Sheikh AHM On the American vs Mongol Invasion of Iraq

Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad in an interview on his new book: Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe. The Qur'an is very emphatic that believers should fear God alone. And nowadays we find that this kind of discourse of victimhood that a lot of Muslims have succumbed to is based on a real fear. We're … Continue reading Sheikh AHM On the American vs Mongol Invasion of Iraq

Why Uyghurs Are Being Persecuted – A Brief History

Brief Summary: Xinjiang was incorporated into China in the 1800s. After WWII, they split into two factions in the Chinese civil war, the majority supporting the KMT. After the KMT lost through the rest of China, Xinjiang agreed to join the CCP.Mao recanted his promises. Han Chinese were always favored in Xinjiang politically and economically, … Continue reading Why Uyghurs Are Being Persecuted – A Brief History

Separation of Church and State in Islamic History and Freedom

No people on Earth ever had a more successful separation of Church and state than Muslims did. From a very early time, religious scholars became endowed and separated from the state, and critical of it. The state needed them for legitimacy and they did not need the state. Therefore, they always had the ability to … Continue reading Separation of Church and State in Islamic History and Freedom

Terrorism Was Never Mainstream Sunni Islam

Summary: "Sunni" Muslim terrorism is rooted in non-traditional Islam, such as the Salafi and Modernist movements.Traditional, orthodox Sunni Muslims have always rejected this behavior and rejected terrorism, from the advent of Islam to today.American Imperialism is a major root of resentment and it fuels terrorism.Terrorism hurts everyone, both Muslims and non-Muslims, though Muslims have taken … Continue reading Terrorism Was Never Mainstream Sunni Islam

The Italian Takeover of Kufra

The Frankfurter Zeitung reporter and author Muhammad Asad interviewed a man from Kufra after its seizure by the Italians in his book The Road to Mecca. "How did Kufra fall?" With a weary gesture, Sidi Umar [al-Mukhṭār] motioned to one of his men to come closer: "Let this man tell thee the story…He is one … Continue reading The Italian Takeover of Kufra