Tag: COLONISATION

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The Legacy of Muhammad Iqbal

‘Allāma Iqbāl in Oldham­ A series on Muḥammad Iqbāl Part 1: On unity and identity In a quiet neighbourhood in Oldham, Greater Manchester, amidst vibrant greenery and rows of quaint houses lies 31 ‘Allama Iqbāl road. Although it may at first seem an anomaly amongst the other more ‘English’ street

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The History of Muslim Resistance in the West Indies

The recent victory of the West Indies over England in the recent cricket World Cup reminded me of the great struggle that was faced by millions of Muslims, many of whom were likely to be the ancestors of those who heroically defeated this very nation. Their struggle contributed significantly to the

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Critique of ‘Jihadi John: The Making of a Terrorist’

The Muhammad Emwazi I met in 2009 was indeed a polite and friendly young man as the author Robert Verkaik and many others attest to, but by the summer of 2014 he was executing innocent Muslims and non-Muslims in the name of the so-called “Islamic State” and I could not

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Education: The Difference Between Freedom & Slavery

Frederick Douglass, the infamous runaway slave who became a strong orator of the abolitionist movement, highlights in his autobiography a moment during his youth when he lived with his master’s brother’s family. Frederick approached the mother of the house, Sophia Auld, and expressed his curiosity of “this mystery of reading,”

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Why would Muslims hate ‘the West’? A history of ‘Islamic Extremism’

I was recently invited to present at an international conference titled: “How to understand and Co-exist with Radical Islām.” After reading the concept paper, it was clear from the very first paragraph that the issue at hand was with “Islamic terrorism” and that, according to the writer of the concept

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Can Muslims be racist?

Can Muslims be racist? Ten years ago I worked a temporary job in a factory during the summer holidays from university. There I once met in passing a Pakistani gentleman who was to say something to me that I still remember to this day. When he learned during a conversation

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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

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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

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Secularism: the Caliphate’s Final Blow

Throughout history the disease of nationalism is a consistent cause of the downfall of nations. In a startling display of this Abū Jahl cited that his aversion to becoming a Muslim, despite knowing that the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was indeed a Prophet, was tribal competitiveness. He says:

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Curse of the inferiority complex

Not long had passed since the drowning of the evil Pharaoh and his oppressing nation. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) had taken retribution against them for all their wrong doings towards the Prophet of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā), Mūsā (ʿalayhi al-Salām), and his people, the Children of Israel. Finally, his tyrannical