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Posted on Apr 4, 2017

Bureaucratising violence – Is the world really “moving forward”?

Bureaucratising violence – Is the world really “moving forward”?

 

In discussions about the “modernising” of things, there is always a focus on the idea of progress. Generally, this is referring to a notion where the modern world, especially the West, has moved on from supposedly primitive ways. This article examines this notion, arguing that the state violence of today has automated mass-scale atrocities in an unprecedented way.

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Posted on Mar 29, 2017

Individualism: Unpacking its impact on our community and its activism

Individualism: Unpacking its impact on our community and its activism

 

Liberalism and its associated individualism are at the core of how society is fashioned today. In this article, we briefly examine liberal individualism and how a similar notion of the individual affects contemporary Muslim discourses on da’wah and its implications on our activism for social change.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2017

Should there be “balance” in criticising Muslim rulers?

Should there be “balance” in criticising Muslim rulers?

 

The devastation we witnessed in Aleppo in the last few months once again made it clear that the Muslim rulers willfully keep their distance from the Ummah and the responsibility of its protection. Yet we also saw those who would find no end of excuses to absolve these rulers of the inexcusable. It would seem arguments and proofs of any sort would not suffice, and therefore, there seems little hope in addressing them. After all, if the bloodshed in Aleppo can’t make someone at least question their misplaced loyalties, truly, what can?

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