Current Affairs

Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 3)

The first part of this series discussed the Balfour Declaration signed by Arthur Balfour a century ago, and how the rights of the Palestinians were usurped because of this very document. The second part of this series explored the roots of Zionism and how the destructive Israeli policies directly correlate to …

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Let’s Talk Palestine! (Part 2)

Let’s talk Palestine! The past has become an obstacle in the eyes of the so-called mediators of peace, but to forget the past means forgetting the future; hence while it means nothing to some, it means everything in the eyes of the occupied and the oppressed people. Now I do …

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Let’s talk Palestine! (Part 1)

In the following month, Zionists and their sympathisers are celebrating 100 years since the Balfour Declaration was signed – a declaration that legitimised the oppression of the Palestinians. A declaration that essentially allowed the Zionist state of Israel to emerge on a land already belonging to Palestinians. A mere 67 …

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#RohingyaGenocide: What can we do?

This week, media outlets have been shedding light on Rohingya Muslims that have been facing years of persecution and brutality. However, it amazes me that it’s taken years for them to realise that innocent Muslims are being butchered in broad daylight by the Myanmar government, it’s almost as if this was …

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18 Months on: Remembering Martyr Ayatollah Nimr

وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ لِمَنْ يُقْتَلُ فِي سَبيلِ اللّهِ أَمْوَاتٌ بَلْ أَحْيَاء وَلَكِن لاَّ تَشْعُرُونَ ‘And call not those who are slain in the way of Allah “dead.” Nay, they are living, only ye perceive not.’  – Surah Baqara, Verse 154 Eighteen months ago, on the 2nd of January 2016, the Saudi …

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Activism and Our Islamic Responsibilities

Over the last few weeks, I have felt lost and confused as an activist; lost because innocent individuals are being murdered in every corner of the world, and confused because there seems to be an undeniable silence. Hundreds of defenseless civilians were killed and wounded in Parachinar – but the …

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