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Keyword: Ali ibn Abi Talib (RA)

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Living in the Time of Prophecy: Internalized Sirah Texts

Muzaffar Iqbal

Muharram 26, 14322011-01-01

Modern Sirah texts are deeply affected by the formidable historical currents that have shaped the post-colonial Muslim world. The intellectual rigor of some of these texts notwithstanding, the trend that dominates most nineteenth and early twentieth century Sirah works is to justify and apologize. Muslim intellectuals of this period were generally reacting against two centuries of colonial dominance; with few exceptions, their characterizations of the life of the Prophet were attempts to rationalize the miracles mentioned in classical works of Sirah, omit events which would be considered “scandalous” in the political climate of their times, and more generally introduce an ‘historical-critical’ mode of so-called scientific objectivity borrowed from the intellectual apparatus of Orientalism.


King Muawiyah Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 29, 14262005-12-02

With reliance upon Allah we will continue to break through the walls of ignorance/misunderstanding and offer our effort to Allah in trying to consolidate at least a common understanding that will preclude us from what is otherwise a bleak/doomed future. In the previous khutbahs we took a closer look at the way our previous/first generation of Muslims dealt with the issue of power.

Occupied Arab World

Massive suffering and devastation in Najaf, as US tries to break Iraqi Shi’a resistance

Ahmad Musa

Rajab 16, 14252004-09-01

Hundreds of Iraqis were killed, and the centre of the holy city of Najaf, the home of the shrine of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra), devastated by a massive American assault on the city which lasted for most of August...

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