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Mu’tazilites: The Defenders of Reason in Islam

May 23, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 23 May 2023 “Verily, We did offer the trust [of reason and volition] to the heavens, and the earth, and the mountains: but they refused to bear it because they were afraid of it. Yet man […]

Of Da Vinci Code and the Qur’ān: An unpublished Opinion piece written in 2006.

May 20, 2023

Ahmad Farouk Musa || 21 May 2023   Much has been said about the Da Vinci Code. Al Jazeera carried the news about Christian groups across the globe protesting against the soon-to-be-released film based on the best-selling novel. Though sparking far less […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Final Part

April 29, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 29 April 2023   Huntington versus Dugin on Muslim-majority states – where both of them got it wrong In the current system, the ideas of two advocates of multi-polarity, Dugin and Huntington, have re-emerged as reference points […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part IV

April 21, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 25 April 2023   Shared opposition to liberal international order  As discussed previously, Muslim-majority countries have been reluctant to support the narrative from the West for domestic reasons. A similar point can be made if we shift […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part III

April 17, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 17 April 2023   Why Question Leaders in the West may be puzzled as to why so many Muslim-majority states are reluctant to embrace their narrative about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The fact that some of […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part II

April 13, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 13 April 2023   Other assertive foreign policy paradigms, models and vision The Muslim world’s approach to the invasion is symptomatic of their wider stance: A readiness to establish political, economic, or security partnerships with multiple players […]

Awkward neutrality: The Muslim World and Russia’s war in Ukraine – Part I

April 10, 2023

Emir Hadikadunic || 10 April 2023   Abstract  After over a year of war in Ukraine, some 50 Muslim-majority states from Morocco to Indonesia have revealed new foreign policy trends, raising important questions about the prevailing international order and the […]