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Living the purpose of Ramadan by building taqwa

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 12, 14332012-08-01

The principal philosophy behind fasting in Ramadan is to build taqwa. What does it mean? Zafar Bangash explains.

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Closer look at AKP after its eight-year rule in Turkey

Ahmet Aslan

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

In order to get a balanced view of the nature of the AKP agenda, one should understand the dynamics of the movement in light of its eight-year performance in both domestic and foreign policies.

The Taliban Movement

Fahad Ansari

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-06-01

One of the common misconceptions about the Taliban is that they were only formed as a movement in 1994...

Hamas’ legitimacy challenged not by Palestinians, but by takfiri “scholars”

Yusuf Dhia-Allah

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14312010-06-01

The US, UK, Fatah and the secular tribal dictatorships in the Arabian world cannot use Islam to discredit Hamas because the Muslim masses judge individuals, organizations and states based on Islamic principles...

The Imam’s life and legacy

Editor

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

June 3rd marks the 21st anniversary of Imam Khomeini’s passing into heavenly company. Amid his many achievements was the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, establishing the first Islamic state in modern times...

Is the Russian leadership divided?

Maksud Djavadov

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

The inability to subordinate Russia to all western political demands triggered a search to find leadership cracks in Russia. In the past few months media outlets and think-tanks worldwide have indulged in the “investigative” task...

Iran-Venezuela: a new global power bloc

Marjan Asi

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

Since the Second World War, the US, Britain’s upstart North American cousin, has supplanted London in carrying the white man’s burden. If British policy was characterized by cunning and guile, America has carried out cowboy style raids into others’ lands in pursuit of its “Manifest Destiny”...

Lessons from Kyrgyz uprising

Maksud Djavadov

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

While political elites in Central Asia, Russia and the West try to outwit each other and benefit from the revolt in Kyrgyzstan, the people of the former Soviet Union are studying the Kyrgyz revolt from a different perspective: to emulate it...

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