September 7, 2016 |
Muslim Intellectuals and America’s Imperial Project!
The role of the intellectual in these difficult times is paramount as debates on every issue abound in contemporary society. Nothing from the economy to the environment, race relations to healthcare, and migration to outer space exploration escape the debates and are all in contestation and in flux. At the outset, let’s not posit that…De-Colonial Islam Islamic Politics Islamic Thought Muslims in America Politics Race/Racism
June 2, 2016 |
Ramadan: A De-Colonial Centering Moment
The month of Ramadan is approaching and with it a deliberate shift occurs in the daily life and practice of every Muslim. Islamic sources offer extensive commentaries on the divine wisdom behind the month of Ramadan. Discussions abound on the numerous benefits in this world and the hereafter for those observing the fast, as well…De-Colonial Islam Islamic Politics Islamic Thought
May 6, 2016 |
Islamophobia and Women’s Hijab in Public Space!
Take the case of seven Muslim women in Hijab in Southern California that were escorted out of a restaurant by police officers for supposedly over-staying the 45-minute limit in the eatery. The seven Muslim women are suing Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach because of this action since they felt targeted due to a number of…Colonialism Islam Islamic Thought Islamophobia Muslim History Muslims in America
March 9, 2016 |
Revisiting Al-Ghazali: Revelation and Reason!
On March 4-5, 2016, Zaytuna College hosted the Revisiting Al-Ghazali: Reason and Revelation Conference , which examined the work and contribution of one of the most influential scholars in Islamic history. Research papers and discussions revolved around a number of issues in Al-Ghazali’s works with an eye toward understanding and appreciating the unique approach present in…Islamic Education Islamic Thought Muslim History
January 6, 2016 |
Muslims in America: “Integration” through securitization
Jimmy Makino enlisted in the U.S. Army and joined the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated fighting unit in the history of the U.S. Military. Makino was born in 1921 in Los Angeles and as a Japanese American was interned at the Gila River Relocation Center in mid1940s Arizona. The U.S. Government interned…Islamic Politics Islamic Thought Islamophobia Muslims in America Politics Race/Racism
October 15, 2015 | Daily Sabah
On Muslim toleration
In “A Letter Concerning Toleration” from exile in the Netherlands, John Locke articulated a truly liberal view concerning freedom of conscious that he hoped might help resolve Europe’s raging religious war that had killed millions. Europe’s religious conflicts and Christian sectarian wars raged in the 16th and 17th centuries with tumultuous debates centering on claims…Islamic Education Islamic Law Islamic Politics Islamic Thought Muslim History Race/Racism
August 17, 2015 | Daily Sabah
Books and reading in the Muslim world: A serious crisis
An imperative verb “Read”, it was the first word revealed in the Quran and is repeated twice in the initial few versus. Considering that the Quran, according to Muslims, is the last and final revelation to humankind, the first command points to the centrality of reading as a foundation and the path to approaching, connecting,…Islamic Education Islamic Thought Muslims in America
July 7, 2015 | Turkey Agenda
On sectarian violence in the Muslim world
Extremist groups often site the Hadith from Sunan Abi Dawud stating, “Ummah (the community) will divide into 73 sects, all of them in hellfire except one,” as evidence for the veracity of their ideology while condemning all others who disagree or differ to death. This frame of thinking is atrocious; evidently, murderous when acted upon…Islamic Politics Islamic Thought Islamophobia Race/Racism
September 15, 2013 | Al Jazeera
Religious authority, state power and revolutions
Current events in Egypt, Syria and Tunisia – and before that in Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey – point to a great struggle between religious authorities and state powers. At play are various claimants to religious authority; states in pre- and post-colonial and pre- and post-nationalist periods; and the role of religious authorities in existing…Islamic Politics Islamic Thought
January 29, 2012 |
Al-Quds or Jerusalem – What’s in a Name?
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