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Keyword: Clarity of Thought

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Islamic Movement

Clarity of thought vital for the Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 08, 14302009-06-01

Muslim scholars, Islamic movement activists and even ordinary Muslims agree that the only natural habitat for Muslims is the Islamic State.Warning about the pitfalls of operating in a secular imposed order, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, argues that the Islamic movement must be clear about its goals as well as methods in bringing about change in Muslim societies.

Reflections

The importance and objectives of achieving power for Islam

Zafar Bangash

Safar 19, 14372004-12-01

Muslims can take comfort in the fact that their present state of powerlessness is not a permanent condition; circumstances can and do change...

Guest Editorial

The importance of recognising and identifying the enemies of Islam and Muslims

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 18, 14252004-11-01

That the Islamic movement has venomous and ruthless enemies appears to be among the most difficult lessons for Muslims to learn. In all the Islamic movement literature that we are familiar with, from that of the docile tablighis to that of the revolutionary jihadis, we have never seen a book (or even a booklet) called “Know Your Enemy”...

Guest Editorial

The danger of Iran repeating the errors of Islamic movements elsewhere

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

The Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 was a watershed in contemporary history. Those of us who are old enough to remember the time before the Revolution remember a period in which Muslims everywhere were subject to repression whenever they tried to establish Islam in its entirety...

Editorials

The importance of intellectual work in the Islamic movement

Editor

Sha'ban 16, 14252004-10-01

The occasion of Isra’ and Mi’raj was marked in Toronto last month by an international Seerah conference jointly convened by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) and the Islamic Centre of York region...

Guest Editorial

In Iran, as elsewhere, there are Muslims effectively working for the US

Abu Dharr

Rajab 16, 14252004-09-01

One of the virtues of the Islamic Revolution of a quarter of a century ago, and of its forthright and plain-spoken leadership, was its ability to go beyond generalizations and vague language. The Muslims of the world have been in a linguistic limbo for ages. Such words as “kafir,” “mushrik,” “munafiq,” “mustakbireen,” “mustad’afeen,” etc...

Reflections

The importance of re-examining the Seerah of the Prophet

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 16, 14252004-09-01

Muslims need to study the Seerah from its proper perspective: as a guide for us to plan our lives, both collectively and individually, especially by which to acquire power and the ability to do and achieve in the world.

Editorials

Pakistan’s problems and the state of the Ummah

Editor

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14252004-08-01

It is hard to believe now that when Pakistan was created as a state for the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent in 1947, it was seen as a triumph and a cause for celebration for Muslims all over the world...

Guest Editorial

The Islamic state damaged by career diplomats and quietist ulama

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14252004-06-01

During the heyday of the Islamic Revolution, under the capable and visionary leadership of Imam Khomeini, Muslims were faced with two accusations in response to the challenge posed by the Islamic leadership, the Islamic Revolution and the Islamic state to the powers that be...

Guest Editorial

The threat of sectarianism and nationalism to the line of the Imam

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14252004-05-01

In order to properly understand the achievement of the late Imam Khomeini (r.a.) and the Islamic Revolution in Iran, we need to understand them as being simultaneously located within four concentric circles: the oppressed peoples, the Islamic peoples, the Shi’i peoples, and the Iranian peoples...

Islamic Movement

Understanding the historical phases of the Islamic movement

Muzaffar Iqbal

Safar 11, 14252004-04-01

The history of movements and societies is widely understood to move through phases. The history of the Islamic movement is no exception. MUZAFFAR IQBAL considers the phases of the Islamic movement, and its current situation.

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Reflections

The importance of understanding the Seerah of the Prophet

Zafar Bangash

Safar 11, 14252004-04-01

Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says that the Messenger, upon whom be peace, was sent with clear signs and guidance in order to bring those who commit themselves to Allah, and undertake the tasks commanded by Him to maintain peace, justice and balance in society, out of darkness and into light (65:11)...

Features

The Seerah’s strategy: The importance and centrality of the liberation of Makkah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 06, 14242003-11-01

​The study of the Seerah of the Prophet (saw) to learn lessons relevant to the contemporary Islamic movement is a major project of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought. Here, IMAM MUHAMMAD AL-'ASI, of Washington DC, discusses the centrality of Makkah in the strategy of the Prophet’s Seerah, and its implications for Muslims today.

Islamic Movement

A Straightforward Prophet, yet a zig-zagging Islamic movement

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 14242003-06-01

The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought convened a conference on the Seerah in Toronto last month, in association with Crescent International. Here we present the paper presented by IMAM MOHAMMAD AL-ASI.

World

ICIT conference discusses Seerah in Colombo

A Special Correspondent in Colombo

Sha'ban 09, 14232002-10-16

The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT) held the latest of its International Seerah conferences in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from October 5-6. The conference was the latest part of the ICIT’s Seerah project, based on the pioneering approach proposed by the late Dr Kalim Siddiqui before his death in 1996...

Islamic Movement

Understanding the Seerah as embodying first principles for the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14222001-09-16

The ICIT’s next Seerah conference takes place in Erasmia, South Africa, later this month (September 21-23, 2001). It follows similar conferences previously organized by the ICIT at the same venue and also in Pakistan, Canada and Sri Lanka.

Islamic Movement

Islamic Revolution: the only possible future for Pakistan

Kalim Siddiqui

Jumada' al-Ula' 11, 14222001-08-01

Pakistan will probably enjoy its National Day later this month, after Pervez Musharraf’s performance in India. But the fact remains that he is a whisky-loving general representing the West-toxicated elite that has repeatedly failed the supposed ‘Islamic Republic’. In this paper, first published in 1984

Editorials

Beyond simplistic models for the Islamic movement

Editor

Safar 07, 14222001-05-01

Dr Kalim Siddiqui (r.a.) often spoke of the ‘total transformation’ of the Ummah from its present condition to a state of Islamic order as a “historic process”, and pointed out that this process would take time and patience; it could not be rushed.

Islamic Movement

Ulama must solve leadership and organization problems

Kalim Siddiqui

Safar 07, 14222001-05-01

To mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Dr Kalim Siddiqui, we published an abridged extract from a paper by him in our last issue. In this issue, we reprint an article by Dr Siddiqui first published in Crescent International exactly 15 years ago (May 1-15, 1986).

Islamic Movement

London conference’s short-sighted celebration of partial shari’ah in northern Nigeria

Iqbal Siddiqui

Safar 07, 14222001-05-01

Over the past eighteen months, several Muslim states in northern Nigeria have introduced shari’ah, to Muslim jubilation and non-Muslim consternation. Last month, IQBAL SIDDIQUI attended a conference in London to discuss the ‘Restoration of Shari’ah in Nigeria: Challenges and Benefits’.

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