Home Islamic Scholar Imran N Hosein provides a dynamic interpretation of the signs of the last day from an Islamic point of view. Using the Quran and Ahadith along with modern economics and historical record, he provides a contemporary interpretation of Islam which is neither reactionary nor passive. &quot;The Quran explains ALL things&quot; and hence he uses the Quran to explain the world today and the promising future awaiting Islam tomorrow. http://imranhosein.org/index.php 2017-07-27T08:47:59Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management ANOTHER SEMINAR IN GENEVA 2017-05-08T07:29:50Z 2017-05-08T07:29:50Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/568-another-seminar-in-geneva.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>Assalaamu 'alaikum! <p>We are happy to announce that another seminar conducted by Islamic Scholar, Imran N. Hosein, will be held in Geneva on Saturday (Youm al-Sabt) July 29th at 4pm Insha Allah. The venue is the lower floor of Salsabeel Restaurant in Geneva. The topic of the seminar is: An Islamic Response to Dajjal's Electronic or Digital Money. The seminar will thus introduce Dajjal Insha Allah. There is no advance registration for the seminar.</p> <p>Buffet Dinner will be served at the main hall, ground floor of the Restaurant at a cost of CHF38 per person. Those who wish to participate in the dinner (which takes place after the seminar), must register at the following email: chaudhry99@bluewin.ch</p> <p>The restaurant may not be able to accommodate more than 100 people for dinner. So please ensure that you register for the dinner.</p> </p> <p>Assalaamu 'alaikum! <p>We are happy to announce that another seminar conducted by Islamic Scholar, Imran N. Hosein, will be held in Geneva on Saturday (Youm al-Sabt) July 29th at 4pm Insha Allah. The venue is the lower floor of Salsabeel Restaurant in Geneva. The topic of the seminar is: An Islamic Response to Dajjal's Electronic or Digital Money. The seminar will thus introduce Dajjal Insha Allah. There is no advance registration for the seminar.</p> <p>Buffet Dinner will be served at the main hall, ground floor of the Restaurant at a cost of CHF38 per person. Those who wish to participate in the dinner (which takes place after the seminar), must register at the following email: chaudhry99@bluewin.ch</p> <p>The restaurant may not be able to accommodate more than 100 people for dinner. So please ensure that you register for the dinner.</p> </p> MEETING WITH THE SAKER IN BEAUTIFUL TOBAGO 2017-04-09T11:13:47Z 2017-04-09T11:13:47Z http://imranhosein.org/articles/39-islamic-philosophy/567-meeting-with-the-saker-in-beautiful-tobago.html Mogamat Abrahams web@imranhosein.org <p>I have just spent 10 exciting days with my Russian friend, ‘The Saker’, in the enchantingly beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. I was born in the island of Trinidad where I now live, and Tobago is located just next to Trinidad in the South Caribbean Sea close to Venezuela:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm">http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm</a></p> <p>This was the first time that I ever met with ‘Saker’, and I am happy to report that I succeeded in persuading him to come out in the open with his true identity, while putting his trust in the One God. As a consequence, his identity is now public. He is Andrei Raevsky, but he will continue to use his <i>nom de plume</i> of Saker. If you visit his website: <a href="http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/">http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/</a> you will even see his photograph. Those who are not familiar with him will get to know him if they visit his website.<br /> <p>I have just spent 10 exciting days with my Russian friend, ‘The Saker’, in the enchantingly beautiful Caribbean island of Tobago. I was born in the island of Trinidad where I now live, and Tobago is located just next to Trinidad in the South Caribbean Sea close to Venezuela:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm">http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/central_america_map2.htm</a></p> <p>This was the first time that I ever met with ‘Saker’, and I am happy to report that I succeeded in persuading him to come out in the open with his true identity, while putting his trust in the One God. As a consequence, his identity is now public. He is Andrei Raevsky, but he will continue to use his <i>nom de plume</i> of Saker. If you visit his website: <a href="http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/">http://thesaker.is/sakers-open-letter-to-the-saker-community/</a> you will even see his photograph. Those who are not familiar with him will get to know him if they visit his website.<br /> An Introduction to Methodology for Study of the Qur’an 2016-04-24T21:46:00Z 2016-04-24T21:46:00Z http://imranhosein.org/books/555-an-introduction-to-methodology-for-study-of-the-quran.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 3px; float: left;" src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/methodologybook.jpg" height="348" width="246" />Methodology for the Study of Dajjāl in the Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> was meant to be included as a chapter of my book on <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l.