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The last Caliph Abdülmecid Efendi

Bernard Lewis on How the Ottomans Treated Jews

More than a century later Samuel Usque, a Portuguese Jew who wrote a famous book called The Consolation for the Tribulations of Israel, expresses a similar view. Usque sets forth these consolations in two categories, the one human, the other divine. Among the human consolations the “most signal is great Turkey, a broad and spacious sea which God opened with the rod of His mercy as He opened the Red Sea at the time of the exodus … here the gates of liberty are always open for the observance of Judaism.” This must have come as a considerable surprise to a traveller from sixteenth-century Portugal.

T J Winter on Our Planet

This harmony of man and nature is an idea alien to the Western heritage, both Hellenic and Christian, and this is one reason why the aberration which is modernity appeared only in the West. In a few short generations, kāfir civilisation has ravaged the earth, poisoned its air and seas, killed thousands of species of birds, animals and plants, and now promises to bring about our own extinction…

Nietzsche and Islam

Christianity destroyed for us the whole harvest of ancient civilization, and later it also destroyed for us the whole harvest of Mohammedan civilization. The wonderful culture of the Moors in Spain, which was fundamentally nearer to us and appealed more to our senses and tastes than that of Rome and Greece, was trampled down (–I do not say by what sort of feet–) Why? Because it had to thank noble and manly instincts for its origin…

Al-Qalqashandi on the Caliphate

“[The Caliphate is] the enclosure of Islam, the protection of its domain, the meadow of its flock, and the pasture of its weary. By it the religion is preserved and protected, the territory of Islam is safeguarded, and the populace dwell in peace.”

Ibn Khaldun on the Caliphate

Appointing a leader (imam) is obligatory. Its mandatory nature is known through revelatory law (shar‘) by the consensus of the Companions and the next generation of Followers, because the Companions of the Prophet (ﷺ) hastened upon his death to pledge allegiance and submit consideration of their affairs to Abu Bakr (May God be pleased with him). And it was thus in every age thereafter, and the matter was established as consensus indicating the obligation of appointing a leader (imam).

Malcom X’s Letter from Hajj

America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered ‘white’ – but the ‘white’ attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all colors together, irrespective of their color.

Ertugrul Ghazi and modern Turkey’s strategic imperatives

Opinion By Inam Ul Haque Turkish TV plays are hugely popular across the Islamic world for their content, storyline, cinematographic excellence and a sense of shared history. The recently played TV serial Resurrection Etrugrul (Dirilis: Ertugrul) has taken Pakistan and the Muslim world by storm. It is the epic story of Muslim tribes of OghuzContinue reading “Ertugrul Ghazi and modern Turkey’s strategic imperatives”

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