I recently addressed a particular detractor of the Islamic obligation for Muslims to be politically united under a Caliphate. ‘Mufti Abu Layth’ [or ‘MAL’ for brevity] preaches that belief in the Caliphate is a ‘cancerous ideology’, an ‘erroneous view’, and… Read More ›
It is currently 183 years since the British Empire abolished slavery (1834). The slavery prevalent during the British Empire, ‘chattel slavery’, was ended due to a combination of the rising difficulty to keep growing slave populations from revolting against their… Read More ›
6 key points on Islam’s teachings on Reqaab and Jariyaat & the Muslim response to Western criticism of Islam & Slavery
The following is a transcript of the summary of key points from the video of my lecture on Islam & Slavery, presented on 24th March 2017, SOAS, UK. Please see the video for a fuller explanation and detailed evidences. 1st… Read More ›
It was drawn to my attention that a critic has made some contentious remarks about a previous post of mine, where I copied out a large tract of text by the eminent Imam Ghazali from the section ‘On Showing that appointing… Read More ›
Imam Ghazali and why the Imamah/Caliphate is an Obligation upon all Muslims My last post  critiquing the arguments of those who express rancour against the Islamic concept of a Caliphate (Khilafah) has, predictably, faced some critique of its own…. Read More ›
Why Do Some People from Muslim Backgrounds Hate the Islamic Belief of the Necessity of a Caliphate (Khilafah)?
[a tale of mental Colonialism and being ashamed of Islam] Many people who convert/revert to Islam are awe struck and amazed with the profound idea at the core of Islam, that mankind’s place in the universe is part of… Read More ›