Understanding Jihad, “Striving in the Cause of Allah” by Dr. Israr Ahmad

If we were to make a list of all the Islamic terms and concepts that have been inadvertently misconstrued or deliberately distorted, by the apologetic Muslims or Western orientalists, then Jihad can easily be placed at the top of that list. Although the significance of Jihad in the Qur’an and Sunnah cannot be overstated, its … Read more

Responsibilities of a Muslim by Dr. Israr Ahmad

The long standing political and moral decline of the Muslim Ummah has reslted, among other things, in a serious distortion of our very concept of Islam itself. We have grown accustomed to viewing Islam as a mere “religion,” instead of using the original Qur’anic term “Deen.” This apparently minor change in semantics is actually a … Read more

The Quran and World Peace by Dr. Israr Ahmad

I shall deal with the topic of “The Quran and World Peace” at three different levels, viz., the peace and tranquility of an individual person, the socio-political peace of a group, and finally, world peace. An Individual Person’s Peace and Tranquility One may be surprised that I am embarking upon a discussion of world peace … Read more

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