Tag: COLONIAL

Opinion 10 Min Read

Undressing the French state’s abaya ban

Following the recent abaya ban, a French legal expert unravels patterns of state-imposed dress codes that draw on the country's colonial legacy in Algeria.

Why Modern Atheists Are Mushriks

After coining "Farangism Studies" to unmask western modernity in his first article, Mirza Safwat is back with a closer look at the polytheistic, pagan roots of popular western atheism.

Unmasking Western Modernity: Farangism Studies

“It isn’t atheism per se that the apostate Muslim is embracing,” writes sociologist Mirza Safwat. “It isn’t an intellectual matter but a civilizational one; it needs to be understood not philosophically but sociologically…”

Face to Face: Muslim Integration

ʿAbd Allāh Thomson dispels common myths about Muslims and so-called "integration".

In Defence of Fahreddin Pasha, the “Defender of Madinah”

Z A Rahman brings some historical background to the recent smearing of Fahreddin Pasha by UAE's foreign minister...

Indian Revolt 1857: the role of the Ulama 160 years on

Z A Rahman ponders over the difference: the revolt led by the Ulama of India in May 1857 & the Ulama of CVE in 2017...

Current Affairs Featured General History UK 11 Min Read

Australia’s forgotten Islamic roots

Australia Day; a day of progress, a day of fireworks and laser shows, a day of communities gathering, unified in celebration of what makes Australia great – or so they would have us believe. The truth of the matter is that Australia Day marks the anniversary of conquest, slaughter and

Sikhs: Victims & Proponents of Islamophobia

Asim Qureshi reviews the book, Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict by Dr Katy Sian “I wonder what happened to her? I think the last I heard was that she was in Pakistan…” At the centre of Dr Katy Sian's book, Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict, lies the question of Sikh

Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 14 Min Read

A lesson from the Musalmans of Colonial India

Dispelling myths of Muslim integration Part 2: A lesson in integration from the Musalmans of Colonial India Click here for part 1 In 1871, in post Mutiny colonial India, Sir William Wilson Hunter published a report explaining the “danger to British power” of the “persistently belligerent class”: the Muslims. “The

Current Affairs Europe Politics UK Videos 12 Min Read

Popular lies about Muslim integration

Dispelling myths of Muslim integration  Part 1: Popular lies about Muslim integration Click here for part 2 The call for Muslims to integrate is getting ever louder. After the sky being blue the next most commonly accepted fact these days is that Muslims are not integrated. Interestingly no less an authority