Note: Pasha is a high-ranking Ottoman military title. Last names in the western manner were not practised. Ismail Enver Pasha’s violent (and some would say heroic) demise would go down in legend in the Muslim regions of the Caucasus. Born on November 23rd 1881 to Ahmed-Bey, a minor official, Enver dreamed of glory and went […]
The story of how I found Islam and left secularism behind for good.
In which I discuss the President of Turkey from both an Islamic and strategic perspective.
What’s going on in Iran? How is it historically relevant & how does Islam relate to this? Find out below:
In Turkey Atatürk is everywhere. Streets, airports, public spaces and institutions are named after the man himself, an atheist and alleged Dönmeh who abolished the Ottoman Empire & sought to replace Islam with his militant secularism in post-WWI Turkey. Imams defying Atatürk were executed, as were countless laymen. Atatürk scorned Islam as a “political instrument” that […]
Azeri social media is abuzz with the possibility that Azerbaijan could go from majority Shi’ite to majority Sunni, at least culturally – some even suggest Baku wants this to happen. In an article published recently, Ali Abbasov of OnKavkaz network argues Baku is well aware of the tensions between Twelver Shi’ite Iran and the Muslim […]
It’s something I hear over and over from Christian women living in the west: “I’m not supposed to marry outside of my religion!” This happens again and again when the issue of marrying outside of Christianity (and especially Muslim men) comes up. I am amazed at this attitude. Firstly, would be so heinously wrong […]