We would like to bid you a warm welcome to the first edition of
A Mercy to Mankind, a new quarterly magazine which aims to cover a broad spectrum of contemporary issues as well as highlighting the
life and true message of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who is revered by Muslims as the final Messenger sent to mankind.
It is strange that despite being voted the most influential person in history (The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History
by Michael H. Hart), and with Islam being the fastest growing religion in the world, many misconceptions still continue to circulate about the
Islamic faith and its most prestigious and most famous personality.
It is a little known fact that Islamic civilisation has played an integral
role in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Muslims have contributed
significantly to the scientific and cultural development of humanity.
From the architectural splendour of Al Hambra in Spain to the
enchanting silk routes of Northern China, the world is beginning to
appreciate the contribution that Muslim societies have made towards
the current ‘modern’ era. With the advent of new communication
and easy travel, many people are able to increasingly venture and
interact with the Muslim world and enjoy the famed traditional Muslim
Due to the increasing role of Muslim communities in mainstream
Europe, coupled with the fact that we are living through an economic
crisis that is placing families in greater financial insecurity, questions
are being raised as to the viability of incorporating specific Islamic
principles that can help to steady the economy and build stronger,
more cohesive societies.
aims to provide an insight into various aspects of
Islamic life and culture. In this first edition, we introduce you to
the ethical values of Islamic finance, take you back in time to the
introduction of first Muslim interaction to the British isles, and provoke
your thoughts on the Islamic Hijab.
Umar Ansari & Mumtaz Alam
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