A Hindu organisation in India published several heartbreaking and insulting books to incite and stir up the passionate feelings Muslims have for Islam. Towards the end of 1923, Raajpaal, an active supporter of this organization, again published an abusive book in which the honour of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was openly attacked.
“Of all the world’s great men none has been more maligned than Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam)” William Montgomery Watt.
It is an accepted historical fact that polygamy was considered permissible in all religions of the world long before the advent of Islam. The custom of polygamy prevailed in Arabia, India, Iran, Egypt, Babylon and also amongst the other nations. Even presently, no one can deny its logical validity.
It was the most depressing two days in October last year. People suddenly became irritable and moody, children became withdrawn and glum, whilst adults started behaving as if they were trapped in a cage. No, a tsunami didn’t hit South Africa and nor did the price of fuel reach R50- a litre.
The Urdu and persian word Qurbani (Sacrificial slaughter) is derived from the Arabic word Qurban. Lexically, it means an act performed to seek Allah's pleasure. Originally, the word Qurban included all acts of charity because the purpose of charity is nothing but to seek Allah's pleasure. But, in precise religious terminology, the word was later confined to the sacrifice of an animal slaughtered for the sake of Allah.