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Anwit Shahi uses the case of the Ghūrids to show how Muslim rulers became part of the Indian political hierarchy, demonstrating that they took part in the continuity of the Indian ruling classes. [...]

Reaching our Political Potential

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26-January-2023
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Reaching our Political Potential ristotle begins Politics by invoking the concept of nature. In Physics, Aristotle identifies the nature of a thing above all with its end or final cause.[1] An acorn has the potentiality (telos) to become an oak [...]

Slavery, Women, and Society in Aristotle’s Politics: A Muslim Perspective ristotle held that there were natural distinctions between male and female,[1] free and slave,[2] and civilized and barbarian.[3] He is usually characterized as a more [...]

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Man as a Social Animal

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04-January-2023
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odern science has shown that some species of organisms have a high degree of sociality. Individuals in these animal populations express complex behaviours, and they tend to associate in social groups and form cooperative societies. Examples [...]

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Planting a Tree in the End Times: An Analysis of an Islamic and Jewish Saying It is reported in the Musnad of Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal (d. 855 AD) and in the Musnad of Al-Bazzar (d. 905 AD) that the Prophet Muḥammad (s) said: “If the [Day of] [...]

Annotated Bibliography of Neo-Confucianism

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07-December-2022
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Annotated Bibliography of Neo-Confucianism One of the most interesting fields in Islamic Studies is Chinese Muslim, or Han Kitab studies. I can tell you right now that the  barrier of entry is high – dishearteningly  high. You must learn [...]

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Bilal Muhammad reflects on what modern education can take away from Plato's Academy and the Prophet's Mosque.[...]

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Anwit Shahi examines the folklore of the Mappilā Muslims to explain how the community fit into the ‘beehive structure’ of Mālābār’s society.[...]

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