Tag: Western World

Muhammad Ali: An American Muslim

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer this world has ever known, is no more. The fact that he is gone is difficult to swallow. For years, Ali was renowned as a...

/ June 6, 2016

Islamophobia And The Arabic Language

While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of...

/ January 7, 2016

Remembering Dayton Accords, 1995

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide...

/ December 17, 2015

Tracing The Origins of Islamophobia

Of late, Islamophobia has emerged as a term that we get to hear everyday. It is used to define prejudice against, hatred towards, or irrational fear of, the religion of...

/ November 18, 2015

A Morisco’s Appeal To The Ottoman Sultan

In Europe, the late 15th and early 16 centuries were periods of great political upheaval. On one hand, the Ottoman Empire was gaining momentum and it would soon emerge as...

/ September 28, 2015

Remembering The Greatest British Muslims

Over the course of time, many Muslim reverts have done a lot to help their brethren all around the world. This documentary by BBC talks about the lives and works...

/ September 16, 2015

In The Lucidity Of A Solemn Silence

In the lucidity of a solemn silence The night overtook those who transgressed. Nations we liberated and others we built As shelters for masses oppressed. Our hearts resounded with a hungry...

/ September 12, 2015

Islam Gave Me Answers I Always Wanted

I’ll start by saying that I am the epitome of an all-American girl. I was raised within a Christian family and it’s Christianity I was taught. I can clearly remember...

/ August 26, 2015

Islam Has Made Me A Better Person

My name is Troy Bagnall. I’m a 22-year-old (soon to be 23) college student at Arizona State University (ASU) from Phoenix, Arizona in the US. I’m in a film and...

/ July 14, 2015

From A Non-Muslim: A Logical Reading of Islam

To avoid unscrupulous suspicions of emotionally driven bias towards my argument, I think it is helpful to note that I am not a Muslim, nor do I have any particularly...

/ June 17, 2015

Zakat: Wealth Tax Possibilities in Belgium?

One of the hottest political topics in Belgium at the moment is the possible introduction of a tax shift from labour to wealth. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development,...

/ June 15, 2015

“Draw Muhammad”: An Alternate Point of View

Turn on the TV in last few weeks and we are inundated Draw Muhammad news. First it is was the contest in Texas; then there was the attempt to place...

/ June 11, 2015