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MEETING WITH THE SAKER IN BEAUTIFUL TOBAGO PDF Print E-mail
Islamic Philosophy
Written by Mogamat Abrahams   
Sunday, 12 Rajab 1438

I have just spent 10 exciting days with my Russian friend, ‘The Saker’, in the enchantingly beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. I was born in the island of Trinidad where I now live, and Tobago is located just next to Trinidad in the South Caribbean Sea close to Venezuela:

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm

This was the first time that I ever met with ‘Saker’, and I am happy to report that I succeeded in persuading him to come out in the open with his true identity, while putting his trust in the One God. As a consequence, his identity is now public. He is Andrei Raevsky, but he will continue to use his nom de plume of Saker. If you visit his website: http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/ you will even see his photograph. Those who are not familiar with him will get to know him if they visit his website.

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Continuing Iqbal's Quranic Thought PDF Print E-mail
Islamic Philosophy
Written by Imran N Hosein   
Tuesday, 18 Jamadil Awal 1433
The present article is based on the address delivered on April 21, 1997, during the Annual Qur’anic Muahadrat (Lectures) held at Qur’an Auditorium (Lahore).
The Continuity of Iqbal’s Qur’anic Thought The Genesis of Pakistan and the Islamic Revolution in Iran Viewed in the context of Iqbal’s Qur’anic Thought and its Continuity in Dr. Israr Ahmad

 “The Days of Allah” and Qur’anic Thought

When Almighty Allah (SWT) sent Musa (AS) with His ayaat (Signs or Proofs), He sent him with the specific mission of extricating his people, i.e., the Israelites or Banu Israel, from the darkness of ignorance into the light of Truth. In order that this objective be successfully pursued, Allah (SWT) further ordered Musa (s) as follows:

وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ بِآيَاتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ
And remind them of the Days of Allah (Surah Ibrahim: 14:5).

The “Days of Allah” are the historical landmarks which reveal the movement of the Truth in history. Time and again, in the historical process, Truth triumphs over its rivals and, according to Dr. Burhan Ahmad Faruqi, the direction of the movement of history is thus restored, time and again, to that of Sirat Al-Mustaqeem (the Straight Path). Qur’anic thought is that thought which penetrates the Qur’an with such creative insight as permits the thinker not only to discern the landmarks which constitute the “Days of Allah” in post-Qur’anic history (i.e., history since the revelation of the Qur’an), but also to understand the process of the movement of Truth in history and thus to penetrate and understand the true nature of the age in which he lives.

 

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Islam and the Seasons of our lives PDF Print E-mail
Islamic Philosophy
Written by Imran Nazar Hosein   
Sunday, 22 Rabi'ul Awal 1426


“And the moon,
We have measured for her
Mansions (to traverse)
‘Til she returns
Like the old (and withered) branch
Of a date palm.”
(Qur’an, Yaseen, 36:39)
“Do not abuse Time
For verily I (Allah),
 I am Time.”

How we measure and respond to the passage of time in our lives is a matter of truly great import for it reflects our personality and can determine our happiness!

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