Category: Power Politics

Fundamentals of fundamentalism

Fundamentalism is a political movement to capture power and acquire control over national resources in the name of religion. It’s apparent aim is to establish a theocracy based on a literal interpretation of religious laws by rejecting and outlawing all social,...

Qur'an on; Tolerance, Peaceful Coexistence

It is generally misperceived that Qur’an [The Muslim Holy Scripture, The Last Testament] encourage violence. The contrary is true, as evident form some references quoted below:- No compulsion, coercion in religion; 2:256 , 6:104,107; 88:21-26; 6:66,107; 10:108; 25:43; 39:41; 42:6; 4:80; 42:48; 3:20; 5:99;...

Traditional education & modernity-Madrissah

Islam like many other religious traditions has an inherent struggle with modernity since its anchorage lies in historical traditions at various levels. The infallibility of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) for Muslims leads to a tendency for...

Israel's war crimes report

REVERBERATIONS of the devastating offensive by Israeli defence forces against Gaza in January are still in the air. In a 22-day onslaught launched in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, IDF killed 1,417 civilians including 400 children under 16....

Politicl and Moral Vision of Islam

MORE often than not, when one hears the word ‘fundamentalism’, the mind somehow always relates to its Islamic connotation, for such extremism by other religions is always mentioned with proper prefix, like ‘Hindu’, ‘Christian’, ‘Jew’ and so on. But without a...

Talibanization of Pakistan

“Talibanisation of Pakistan: From 9/11 to 26/11” is actually a story of Pakistan’s “non-state actors” inducted into state-organised jehad that predated the process of Talibanisation under the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. Going by the book, he states, it is clear that Talibanisation was...

OIC — 40 years of failure

The Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) completed 40 years of its existence . It was set up in Rabat, Morocco on September 25, 1969, in reaction to an arson attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque on August 21, 1969, in Al-Quds, carried out...

Truth or Conjecture-The Message of Quran

“SAY: “Who is it that provides you with sustenance out of heaven and earth, or who is it that has full power over [your] hearing and sight? And who is it that brings forth the living out of that which is...