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Witnesses Unto Mankind: The Purpose and Duty of the Muslim Ummah is a new, edited and extended English version of Sayyid Mawdudi’s Urdu Shahadat-i-Haqq, an address he delivered at a Jamaat-i-Islami conference in 1946.
Roughly 2,500 years ago, the first great Persian Empire, led by Cyrus the Great, was founded. Over the next several centuries, it grew to dominate a significant portion of the world’s extant population and stretched from western India to the Mediterr
His in-and-out military solution will not be quick, and may leave the area in greater chaos
THE LIFETIME OF SHIMON PERES, who died on Sept. 28 at age 93, spanned the lifetime of the state of Israel. Born in what is now Belarus, his family moved to Tel Aviv more than a decade before Israel was founded in 1948. He lived on a kibbutz when thos
AFTER ZERDA AND YOLDAS, A KURDISH COUPLE IN THEIR 30s from Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, married about 15 years ago, they bought a parcel of land from relatives in the town’s old city, across the street from a school. The land contained a small
“LET ME TAKE YOU back before the rise of ISIS to May 2, 2011. That’s the day when Osama bin Laden is killed in his hideout in Abbottabad, in Pakistan. The message that came out of Washington at that time is that Al Qaeda had been decapitated, that th
QASIM RASHID One of the high marks of Islam that the Prophet Muhammad taught is that loyalty to your country is part of your faith. I can sympathize with the anger and fear that many have: I’m a person of color; I’m a Muslim; I have young children.
Crossing cultures with laughter
It’s not just Donald Trump who’s seeking to build a “big, beautiful wall.” The U.K. said Sept. 6 that it would fund a wall in the French port of Calais to keep out migrants, one of many in the works around the world.
Khamenei remains wedded to the “resistance economy” | “Why did you let yourselves be fooled by them?”
JARED MALSIN LEBANON’S PARLIAMENT ELECTED RETIRED general Michel Aoun as President on Oct. 31, ending a 29-month political stalemate during which the country had no head of state. Aoun’s ascension fills a vacuum but provides few long-term answers as
ANDREW SULLIVAN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, I heard no specific policy proposals to tackle clearly stated public problems. It is almost as if governing, for the Republican right, is fundamentally about an attitude, rather than about experience or practical
JK: The initial meeting in Geneva had a little bit of posturing and some resistance. There had been months of negotiations leading up to that. And we had to keep Congress briefed, we kept Israel briefed. EM: We were asking for a very substantial rol
IRANIAN SHIPS PROVOKED FOUR SEPARATE incidents with U.S. military vessels in the Persian Gulf at the end of August. And on Aug. 28, a member of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team was arrested by Iranian officials on espionage charges. Iran’s Suprem
JARED MALSIN The Iraqi military and its allied militias are engaged in intense fighting on the edges of Fallujah in an effort to reclaim the city from ISIS militants. The offensive is a critical test for Iraq’s disparate armed forces in the broader
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