Archive for 'Tag Archives: 'Secularism''
Is Islamic Law Applicable today?
Sharique Naeem An oft-repeated notion by some liberals, and self-styled secular intellectuals, is the assertion that the demand of Islamic State today which would implement Islamic law, is a reactionary stance. They deduce that the demand [...]
Beyond Pragmatism – a response to Beyond Islamism
Dr. Mohammad Zahid I would like to make some brief points in response to Tariq Ramadan’s piece ‘Beyond Islamism’ published on his website (tariqramadan.com) that has raised many points concerning the future of Islamic movements in [...]
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 [...]
When “Islamism” Becomes an Opium
Ali Harfouch When Marx wrote vehemently on religion, referring it to‘opium’ he was referring to a particular clerical order which legitimized the Monarchial power-structures shaping the dismal status-quo in the Middle Ages . Religion was sedative, [...]
The toppling of Morsi is a blow for Secularism
Muhammad Asim “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black” – Henry Ford The ouster of Mohamed Morsi as President of Egypt in a coup d’état by [...]
The Struggle Between Islam and Secularism in Egypt
Ian Nisbet Often sitting in the West we have a highly distorted view of what actually is happening on the ground in the Middle East. Amidst all of the unrest of the past two days, most media [...]