Tag: EMPIRE

The REAL Christmas Story: How a Prophet was turned into a god

Muslims typically argue on the basis that the date of December 25th, and symbolic practices such as adorning trees with gold and silver, have direct parallels with paganism, and therefore such celebrations should be avoided.

The Shaping of the Modern Muslim World

"Be aware of key moments in history in order to understand the Ummah's current position today..."

Are America & Israel Invincible?

Z A Rahman compares the racist and genocidal histories of "nations" that think they will remain forever...

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...

100 Years of Balfour: Between One Promise & Another

The Balfour Centenary can be good news for Palestine, argues Ahmed Hammuda...

St George: more like a “radical Islamist” than an English nationalist!

In a delightful irony, if he were alive today the far right groups in the UK venerating him as a saint would reject him, call him a foreigner, and tell him to go back to his own country...

The Lasting Legacy of Islam in Malta

  Many today question whether Islām and Muslims have a place in Europe. Yet not many of us know that Muslims ruled not only Spain but other countries in Europe like Portugal, southern France, parts of Italy, Greece and Albania. Among them was the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Invitation

The Muslim Brexit: What Now?

Following the panic that ensued when the Brexit vote results were announced, the tide has calmed and reflective analyses are slowly being formed. One question circulating the forums is what the likely impact of the vote to leave the European Union will be on the Muslim Communities here in the

The Bloody Legacy of Western Imperialism in Iraq

The story of the Iraq War did not start in 2003. Indeed, it started many years before with the sanctions placed upon Iraq during the 1st Gulf War.

Manufacturing the Muslim Enemy

Islamophobia - a thousand years of deadly lies What we are witnessing in today’s socio-political climate is not the first period of intense propagation of Islamophobia in the West. There have been a few other periods which stand out in history and each is intimately linked with empire. In the