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Al-Masjid al-Aqsa Under Threat

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 27, 14402019-06-01

The Zionists are furiously trying to take over al Majid al Aqsa, the first qibla of Muslims. In violation of their own laws, they have trespassed on the holy sanctuary on numerous occasions aided and abetted by heavily armed Israeli soldiers.

Absent Sectarianism: A Sunni is a Shi‘i and a Shi‘i is a Sunni

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 27, 14402019-06-01

If Muslims were to remove their sectarian blinkers, they will discover that a Sunni is a Shi’i and a Shi’i is a Sunni.

European New Right: Symptom of the West’s Decline

Kevin Barrett

Ramadan 27, 14402019-06-01

The rise of far right parties in Europe and indeed even in North America reflects the moral and political decline of the West.

Ramadan, the Noble Qur’an, and al-Quds

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 25, 14402019-05-01

For Muslims the month of Ramadan is more than simply going without food and drink for a number of hours. Ramadan is the also the month of the Qur’an and for worldwide al-Quds rallies to draw attention to its continued illegal occupation.

United We Survive, Divided We Perish

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 25, 14402019-05-01

Muslims need to grow out of their own versions of history to confront the challenges they face today. Historical fallacies or fantasies will not serve the larger Muslim interests.

Saudi Hush Money to Khashoggi Family

Kevin Barrett

Sha'ban 25, 14402019-05-01

Without even seeking their consent, as required by Islam, the Bani Saud have paid hush money to the Khashoggi family to buy their silence over the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi that was ordered by the crown prince Bin Salman.

Islamophobia’s Deadly Consequences

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

While Western regimes have been harping on the threat of “Muslim terrorists”, the real terrorists—white supremacist groups—have been flourished and operated right in their midst. The deadly attacks of these groups are there for all to see.

The Crusading Salafi and the Goofy Sufi

Abu Dharr

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

Whether they know it or not, both the Salafis and Sufis are being used by the intelligence agencies of Western countries against the interests of Islam.

US Trade Deficit: Symptom of the Riba Disease

Kevin Barrett

Rajab 25, 14402019-04-01

Instead of looking at the symptoms, the root cause of deficit, whether in trade or other areas, must be understood. It is riba (usury) that is responsible for the misery of people. All scriptures prohibit it but vulture capitalists thrive on it.

Why the Kashmiris Hate India So Much

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

If Indian rulers still do not understand why the Kashmiris hate them so intensely, perhaps the Pulwama attack should send a powerful message. The Kashmiris want the Indian off their backs.

Iran and Shias, Ikhwan and Sunnis

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

Islamic Iran has survived for 40 years because it adhered to Islamic principles but sectarianism and nationalism are gradually creeping in. These must be guarded against just as the Ikhwan must re-evaluate their conduct over the last 40 years to rectify their mistakes.

Ilhan Omar and “All about the Benjamins”

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

One can criticize American government policy or the president; one can talk about the influence of the gun or oil lobbies but the moment Israel or Israel lobby are mentioned, all hell breaks loose. Why are these topics off limits, as Representative Ilhan Omar found out?

Pakistan’s Dysfunctional Judicial System

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 14402019-02-01

Justice is a fundamental precept in every society. Regrettably, Pakistan’s judicial system, inherited from British colonialism, is broken and does not deliver justice to the people as is evident from the 1.9 million cases pending before courts.

“Israel first” is Making “America last”

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 14402019-02-01

Donald Trump has touted his “America first” mantra but his overriding concern, as that of almost all members of Congress and other parts of the American establishment, are devoted to protecting the illegitimate Zionist entity. Ordinary Americans suffer as a consequence.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution: The Real Islamic Alternative

Kevin Barrett

Jumada' al-Ula' 26, 14402019-02-01

With Western-instigated wars raging in different parts of the world, death, destruction and famine are everywhere. Only Islam offers a solution to this deeply troubled world provided people open their eyes and see its reality, especially as reflected in the achievements of the Islamic revolution in Iran.

“Naya” (new) Pakistan, Old Habits!

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14402019-01-01

Following a recent visit to Pakistan, the ICIT director shares his observations about a country striving for change but remains mired in old habits.

Condescending and discriminatory Beliefs are of Satan — Not Allah

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14402019-01-01

Exposing the Zionists and Bani Saud as bosom pals and enemies of Allah, the Muslims and of humanity at large.

Rising American violence: Images and Reality

Kevin Barrett

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14402019-01-01

Violence is as American as apple pie. The country with the largest military budget by far has caused great mayhem abroad while Americans continue to kill each other in large numbers.

Zionist Defeat in Ghazzah

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14402018-12-01

Zionist Israel has once again been taught a lesson, this time in Ghazzah that preponderance of weapons does not always translate into military victory. The Palestinian resistance in Ghazzah has proved this causing political turmoil in the Israeli snake pit.

Muslim Unity is Not an Illusion — It is an Obligation

Abu Dharr

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14402018-12-01

Instead of adopting and living up to the Qur’anic description of being a Muslim or a mumin, many have fallen into sectarian labels that exclude the ‘other’ from their self-designated identity.

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