Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have attacked their neighbor, Qatar, for supposedly supporting terrorism. They
Georges Fahmi, European University Institute This article has been updated to reflect the latest developments on Egypt’s
According to Ghazali, clinging to desires in the world isn't a new problem either. This form of attachment is part of human
ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.
Islamic intellectual culture suffers from a philosophy deficit. While there are a few philosophical thinkers in the Muslim World today none of them enjoys the rock star status that many pedestrian preachers and YouTube stalwarts enjoy. What this tells us is that people are beginning to value knowledge but are unable to distinguish between preaching and thinking.
What is Scripture? For the Muslim thinker Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), the answer concerns science as well as the Quran, reason as well as faith, poetry as well as prophecy.