Monthly Archives: July 28, 2014

Review: From The Holy Mountain

Review: From The Holy Mountain

BY Naveed Qazi In 587 A.D, two monks from Greece set on a journey that took them across the Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. John Moshos, and his pupil Sophronius stayed in caves, monasteries and remote hermitages, collecting ancient wisdom of their forefathers before the eruption

Shiv Sena MPs Force Chappati Down The Mouth Of Fasting Muslim Manager

BY News Desk A Muslim catering supervisor fasting for Ramadhan was allegedly forced to eat a chapatti by at least 11 members of parliament of right wing Shiv Sena party at the new Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi last week, Indian Express has reported. Sh. Arshad said in his complaint to the Maharashtra resident commissioner

Israel’s Romance With Kurds

By NAIM NAQVI The coziness between Kurds and Jews dates back to 11th century. Sultan Ṣalaḥ al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (“Righteousness of the Faith, Joseph, Son of Job”) was one of the most famous Muslim heroes who had achieved great success against Christian empire and captured Jerusalem on October 2, 1187. He was born into

The Ottoman Revival

By NAVEED QAZI July 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the fall of the all-powerful Ottoman Empire. The Ottomans had victoriously marched the streets of Damascus on September 26, 1516, but 402 years later they had to taste defeat. The Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful Islamic Empires (1290-1918). In 16th century, entire

Has ISIS Re-established The Caliphate?

BY ABDULLAH AL  ANDALUSI On Sunday, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Shyam or the ISIS – a conglomerate of a number of militant outfits that shocked everyone by their blitzkrieg offensive in Iraq — claimed that the ‘Caliphate’ has been restored in its ‘domains’. It called for Muslims to swear their allegiance [bay’ah]