Religious Concepts Articles covering a wide range of Islamic and religious topics.

Justice system during early Khilafat

“Darul-Qadha’a during the Rightly-Guided Khulafa” by Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal Appears in the Fall 2017 issue. Throughout known human history lack of justice has been the root...

Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law

“Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law” by Anser Ahmad, Esq. Appears in the Fall 2017 issue. In the West, Sharia is being portrayed as a source of oppression,...

The Holy Quran on Justice

“What Can the Holy Quran Teach the World about Justice” by Tariq Sharif Appears in Fall 2017 issue Have you ever been wronged by another person? Has someone you care about...

Justice among Arab tribes pre-Islam

“Justice among the Arab tribes before Islam” by Seher Mujeeb Bhatti Justice, to render someone their due would be a broad definition, however Islam goes further where...

Islamic Concept of Justice

“The Islamic Concept of Justice” By His Holiness Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh), Fourth Khalifa of the Promised Messiah (as) I shall now cite a few important examples of...

Why Pray?

In his discourse on prayer in An Elementary Study of Islam, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) quotes from chapter 29, verse 46 of the Holy Qur’an: “Verily, Prayer prevents the...

Prayer in Hinduism

When I reflect on my understanding of prayer in Hindu religion, the first thing that comes to mind is the religious origins of yoga. Having taken a yoga class in high school and a...

Prayers of Women

Islam states that in the spiritual world, women are regarded equal to men and will be rewarded just like men. Islam also claims that women can also attain high spiritual status...

Al-Fatiha: The Most Comprehensive Prayer

Prayer, by definition, is “a solemn request for help or expres- sion of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.” (1) The concept of prayer exists in every faith in...

Prayers for Healing

Prophet Abraham (as) bears witness in the Holy Qur’an: “And when I fall ill, it is He (Allah) Who restores me to health.”(1) Indeed, we find everyday instances of people...