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The Role of Religion in the Life of a Civilization

The Role of Religion in the Life of a Civilization Irfan Ahmad Khan  1.  I will draw a distinction between ‘true religiosity’ and ‘pseudo-religiosity’.  I will use my term ‘the Religion’ for common core of the teachings of the prophets … Continue reading

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Why Understand The Quran?

Only when you try to understand the Qur’an with your own mind, will you personally experience the power of the Divine Word. We will present just one quote from someone who read the Qur’an for the first time, after having … Continue reading

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Developing Direct Relationship with the Qur’an

For those who want to focus on the Divine Text itself, it is important that the Divine Signs themselves should strike directly their hearts and minds. The Qur’an repeatedly reports that the believers enjoy when they recite the Divine Signs … Continue reading

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The Central Message of the Qur’an

According to the Qur’an, many prophets and messengers of God were sent throughout human history, before the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad, be peace upon him. They all conveyed to their people essentially the same message: According … Continue reading

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Reason and Revelation

In the Qur’an, God repeatedly commands human beings to use their reason (‘aql). ‘Aql is a Divine blessing. God appreciates the believers who use reason and act rationally. The Qur’an criticizes the disbelievers for following their whims and wishful thinking. … Continue reading

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The Quran and the Sunnah

Their relative importance and mutual relationship as two related but different sources of knowledge and guidance. A Futile Debate. The fallacy of those who say “The Quran is sufficient, therefore, Hadith, is not required” is quite obvious. One cannot both … Continue reading

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The Qur’anic Description of the Prophetic Movement and its Relevance Today. 1990

The Qur’an asserts that before its revelation to Muhammad (peace be upon him), prophets and messengers of God were sent throughout the human world. [read full article here]

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“The Qur’anic and Survivalist’s Concerns.” Dr. Irfan A. Khan. Insight vol. 10 Issue 1, pp 5-7, Australia, 1995.

The prophets and messengers of God liberate human minds and spirits from the slavery of their leaders.  [read full article here]

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The Qur’anic View of Moses: A Messenger of God from the Children of Israel to Pharaoh, Islamic Studies: Occasional Papers 71, 2006

The Qur’an makes more than one hundred references to Moses [Musa] and discusses, in different contexts, the various aspects of his Prophetic mission. [read full article here]

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“Authenticity and Development in Islamic Thought.” Dr. Irfan A. Khan. International Journal of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Bloomington, IN, 4(2): 31-47, 1987.

“Where does the dynamic element of Islamic thought actually reside?” is the question with which this paper is essentially concerned.  [read full article here]

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