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The Rohingya Crisis: History and Politics

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Introduction: The recent events in Myanmar’s South-western province of Rakhine have drawn considerable global and local attention. As a result of the army’s “clearance operations”, termed dubbed by Myanmar’s government, nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from their homes in northern Rakhine regions into neighboring Bangladesh while approximately 2,000 people have been killed since August 24, 2017
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Hanafi Fuqaha on Seeking Assistance of the Disbelievers in War

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Imam Muhammad (d. 189), the companion of Abu Hanifa (d. 150) – Allah’s mercy be on them both – the main transmitter of his madhhab and a mujtahid in his own right, said: ولا بأس بأن يستعين المسلمون بأهل الشرك على أهل الشرك إذا كان حكم الإسلام هو الظاهر عليهم.“It is alright for the Muslims to seek the help of polytheists when fighting against (other) polytheists if the rule of…
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“Freedom” gone crazy

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A few months ago, the municipality of Amsterdam announced that it will implement a gender-neutral communication policy, swapping 'ladies and gentlemen' in speeches and 'dear sir/madam' in letters to 'best attendees', or 'dear resident'.
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The Election of Halimah Yacob is NOT a Victory for Malay nor for Women, and nor for Islam!

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The election of Halimah Yacob - a woman of ethnic Malay Muslims as President of Singapore mid-September, was overwhelmed by some secular circles in Indonesia who used this news attacking Muslims in order to accept being led by a minority. Malaysia is a Muslim country that has a long history with Singapore in terms of friction of Malay and Chinese racial identity. On September 11th, Halimah Yacob was declared as…
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The Incident in Rudaki with a Foul-Mouthed Official: An Incident or Regularity?

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Recently, a video was posted in social networks, filmed by the worshipers of the mosque in the village of Choryakkoron in the Rudaki district. The video recording caused a great resonance in the media and gave rise to resentment among the residents of the country because it shows how one of the Tajik officials, who was in the courtyard of the mosque, insulted the worshippers with obscene words and demanded…
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Tip of the Iceberg

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The bizarre disappearance, or rather more accurately theft, of an entire Airbus A-310 PIA airliner has left many bewildered and exasperated. For a country with the unfailing knack of producing world firsts in mayhem, disorder and corruption, this is yet another award to add to the ignominious list.
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