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2015: International Year of Light

The Year 2015 is observed as the International Year of Light by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It was officially launched today at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France.

An initiative of UNESCO and a large consortium of scientific bodies including the prestigious 1001 Inventions, the International Year of Light will consist of coordinated activities on national, regional and international levels. Wide range of activities are planned so that people of all ages and all backgrounds can gain an appreciation for the central role of light in life, science and culture, and as a cross-cutting scientific discipline that can advance sustainable development.

Muslim intellectuals and organisations must render their total support to this global programme especially because this is the theme of Prophet Muhammad’s mission: From Darkness To Light. Continue reading

January 19, 2015 Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From Gallery To Football Court!

The latest French magazine issue must be taken as an opportunity to learn and proceed with new energy. We need to move from being reactive to being proactive adopting positive approach for the cause of Islam.

Islam being the way of life produced, directed, chosen, approved, inspired and powered by Allah, none in the world has any potency to extinguish His Light. None!

The whole humanity with all resources put together cannot simply wipe out the religion of Islam. One can mock at the Prophet. One can slander Muslims and defame their religion. One can draw cartoons and prove his bankruptcy of civilized behavior. Stupid absurdities cannot harm even a hair of the Prophet, peace be upon him.

Barking dogs seldom bite. But then the need of the hour is to save the fabric of humanity from the possible bites left by some ferocious beasts.

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January 17, 2015 Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

An Open Letter To Charlie Hebdo

Dear Charlie Hebdo, the “champions” of Freedom of Expression.

So you did it today. Happy as you must be for making good business.

You said in your lead editorial, “For the past week, Charlie, an atheist newspaper, has achieved more miracles than all the saints and prophets combined.”

You were tiny in the print media publishing only 60,000 copies but now your print has gone up to five million copies.

Prophet Muhammad gave you good business. Isn’t this a miracle too?  Continue reading

January 14, 2015 Posted by | Loving the Prophet, Muqeet's (assorted) | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments