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Celebrating Our Destruction

Have We Gone Crazy? “This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me.  This day have I perfected your religion for you completed my favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your (Deen).”   TMQ 5:3 Muslims have celebrated for centuries […]

Missing Mandela – A Lost Opportunity?

“Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah works righteousness and says “I am of those who bow in Islam” TMQ 41:33 On December 5th, 2013, the modern world witnessed the death of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, a famous advocate for social justice in South Africa and a symbolic figure for racial […]

The Cost of Capitalism: The Price of Islam

“But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and, do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land, indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.”  TMQ28:77 In the Capitalist economic system, the production and […]

The Global Economic Crisis: Six Years On

August 2013 marked the sixth year anniversary of the global economic crisis. On the anniversary, European Union officials announced the end of the recession in Europe and produced data indicating that the economy was growing again. Similarly, the US also produced data showing its economy had grown over 1% in 2013. Chinese officials also announced […]

Financing a Worldwide Hegemony

Following the July 3rd Egyptian coup and the brutal bloodshed of the Muslim population by its army, the emergence of several indicators have made it clear that Saudi Arabia was directly involved. Not only did they provide financial support to both the secularists protesting against President Morsi as well as the coup with billions of […]

Is Democracy The Same as Shura in Islam?

Recent events in the Muslim world, triggered by the “Arab Spring” have ignited much debate and discussion about the role of Islam in daily life. Part of this debate is whether or not Islam is compatible with the modern world or not. Islam, with its unique forms of worship, social organization, political structure, and economic […]

War of Weapons or War of Words

Whether it was Obama’s tour in Europe or John Kerry’s testimony in the Senate, it seemed clear that a strike against Syria was inevitable. Many were caught by surprise when the Obama administration’s trajectory (or at least rhetorically) was suddenly re-routed when it accepted a Russian proposal which called upon Assad to hand over his […]

Do Not Be Sad & Do Not Despair: Massacres in Syria & Egypt

“By the heaven, holding the big stars . And by the Promised Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection);And by the witnessing day (i.e. Friday), and by the witnessed day; Cursed were the People Of the Ditch. Fire supplied [abundantly] with fuel, When they sat by it [the Fire]. And they witnessed what they were doing against the […]