The most worrying problem with Eltahawy is that she will not accept an Islam that isn’t chastened by secular liberalism. Continue reading A Book Review of Mona Eltahawy’s “Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution”
Islamic eschatology is concerned with the interpretation of prophecies regarding the End Times, including those about social, economic, and political upheaval. Continue reading Islamic Eschatology and Postmodernity
No time in recent memory has seen ‘violence’ laid bare as much as in our current political moment. The violence of concern is that of colonial racism – a violence produced by the secular nation-state. Continue reading A Critique From Above: A Reflection on Revolts
The Shari’ah is best distinguished from Islamic law. Islamic law, usul-al-fiqh, consists of four separate sources: the Qur’an, Hadith, the consensus of the Islamic community and analogical reasoning. Continue reading Mughal India: The Role of Law in Life
A standout moment from early Islamic history is that of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) who upon being challenged by a woman in a public place, famously declared, “The woman is right, and Umar is wrong.” Continue reading Is Toxic Masculinity Islamic?
Rather than providing useful insights about Islamic politics itself, dominant Western representations of political Islam merely reflect the anxieties of the intellectual and ideological milieu producing them. Continue reading Deconstructing Western Representations of Political Islam
La multitude de courants politique de l’ère moderne révèle une profonde incertitude ontologique dont on nous a promis qu’elle n’allait jamais se produire. Continue reading Envisager la politique au delà de la gauche et la droite.
Modern politics is characterised by a multitude of political differences. This reveals a profound ontological uncertainty we were promised would not happen. Continue reading Envisioning Politics Beyond Left and Right
What is the “Moderate Muslim” and what purpose does such a conceptualization serve? Continue reading Modern Myth: The Moderate Muslim