Subscribers to the work of MDI have kindly made a Malaysian subtitled version of the TV programme that interviewed me for my conversion to Islam story. The story of my conversion illustrates the thinking processes that I went through as… Read More ›
My BBC debate with Nicky Campbell, Workplace Flirting & #MeToo, the Pakistan ‘Blasphemy law’ and is ‘Radical’ Islam the biggest cause of persecution against Christians?
REVIEW of the debate, plus: In-depth analysis of the context and reality behind the debate topics, and comments from the show’s audience members and non-Muslim on Nicky Campbell’s performance as host Recently, I was invited again onto the BBC 1… Read More ›
Western political philosopher & analyst uses same wording & definition as me for Fascism and origins in Secular Liberalism
In October 2013, I wrote : ‘Liberalism and fascism are not actually two different ideologies – fascism is more the next logical step for liberalism, rather than an aberration’ In May 2015 I wrote  the following: ‘Fascism may be… Read More ›
Imam Ghazali’s Movement for the Unification of the Ummah & Caliphate – A reply to ‘Mufti Abu Layth’ and secularists
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 ›
I’ve seen nationalists of every stripe praise and glorify the past of ‘their’ nations – and make some claim that their ancient civilisation, empire, or an inventor from their ethnicity, had contributed something that partly shapes the world today, or… 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 ›