• 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.


  • 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, […]


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 […]


  • Islam and the West: A historical background

    Published on : 24 09 2012

    The latest anti-Islam “film,” concocted by a pathological hater of Islam, has raised many questions as to whether the sleazy feat was merely an isolated act done by a, lunatic individual or represented a deep-rooted anti-Islamic discourse, which has persisted for many centuries, defying enlightenment and the modern traditions of tolerance.


  • The Prophet Film: Messages to Whom It May Concern

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    The days and nights pass, as do the centuries and successive generations, and your light ever shines, and the fragrance of your remembrance penetrates throughout, your gentle cascade falls throughout, and your call to humanity remains timeless and universal:


  • 30 years later, Sabra & Shatila eyewitnesses still mourn their dead

    Published on : 22 09 2012

    Thirty years later, memories of the three-day massacre of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatila refugee camps, Lebanon, are still crystal clear.


  • The Prophet Muhammad: a mercy for all creation

    Published on : 18 09 2012

    Allaah’s Messenger (PBUH) was the kindest of men in the same way as he excelled all others in courage and valour.


  • Intensification of discrimination in Sistan-Baluchistan

    Published on : 15 08 2012

    The Sunni community of Iran including Sunnis of the Sistan-Baluchistan province has been facing massive discriminative governmental policies since the public revolution in 1979. It has compelled some Sunni MPs and Friday khateebs to speak out decrying unwelcome stances of rulers. Some unwritten biased regulations have been forbidding the Sunni community to take part in […]