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Egypt

The Mess We Made Of Ourselves

Much of the news nowadays is bad. Pakistanis are leaving in great numbers; also fleeing the country is capital – as much as $25 million a day, while incoming foreign investment has been reduced to a trickle. Multinationals like Shell and…

Sparring Over Syria

Syria is the greatest tragedy after Afghanistan, Iraq and Rwanda. Yet, the discussion over this tragedy is becoming tangential, turning attention from the carnage taking place in Syria on a daily basis. For most people, it is a matter of…

Ali (RA) On Governance

This is the second part of the historic letter on good governance written by Hazrat Ali (KW) to Malik Al-Ashtar, governor-designate to Egypt. “Do not give up those practices and do not break those rules which good Muslims have evolved or…

Syria, and Then…

The US is again on the verge of launching yet another act of military aggression against an Arab and Muslim country. Military aggression is the worst international crime possible. The UN Charter states its existential purpose is to forever…

Ali (RA) On Governance

Last week I wrote about the exemplary rules of Hazrat Umar bin Khattab (RA) and Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (RA) and gave an abstract from the letter sent by Hazrat Ali (KW) to Hazrat Malik Al-Ashtar, who was governor designate of Egypt. The…

Is This Racism?

On August 6, 2013, State House spokeswoman Jen Psaki made history by telling AP reporter Matt Lee that the US had “determined that we do not need to make a determination” whether the military coup in Egypt was in fact a coup d’état, which…

The People Want

Brushing aside a host of fashionable narratives to explain the Arab spring, Gilbert Achcar’s recent book, ‘The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising’ (London: Saqi) offers a radically different perspective. Instead of…

As Egypt Burns

Egypt has come to expose the lie and ludicrousness of exalted ideas like the international community and the civilised world. The world watches while the country celebrated as the mother of civilisations burns with everything that we all…