Tag: SULTAN

Preserving Islam’s Scholarly Independence

Between politicised religious institutions and tempting salaries, how did Islam’s scholars maintain their independence?

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...

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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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The truth about Sultan Aurangzeb

The Emperor Aurangzeb, who rose to the throne in the 17th Century as the sixth Mughal ruler over "India", is often painted as a vicious, religiously intolerant, minority-suppressing fanatic, whose only job was to demolish temples in favour of mosques, antagonise his father and brothers, and single-handedly bring down the