Tag: DECOLONIALITY

#NotreDame: Why is it that bricks matter more than bones in today’s secular world?

"The devastation of Notre Dame Cathedral has left me troubled," says Dr Abdul Wahid. Find out why...

Turkish marriage law finally recognises Muslim weddings, infuriating Islamophobes

After a 91-year struggle against contradictory, secularist marriage laws imposed on them, Turkey wins back a small part of its stolen identity, sparking outrage from some...

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...

Last remaining companion of Omar Mukhtar dies at 112

Abdul-Razaq al-Motarabiah Jilkhaf, the last surviving companion of the Libyan resistance leader Omar al-Mukhtar, who fought against Italian fascist colonists, died last Sunday, 26 February 2017 at the age of 112 (rahimahullāh). Omar Mukhtar etched his name in the annals of history when he valiantly defended his people, their property and honour by waging the noble concept of Jihād against the

“Burkini” – A Look at Modernity’s Domination and Control

I have been avoiding the “burkini” debacle for a while as I have posted on the topic of veiling and the French colonialist fetish for denuding women before. But as France continues to embarrass itself by bullying women into stripping in a public spectacle, red herrings about Islam, women and

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

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