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Moin Qazi

Zakāt reawakens the spirit of Humanity

By Dr Moin Qazi
“The real spirit of giving lies in doing it without leaving a trace of oneself. Giving with motives attached not only nullifies one’s own happiness but also burdens the receiver. After planting your seeds, you should expect nothing in return. ..”

My learning form every Ramadan

By Dr Moin Qazi
“The essence of Ramadan is to become humble, simple and free from ill will, anger, meanness and hate. It is a one-month refresher course from which we can emerge as the greatest version of ourselves. It is a month of penance, peace, forgiveness, atonement and reconciliation…”

Muslim women steer a new revolution

By Moin Qazi

Countries that limit women’s educational and employment opportunities and their political voices get stuck in a downward spiral. They are poorer, more fragile, have higher levels of corruption, and are more prone to extremism.

Islam needs renewal, not change

By Moin Qazi
“In recent years, clichéd calls for reform of Islam have acquired more stringent tones.. “We need a Muslim reformation.” “Islam needs reformation from within.” Such headlines keep flashing in the media. Yet if Muslims are true to themselves and their scriptures, Islam doesn’t need a reformation. Muslims need to save themselves from intolerance and dogmatism.”

Islam’s philosophy of pluralism

by Moin Qazi
“There is no holy book, other than the Qur’an, that places so much emphasis on respecting the views and beliefs of others. It is, however, a tragedy that the pains by which the Prophet highlighted the common ground between Islam and the Abrahamic traditions have been lost by modern fundamentalists and orientalists..”

How the First Lady of Islam has set an example for all women

By Moin Qazi
In his own words, Prophet Muhammad sws paid tribute to his first wife, Khadija: !“God Almighty never granted me anyone better in this life than her. She accepted me when people rejected me; she believed in me when people doubted me; she shared her wealth with me when people deprived me, and God granted me children only through her.”

The First Lady of Islam

By Dr Moin Qazi
“Contrary to general belief, Muslim women have held the flag of enlightenment all through the historical ages. The early Muslim community recognized and honoured a wide spectrum of female roles and responsibilities. A mother was considered the first school for her children. In Islam, a woman is seen as an individual in her own right, an independent entity, and not   a shadow or adjunct to her husband or any other man.  Islamic history abounds with abundance of women, both past and present, who have achieved and contributed significantly to intellectual and cultural life in the Islamic world..”

The Islamic Jesus

A Christmas Day Tribute
By Moin Qazi
“The Qur’an does not believe that Jesus is divine but it devotes more space to the story of his virginal conception and birth than does the New Testament, presenting it as richly symbolic of the birth of the Spirit in all human beings (Q 19:17-29; 21:91). The Quranic writings say Jesus was betrayed and sentenced to die on the cross. According to Islamic narrative, Jesus was not crucified; instead, a man who looked like him was. Muslims believe Jesus did not die but risen bodily to Heaven by God, from whence he will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”), also known as the Antichrist.”