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Keyword: Islamic Ummah

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Letters To The Editor

Sad State of the Ummah

Dr Salim Chaudhry

Sha'ban 25, 14402019-05-01

There are nearly 2 billion Muslims in the world occupying 20% of the Earth’s landmass but their plight is pitiful. Whose fault is it?

Letters To The Editor

Al-Quds and the Ummah

Mohsen Abdul Aziz

Shawwal 17, 14392018-07-01

It is reflective of the depth to which the Muslim rulers have sunk that the imperialists and Zionists declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel but there is not even a murmur of protest. Most of them did not utter even a word of protest at this insult to the Ummah and the first qiblah of the Muslims.

Editor's Desk

Muslims Need Clarity of Thought and Purpose

Editor

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14392018-01-01

Muslims need to undergo a revolution in thought in order to determine their true destiny. This must begin by shedding Western ideas that they imbibed during the colonial era.

Special Reports

Islamic Awakening: Was it Worth It?

Tahir Mahmoud

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14392018-01-01

Seven years after the first stirrings of revolt against autocratic rulers in the Muslim East, while the movements have died down, it has emboldened people to stand up for their rights.

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 11

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 04, 14382017-04-01

In this volume of the tafsir, The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture, by Imam Muhammad H al-‘Asi, the last portion of Surah al-Ma’idah (ayat 82–120) and the first 32 ayat of Surah al-An‘am are covered. Surah al-Ma’idah was revealed in Madinah. As for Surah al-An‘am, a Makkan surah, there is general consensus among scholars that it was revealed in the last year of the Prophet’s (SAW) mission in Makkah before he was forced to seek sanctuary in Madinah.

News & Analysis

The Saudi narrative has lost its appeal in own constituency

Our Own Correspondent

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14382017-02-01

For decades the Saudis have peddled their narrow-minded nonsense as ideology by disbursing petrodollars. Given its disastrous consequences for the Ummah, this no longer works even with its own agents.

Daily News Analysis

Greetings of Eid to all our Readers! (1437 AH)

Crescent International

Shawwal 01, 14372016-07-06

As we mark the end of the month of Ramadan, we wish all our readers, supporters and friends a Happy Eid.

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Opinion

A tribute to Imam Khomeini

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

You taught us that Muslims are capable of having an imam contrary to the beliefs of the traditional “Shi‘is” who maintain that there can only be one...

Editorials

Anniversaries a grim reminder of Ummah’s plight

Editor

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

Several anniversaries fall in the month of March, both local and international but it is difficult to say anything positive about them. Let us review them. In March 1924, Mustafa Kemal abolished the khilafah, breaking the last organic link with the Islamic State established by the noble Messenger of Allah (s) in Madinah nearly 1,400 years ago.

Opinion

The enduring utility of labels

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 15, 14312010-01-01

Concepts are useful tools that aid our understanding. Children learn new concepts through association with things familiar; adults learn through experiment and experience. Just as children learn not to put their hand in the fire because it burns...

Opinion

Centrality of Arabic as a unifying factor in the Islamic movement

Iqbal Siddiqui

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 14302009-12-01

That sense of unity was based on a common faith of course, but was supported also by a number of other factors that have been lost...

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Islamic Movement

Reflecting on the state of the Ummah - Part II

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14302009-05-01

There is also another definition of the Ummah: that of the aggregate power of the political culture of Islam. Today this is virtually non-existent because Muslims are not in control of their destiny. At this level, we cannot speak of the Muslim Ummah per se because its power is fragmented into nation-states ruled by elites and political systems that are the product of colonialism.

Islamic Movement

Reflecting on the state of the Ummah - Part I

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14302009-04-01

What or who constitutes the Muslim Ummah and what problems does it face? In Part I, ZAFAR BANGASH, director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, offers some reflections on the issue.

Features

The necessity of unity in the Islamic Ummah

Mohammad Bagher Ansari

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14302009-03-01

From the early days of human existence on earth, there have always been different ideas, opinions and ways of understanding between individuals. Doubtless, such is the demand of his nature as created by Allah, the Creator of everything, the Almighty. His nature also demands differences of attributes and character, such as bravery, justice and generosity, or jealousy and bigotry.

Islamic Movement

Desirable and undesirable change in the contemporary Ummah

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 29, 14292008-08-01

The last few years have been a period of exceptional turbulence in the Muslim world, even by the standards of an Ummah that has become accustomed to the buffets of history during the period of colonialist imperialism. In this extended essay, ZAFAR BANGASH, the Director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought (ICIT), reflects upon the nature of social change and lessons for Muslims today.

Features

The malaise of the Ummah: diagnosis and solutions

Muzaffar Iqbal

Rabi' al-Awwal 22, 14262005-05-01

There are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, but our societies appear to be in a state of permanent and irreversible crisis. DR MUZAFFAR IQBAL, of the Centre for Islam and Science in Canada (www.cis-ca.org), offers his diagnosis of the malaise of the Ummah and solutions for it.

Special Reports

Imam Khamenei on Iran’s Islamic ethos and the dangers facing the Ummah

Sayyid Ali Khamenei

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14242004-02-01

In December last year, AYATULLAH SAYYID ALI KHAMENEI, the Vali-e Faqih of the Islamic Republic of Iran, convened a meeting of Islamic movement leaders and representatives in Tehran. Here we reprint extracts from his talk to the gathering. It is impossible to imagine any other statesman in a position of authority in the Muslim world speaking so openly and frankly about the state of the world today, clearly identifying the Ummah’s errors and weaknesses, and the dangers and challenges facing us.

Occasional Paper

The Ideal Society: the Umma

Ali Shariati

Rajab 25, 13981978-07-01

(Translated from Islamshinasi, Vol. 1, pp. 97 98.) THE IDEAL SOCIETY OF ISLAM is called the umma. Taking the place of all the similar concept‑, which in different languages and cultures designate a human agglomeration or society, such as "society," "nation," "race, “people,” “tribe," ”clan," etc., is the single word umma, a word imbued with progressive spirit and implying a dynamic, committed and ideological social vision.

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