Recent visits by senior officials of the two countries have given rise to speculation that something major is in the offing. Will the two sides’ expectations be met or one side will use the other?
Calling for reforms or exposing corruption in the kingdom could land you on the chopping bloc. So much for Saudi Islam.
Saudi Crown Prince and his entourage of 100 are relaxing on the sin islands of Maldives even while hundreds of tourists had their bookings cancelled without notice or apology.
At a time when takfirism deliberately promoted by the Saudi regime and its henchmen, is grabbing headlines, sincere Muslims of all schools of thought in Islam are working for unity. This reflects the view of a clear majority of Muslims worldwide.
While talk is better than war, the two sides—the government of Pakistan, and the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), appear to be talking past each other. Neither side appears to realize the gravity of the situation caused by continued mayhem and fighting.
Muslims must use their proximity to the Qur’an and the Sunnah/Sirah of the noble Messenger (saws) as a standard to determine their standing in the world.
Misleading a generation of Muslim youth to create a “Sunni” militia to launch sectarian warfare will ultimately recoil on the House of Saud. It is setting itself up for a fall.
The West never had any problem with Bashar al-Asad as long as he did their bidding. Following the “Arab Spring”, the West thought Asad was a low hanging fruit ripe for picking. Three years later, they are waking up to reality.
The talks in Geneva were designed to fail so that the US-led Western alliance and its Arabian client regimes can intensify the war in Syria by pumping more weapons into the hands of the mercenaries.
Even while Saudi and Qatari vultures prey on vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, the government of Lebanon as well as Hizbullah are gamely looking after more than a million refugees that constitute a quarter of their total population.
The Conservative government’s proposed Citizenship Act eliminates due process and hands decision-making power of taking away citizenship to politicians that can be fickle and pander to mass generated hysteria against targeted groups.
Stephen Harper’s government has become so pro-zionist that even the hardcore zionists are embarrassed. What is behind such craven attitude?
Barack Obama has assumed the mantel of terminator with his drone warfare. Nobody’s guilt need be established; if Obama decides, the person can be eliminated by the push of a button. He has become a serial killer using drones in far off lands.
Islamophobes always invoke the “freedom of speech” argument to peddle their racist ideology. This nasty campaign has also been joined by opportunist Muslims that want to ingratiate themselves to the white master to advance their political career.
In this letter, Naeen Jeenah, a socio-political activist in South Africa, expresses pride over his son’s activism at the University of Johannesburg landing him in prison for fighting for student rights.
Allal al-Fassi, the Moroccan thinker and politician, calls for re-engagement with traditional Islamic scholarship to bring forth political thinking and theory befitting the new realities confronting the Ummah.
In their book, Why Israel?, Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman compare Israeli apartheid with that practiced by the apartheid regime in South Africa and not only find striking parallels but also the extreme form Zionist apartheid has taken. The result is an exciting and informative book.
The Square, a documentary about Egypt’s January 2011 uprising, provides glimpses of most of the players but gives short shrift to al-Ikhwan al-Muslimoon, the main player that was then targeted by the deep state headed by the military.
To overcome the effects of illegal US-led sanctions, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei calls for reduced reliance on oil exports and reconfigure the economy to knowledge-based exports.
After reading the book, Power Manifestations of the Sirah, this reader feels a sequel dealing with the time of the Khulafa ar-Rashidoon is needed.
Reader identifies the Saud dynasty and the family of Hussain ibn Ali as traitors that acted as agents of the British causing immense damage to the Ummah.
The truth about rapes in India has shocked this reader who was led to believe that India is the “largest democracy” in the world.