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Give Anti-Islam Hate its Due

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Totally Not Islam

Often, religions are called to be marginalized because it is assumed that religions are the causes for wars. Wars are not a religious phenomenon, they are a human one.

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Muslim Cap Rate

You have a choice of investing in one of two houses: House A will give you a cap rate of 10% and House B will give you a cap rate of 10%, which one would you choose?
At the outset, it may seem that the returns on both of these investments are the same. However, they are very different.

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The Caliphate Myth Part 2

Part 2: The Dozen

The urgency of establishing the caliphate is portrayed by some through the following prophetic text:

“The caliphate in my ummah will be for thirty years.”
[at-Tirmidhi- Sahih]

The inference that they make here is that after thirty years the caliphate would be lost and it would then be the responsibility of the Muslims to reestablish it. Attached to that claim is the romantic utopian vision- that if the caliphate were to be reestablished all of the problems of the Muslim world would magically disappear.

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Same God?

Professor Hawkins, a tenured political science professor at Wheaton College, was suspended due to a Facebook post.

The professor’s post stated, “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”

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The Caliphate Myth Part 1

It happened in 1924 they say; the Caliphate ended and the Muslim world was broken up into nation-states. This is one of the opening lines used by some movement-oriented groups in their proposal to bring back the Golden Age of Muslims.

But, the idea that the Muslim world was ruled by one ruler in a contiguous caliphate until 1924 is actually a myth. Multiple rulers governed different regions at the same time very early on in Islamic history, as early as the 8th century CE.

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A Branding Analysis

Cheers and applauses fill the hall as the speaker mentions fighting “Islamic terrorism”. It’s election season and we can expect to hear the term “Islamic terrorism” repeated many times, especially after the recent events in Lebanon and Paris.

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Go Ahead and Disrupt

If you’re looking to start a business or a venture soon, one concept I would like for you to explore is “disruption”.

Some may tend to shy away from this word perceiving it to be negative. However, it is a positive word that is built on creativity.

Disruption requires you to come up with ways on how you would be different in your industry. You’re disrupting normalcy with creativity. As you can see, the easier thing to do is not create disruption, but just mimic an already existing business. The reality is that through disruption you actually increase the chances of survival for your startup.

Google disrupted the online advertising industry by advertising through the use of words rather than the normal way of charging for real estate.

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The Door

Dark at night, in front of the door, you are fumbling through keys. You can’t wait to get in. Using the wrong key would be a waste of time. Using the right key inappropriately would not be helpful either. Just using any key, hoping it would work or hopefully be the right key also will waste your time.

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Less is Not More

As children go outside to play happily, the worse nightmare of a parent is that one of them doesn’t make it back home.

Worse, is if the child goes missing due to a domestic plot. This is exactly what transpired with Prophet Yaqub’s children.

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Rallies of Hate at Your Mosque

As you turn to the left you hear the fading whispers of, “as-salamu alaykum wa rahmatullah” (may full security, peace and Allah’s mercy be upon you). After completing this peaceful and tranquil activity, the salah, you make your way to exit the masjid.

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