• Motives for success and overcoming failure

    Published on : 09 01 2014

    The name of failure is enough to put us off it and strive for success, regardless of the material gains that a man may attain as the result of his success, because failure is a word that implies shortcomings and loss, and success is a word that implies perfection and praise.


  • Dont be Like a Dry Branch

    Published on : 04 01 2014

    My young son surprised me one day with a very difficult question. Out of nowhere, he asked: “You are driving a car that can only carry the driver and one passenger. You pass by three people, all of whom need a ride.


  • The clash of allies: The AK Party vs Gulen Movement

    Published on : 30 12 2013

    Is there a crack in the ruling elite alliance in Turkey? In other words, did the cooperation and solidarity between the most important social force and political force that struggled to defeat the military tutelage in Turkey come to an end?


  • Negotiating secularism, state and citizenship in Turkey

    Published on : 04 11 2013

    On Thursday 31 October four female MPs from Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (JDP) entered the General Assembly chamber at the Turkish parliament wearing the religious headscarf.


  • A symbol of Palestinian prisoners’ suffering

    Published on : 07 04 2013

    With three prison guards on his bedside, 64-year-old Maysara Abu Hamdeya died of cancer shackled to an Israeli hospital bed on Tuesday.


  • Erdogan is correct; Zionism is a crime against humanity

    Published on : 05 03 2013

    Israeli leaders have been infuriated by the fleeting remarks made by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the opening session of the Fifth UN Alliance of Civilizations held in Vienna last week.


  • Burma’s Rohingya Muslims: We Want Peace

    Published on : 02 03 2013

    “We want peace,” were the Rohingya’s sentiments expressed to me again, as I recently revisited the Rakhine State in Myanmar/Burma, where a population of Muslims has been living for centuries.


  • Taliban talks in Doha drag on endlessly

    Published on : 28 02 2013

    Far from the glistening glass and burgeoning metal structures that dot the Doha skyline, the Afghan Taliban try to discreetly blend in far less pristine areas around the Qatari capital.


  • Saying “I Don’t Know” in the Media Age

    Published on : 26 02 2013

    It has always been difficult for people to admit thet do not know something. In fact, the less secure a person is in his or her knowledge, the harder it becomes to utter these three little words. This was a trial faced by Islamic scholars of the past, and those who triumphed the easiest, were […]


  • Rethinking Education

    Published on : 21 02 2013

    Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education.