All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets, our Prophet and Imaam, Muhammad, and upon his family and Companions.
In issue no. 1590, dated December 17, 1983, Al-Nadwa Journal, the editor published an article titled “These Islaamic Pages.” In this article, he stated: “Almost all journals here and in most of the Islamic countries persist in devoting some pages or columns to talks on Islam every now and then. Well, why is that? Are not they Muslims who testify that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, even if in words only? Do they not heartily believe that they are Muslims and carry birth certificates and identity cards that say they are Muslims? (Surely, the answer is yes) even, the constitutions of almost all their countries state that their religion is Islaam. Why then do they talk much about Islaam? What is the objective of these journals or these pages? Do they call for Prayers? The mosques are full with praying persons who know well how to straighten the lines and who reply to the Imaam ‘our lines are straightened’. Is it a call, for example, for Hajj? Indeed, most of the Muslims hasten to perform Hajj and Allaah is more aware of intentions. Is it a call for Zakaah (obligatory charity)? Indeed, many of them pay Zakaah, voluntarily or involuntarily. Verily, Islaam about which people talk much implies all these pillars. Yet, it implies them as rules upon which is based a whole system of life; life with all of its activities, values, and visions that clarify that Islaam in essence is a life system that is built on a special conception of life with all of its values. On this sound basis, all the systems of government, economy, education, morality, and international relations between the Muslim country and the rest of the world are established. Moreover, Da`wah to Islaam must run according to this conception alone and – In-shaa’-Allah (if Allaah wills) – we will try to make this page conform to such conception. Here, we invite the readers, when they write to us to take this conception into consideration and through this view.” All these are the words of the editor as published in Al-Nadwaa Journal… read more here.