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    Fall of Granada and the Plight of Morisco
    By - January 1st, 2019

      My friends, say farewell to her as a noble place, or else entrust her to whomever her affairs [will] belong to [i.e. God] We have neglected the rights of the Lord so he has allowed us to perish, all but a few of the bonds of Islam have been broken. Our Muslim community has […]

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‘At Basel, I founded the Jewish State. If I said it out loud today, I would be answered by universal ...

featuredimage Khadijah – The Beloved of The Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
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He was young, handsome, of noble lineage and of impeccable character. He was known as “The Truthful” and “The Trustworthy”. ...

featuredimage Am I Not Your Lord?
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“Apart from what theologians have taught you what do you know of God yourself?” asked a new found friend. I ...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Final Thoughts on Junaid Jamshed
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I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore, When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he […]

Dr Muhammad Iqbal’s Political Philosophy in the light of his poem, The Advisory Council of Satan (Iblees ki Majlis-i-Shura) – (1936)
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 1. Introduction ‘Muhammad Iqbal – lawyer, jurist, and poet – rests in a simple tomb just outside the main entrance to the Badshahi mosque in Lahore. That simple tomb is a place of pilgrimage to me. For Iqbal was a man who belonged to all races; his concepts had universal appeal. He spoke to the […]

Love Conquers The World
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Love Conquers The World (محبت فاتح عالم) I thought of contemporary love as a feeling of deception that you have for somebody, enslaving you to inferior desires. It was not until I read عشق کے پانچ درجے1 by Khurram Ali Shafique and discovered Iqbal through his Marghdeen2. This change introduced me to that powerful love […]

The Second Coming
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Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity.                                                                         –W.B. […]

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