Muslims around the world are once again faced by a criminal act perpetrated by a group of terrorists in the name of Islam. The kidnapping of hundreds of school girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria should be addressed by going to the source of the problem: the ideology being propagated by the Saudi regime and its court preachers.
Writing in the Saudi newspaper, Al-Hayat, Omar Kayed exposes the medieval mindset of the takfiris and how far removed are they from the teachings of Islam.
Democracy is a much used and abused term. It is essentially a tool in the hands of the rich and powerful to legitimize their ill-gotten gains.
Muslim political thought needs to be realigned to the Sunnah and Sirah of the Prophet (s). In Part II of his essay, Zafar Bangash, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, looks at the consolidation of the Islamic power base in Madinah and the ideological, socio-political, and economic challenges it had to survive and ultimately overcome...