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Keyword: Khilafah (Islamic State)

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Daily News Analysis

Al-Baghdadi’s ‘Khilafah’ project finds few takers

Crescent International

Ramadan 07, 14352014-07-05

Few Muslims have accepted al-Baghdadi's declaration of the Khilafah in parts of Iraq and Syria. Most scholars see him as an upstart and usurper. The entire project is likely to end in disaster causing immense damage to the Ummah. In the photo, al-Baghdadi is seen wearing a suit and tie: some Khalifah, this man!


The key lesson Islamic movements must learn from Iran’s Revolution

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14242004-02-01

Three distinct Muslim responses to the abolition of the khilafah (Islamic State) in Turkey in 1924 can be identified: the emergence of the Ikhwan al-Muslimoon in Egypt, founded by Hassan al-Banna in 1928...

Book Review

Re-examining the history of the Ottoman sultanate/khilafat

Laila Juma

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14222001-06-01

History, it is often said, is written by the victors. In these terms, the Ottoman sultanate has been doubly damned, its history having been variously written by the West that dismantled it and Turkey’s nationalist-secularists, who have been determined to accept the West’s contempt for it.


The nature and objectives of intellectual work in the contemporary Islamic movement

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 06, 14201999-10-16

In March 1924, when Mustafa Kemal abolished the khilafah in Turkey, it evoked three distinct responses from Muslims globally. In India under British colonial rule, with a substantial Muslim population, there was great anger...

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