Bediüzzaman Said Nursi and his humble students gave their lives to plant a seed from which Turkey still enjoys the fruits; the seed of a true Islamic revival.
Giants of Islam: An Introduction
Sh Ali Hammuda introduces a new collaborative series with Dr Uthman Lateef, Ust Fatima Barkatulla, Sh Bilal Ismail, Moazzam Begg, Dilly Hussain, and many more on a very important theme
Did Muslim Caliphs Burn Libraries?
Did you know ‘Umar b. al Khattab was accused of burning down the Alexandrian Library?
Scholars For Dollars?
“The erosion of scholarly independence can be attributed to the nature of the modern nation state itself,” writes Ahmed Hammuda, as he discusses the historic features that were pivotal to cementing an independent and objective scholarly tradition free of political meddling and manipulation.
Scholars vs Sultans
In this instalment, Ahmed Hammuda describes how scholars of the past not only curtailed the political establishment but empowered society to morally ‘punish’ it should it lose sight of justice.
Preserving Islam’s Scholarly Independence
Between politicised religious institutions and tempting salaries, how did Islam’s scholars maintain their independence?
The Muslim community were not aliens but were there for 1,000 years. But that did not stop the ‘Nakba’ of 30 years ago
The remarkable history of Ahl al-Hadīth from the first three generations of the Salaf shows them bringing truth to power and sacrificing their souls and reputations to that effect. Such reveals the enormous gulf between them and the many contemporaries who deceptively claim they are the continuation of that legacy.
From Prisoner to President: Remembering Bosnian Hero Alija Izetbegović
A man that saved countless lives, inspired nations, fought against the siege of Sarajevo and founded Bosnia-Herzegovina as an independent state.
She remains somewhat of an unsung hero in Muslim circles whenever Malcolm X is discussed…