Why Muslims worship the Ka’ba in Mecca?

Ka’ba is the Qibla i.e. the direction muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. muslims worship and bow to none but Allah: We see the turning of your face (for guidance) to...

Which is the true religion of God?

Each person is born in a circumstance which is not of his own choosing. The religion of his family or the ideology of the state is thrust upon him from the very beginning of his existence in this world. By the time he reaches his teens, he is usually...

The compatibility between religion & science

The ideas that have been put forward in the present work have taken us a long way from the concepts that held sway over many of the scientists and philosophers of the last century who regarded religion and science as opposites. Religion was indeed essentially considered to proceed from...

What did they say about Islam?

The Islam that was revealed to prophet Muhammad is the continuation and culmination of all the preceding revealed religions and, hence, it is for all times and all people. This status of Islam is sustained by glaring facts. First, there is no other revealed book extant in the same...

Hijab – Unveiling the mystery

“Say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their...

Darwin’s theory and its criticism

In order to establish his doctrine, some fifty years after Lamarck; Darwin advanced many more seemingly significant facts than his predecessor. Unfortunately, however; Darwin thought everything could be explained through the postulate of the all-pervading power of natural selection. There is no doubt, moreover, that Darwin was strongly motivated...

God’ spot is found in human brain

Sunday Times, 2 Nov 1997: Scientists believe they have discovered a “God module” in the brain, which could be responsible for man’s evolutionary instinct to believe in religion. A study of epileptics, who are known to have profoundly spiritual experiences, has located a circuit of nerves in the front...

Why did God create man?

From the perspective of humankind, the question “Why did God create man?” implies “For what purpose was man created?” In the final revelation (the Quran), this question is answered without any ambiguity. Humans are first informed by God that every human being is born with an innate consciousness of...

Spirituality: two views

In contemporary western society there is a religious dichotomy. On one side there is the religion of modernism, materialism, on the other the world of ‘pure’ religion which is concerned with matters of the dimension beyond. Materialism is strongly confident that this world is all there is and that...