Vol. 12    Issue 18   16 - 28 February 2018
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The Fear of God and Man’s Accountability to the Almighty

The fear of God and a sense of accountability to Him, one of the cardinal principles of Islam, is imbued with highly significant moral, social, economic and political implications and consequences

An eminent American sociologist W. I. Thomas (1863-1947) has formulated a highly perceptive and insightful proposition, which is known as the self-fulfilling prophecy or the Thomas theorem. The proposition, premised on what Thomas called the “definition of the situation,” says that if men define a given situation as real, it has real consequences for them. This proposition can be generalised to a wide range of perceptions, presuppositions, beliefs and moral convictions.   Read more


سلسلة الـدعـوة في اليابان


الأستاذ الدكتور صالح مهدي السامرائي

Dawa Series in Japan

Edited by

Prof. Dr. Salih Samarrai

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Professor A. R. MOMIN

Tibet, the centuries-old traditional homeland of the Tibetan people, is now an autonomous region, officially known as the Tibet Autonomous Region, in the People’s Republic of China. The Tibetans are an ethnic group, with their distinctive language, religious beliefs and rituals, customs and traditions. The total population of Tibetans is estimated to be around 7.8 million. Of these, approximately 2.2 million live in the Tibet Autonomous Region and the Tibetan Autonomous Perfections in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan. Nearly 189,000 Tibetans live in India, 16,000 in Nepal and 4,800 in Bhutan. The Balti people, who are of Tibetan origin and number around 300,000 are concentrated in Baltistan, Pakistan. There is a sizeable Tibetan diaspora, estimated to number about 25,000, in the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Mongolia. Following the annexation of Tibet by China and the persecution of Tibetans that followed in its wake, thousands of Tibetans migrated to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, North America, Europe and Australia.   Read more

Far-right German politician converts to Islam

Arthur Wagner quits Alternative für Deutschland, which campaigns on anti-Muslim ticket

A politician for Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland party, which campaigns on an anti-Muslim ticket, has converted to Islam and left the party, a spokesman has confirmed.   Read more


Homeless in Gaza
Sarah Helm

On November 11, 2017, the gray streets of Gaza suddenly turned yellow as tens of thousands of people came out to wave the flag of Fatah, the party of their former leader Yasser Arafat. This was the thirteenth anniversary of Arafat’s death, and, for the first time since 2007, when the Islamic resistance movement Hamas defeated Fatah in the bloody civil war that followed Hamas’s electoral victory the previous year, it had permitted a public commemoration of Arafat Day.   Read more

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