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 Muhammad completes HegiraMuhammad completes Hegira by The Ovi Team
 The Jerusalem Question by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
 Do Asian Management Paradigms Exist? A look at four theoretical frames. Do Asian Management Paradigms Exist? A look at four theoretical frames. by Murray Hunter
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 The blessed Night of Power by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
The blessed month of Ramadan is coming to an end. The first one-third of the month was for seeking mercy, the middle one-third for forgiveness and the last one-third for salvation from the Fire of Hell. In the last part of this month lies hidden t
 The Essence of Ramadan by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Muslims throughout the world are now observing Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Qur’an – the Muslim Holy Scripture, in which they are commanded by Allah:O ye who belie
 Erdogan's last chance by Thanos Kalamidas
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won a third term but his grace period is over; now he has to prove that he’s ready to make the difference, to change Turkey into the democracy he’s promising for so long and that he’s going to give an end
 Craig Blomberg by Kourosh Ziabari
Craig L. Blomberg is the Distinguished Professor of the New Testament, and has been a New Testament scholar since 1986 at the Denver Seminary in Colorado. Denver Seminary where Prof. Blomberg teaches is an evangelical graduate-level institution th
 How you call Muslims who slaughter Muslims? by Thanos Kalamidas
From the beginning of the invasion to Iraq we keep reading in the news about bombs and countless victims with young children a lot of times included in the victims; I suppose some think that these kids and their mothers are responsible for what ha
 Islamophobia in America by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
There is no doubt that Islamophobia is on the rise. It is no longer an isolated issue that is thriving in some bigotry-ridden corner in Europe. Thanks to its evil promoters, the beast has become a global phenomenon today. One such promoter is the
 The European minarets by Thanos Kalamidas
Now this whole case with the Swiss minarets is pretty confusing and to my opinion mirrors the tolerance situation in all Europe. The Swiss political system is one of the most democratic in the entire world; the people have actual part in all the m
 Burqa: a veil on women liberties by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometimes I feel that we are trapped in semantics and victims of our own fear of being prejudice. In doing so we are unfortunately crossing the lines we have put ourselves when it comes to our right to be free and enjoy the fruits of equality and
 In the name of god by Thanos Kalamidas
Sometimes I’m wondering if over the last year we all have lost the sense of numbers especially when it comes to human lives. At least sixty people, sixty innocent people and more than 125 injured when two suicide bombers detonated explosives near tw
 An interview with Lucy Bushill-Matthews by Fiona Zerbst
I wrote the book because moving back to South Africa two years ago changed everything. In England I was engaged daily and practically with my community. Uprooting and moving to South Africa gave me the mental and physical space to write about a su
 The end of the Muslim innocence by Thanos Kalamidas
There is so much history between Pakistan and India that even Pakistanis might find it difficult to believe that there is some kind of Pakistani involvement in the horrific incident in India the last few days and it will always make me worry the t
 Blasphemy Charges: An Instrument of Repression in Troubled Afghanistan by Rene Wadlow
On 21 October 2008, An Afghan appeals court overturned the death sentence on Parwez Kambakhsh, a journalism student accused of blasphemy for asking questions in class about women’s rights under Islam.  The court modified the sentence to
 Gender and Society - are women still a minority? by Saberi Roy
I have been traveling widely for the last few years and although like any artist I have often felt that I have transcended my smaller identities, like gender for instance, society it seems has a way of reminding people that there are barriers to m
 American National Security in the Age of Insecurity: 3/5 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Thanks to 9/11 and the merchants of war, the myth of "clash of civilization" between the technologically superior West and the technology-starved House of Islam (Ar. Dar al-Islam) has been getting much notoriety. So pervasive
 10 Known Cases of Men in Burqas10 Known Cases of Men in Burqas by Abdulhadi Hairan
Men have used this female dress to escape or hide their identity.1.Mustaf JamaA Somali man wanted over the murder of a British police officer escaped the country disguised as a veiled Muslim woman on
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 7 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
How Can Terrorism be Defeated? As is well-known among experts, terrorism cannot be fought without understanding its underlying causes (and not symptoms). Unles
 American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 4 by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Islam and Terrorism - Is there a relation? These days Islam is equated with terrorism. There is little doubt that this mendacious campaign against Islam has got
 Gaddafi's Jesus by Thanos Kalamidas
What can you do when Libya’s Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi comes out with comments, such as the one he made at the opening of a giant mosque in Uganda? The man said that the Bible was forged, since it didn't mention the Prophet Muhammad.
