• 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 […]

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  • 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.

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  • Oh Travelers to the Haram!

    Published on : 12 02 2013

    Oh guests of the Most Merciful! Oh fortunate ones! Oh travelers to the Haram! Congratulations on being invited by the Lord of the worlds! Be glad that He has invited you to His House! Not only that, but He has given you the provisions for travel and lodging. And not only that, but He has […]

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  • Mr. Al-Maleki! Don’t follow Al-Assad

    Published on : 28 01 2013

    For the first time after peaceful demonstrations of Sunni masses and few Shiite sides in Iraq, the Iraqi army opened fire on a group of protesters on the day of “Friday of No Return” in Fallujah city.

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  • Islamophobia at the heart of a New York murder case

    Published on : 14 01 2013

    Many New Yorkers were shocked when they learned, during the holidays, that an Asian immigrant was deliberately pushed to his death in front of a subway train. Their shock turned into disgust when it turned out that the motive for the crime was ethnic hatred.

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  • William Hague: heir apparent of British colonialism

    Published on : 04 12 2012

    From the Palestinian, Arab, Muslim view point, the very least that can be said about statements made by British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Palestine before parliament in London this week is that these statements were tasteless, indecent, and repugnant and that they reflected old arrogance characteristic of British colonialism.

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  • Muslim Identity & Schools of Thought

    Published on : 22 10 2012

    Traditionally most Muslims have identified themselves with one of the four canonical schools of thought. They would even say things like: “I am a Shafi`ī” or “I am a Hanbalī”. Most of the time, this has been a mere practical identification with a certain approach to the finer points of Islamic observance. At other times, […]

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  • Hajj: A Model of Human Unity

    Published on : 02 10 2012

    Imagine a place full of throngs of different colors and races from around the globe. They are all full of sincere love toward one another. Can you think of such a place in today’s world? If not, then you have to see Makkah and Madinah during the season of Hajj.

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  • Kabul – A City of Hope and Fear

    Published on : 30 09 2012

    Taking a stroll through the parks and bazaars of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, after many years covering the war in the south and the east of the country, could have been both terrifying and liberating.

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  • Syria…the last 40 days

    Published on : 27 09 2012

    Those under no illusion about potential international solutions to the Syrian crisis, whether military intervention, increased military support for the rebels, or even the mobilization of the Turkish army, should also not expect much from the meeting of the UN General Assembly, currently being held in New York. Indeed, we should not entertain any illusions […]

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