It is a sad reflection of the Muslim world that some court ulama are prepared to distort the teachings of the Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah to appease their paymasters. And they do so from the most sacred Mosque, al-Masjid al Haram in Makkah.
While Arabian rulers are rushing to normalize relations with the Zionist occupiers of Palestine, there are other powers getting together to resist such sell-out. A multi-polar world order is emerging
The US is not only in terminal decline, the empire is dead. As it faces a serious threat of civil war, many American commentators have written its obituary realizing that the American (half)-century is over.
A new English translation of the noble Qur’an is nearing completion. Translated by Imam Muhammad al Asi, and published by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought it aims to develop a new Qur’anic generation to bring about the requisite change in Muslim societies.
In this series of articles, Abu Dharr aims to separate the sound hadith from the forged ones. For the thoughtful enlightened Muslims, this is a welcome contribution; for the literalists and stuck in cultural traditions, this would cause heart-burn.
The US stands at a dangerous point in its history. Donald Trump has already said that if he loses, he will not accept the election result. He is likely to appeal to the heavily-armed militias to defend him leading to civil war in the country.
Intra-Afghan talks started in Doha, Qatar on September 12 but they are not making much progress. The Taliban and the US-backed Afghan government representatives have very different perspectives on the future set-up in Afghanistan.
Russia’s default position in the post-Soviet region is to resort to military force when there is trouble. While it has advantage in this field, it would be a mistake to always rely on brute force to solve problems.
When organizations fail to fulfill the objectives for which they were created, they become irrelevant and wither away. This is what is happening to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the Arab League. It is time to bury both.
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