for National Health said that Pakistan will commence vaccinations by the second quarter of 2021.[1] As more countries announce vaccination efforts to inoculate their populations against the coronavirus, serious questions have been raised about efficacy of the […]

Philosophy of Revival within the West

In the pursuit of finding the potential equation for revival, Western thinkers and philosophers attributed the reason for the advance of Western countries as freedom in a comprehensive and universal sense. It is surmised that freedom unlocks the secrets of individual creativity, leading to progression and revival. Freedom’s advocates consider slavery, dictatorship and restrictions of […]

The Method of Thinking in Islam and Basic Elements of the Islamic Mindset

 Allah (swt) said:وَلَكِنَّ اللَّهَ حَبَّبَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْإِيمَانَ وَزَيَّنَهُ فِي قُلُوبِكُمْ وَكَرَّهَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ أُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الرَّاشِدُونَ “But Allah has endeared faith to you, making it appealing in your hearts. And He has made disbelief, rebelliousness, and disobedience detestable to you. Those are the ones rightly guided.” [Al-Hujurat: 7]

Revival and Cultural Renewal

Revival is the generation of an intellectual basis (قاعدة فكرية) for man, focusing him upon judging thoughts and inclinations and defining for him a distinct lifestyle in accordance with the basis. Determining whether a man is revived or declined is based on his behavior, inevitably arising from the interaction of his concepts and inclinations whenever […]

The Decline of Religion in a Secular System isn’t a Surprise, it’s expected

Recent research suggests that there is a global decline in religion. Looking at the Western society, and the rise of secular liberalism, this doesn’t come as a surprise. According to an article in Foreign Affairs, there is a growing number of people who “no longer find religion a necessary source of support and meaning in […]

Islam: The Cure for Racism

The 2020 Black Lives Matter protests have now extended into their fourth month, casting a long shadow over the upcoming US presidential election. The civil unrest was sparked by the murder of George Floyd on 25th May 2020 and is fuelled by decades of institutionalised racism. Members and allies of the marginalised African-American communities now […]

Nationalism is the Driving Force of Bloody Balkanization in Muslim Lands

What happened in Srebrenica during the Bosnian war, which resulted in a popular political term of “Balkanization”, was a dark stain in the history of modern politics. The delegitimization of the leadership of the Communist-Socialist regimes impacted Yugoslavia’s internal politics in the early 1990s. Yugoslavia was then divided into several countries: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and […]

Islam and Racism

Islam is a Message for all humanity. It addresses all people, irrespective of color. Islam did not come for one race, tribe, or nation, or a particular people living at any particular time or place. Consequently, as Islam spread from Arabia to the other parts of the world, from China to Spain, it managed to […]

Capitalism put a mobile phone in every child’s hand but couldn’t make enough face masks to protect its doctors and nurses

The Washington Post reported on the 20th of May a “dire shortage of personal protective equipment for health-care workers” in the US, with nearly two-thirds citing “insufficient supplies of the face masks that filter out most airborne particles.” The UK also continues to experience shortages with the BBC reporting on the 15th of May that […]

The COVID-19 pandemic: An Islamic perspective

Public health problems are political problems Often, a nation’s most common health problems are a reflection of its societal and cultural dynamics. Doctors frequently witness the medical limitations associated with treating individual patients when some health issues transcend beyond the individual. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease are caused, or worsened, by smoking and poor diet. Mental […]

Islam will Lead the Global Change

Due to the spread of Coronavirus epidemic named COVID-19, which appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the health, economic and financial systems of capitalist states collapsed, rulers and their failure to manage the crisis were exposed. Thus the epidemic revealed the brutality and decay of the capitalist system. The Coronavirus, like […]

Muslims have been in a Difficult Situation Since the Fall of the Khilafah, not Since the Outbreak of the Coronavirus!

 وَإِذَا مَسَّ الإِنسَانَ الضُّرُّ دَعَانَا لِجَنبِهِ أَوْ قَاعِدًا أَوْ قَآئِمًا فَلَمَّا كَشَفْنَا عَنْهُ ضُرَّهُ مَرَّ كَأَن لَّمْ يَدْعُنَا إِلَى ضُرٍّ مَّسَّهُ كَذَلِكَ زُيِّنَ لِلْمُسْرِفِينَ مَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ “And when affliction touches man, he calls upon Us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove from him his affliction, he continues […]

Answers to Inquiries Received about the Q&A: The Ramifications of the Coronavirus

To those who have questions about the Q&A: The Ramifications of the Coronavirus Here are the answers to your questions: 1- As for the difference between the epidemic and the plague, or between Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the plague; there is no difference in terms of it being infectious. The plague and Coronavirus are diseases have […]