</i> However I realized that it was too long to function as a chapter, and hence I had to remove the material that was specific to <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l</i>, and then publish it as a separate book altogether. I have no regrets in doing so since it was my desire that this be my last effort at teaching basic methodology for the study of the <i>Qur’ān</i>. I have done no more than offer an introduction to that methodology. Those who wish to do so, can search for books which teach the subject comprehensively.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ‘Introduction’ to the religious thought of the distinguished Islamic scholar, <i>Maulānā</i> Dr. Muhammad Fazlur Rahmān Ansārī (1914-1974) contains important information and analysis on methodology which complement the text of this book. Readers are advised to read that ‘Introduction’ to his religious thought in order to enhance their understanding of the subject of this book. It is located in Appendix 1 of the book. Indeed most of what is explained in the text itself on methodology has come from him, and it is he who should have written this book. I wish I had an introductory book such as this to study when I was his student just beginning my study of <i>Tafsīr al- Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i> Had he written it, I have no doubt that it would have spurred me on to a faster and more productive effort of study of the Holy <i>Qur’ān.</i></p> <p>Allah Most High declared that He sent down the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> in the Arabic language in order that it might provoke a people to <i>think </i>(Qur’ān, Yūsuf, 12:2), and hence to <i>study</i> the Book with the rational faculty. Most translators of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> admit that it cannot be translated to another language. (See Muhammad Asad’s essay entitled: <i>Can the </i><i>Qur’ān</i><i> be translated?</i> Published by the Centre Islamique, Geneva. 1964) Rather, the most that can be achieved in a translation is an approximate rendering of the meaning of the miraculous Arabic text. For this reason we always quote in this book, the actual Arabic text of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> which has been preserved unaltered for close to fifteen hundred years, and having done so, we then offer an explanatory translation with our explanatory comments (always carefully enclosed in brackets). We have done so in order to facilitate the proper <i>study</i> of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><i><img style="margin: 5px 10px 5px 3px; float: left;" src="http://www.imranhosein.org/images/stories/methodologybook.jpg" height="348" width="246" />Methodology for the Study of Dajjāl in the Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> was meant to be included as a chapter of my book on <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l.</i> However I realized that it was too long to function as a chapter, and hence I had to remove the material that was specific to <i>Dajj</i><i>ā</i><i>l</i>, and then publish it as a separate book altogether. I have no regrets in doing so since it was my desire that this be my last effort at teaching basic methodology for the study of the <i>Qur’ān</i>. I have done no more than offer an introduction to that methodology. Those who wish to do so, can search for books which teach the subject comprehensively.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The ‘Introduction’ to the religious thought of the distinguished Islamic scholar, <i>Maulānā</i> Dr. Muhammad Fazlur Rahmān Ansārī (1914-1974) contains important information and analysis on methodology which complement the text of this book. Readers are advised to read that ‘Introduction’ to his religious thought in order to enhance their understanding of the subject of this book. It is located in Appendix 1 of the book. Indeed most of what is explained in the text itself on methodology has come from him, and it is he who should have written this book. I wish I had an introductory book such as this to study when I was his student just beginning my study of <i>Tafsīr al- Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i> Had he written it, I have no doubt that it would have spurred me on to a faster and more productive effort of study of the Holy <i>Qur’ān.</i></p> <p>Allah Most High declared that He sent down the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> in the Arabic language in order that it might provoke a people to <i>think </i>(Qur’ān, Yūsuf, 12:2), and hence to <i>study</i> the Book with the rational faculty. Most translators of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> admit that it cannot be translated to another language. (See Muhammad Asad’s essay entitled: <i>Can the </i><i>Qur’ān</i><i> be translated?</i> Published by the Centre Islamique, Geneva. 1964) Rather, the most that can be achieved in a translation is an approximate rendering of the meaning of the miraculous Arabic text. For this reason we always quote in this book, the actual Arabic text of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n</i> which has been preserved unaltered for close to fifteen hundred years, and having done so, we then offer an explanatory translation with our explanatory comments (always carefully enclosed in brackets). We have done so in order to facilitate the proper <i>study</i> of the <i>Qur’</i><i>ā</i><i>n.</i></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Trinidad Live Classes !! 