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Dr A Q Khan

Maroof Karkhi And Wonders – Dr A Q Khan

In two of my previous columns I wrote about the saintly personality of Hazrat Maroof Karkhi and how he had advised people to use his name as reference while praying so that, Inshallah, their prayers would be answered. After the publication…

Saadi, Mahmud And Somnath – Dr A Q Khan

In one of my previous columns I wrote about Shaikh Saadi, his books Bostan and Gulistan and Hazrat Maroof Karkhi. Both the above-named books have been translated into many languages and are considered to be classics. Saadi himself wrote…

Mend Your Ways – Dr A Q Khan

When one sees on TV, and reads in the newspapers the horrendous acts that have been committed, one can’t help but be shocked and wonder whether they are actually being done by human beings, let alone by Muslims. My late older brother,…

Hazrat Maroof Karkhi – Dr A Q Khan

Most of you will know that I come from Bhopal State, a beautiful, lush green place with thick forests, lakes, rivers and abundant wildlife. It was a Muslim state where there were no religious factions, unemployment or beggary. The Muslims…

Prayer And Health – Dr A Q Khan

Today more about the physical benefits of prayer after last week’s introduction to the topic. Medical science acknowledges the importance of posture for general wellbeing and many problems arise when this is lacking. Let us view namaz in…

Prayer And Health – Dr A Q Khan

Recently I wrote columns on ablution (vuzu), bathing (ghusal), namaz (prayer), fasting (rozah) and zakat (alms). Today I would like to stress the relationship between prayer and health. In recent discussions with my friend, Dr Rashid Seyal,…