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Dr. Aaidh al-Qarni | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Are we narrow-minded?

Omar Ibn al-Khattab said: “we were the lowest of all people and then Allah gave us glory by Islam, and if we seek glory in anything other than that which Allah has given us, He will disgrace us!” It was with this maxim that Muslims proudly ruled three-quarters of the...

Military rulers hijacking Islam

Islam ruled Arab states for over a thousand years, firstly under the Rightly-Guided Caliphs, then later the Umayyads, the Abbasids and the Ottomans. Even non-Arab Muslim rulers harnessed the virtues of Islam as much as the Arabs themselves, if not more. Guided by the...