 The Saudi Witch by Thanos Kalamidas
The following story is not a joke, fiction or a rumour; it is a true story and it is not the first time the story has reached the media. There is a woman named Fawza Falih in a prison in Saudi Arabia waiting for her execution after being convicted
 Sharia and justice by Thanos Kalamidas
A few weeks ago the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams caused a series of reactions with his suggestion that the UK could adopt some aspects of the Sharia laws; the revealing part of the story was not the suggestion from the Archbishop but th
 They huffed and they puffed by Asa Butcher
When my daughter was seven-months-old I wrote an article discussing the surrealism of nursery rhymes and the strange messages contained within their prose, but it seems that the world of chil
 Islam and the West by Thanos Kalamidas
Another survey from Gallop has shown that the division between Islam and the West has dramatically increased over the last few years and I have to admit that this time seeing that written has made me more worried. Did you notice that we put togeth
 Husband cut off wife's ears and nose on Eid dayHusband cut off wife's ears and nose on Eid day by Abdulhadi Hairan
A man named Mumtaz in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan first shaved wife, Nazia’s head and then cut off her ears, and nose and damaged her teeth on the first day of Eid ul Adha, an Islamic ritual of sacrifice.
 In the name of teddy by Thanos Kalamidas
My daughter is a very lucky child in many ways and one of them is because she’s attending a daycare school with kids of all different languages, ethnicity and backgrounds. I have to admit that from the very first parents’ meeting I was
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 3/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Let us now focus on a metaphor which may provide an insight into this clash of civilizations, that of the struggle between light and darkness. This metaphor pervades much of Rumi's poetry
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 2/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
The flapping of a butterfly's wings in Africa may be historically insignificant but they may trigger a hurricane that arrives in Florida a few weeks later, so our scientists inform us nowadays. Indeed, the macrocosm of the childhood of humanki
 Light/Darkness in Two of the Abrahamitic Religions 1/3 by Dr. Emanuel Paparella
Rivers of ink have been written recently by political scientists, cultural anthropologists and pundits galore on how to resolve the age-old conflict between Christianity and Islam. Most secular
 Music under AttackMusic under Attack by Abdulhadi Hairan
At least 20 people injured and many shops destroyed in an explosion at a big Peshawar (Pakistan) music CD market on October 09, 2007. It was not the first or last incident. Many music centres have been destroyed in Bajaur Agency, Mardan, Swat,
 What is your standard for an educated person?What is your standard for an educated person? by Abdulhadi Hairan
Before I ask the question, let me tell you something about myself.I belong to a very poor family of northern Afghan province Kanduz from where we were migrated Pakistan after the jihad against Russians was initiated. Like a
 Pope plays "Bite and Blow" with Muslims by Amin George Forji
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday tried desperately hard to clean up his own "mess", following his comments in Germany on September 12, which came in the form of a quote from a 14th Century Byzantine emperor that P
 Pope quoting history by Thanos Kalamidas
Let me see, I read the newspapers every day, I listen to the radio news and I watch the news on television. Most of the time somebody for Iran or Iraq declares war on Christianity and promises he will see my head cut
 Mohammad Vs Mozart: Stupidity won by Thanos Kalamidas
All my life I believed that there is a limit to everything. There is one point that you cannot go any further. If you do, then you find yourself on a new road. Somehow this belief applies to everything and to everybo
 A new Arab society by Ergo te Lina
Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (علي أحمد سعيد إسبر), born 1930, is a Syrian-born poet and essayist who has made his career largely in Lebanon and France. He has writt
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