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Book Review

Two exciting books about hadith literature

Tahir Mahmoud

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

If Muslims want to learn how hadith literature has been distorted, these two books will help them in this quest.

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News & Analysis

Consumer orientalism in the corporate media

Umar Shahid

Dhu al-Qa'dah 29, 14372016-09-01

The Western corporate media are masters of disinformation. Their ideology is well known: everything Western is superior and others’ culture, philosophy, ideology especially those of Muslims, are inferior. Their particular target is Islamic Iran because it stands for clear Islamic principles.

Occasional Paper

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.

Subverting Islam - The Role of Orientalist Centres

Ahmad ‘Abd al-Hamid Ghurab

Rabi' al-Awwal 16, 14171996-08-01

Dr Ahmad Ghorab is to be commended for his fine book, Subverting Islam: The Role of Orientalist Centres. His courage and forthright honesty is an inspiration for concerned Muslims in search of the truth. He has succeeded in identifying an important front in the current Euro-American crusade against the Islamic movement: the formation of an anti-Muslim network of institutions and scholars marching under the banner of `Islamic Studies'.

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