Muslims’ Unity: A Powerful Solution That Takes Its Time

We have a romantic idea of Muslims’ unity.  How many times have you heard ‘if only Muslims were united’?  This despaired call vanishes as soon as it raises, not finding any receptive ears.  We try to make Muslims feel guilty for their...

Palestine: On The Importance of the Muslim Desire

“Next year in Jerusalem.”  For two thousand years, generations of Jewish people have been repeating this prayer at the end of each Passover feast.  When I read about this in O Jerusalem!, I said to myself: Wow. These people desired to go back to Jerusalem...

The Certainties of Muslims in Uncertain World

How can Muslims live a life of certainty in uncertain world? In an interview, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, explained the foundation of his strategy:  “I very frequently get the question: ‘what’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very...

Mongols Invasions: Some Forgotten Lessons to Today’s Muslims

From Mongols invasions, most Muslims know about the sack of Baghdad.  But learning about events doesn’t help that much. Events rarely repeat themselves.  It is unlikely that Mongols invade Muslim lands twice.  Even though history rarely repeats...

How Muslims Have Responded to Western Society Dominance?

Overpowered by Western society, Muslims had traditionally two reactions.  Either they withdrew in the past or they abandoned it.  Both ways ensure Muslims a persistent place among the under-developed countries.  In “Civilization on Trial”, Arnold Toynbee...