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Contemporary Issue

Islamophobia: Some Commonplaces

Islamophobia is no more than contemporary racism with a strong classist and sexist component.

Profile

Who are the Nusayrîs? Are they Muslims or Unbelievers?

The Nusayriyyah sect is attributed to Muhammad b. Nusayr al-Basrî, a slave of Banî Numayr, originally from Persia, from Khuzistân.

Poem

Come Mercy

A lilting poem on the theme of recognizing the Almighty.

Human Rights

Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism

It would by hypocritical to justify one form of extrajudicial killing while demonizing another. Yet that is exactly what happens.

Editorial

Establishing an Islamic State

The Islamic system of governance neither theocratic, nor monarchic, nor oligarchic, nor democratic. It is neither capitalistic nor socialistic. It is Islamic.

Editorial

Evolution and its Adversaries (Part-17)

The perspective of biological scientists has begun to change and gravitate towards skepticism regarding Darwinism

Contemporary Issue

From Granada to Guantanamo: The Torturing of the Muslim Subject

The 20th century’s record of western violence and record of dehumanization raises the question if anything has been learned from the history of the Inquisition and expulsion.

Society

Time for a Second Renaissance among Muslims

It would be too late if a second renaissance movement is not initiated soon among Muslims in Kerala and rest of India.

Book Review

Yakov Rabkin’s Devastating Critique of Zionism: It is Opposed to Jewish Tradition and Liberalism

Zionism produced a state that rejected “Judaism and its humility.” The new Zionist/ Israeli culture sees itself as resolutely European, writes Philip Weiss

Human Rights

Unworthy Victims: Western Wars Have Killed Four Million Muslims Since 1990

The total number of deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 1990s likely constitute around 4 million, and could be as high as 6-8 million.

Editorial

Life and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: An Unfinished Debate

Though not in the strict sense of the physicists, but, implicitly, life defies the second law of thermodynamics.

Human Rights

Has the UN Failed Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims?

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC.

Feature

Women’s Role in Islam of the Past

A speech delivered by Dr. Muhammad Akram Nadwi, on the foundational role of women in Islam.

Editorial

Excessive Love of the World

We need to fight out the greatest of all Fitan, that strikes almost every individual, viz. ignorance of the Qur’an & Sunnah and excessive love of the world.

Contemporary Issue

You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

Those who remain convinced that all of the bad things happening in the police state, are happening to other people, will have to wake up.