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SeekersGuidance – Collection of Duas for the Oppressed – Blog

February 26, 2011 by


Collection of Duas for the Oppressed The following are duas that have been compiled and recommended to recite in moments of peril and great oppression amongst the Muslim masses. Please utilize, spread for the sake of God and continue to pray for our brothers and sister. May Allah grant our brothers and sisters protection and […]

Egypt & Iran: A Comparison of Two Mass Movements – Ali Ahmadi Motlagh (

February 7, 2011 by


Egypt & Iran: A Comparison of Two Mass Movements By Ali Ahmadi Motlagh* The popular uprisings sweeping across Tunisia and Egypt have predictably led to a media frenzy, with numerous observers and commentators attempting to assess not only the immediate future of these nations, but also the long term impact of the upheavals on […]

Noam Chomsky on the Revolutions in the Middle East

February 4, 2011 by


‘The Arab World Is on Fire’ By Noam Chomsky “The Arab world is on fire,” al-Jazeera reported on January 27, while throughout the region, Western allies “are quickly losing their influence.” The shock wave was set in motion by the dramatic uprising in Tunisia that drove out a Western-backed dictator, with reverberations especially in Egypt, […]

Imam Zaid Shakir on the Revolutions in the Middle East

February 1, 2011 by


Game Over…We Win? By Imam Zaid Shakir The current uprising in Egypt, coming in the aftermath of the popular revolution in Tunisia, is a monumental event that is altering all of the political calculations currently governing how we think about Middle Eastern politics. The emerging popular movements in the region have led to a swift […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on the Revolution in Tunisia

January 31, 2011 by


Deferred Dreams, Self-Destruction, and Suicide Bombings By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf   There was a story in the New York Times a few days ago about how the “revolution” in Tunisia was sparked in December by the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old, befuddled roadside green grocer. Like so many young Arabs, he was born poor and […]

The Next Tunisias: Five Arab states That Are Ripe for Revolution (Foreign Policy)

January 20, 2011 by


Interesting post on Arab states that might experience revolution. Of the five listed, I think Egypt is definitely going to be facing some major instability. Some related reading would be Jack Goldstone’s work in the theory of revolution which relies on a Malthusian framework. The Next Tunisias Five Arab states that are ripe for revolution. […]