There are no good kings, period! For court cleric to try and present them in a positive light sets a bad example for Muslims everywhere.
Court preachers spend their life justifying the criminal conduct of kings and assorted tyrants for a small price. However, such conduct costs the Ummah a great deal .
If two leading powers in the Muslim world were to establish a common framework for operations, it would lead to dramatically positive developments in the Muslim world. It is time for Turkey and Iran to come together.
Islam calls for the protection of the sacred sites of not only Muslims but also other faiths. Further, the protection of minorities living in Muslim societies is also according to the Prophetic Sunnah.
The Prophet’s covenants with the Christians of the world provide clear guidance for Muslims’ conduct towards Christians anywhere. There is absolutely no room in the covenants to mistreat Christians or destroy their places of worship.
In recent years a new phenomenon has emerged: spiritual tourism. There is nothing wrong with it per se but the problem is that many Imams have turned into traveling salesmen compromising their Islamic principles by not offending tyrannical rulers.
Bani Saud, the illegal occupiers of the Arabian Peninsula, are busy destroying the sacred sites in Makkah and al Madinah yet the Muslim Ummah is either ignorant or largely silent on these crimes.
Islam is very clear about protecting the religious places of other faith communities, especially churches. Yet, the dictatorial regime in Egypt is using this as a cover to refurbish its jaded image .
The Bani Saud are guilty of wiping out most sacred Islamic heritage sites in the world. This is a loss to Islam, Muslims and humanity at large.
Islamic scholar Charles Upton takes on Dugin and his ‘Fourth Political Theory’ in his new book, Dugin against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique of the Fourth Political Theory and invites him to an intellectual combat.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal was not just a poet but also a visionary and revolutionary thinker. He was able to see the problems Muslims would face in India once the British left. He proposed the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims to protect their identity.
Muslim youth in Canada have discovered that they can learn much about their rich Islamic heritage by participating in the celebration of Islamic History Month (IHM). October is commemorated as IHM in Canada.
Nabeela was only eight when she was struck and injured by a US missile strike fired from a drone in Pakistan’s North Waziristan in October 2012. Her 68-year-old grandmother was killed. The Americans refuse to acknowledge their culpability, Nabeela’s story is gradually becoming better known.
American policy of embracing Wahhabism and Zionism has created an intervention trap that can only lead to more wars and violence.
Rulers often masquerade as leaders but Islam has its own requirements for leadership that are very different from other systems. We examine the difference between rulers and leaders.
As the name suggests, Islamophobia is directed primarily against Muslims but its victims can be non-Muslims as well. Recent tragic events bring this to the fore with stunning clarity.
Challenges can be turned into opportunities if the right approach to problem-solving is adopted.
We need to recognize unity in diversity and appreciate the differences we may have over minor issues, says Dr John Andrew Morrow.
Scientific inquiry has a place in Muslim development but science should not be treat as the be-all and end-all of everything.
Just as imperialists used Salafism in the past to advance their agenda, today Sufism has become their favorite vehicle and tool. Will the Muslims ever learn?