ISLAM & MUSLIMS

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Christopher Columbus & Islam By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan –

Epigraph: Despite the narrative handed down by generations of historians, “Columbus’s life simply cannot be understood without taking Islam into account” (Mikhail, p. 90). What follows is taken from God’s Shadow: The Ottoman Sultan Who Shaped the Modern World by Alan Mikhail, Professor and chair of the Department of History at Yale …

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Nafs:Ego, Self – Personality – How the Quranic concept of nafs contrasts with Freud’s theory of personality development and Nietzsche’s Superman By M. Basheer Ahmed

In comparison to Freud and Nietzsche, the Quran gives a clear understanding of concept of nafs and its role in developing a person’s character in such a way that it can reach the level of al-nafs al-mutma’inna (the soul at peace). The Quran uses nafs to indicate our inner self or personality, the seat of our desires, anger, love, passion, …

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Gandhi and Babri Masjid

Humra Quraishi01 Oct 2020 In the backdrop of the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, I have been sitting wondering how would he, Mahatma Gandhi, have reacted to the verdict on the destroyers of the Babri Masjid. He would have been more than dismayed and devastated to know that all the accused have …

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