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

Israeli Governance: Two Sides of the Same Blade

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Indicators regarding the standing and current authority of the ummah on the international scale are diverse and many. Behavioural trends that are reflective of a trough in the prominence of the Ummah include dependence on other than Allah, abandoning the financial and physical struggle in the path of Allah, the deep-driven sensation of inferiority, the rigorous attachment to the world and the vehement hatred of death. A notable and historically consistent indicator, however, is the status of Palestine, Islamically administered in times of the general adherence to the teachings of Islam and mercilessly occupied otherwise. The Palestinian catastrophe of 1948

Against the Odds: The Iraqi Spring

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When Iraq was unlocked to the storming Mongolian armies in 1258, treacherously invited by Ibn al-‘Alqami who was a minister in the court of the Caliph, al-Musta’sim, the innumerable soldiers of Hulagu Khan went forth and carried out unforeseen carnage in the Muslim lands. That event sought to confirm that if our nation is a standing structure, with the Holy City at its heart and Syria as its courtyard, its locked gate is none other than the land of Iraq. Situated at the very periphery of the Muslim world, this land becomes perpetually faced by hostility and in a state

Algerian Airspace and the Hostage Crisis

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More and more international powers forsake the impoverished nation of Mali and leave it to cripple under the non-discriminating weapons of mass destruction, amidst a campaign supported by the USA, Europe and several African nations. Amidst the further backing of the governments of the UAE and Algeria, the Malian Muslims look upon dismay at the desertion of their neighbours and beyond. Although only to manifest the prophecy of the Messenger (s): “‘Imminently, there will come a time when the nations gather against you, just as people gather around a feast.’ A man said, ‘Will it be because we are few

Mali under Colonial Assault

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Amidst French government-led aggression against the sovereignty of Mali, a nation in the heart of Africa with a 90% Muslim population, genuine intentions behind such repeated intervention in Muslim lands becomes ever clearer. So much were the French authorities hailed for their eagerness to topple the tyrant Muammar Al Gaddafi and ‘go home’, convincing at least a handful that their long ambitions to reinstate their colonies in Africa had faded. This is apparently not the case, as France, assisted by a number of international powers launch an indiscriminate offensive against one of the poorest nations in Africa.  Falling victim to

Al Ahwaz: Iranian Ethnic Subjugation

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More severe than a people’s shortcoming in supporting an oppressed nation, and more devastating to the livelihood of a just cause is its uprooting from the minds of men. The hopelessness in oppressively overcoming a people through military annihilation or through financial sanctions has become evident to those governments who seek to wipe away a people based on their creed, tongue or political inclination. These measures have only reinforced the position of the oppressed, who, through the sympathy of the aware have found enough grounding to resist and endure their every hardship. But when a cause so integral to the