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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 10, 2017

Colonialism: A Brief Illustrated Explainer

Colonialism: A Brief Illustrated Explainer

 

Colonialism was the single most decisive political phenomenon of the last five centuries. It is unrivalled in what it created of upheaval, death and large-scale political, economic and social reconfiguration. Br Shahbaz Jamal presents a brief pictorial and thematic introduction to colonialism, based on his creative presentation at a recent conference in Sydney.


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Posted on Jun 9, 2017

Time to Rethink: The Illusive Lure of Pragmatism

Time to Rethink: The Illusive Lure of Pragmatism

 

Through the metaphor of a toxic waste dump, sister Sumya Rahman explored the imperative we have as members of this ummah to take a principled stance towards activism, and be adamant on being guided in our da’wah and activism by courage and commitment to Islam’s principles.


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Posted on Jun 7, 2017

The Far-Right and the Mainstream: What’s the Difference?

The Far-Right and the Mainstream: What’s the Difference?

 

Is the rise of the far-right in Australia  and other Western nations really and simply a rise of the “fringe”, or does the mainstream enable and effectively encourage the proliferation of this “new” phenomenon? Brother Shafiul Haq explains. 

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