Tag Archives: Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi

Explaining the War-related Quranic Verse:4:89-Part 3

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Allah Almighty says in the verse 4:89: “They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another). So take not Auliya’ (protectors or friends) from them, till they emigrate in the Way of Allah (to Muhammad peace be upon him). But if they turn back, …

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The Enlightening Commentary on the War Related Quranic Verses- Part 2

  WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi In the first part, we mentioned two apparently conflicting statements to decide between two verses 2:190 and 22:39, as to which one of them was the first revealed to permit fighting. We knew earlier that the verse (2:190) is considered to be the first in the chronological order of revelation to permit fighting and …

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These 16 Quranic Verses Directly Counter Violent-Extremism and Fanaticism

WordForPeace.com By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi The rulings of classical Islamic Sharia are based on four main sources; the Quran, the Sunnah, Ijma (Consensus) and Qiyas (analogy).All the last three sources of Islamic rulings must be in essential accord with the holy Quran, the most basic source of Islamic knowledge. When the holy Quran itself does not talk directly, or in …

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United Nations and the Question of Quran’s Interpretation

United Nations and the Question of Quran’s Interpretation

By Mashari Althayadi Translated from Arabic by Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi During the recent Arab Summit, which was held in Jordan, one of the scenes that caught everyone’s attention was the speech delivered by the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Portuguese politician Antonio Gutierrez, in front of Arab leaders. During the speech, Gutierrez talked about the devastations of war, …

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The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as Mercy Personified

Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him

By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be their model to emulate. The Prophet’s model behaviour included model justice and forgiveness, which is demonstrated in the fact that he never took revenge on anyone on his own behalf but forgave even his staunch enemies. Consequently, this ideal attribute of the Prophet softened many …

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Peaceful Coexistence In Islam: A Middle Path Between Al-Wala And Al-Bara?

By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi (Allah –beginning with the name of- the most merciful and the most gracious) The middle path between al-wala/muwalat [bearing love and affection for all what is pleasing to Allah Almighty] and al-bara/tabarra [withdrawing from all that is displeasing to Allah Almighty] is known as mujarrd-e-muamalat i.e. peaceful coexistence. Islam does not prevent Muslims from promoting peaceful …

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