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A piece previously published in the print issue of Islamica Magazine between 2003-2009. The following has been an effort to digitize and archive as a free service. Author citations can be found at islamicamagazine.com as we continue to work on improving the digital archives here.


A piece previously published in the print issue of Islamica Magazine between 2003-2009. The following has been an effort to digitize and archive as a free service. Author citations can be found at islamicamagazine.com as we continue to work on improving the digital archives here.



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A common word for a common future

[Headnote] Despite an all-time low in Christian-Muslim relations, many sense a feeling of renewed hope
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Yes he did, but what will he do now?

Abstract (Summary) Dosing Guantanamo Bay, dispatching experienced envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan, opening ch


Abstract (Summary)

Dosing Guantanamo Bay, dispatching experienced envoys to the Middle East and Afghanistan, opening channels with Iran and speaking directly to the Muslim world in terms of respect and mutual interest are all important steps that were never taken seriously by the previous administration. Two distinguished professors, Avi Shlaim and Mark Le Vine, describe here how Israel’s action contravened international law and how its belligerence must be restrained by the international community.

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WITHOUT ROOTS: THE WEST, RELATIVISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM

Abstract (Summary) Pera's passionate writing unfortunately includes a great many inaccuracies regarding Islamic values,


Abstract (Summary)

Pera’s passionate writing unfortunately includes a great many inaccuracies regarding Islamic values, to the point that the educated reader wonders if he took the time to read much about Islam from (perish the thought) a normative Muslim perspective. Radical relativism, the absence of the sacred, and the elevation of humankind’s need to fulfill its greed have all been cited as reasons for the destruction of the world’s environment, the impoverishment of the exploited, and the breakdown of social cohesion.

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Who Will Save Israel from Itself?

[Headnote] A rogue state hides behind the façade of "democracy" as a grieving world awaits messianic intervention BY MA
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WAITING FOR OBAMA

[Headnote] Now that Obama is safely at the White House, the world will be watching as he tries to fulfill his promises a


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Now that Obama is safely at the White House, the world will be watching as he tries to fulfill his promises and everyone’s hopes. The first 100 days will be telling-will he be a groundbreaking president or will he get bogged down in bureaucratic obstacles and influenced by bad advice?

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THE RICHEST PLACE ON EARTH

Abstract (Summary) Selemani cupped his hands over his eyes and peered through the dust-mottled windows and saw blue vin


Abstract (Summary)

Selemani cupped his hands over his eyes and peered through the dust-mottled windows and saw blue vinyl seats ripped apart, their springs poached by stealthy night visitors, and splatters of rotten fruit and baboon droppings. The three started back toward the village, meandering through the thin streets of the outskirts with the piles of rotting rubbish and corrugated tin shacks, past the circular TANU meeting spot still not repainted even though TANU became the Revolutionary Party CCM last year – opulated as ever by elderly men with rumpled white embroidered hats and serious mouths, arguing over politics and getting hot under the collar, then sitting down and thinking for long stretches. The old ones saw the land being overtaxed, the latrines being hastily dug too close to the sources of water, the outbreaks of cholera and typhoid laying out whole neighbourhoods clotted with people, heard the party rhetoric of self-reliance and ground their few remaining teeth in the circular TANU hut and sat thinking for long stretches, blinking watery eyes turned blue with age.

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The Promise of A Common Word

[Headnote] Over 130 Muslim scholars signed a landmark document calling for peaceful coexistence with fellow Christians.


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Over 130 Muslim scholars signed a landmark document calling for peaceful coexistence with fellow Christians. A leading theologian explains why this is a significant document for both faith communities BY AREF ALI NAYED

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Seeking Common Ground between Muslims and Christians

[Headnote] The differences between Islam and Christianity are considerable, but not impossible to discuss BY IBRAHIM KAL
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Saudi Interfaith Initiative

[Headnote] Following in the footsteps of the Common Word initiative, the Saudis also launched a new interfaith offensive


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Following in the footsteps of the Common Word initiative, the Saudis also launched a new interfaith offensive that may herald significant development in interfaith relations in the Saudi Kingdom BY USBA GHAZI