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Hazrat Imam Zain UlAabadeen (AS): A Golden Chapter of Muslim History

By Barrister Rubab Mehdi Hazrat Imam Zain UlAabadeen (AS) was born on a Thursday the 5th of Shabaan 38 Hijri in Madinah Munawwarah. Masaalik as-Saalikeen.Hazrat Imam Hussain kept most of his children names attached to the name Ali. This was due to his love for …

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Playing with Fire: Israei,its problematic friends solidify ties

By James M. Dorsey Remarks at United Hebrew Congregation, Singapore, 3 October 2017 There are no nice guys in the Middle East, a region that is in the sixth year of transition. It’s a transition that is likely to take up to a quarter of …

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Signs of hope in the Middle East?

By James M. Dorsey Optimists see hopeful signs that the Middle East may be exiting from a dark tunnel of violence, civil war, sectarian strife, and debilitating regional rivalries. The Islamic State (IS) is on the cusp of territorial defeat in Syria and Iraq. Saudi …

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Rohingya plight feeds Muslim assertiveness

By James M. Dorsey The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20th century. Like the cause of the Palestinians, the Rohingya, albeit with a …

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BRICS potentially strengthens Trumps hand

By James M. Dorsey Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt a potential body blow out of left field. Five major emerging powers, including China and Russia, have for the first …

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Allama Mashraqi and the Unity of Mankind

By Nasim Yousaf In 1947, the Indian subcontinent was divided into three parts: India, East Pakistan, and West Pakistan. This division resulted in one of the bloodiest massacres the two nations have ever seen. Muslims and non-Muslims slit each other’s throats with anger and hate.The …

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Trump draws geopolitical battle lines in South Asia

By James M. Dorsey President Donald J. Trump has drawn battle lines in South Asia that are likely to have a ripple effect across Eurasia: a stepped-up war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, a tougher approach towards Pakistan’s selective support of militancy, and closer cooperation …

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Reducing Middle East tensions? Saudi-UAE moves hint at willingness to engage with Iran

By James M. Dorsey Recent moves by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates suggest that the two Gulf states may be looking for ways to reduce tensions with Iran that permeate multiple conflicts wracking the Middle East and North Africa. The moves, including a …

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Playing with Fire: Trump’s Iran policy risks cloning North Korea

By James M. Dorsey As US President Donald J. Trump gropes with a set of bad options for responding to North Korea’s rapidly expanding nuclear and ballistic missiles program, he risks creating a similar, potentially explosive dilemma in the Middle East with his efforts to …

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Birthday of Hazrat Imam Ali Raza :A Golden Chapter of world History

By Dr. Ghazanfar Mehdi Historians disagree a great deal about the year of his birth and even in determining the month as well, and they also disagree about determining the year and the month of his death. Their disagreements are not confined to the limit …

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