Tag: AUTHORITY

Opinion 9 Min Read

Ramadan reflections on Muslim loss of mandate to rule

In part two of a short series, Hamdija Begovic looks at the Nietzschean idea of the man-god, and how we should respond.

Opinion 20 Min Read

Why the Muslims lost the mandate to rule

In part one of a short series, Hamdija Begovic looks at the neo-Nietzschean alt-right and the loss of Muslim rule.

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The Five Pillars of Oppression

Oppression has pillars; specifically, five of them. If present, then the equation of subjugation becomes complete.

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Iblis is not an equal to Allah

As Muslims, we know that Iblīs (Satan) is not equal to Allah in power, authority or might. By the very definition of Allāh’s name, Allāh is not comparable to anything; there is none like Him. Allāh is the Greatest; a definitive statement which is affirmed – absent of any need

Ibn al-Qayyim on Sabr

Allāh, Glorious and Most High, made patience a racehorse that never falters or stumbles; a sword that never loses its sharpness; a vanquishing army that is never defeated, and a fortress that does not dilapidate and is never taken by force. Patience and divine help are like two blood-brothers that

Spirituality 22 Min Read

Dawud: a Prophet to Remember

Be patient (O Muḥammad) of what they say, and remember Our slave Dāwūd, endued with strength. Indeed, he was ever oft-returning in all matters and in repentance (toward Allāh). All praise is for Allāh and may He praise and send peace and blessings upon the Prophet. Every āyah (verse) in