The difference between an empire and a caliphate are clear when you compare European imperialism to Islamic caliphates.
Category: Roots of Current Conflicts & Postcolonialism
War, Vacuums, and Salafism
Salafism is the rot that sets in on the corpse of 'ilm.
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
On Seeking The Elusive Islamic State
There's a strange idea among parts of the ummah that "there is no Islamic state."
War Profiteering of Terror
We all know America's military-industrial complex is replete with war profiteering. But few are aware of the details in the War on Terror.
How Europe “Got Ahead”
Untying the historical revisionism and false narratives of Western colonialism and the industrial revolution.
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