Entries by Dr Manzur Ashraf

Al Hajj in light of Sura Hajj

                        Everywhere in the world:     In Summary, this Surah begins with a forewarning of the terror on the day of destruction (The emotional experience of pilgrims, feeling as though they are in the Day of Judgment, stems from the profound spiritual reflection), […]

Inheritance distribution from Surah Nisa

  Inheritance – as per Surah NISA Sura Nisa starts with   ‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Kinship (rahim) is derived from Allah. If anyone maintains ties of kinship Allah maintains ties with him. If anyone cuts them off, Allah cuts him off.” (Adab al mufrad) […]

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Ali (R)

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Ali (R) Main: Risalatu Imam As-Suyuti Author: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (1445–1505 CE) Translation: Manzur Ashraf Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim The Bequest of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to his cousin Ali Ibn Aru Talib (ra): Khalid Ibn Jafar Ibn Muhammad (ra) narrated from Ali Ibn Abu Talib (ra), Ali (R.A.) […]

Literature Review: Challenges faced for Islamic Studies in Australian Islamic Schools

Young Muslims are faced with twenty-first century challenges—with its complex environmental, social, political, and economic pressures. This requires a deeper understanding of Islam that goes beyond decontextualised textbooks, repetition of low-level knowledge that has been described by students in this study as boring, not-engaging, not taken seriously by schools, unstructured, and under-resourced. In the recent […]

WHY DO WE NEED A STATE-OF-THE-ART ISLAMIC STUDIES CURRICULUM FOR AUSTRALIAN CONTEXT AND AN EFFICIENT FACULTY MEMBERS TO TEACH ISLAMIC STUDIES?

It is now a generation since western worlds including Australia began to notice that there were Muslim communities settling in our cities. The days of the temporary migration had been replaced by the establishment of families in a process which was clearly going to be permanent. Islam is an affirmative Faith which carries itself a […]

THE VIRTUES OF LEARNING THE QURAN

The first step in understanding and discussing the Qur’an is to learn how to read it. Learning to read the Qur’an used to be the first stage toward learning it. Children used to learn how to read by reading the Qur’an; those studying sciences used to enter their educational lives by memorizing verses from it. […]