Ahmed Hammuda

Ahmed Hammuda is a regular contributor at Islam21c. His interests lie in Qur'anic Tafsir and the field of Middle East Affairs and how they reflect on Muslims living in the West. He is an Electrical Engineer by trade and has been involved in various Da'wah activities over the course of his education and working life. He has transferred the same analytical approach required in engineering into a careful and measured approach in his views and positions.
135 Articles

Unprecedented Show of National Unity Remembering Turkey’s Failed Coup

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Contrary to prominent western media narratives, hundreds of thousands of Turks from all over Turkey and from every political persuasion gathered in nationwide rallies marking one year since the failed coup, under a motto of National Unity...

How Big an Impact Does the Muslim Vote Have?

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In order to inform such discussions, MEND has done a great service by collecting the following information, which we should all be keen to study and share with our friends and families...

You Reap What You Sow

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Ahmed Hammuda discusses the universal law and ancient proverb, "al-Jazā min Jins al-ʿAmal"

Europe’s Problem With Turkey

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As if the Netherlands’ juvenile decision to bar Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu from entering the country were not enough of a slump of its boisterous championing of freedom of speech and democracy, it went on to expel Turkey’s Diplomat, Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya back to Germany, declaring the female Family Minister who sports the Muslim Hijab “an unwanted alien.” A customary rally, in support of Turkey’s planned referendum on the 16th of April on whether to turn the country from a parliamentary to a presidential republic, ‘akin to the United States,’ and attended by senior Turkish Diplomats has become

The “Betrayal” of Turkey

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Has Turkey betrayed Syria? The fall of the ‘revolutionary heartland’, the City of Aleppo, spurred arguably more attention than nearly six years of the Syrian crisis. People took to social media, engaged in varying forms of political activism and encouraged spiritual reformation. A feeling of desperation and hopelessness overshadowed many of us. Alongside the collected reaction of many, emotions ran high and some people rifled for culprits before concluding, though never originally thinking otherwise, that it is none other than Turkey that has betrayed the Syrian people. “You who have īmān! If a deviator brings you a report, scrutinise it

When Constantinople became Istanbul | A celebration of modern times

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There is no comparison between the honour and nobility of Islam conquering nations and the disgrace and degradation left by Crusader and Safavid campaigns. When Islam and peace were spread to all corners of the earth, it struck the finest example of the preservation of Human Rights during both battle and during times of peace and security. Compare this with both the West's historical occupation and colonisation of Arab and Muslim nations and its modern Safivid-Rafidhi-Crusader pact of alliance against Ahlus Sunnah around the world. Unlike those who celebrate becoming independent from an external force, or those who pity the

The Pain of Invasion, Relief and the Way to Victory

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Marking its 68th anniversary, very few remain to tell their story of the Nakbah, or the Palestinian Catastrophe, of 1948. One that culminated in the violent extermination and mass expulsion of millions of Palestinians from their homes to be replaced by a migrant people, prompted by a political movement, branded 'Zionism', politically authorised and religiously justified. To be an adult, or old enough to remember, a survivor would now be in their eighties if alive. The Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) says: “The ages of my nation will be between sixty and seventy, and few of them will exceed

Aleppo Is Burning

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5QfpJE7eMg #AleppoIsBurning - A Genocide, a Watchful Lord and an Appointed Time Over 200 Syrian civilians were murdered in the span of 48 hours in the latest escalating onslaught on Aleppo. So it continues, bolstered in part by an active coalition of Russian military and sectarian mercenaries, and more a passive multi-national league of connivers within what is now a de facto, Russo-American understanding on Syria. Dr Muhammad Waseem Maaz, the city’s most qualified paediatrician, was killed among other medical personnel and civilians. Another strike obliterated a clinic in al-Marja province, which provided dental services and treatment for chronic illnesses.

Understanding Syria 2016

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The World's Single Enemy in Syria It is fascinating what the passage of time reveals. How it irons out obscurity, how it highlights friend from foe and how it spills out true intents. How the civil movement in Syria, demanding the removal of tyranny on par the 'free' nations of the world provoked a united, wild front of both cold-war imperialists, Eastern and Western, along with the world's worst ragtag cults. It only takes removing the blindfold of empty rhetoric to see a bleak situation, one of mass extermination, championed by a quietly appeased US, an openly barbarous Russia, pulling

Victory for Turkey, Victory for Islam

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Of the few places in the world that celebrate their own leaders, Turkey is one of them. In any corner of Istanbul, the general sentiment is contentment at the remarkable achievements of the ruling party, rightly in power, as it regained its majority by a landslide of 49.4% on the 2nd November 2015, having never lost since its inception, to be the largest single party in Turkey’s 25th parliament, and from it will remain the Prime Minister. We dare say, and as so rarely we do, today is a happy day for politics. We, as Muslims, are ecstatic at the win