Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Caliphate''
The Ottoman Caliphate and its European legacy (1/4)
In the first part of a four part series, Muhammad Jilani discusses the motivations of the Ottoman caliphs. The Caliphate system has left its mark on history, but contrary to a basic view of history, the Caliphate [...]
The Muslim Brotherhood – what next?
Dr. Mohammed Zahid The removal of President Mursi and the crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has raised many questions concerning the future of the movement in Egypt, given that the movement had worked since [...]
Reflections on the Fate of Political Islam: A Reply To Zaid Shakir
(A reply to Zaid Shakir’s Al-Jazeera English article “The Egyptian Coup and the Fate of Political Islam”) The military coup against the Muslim Brotherhood backed Morsi administration has seen a revival of the “failure of [...]
Understanding Calls to a Caliphate
Reza Pankhurst A piece in the Economist entitled “Dreaming of a Caliphate” investigates how some thinkers are struggling with the concept of Islamic rule in the “modern” age where it appears the only acceptable polity is that of [...]
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
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 [...]