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Whose Measure of Reality? – Jack Goldstone

February 23, 2011 by

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One of the most interesting books I’ve ever read is “The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy” by Kenneth Pomeranz which offers a unique critique of capitalist, Marxist, and Weberian accounts of the formation and structure of the modern global economy based on the works of Thomas Malthus. Pomeranz […]

Qur’an defeats Muslim Barbarism – Imam Zaid Shakir (Emel)

January 11, 2011 by

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Qur’an defeats Muslim Barbarism By Imam Zaid Shakir Issue 75 December 2010   There has to be an honest and faithful understanding of the Qur’an. One of the fundamental assumptions driving the current demonization of Islam and Muslims in the West is the idea that acts of wanton violence undertaken by isolated Muslim individuals, or […]

Is Islam Compatible With The West? – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Audio)

December 1, 2010 by

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Is Islam Compatible With The West? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad http://cambridgekhutbasetc.blogspot.com/2010/11/is-islam-compatible-with-west.html Talk by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad – Luton – 2009 We know from the Holy Qur’an that “East and West belong to Allah” (2:115). We also know from the manifestation of Allah’s religion throughout so many different times and places that His Guidance nourishes […]

What is “The West”? The Role of Islam in the Formation of Western Identity – Norman Davies

September 27, 2010 by

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What is “The West?” The Role of Islam in the Formation of Western Identity By Norman Davies Norman Davies, in his work “Europe: A History“, points out that their is little consensus on what it means to be Western. He describes  different conceptions of “The West” as follows: 12 Variant Conceptions of “The West” Greeks […]