In this insightful piece, Mohammad Abu Bakar Siddique asserts that emotion should take pride of place as an aspect of Bengali identity.
Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx: Five Centuries of History and Two Civilisations Apart, Yet Remarkably Similar
In this scholarly analysis, Muhammad Ahmedullah shows how the works of Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx share some striking similarities, despite being centuries apart.
The current conflict between the Shia and Sunni factions has seen Jihad being used and manipulated by both sides to give a religious legitimation to their ongoing violent acts. Since the attacks of 9/11 as well as many other Middle Eastern regions, Iraq has been at the centre of Shia Sunni conflict. The centrality of Iraq with Islamic history is important to acknowledge as this was the place where Imam Hussain was martyred by one of Yaseed’s soldiers Muawiyyah, in the battle of Karbala. Therefore, Iraq, can be argued to have been a site of turbulent sectarian violence between Shia and Sunni factions, not only throughout history, but in the twenty-first century as well, which has thus resulted in the use of Jihad as the ‘choice of religious justification’ to be used.