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Vol. XLIX No. 43, 2012-01-29
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Islam Alone can Usher in a Just World Order

DR. S. AUSAF SAIED VASFI portrays a brief sketch of how Islam ushers in Just World Order in every sphere of life.
 

Equilibrium of a society depends upon two factors: relationship between individual and society and relationship between man and woman. It is the nature of this relationship that provides balance or otherwise in life. Balance guarantees poise while imbalance threatens with chaos and the resultant instability coupled with insecurity, which slams the doors in the face of peace, progress and prosperity.

Before dealing with how Islam creates a just world order, let us note how Islam contri... More

 
 
 
The Just World Order
the World is Waiting for

DR JAVED JAMIL brings out the fundamental principles of Islam, as propounded and promulgated by Prophet Muhammad, and forcefully argues that in today’s world a just socio-economic and political order can be established by comprehensive reintroduction and reemployment of those principles. He exhorts the Muslim Ummah to do its best to establish that just world order.
 

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) is the Finest and Final Product of the creation of the universe. The universe is in itself based on principle of justice, which is the net result of God’s Laws of Nature. Prophetic mission was aimed at bringing the Just Order of the universe to the earth. Justness demands proper understanding of the system, including the way the human beings function. Being the Final Ambassador of God, he was in a position to understand all the p... More

 
 
 
Social Values in Farewell Sermon
of Prophet Muhammad

By SAYYID HAMED ABDUR RAHMAN ALKAF
 

Before we start highlighting the social values extracted from the Farewell or Pilgrimage Sermon of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be to him) it is in the fitness of things to present the entire Sermon:

“He (Prophet Muhammad) praised and glorified Allah who is all alone without any associate with Him, who fulfilled His promises and lent His support to His Servant and all alone defeated the armies.

“O people! Listen to my speech because I do not think you ... More

 
 
 
JUST WORLD ORDER
DREAM OR REALITY

PROF. JAMIL FAROOQUI portrays a bird’s-eye view of the prevailing system in the world and presents certain traits and conditions necessary to make ‘just world order’ a reality.
 

Humans have been struggling from the very dawn of civilization to establish an ‘order’ wherein they can fulfil their aspirations, and live with their brethren in peace and harmony with dignity and honour. They have made serious and rigorous efforts in this direction but it still remained only a dream. They thought it could be possible if they created sophisticated means of livelihood, developed adequate and advanced technology and mechanical devices to satisfy their urges. As a ma... More

 
 
 
PROPHET MUHAMMAD
From the Lens of Non-Muslims
 

If we ponder over our contemporary world, we have to end up accepting that the humanitarian values, moral principles, ethics and our ethos all have taken a backseat and have provided ample room for materialism, hatred and chauvinism.

According to Alfred Adler, the urge to dominate is a very potent instinct embedded in the human nature. The 20th century itself can give testimony for this greed for dominance. Capitalism vs. communism, World War I and II, Israel–Palestine conflict,... More

 
 
 
THE IDEAL STATESMAN
Visionary and Practitioner
of a Just World Order

KHAN YASIR relates some of the encounters with his classmates to prove that the path laid down by the Blessed Messenger is walk-able, his goal reachable, and the ideal practical for making a just world order a reality.
 

Say: “Had angels been walking about in peace on the earth, We would surely have sent to them an angel from the heavens as Messenger.” (Bani Israil: 95)

After so many years I can clearly recall that the counsellor was pretty disappointed with my target. “If you aim for 85%...” “85 to 90%,” I corrected him. “Ok, as you say, 85 to 90%... you will end up scoring 75% or at most around 80. To really score 85% you should ai... More

 
 
 
Prophet Muhammad\'s
Just World Order

The world, having seen the failure of the so-called world orders, is in dire need of a just world order which can be provided by the Muslim Ummah, provided that it follows in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad, who 1400 years ago, ushered in for the first time a truly just world order. Will the Muslims prepare themselves to bring about this just world order, asks OMAR AFZAL.
 

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for a just world order in his address to Ethiopian parliament (May 2011). Iran’s Ahmedinijad pitched for a reform of the international order. Apparently it is a long standing demand, especially of the developing world.

After the collapse of USSR, its ideology was proven to be a failed experiment and the world’s attention turned to the establishment of a new and ‘just’ world order which would promote global peac... More

 
 
 
MUHAMMAD
IN RETROSPECTIVE

SHAMIM A SIDDIQI throws a challenge to the modern world to establish a just, peaceful and egalitarian society at par with the one established by Prophet Muhammad.
 

At the end of the sixth century C.E. humanity was facing a very depressed and deprived condition. There was no Guidance from its Creator and Sustainer to guide its destiny as all were “lost” or mutilated due to human interpolation. There was no Kingdom of God on earth to deliver justice and equity to human abode. There was no concept of human rights and no court of justice to take care of their violations every now and then. It was the age of tribalism and that of monarchy. Tribal... More

 
 
 
How Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam,
Changed the World

‘We the People!’ ‘Government of the people by the people!’ Did anyone ever wonder where America got her Golden Fleece from? From the Qur’ān of course, from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, from where else? asks SYED HUSAIAN PASHA
 

Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, came into this world in the 7th century. He changed that world, from the way it was to pretty much better – or, we can say in the best social mould – not the way it is today.

That means a lot of the things that you see in the world today, and you think they are all good, and you like them, chances are many of them are traceable to the teachings and legacy of Prophet, Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Salla... More

 
 
 
‘BAD APPLES’: TOO MANY OF THEM?
Nearly four years after Obama pledged to shut Gitmo,
the torture house in Cuba remains open

SYED TAUSIEF AUSAF depicts just a glimpse of the western world order that has bred too many ‘bad apples’ in its rank and file, a natural corollary of human misapprehension to run the affairs of the world as they wish rather than following the just world order based on the Divine concept of truth and justice that ensures ultimate success both here and the hereafter.
 

Every time a horror story surfaces about the unpardonable conduct of US soldiers stationed abroad, and there is no hope left to protect culprits or hush up the case, America’s top brass joins the nonstop chorus at the Pentagon and White House: “A few bad apples in the military are to blame.”

Mr. President plays the lead role in this drama’s drop scene. He tells the world, pointing the index finger in the air, that the “deplorable” and “reprehe... More

 
 
 
PROPHET MUHAMMAD
Mercy to Women

UMME MARYAM presents in brief certain facts culled from various sources to prove that Prophet Muhammad gave woman all the rights of a human being and raised her status in society.
 

“And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists.” (Al-Qur’ān – 21:107)

Humanity was trapped in the depth of darkness and superstition as people were living animal lives. This was the social condition in which came Allah’s mercy in the form of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). He broke the chains and shackles that had enslaved humanity and removed the burden u... More

 
 
 
YEARNING FOR A JUST
WORLD ECONOMIC SYSTEM

Most of the socio-economic ills can be attributed to the role of interest in economy, which is both a major source and a tool of growing injustices, observes DR. WAQUAR ANWAR adding that human society has no short cut way, other than course-correction, to effect a just world economic order.
 

Human quest for a just world order emanates from the feelingthat the world order in existence is unjust, or the justice available is not sufficient. The formeropinion means that justice does not exist, as such.The latter opinion means that justice, although available, is not enough. The latter situation may be true to some extent in the case of many issues like human rights, democracy, and liberalisation, etc. But in the case of world economic system the former situation holds good. Injustice... More

 
 
 
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