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Hopes for dealing scientifically with the virus rest upon Darwin’s discovery of the principle of natural selection....

 

The Quran reminds human souls of the time before existence, when all had witnessed to being His servants. Islam’s core is to make humans aware of this meeting and our return to Him, to connect us with God and with each other….

The focus remains on political optics only, as first a social-media team was hired by the prime minister to defend his government and now he is launching a special team of young volunteers called the Corona Relief Tigers Force ...

Afghans Meet Coronavirus with Kindness: Stepping Up to Share the Little That They Have
Mujib Mashal
Afghans Meet Coronavirus with Kindness: Stepping Up to Share the Little That They Have
Mujib Mashal, Asadullah Timory and Najim Rahim

Across Afghanistan, many landlords have waived rent, in some cases until the virus threat recedes. Tailors have handed out thousands of homemade face masks. Youth groups and athletes have delivered food to hospitals and families in destitution. Local television stations have run live fund-raising events and a newspaper has championed a campaign of rent reduction...

What does the Quran say about such a grave human crisis? If we go through the chronicles of the previous nations in the holy book, we find that many communities and nations were destroyed as a punishment to transgressions, sins, disobedience of God, violation of natural order and corruption, ingratitude to God and oppression of people….

Where Iran had cancelled the weekly Friday prayers and Saudi Arabia had suspended the Umrah pilgrimage by the end of February, the Pakistani government was still dillydallying over forestalling a gathering of over a quarter of a million people in the country’s second most populous city. ...

Unfortunately, it has been painfully observed that Muslims living in middle class localities and bustee areas have ignored the lockdown rules as well as appeals of the ulema and social activists. They have not taken the epidemic seriously and have been roaming around in the locality uselessly or assembling in the streets for gossips. In other words, there is business as usual in these localities…

 Those who were interested in Sufism had no interest in the regimented life the Tablighis led and preached. And those who loved nature had little time either for Nizamuddin Aulia or puritanical Islam that the Tablighis practiced and preached. ...

The “sirs” doesn’t surprise because I have heard such announcements all my life. It’s always men and only men who need to be informed of any significant happening. Lest “Haya”, modesty or propriety? be violated, women cannot be addressed directly….

Restrictions on prayers was not acceptable, he said. He further said that the holy Prophet said that there is no Adwa that is diseases do not spread without the permission of Allah. There was no need to panic and Muslims should spend more time in mosques and pray for the protection of people from the epidemic….

In Islam, only alcohol consumption is prohibited, not its use as medicine. So any hand sanitizer that provides protection against viruses and germs should be welcomed. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) once said, “Cleanliness is half the faith (Emaan).” Hadith reference : Sahih Muslim....

Behold the crude assault upon the brave Marvi Sirmed by one of machoism’s prime defenders, the playwright Khalilur Rahman Qamar. And behold the chorus against ‘Mera Jism Meri Marzi’, a slogan maliciously misrepresented as women demanding permission to sell their bodies for material and sensual gain….

Being a dissident — or even raising a critical voice — in Pakistan is growing more dangerous, regardless of whether the target is political parties, the judiciary or the powerful military and security agencies....

 

Inhuman, immoral and non-Islamic traditional practices such as honour killing have prevailed and are still being practiced by some people because of their cultural relativistic mentality…

 

The government’s retraction of the permission to screen Zindagi Tamasha gave certain religious elements a greater sense of empowerment. The move was yet another blow to the already shrinking freedom of expression. ...

Awareness on women’s rights has now grown considerably. Nevertheless, more serious efforts, along with research funding are required to understand and address the socio-cultural factors which facilitate gender inequality….

Countless Muslim believers die in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria, and Afghanistan, while alleged heretics face political repression. In the end, the true resistance to jihadist Islam should come not from Westerners of Christian background but from Muslims themselves...

Convicted of committing blasphemy and sentenced to death by a court in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore in 2002 - when he was 25 - he spent almost 19 years in jail in a country where the crime of insulting Islam, its Prophet Muhammad or its holy book, the Quran, has been at the centre of alleged rights abuses for decades...

In Muslim India, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan took the lead and founded a reformist movement. His reformism rested on the pillars of a rationalist educational system that was in line with the scientific rationalism of the West. In order to better understand the Western sciences and their educational system, Sir Syed travelled to England….

 

“Not only does the state intend to enter our bedrooms, it also intends to dictate who should enter the bedroom with us,” says one prominent businesswomen, furious that three of the bill’s five sponsors are her own gender....

Whirling is a seven-century old form of full-body worship emblematic of the Mevlevi tradition of Jalaluddin Rumi — and a practice I’ve woven into my spiritual routine over the past couple of years. Each time I begin whirling...

 

Relationship between a man and a woman does exist. Celebrating Sisters’ Day doesn’t mean these relationships don’t exist. Yes, Pakistan is awkward when it comes to love and asking for a day to celebrate love is a bit too much....

Others, however, think social reforms have come too quickly, and fear an erosion of public morals and widely held traditions in the once-ultraconservative kingdom, the bastion of Islam and its holiest sites of Mecca and Medina....

 

Tolerance is a human value that orientates towards difference and indifference. It is a passive and more abstract idea of interaction. Acceptance is an active value. In human psychology, it is explained as a person’s assent to the reality of a situation....

Prophet Mohammad was very emphatic in his views on animal sacrifice: “if you MUST kill, kill without torture.” Unfortunately, this admonition is also ignored. The two million animals that were sacrificed in Saudi Arabia at the end of Hajj yesterday had been brought to the country in most horrible conditions, many of them dying en route.

 I personally witnessed the torture animals go through when I was in Karachi on Baqr Eid, a few years ago. The whole city appeared to have turned into a slaughter house. One could hear the cries of goats and sheep for days before Eid, while they were still being traded in city squares and even in roundabouts on major arterial roads. The animals apparently knew what fate was awaiting them. It was the obscenity of the whole scene that I cannot forget. Baqr Eid, the holiest of days, had descended into an orgy of blood-letting, with the “devotion” that God requires completely missing.

The callousness we Muslims display towards animals would give the impression that the religion of Islam is indifferent to the fate of animals. In fact, Islam requires Muslims to protect, not just Human Rights, but HuqooqulIbaad or the rights of all creations of God.

HuqooqulIbaad is considered so important that it is given primacy even over Huqooq Allah or our duties towards God. While God may forgive us for our transgressions, given his Benevolent and Merciful nature, His creations will not even recognise us on the Day of Judgement. So we must fulfil our duties towards creations of God in this very world, since we cannot hope for forgiveness from them on the Day of Judgement.

Muslims should also remember the conduct of the Prophet in treating animals with kindness. On many occasions, during his journeys, he delayed prayers for the sake of first relieving the animals of their burden, and giving them food and water. He would refuse to lead prayers until animals were looked after first. He told several stories of people being forgiven all their sins for having shown consideration for a dog or a cat. According to Imam Abu Dawud, the Prophet forbade the hitting of animals on their faces and branding them. He also forbade sports based on animal fights.

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