Thomas Parker is currently conducting his MA in Civilization Studies at Ibn Haldun University. His interests include Ottoman History and Islamic Political Thought, while studying Islamic sciences.
The Muslim scholar theorised history as being a cyclical rise and fall of dynasties and civilisations.
The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
Can the esteemed scholar be trusted to speak truth to power, and should the public intellectual be held accountable to a higher standard?
We were too quick to declare the ‘failure’ of the Arab Spring. Recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria show that Arab demands for basic human dignity won’t go away anytime soon.
Hamza Yusuf and Abdullah Bin Bayyah are playing a major role in legitimising the UAE's actions around the world. What's behind the scholar and his student, and should they be held to a higher standard?
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