Archive for 'Islamic Civilisation'

Caliphate, Sharia law and “Islamist Extremism”

Caliphate, Sharia law and “Islamist Extremism”

In the wake of the Woolwich murder in the UK on 22 May, an assortment of various British politicians, commentators, “counter-extremism experts” and self-described “ex-extremists” have stated that holding certain ideas are indications of what they [...]

Exploring the role of Caliphs & Popes

Exploring the role of Caliphs & Popes

Sharique Naeem The history of Christian Europe and Caliphate of the Muslim civilization followed distinctive paths. Historians and even average students of history recognize this distinction. The structure of ruling and the role religion played, do [...]

Political Islam in Egypt and the Medina Model

Political Islam in Egypt and the Medina Model

Hasnet Lais  Almost a year on, the developments following the Arab Spring brings the attention of the western political elite to Islam’s political ambitions in a very precarious part of the world. Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of [...]

The ‘Turkish Model’ – Erdogan’s Way and Our Existential Crisis

The ‘Turkish Model’ – Erdogan’s Way and Our Existential Crisis

The ‘Turkish Model’ has recently conjured much debate – and has become the centre of discussion amidst the revolutions. Western nations like the United States and France see the Turkish Model as the ultimate solution to [...]

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 3

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 3

The Dutch plans against resistance: “Stop the Caliphate” The Dutch newspapers from the period 1850 – 1930 also made clear what plans the Dutch made in order to deal with the unrests in Indonesia and to [...]

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 2

The Caliphate in the Dutch media: The resistance against Dutch colonialism in Indonesia – Part 2

The Dutch insight in the Indonesian resistance: “Khilafah is the cause” Over the period 1850 – 1930 most analysts in the Dutch newspapers were of the opinion that the problems of the Dutch in Indonesia all [...]