Tag: JIHAD

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...

“Moral Injury” and the pre-emptive war without end

If the justifications for military action against Muslim countries seem weak to non-Muslims, what do those encouraging Muslims to join the military imagine they look like to us?

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

The Jihad of Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali’s biggest fight outside of the boxing ring was in the arena of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the court’s 1971 decision is a huge part of his legacy. What is also very interesting is that his case at the Supreme Court was all about the concept of Jihad

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

Sh Haitham’s response to #ParisAttacks [video]

https://youtu.be/VN2kCIsAgHY Shaikh Dr Haitham al-Haddad highlights some salient points in response to the recent attacks in Paris. As usual, he cares little about the hypocritical expectations for condemnation from some quarters. Rather, he wishes to discharge his responsibility towards the young and vulnerable of the ummah that might succumb to

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Lionhearted diplomacy: the remarkable reign of Alp Arslan

Sultan Alp Arslan was a just, generous, and pious leader; the lion of Manzikert, he was a warrior who performed a key role in overcoming Byzantine attacks on Muslim lands.

Returning Jihadis aren’t so bad, I used to be one

Returning Jihādis from Syria now potentially face a new charge alongside being accused of terrorism: Treason! Let us leave aside how such an approach plays right into the hands of the ISIS narrative; such blanket treatment of suspects is…well it is just not British! Add to that the outrageous suggestions

What do we learn from the latest ISIS speech?

ISIS spokesman Abu Muhammad Adnani released a statement yesterday that Muslims around the world should thank him for because he made things crystal clear for anyone with eyes to see. Before we begin, it has to be made clear that Adnani is ISIS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi’s spokesman and cannot be considered