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Posted on Jun 19, 2017

‘Do not incline towards the oppressors’ – Explaining Surah Hūd 113

‘Do not incline towards the oppressors’ – Explaining Surah Hūd 113

 

Oppression comes in various forms, some explicit and some more subtle. Allah has warned against any involvement – even implicit – in forms of oppression. With reference to an importance verse of Surah Hud, we need to understand what the parameters of such oppression may be in order to ensure we are not a party to oppression of any sort. By looking at the classical tafsir of this verse (Hud 113) br Shafiul Haq explores the parameters of potential contribution to oppression.

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Posted on Jun 17, 2017

Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

Concentration Camps: Is Australia’s dark past its Muslim minority’s future?

 

In these tumultuous times where Islam and its ideas are being criminalised, one can’t help but wonder what the future holds for Muslims in Australia. Unfolding events as well as historical lessons point to Muslims having to effectively grit their teeth in a new, permanently tense reality. With reference to a seldom-discussed and ugly part of Australia’s recent history, it is high time to ask where this worrying trajectory could possibly lead. Through a look at the concentration camps that Australia operated through World Wars 1 and 2, br Hamzah Qureshi explores this sobering question as the heat rises on Muslims in Australia. 

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Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

Burma-Pakistan Military Nexus – Another betrayal of the Rohingya Muslims

 

In 2015 the Myanmar government ordered 16 JF-17 fighter jets worth 35 million dollars each from Pakistan at a total price of more than half a billion US dollars in a bid to expand its defence capabilities. The JF-17 was co-developed by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corporation.

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Posted on Jun 13, 2017

Cartoons then and now – Jews in Germany and Muslims in Australia

Cartoons then and now – Jews in Germany and Muslims in Australia

 

Muslims are far from the first “troublesome” minority community to be denigrated and demonised in the West. With a brief (pictorial) look at how Jews in Europe were framed in the last century, br Hamzah Qureshi looks at the parallel between their depiction then and that of Muslims in the west today. 

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