Heads Of Muslim Nations Not Targeted Are Conspicuously Silent

January 30, 2017

The Germans criticised it. The British voiced their discomfort. The French, the Canadians and even some Republican senators in Washington stood in open opposition. But in Cairo and Riyadh, in the heart of the Muslim world, President Donald Trump’s decision to bar millions of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the United States […]

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Who Allowed ISIS To Flourish And Who Is Benefiting From Their Murderous Onslaught?

October 18, 2014

I have no idea where the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL or whatever name it uses came from, and I’m just as baffled by the roots of its violent ideology. While I never pretend to speak for the diverse community of Muslims living in Britain today, I reckon my views on this will be echoed by the majority […]

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The Significance of Jerusalem: A Muslim Perspective

October 12, 2014

There is perhaps no other city in the world that has drawn the continued attention of the world community as much as the city of Jerusalem, especially among the adherents of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The city’s religious centrality has generated its historical and political importance, as well as its symbolic […]

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Quantum Islam: Does Physics Confirm the Qur’anic Worldview?

March 25, 2013

The Qur’an, it has been argued, is unique among the scriptures of the major world religions in its compatibility with the shifts in world-view that have accompanied major scientific discoveries. When Copernicus argued that the earth was not the center of the universe, the Christian worldview was thrown into chaos. Christians, with their anthropocentric cosmology, believed that we human beings were the be-all and end-all of the entire cosmos, so our planet had to be at the exact center of everything. This error was the natural result of confusing God with one of His creatures, a human being.

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“O’ Christ-Worshippers!”: A Qasidah Which Refutes Christianity

February 3, 2013

Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jauziyyah was a prominent Muslim jurist during Islam’s Golden Age. Apart from his jurisdistic prowess, he was also competent in composing qasidah (Arabic poetry). Among his more famous works was the qasidah entitled A’obbad al-Maseeh Fi Naqd al-Nasraniyyah (O Christ-Worshippers! In Refuting Christianity). This qasidah is well-known in the Muslim world and has even been turned into a song. The following is the English translation of the poetry from the Arabic original.

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