2017-02-02T10:33:48Z 2017-02-02T10:33:48Z http://imranhosein.org/component/content/article/3/566-trinidad-live-classes-.html Imran Nazar Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p class="info"> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p>My lectures from Trinidad will commence on Sunday February 5th from 8am (Trinidad time). <br />They can be&nbsp;viewed live from: <a href="http://www.ibntt.com" id="LPlnk431124" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled"> www.ibntt.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div id="LPBorder_GT_14857637567470.9020153482828208"> <table id="LPContainer_14857637567390.09217235705272975" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td id="TextCell_14857637567430.513361074455557" colspan="2"> <div id="LPTitle_14857637567430.3340145756554145"><a id="LPUrlAnchor_14857637567430.5367837210158573" href="http://www.ibntt.com/" target="_blank" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled">IBN Communications Company Ltd.</a></div> <div id="LPMetadata_14857637567430.5024543470752236">www.ibntt.com</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </p> <p class="info">Questions can be sent by email&nbsp;during the lectures&nbsp;to <a href="mailto:inhosein@hotmail.com">inhosein@hotmail.com</a>&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>with love,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>INH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </p> <p class="info"> <div><strong>&nbsp;</strong></div> <p>My lectures from Trinidad will commence on Sunday February 5th from 8am (Trinidad time). <br />They can be&nbsp;viewed live from: <a href="http://www.ibntt.com" id="LPlnk431124" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled"> www.ibntt.com</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div id="LPBorder_GT_14857637567470.9020153482828208"> <table id="LPContainer_14857637567390.09217235705272975" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td id="TextCell_14857637567430.513361074455557" colspan="2"> <div id="LPTitle_14857637567430.3340145756554145"><a id="LPUrlAnchor_14857637567430.5367837210158573" href="http://www.ibntt.com/" target="_blank" tabindex="-1" disabled="disabled">IBN Communications Company Ltd.</a></div> <div id="LPMetadata_14857637567430.5024543470752236">www.ibntt.com</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </p> <p class="info">Questions can be sent by email&nbsp;during the lectures&nbsp;to <a href="mailto:inhosein@hotmail.com">inhosein@hotmail.com</a>&nbsp; <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>with love,</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>INH</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </p> Can Muslims Vote in Elections of the Modern Secular State? 2007-08-10T21:29:54Z 2007-08-10T21:29:54Z http://imranhosein.org/articles/islam-and-politics/85-can-muslims-vote-in-elections-of-the-modern-secular-state.html Imran N. Hosein web@imranhosein.org <p>What is the legitimacy of the modern secular state when judged according to the religion of Islam? Is it Halal (permissible) or Haram (prohibited) for Muslims to vote in elections of the modern secular state? This essay attempts to answer those questions. </p><p>A US-based Egyptian Islamic scholar declared in a widely circulated Fatwa (legal opinion) that it is Wajib (compulsory) for Muslims to vote in elections of the modern secular state such as USA. The preposterous implication of that Fatwa would be such that if Muslims were to refrain from voting in such elections they would have committed a sin! </p><p>On the other hand the outstanding Pakistani Islamic scholar, Dr. Israr Ahmad, has categorically declared that it is Haram for a Muslim to participate in the electoral politics of the modern secular state (i.e., the state which is established on the basis of a secular constitution). He has prohibited all members of Tanzeem-e-Islami, the Jama’at (community) of which he is the Amir (leader), from voting in elections of the secular state. He also disclosed that Maulana Maududi (rahimahullah), who took a stand in favor of participating in electoral politics, subsequently changed his position before his death and opposed such participation. </p> <p>What is the legitimacy of the modern secular state when judged according to the religion of Islam? Is it Halal (permissible) or Haram (prohibited) for Muslims to vote in elections of the modern secular state? This essay attempts to answer those questions. </p><p>A US-based Egyptian Islamic scholar declared in a widely circulated Fatwa (legal opinion) that it is Wajib (compulsory) for Muslims to vote in elections of the modern secular state such as USA. The preposterous implication of that Fatwa would be such that if Muslims were to refrain from voting in such elections they would have committed a sin! </p><p>On the other hand the outstanding Pakistani Islamic scholar, Dr. Israr Ahmad, has categorically declared that it is Haram for a Muslim to participate in the electoral politics of the modern secular state (i.e., the state which is established on the basis of a secular constitution). He has prohibited all members of Tanzeem-e-Islami, the Jama’at (community) of which he is the Amir (leader), from voting in elections of the secular state. He also disclosed that Maulana Maududi (rahimahullah), who took a stand in favor of participating in electoral politics, subsequently changed his position before his death and opposed such participation. </p>