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Towards an Islamic Political Theory

Does Islām have a political philosophy?

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An Alternative Look at Trump

On the 8th November 2016, many Americans went to the polling stations to select the next President of the United States of America. The 2016 election year saw a difficult choice between two candidates: one a populist businessman demagogue whose rhetoric and seemingly bigoted policies have alarmingly resonated with a

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Is David Cameron OK with “an” Islamic State then?

On Wednesday 20 April 2016, David Cameron defamed Imām Sulaiman Ghani from Tooting at Prime Minister's Questions as an "IS supporter" - a popular acronym for ISIS. Downing Street's Press Office later clarified that Mr Cameron really meant Imām Ghani supported "an" Islamic state. The basis of this claim, Downing Street

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Zionist Ideology is the Struggle of Our Generation

As many of you will have seen from recent events, there has been a real aggressive push from the Zionist lobby in aiming to shut down debate of Israel once and for all by seeking to equate anti-Zionism with ant-Semitism. Allegations such as ‘when someone attacks Zionism they are indirectly

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Islamic Law for ‘Primitive’ Societies?

One argument frequently touted against Islām and Muslims is the assertion that Islamic Law was conceived for a primitive era and applying it to our advanced society is incompatible. Advances in technology, communication and scientific discovery have rendered those laws null. This argument does not take into account Divine Revelation

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How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb?

How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb? If the Home Secretary, Theresa May were asked for the punchline, she would struggle, not because she doesn’t possess a sense of humour, I’ve heard she has a cracking sense of humour, but because she isn’t able to clarify

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I was wrong; the government’s definition of ‘Extremism’ is genius

Reflections on yet another Counter-Extremism Strategy – Part 1 The government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy released in a report yesterday has already provoked a barrage of criticism and ridicule. Again. As expected, numerous rational people have been criticising not only its paradoxical and draconian nature, but the increasingly embarrassing lack of

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“Extremism” Disruption Orders: Protecting freedom by removing it

Introduction That those who wish to do you harm lack the competence to carry out their wishes is something that you might pray for. Recently we have noticed an astonishing lack of sophistication among some neoconservative ideologues and politicians, as if a gift from Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā), suggesting that

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Introduction to Islamic Political Theory

Introduction to Islamic Political Theory For many Muslims, politics always has a negative stigma attached to it. The reasons for this vary from the abuse of political power from those in authority to the misunderstandings surrounding the nature of politics and the position of Islām towards it. The lack of