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The Impact

In certain parts of the world, people enjoy freedom of conscience and choice, are free to lead their lives in peace and amity, to devote their energies to teaching and preaching, researching and making new discoveries. Yet even these parts of the world have not always been so tolerant, nor free from strife, nor disposed towards the co-existence of different peoples, sects and groups, still less sufficiently broad-minded, to accommodate differences of opinion.

At a time when mankind and human civilization were on the edge of destruction, the Lord and Creator of the word caused a man to be born in Arabia who was entrusted with the most difficult task: not only to rescue mankind from imminent destruction but also to raise it to sublime height, heights hitherto beyond the knowledge of historians and the imagination of poets. If there were not incontrovertible historical evidence to demonstrate his achievements, it would be difficult to believe such greatness.

Ingratitude is, thus, a moral depravity and a perversion of human nature, a sign of benumbed human conscience. The lowest depth to which this immorality can fall is the ingratitude shown to founders of religion, the teachers of morals and the greatest benefactors of humanity.

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(Part One)

A close study of the Islamic sources clearly demonstrates the high and honourable position of Women in Islam. Throughout his life, the Prophet Muhammad r stressed the rights of women and in this brief article; I would like to outline some of these points. Though one can write volumes on this topic, I have limited myself to ten random points for the sake of brevity.


Alarmed at the bold part which the Prophet and his followers were not able to assume, and roused by the return of the deputies from Abyssinia and the announcement of their unsuccessful mission, the Quraish determined to check by a decisive blow any further progress of Islam. Towards this end, in the seventh year of the mission, they made a solemn covenant against the descendants of Hashim and Muttalib, engaging themselves to contract no marriage with any of them and to have no communication with them.

Our Prophet, Muhammad (Blessings and Peace be upon him) came to all people with a heavenly message. He was not driven by worldly ambition, he had no treasure from which to spend, no splendid gardens from which to eat, and no castle in which to live. Despite all this, his loving followers pledged allegiance to him and remained steadfast, enduring a hard life full of difficulties. They were few and weak, always in fear of being uprooted by those surrounding them, and yet they loved him wholly and completely.

By understanding the Qur’an and the sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) which are found in authentically narrated hadiths we may easily surmise that Islam places considerable importance on protecting the rights of the weak and aiding them in times of trial. Among the weak, are those that have been beset with sickness or disease. The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to encourage his followers to show concern for the sick, even explaining that such attention for the ill is a form of piety.


Twenty-six years ago I became a Muslim largely because I fell in love with a beautiful human being. "I was only sent to perfect noble character," said the man declared as a "mercy to all the worlds."

By Dr. Norlain Dindang Mababaya

The Prophet (sallallâhu ‘alayhi wasallam) is known as the as-Sadiq and al-’Alamin (the Truthful and the Trustworthy). People during his time, except the most arrogant unbelievers among them, believed him as such. The following Hâdîth for instance tells us: