By M M Abbasi Dear Friend, Reader, Student I am passionate about writing and sharing my work with others. I believe that everyone should have access to wisdom, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why I’ve decided to offer my latest book for free. But, if you are able to make a donation, I would greatly appreciate your support. Your contribution helps me continue to write and publish more books in the future. I want to also emphasise that my books can be freely shared and reprinted without cost or copyright infringement. I only ask that you acknowledge me as … Continue reading Art of War – ‘In Dialogue between Sun Tzu &William Shakespeare’
The following are some quotes to describe what Stoic Jihad means: “The greatest and most exhilarating wars are fought within, not against others.” “We do not control what happens to us in life, but we do control how we respond to it. The true warrior is one who fights the battles within and conquers their own fears and weaknesses.” “The real battle is not fought with weapons, but with our own minds and hearts. A true victory is not defeating others, but defeating our own inner demons.” “The most difficult and dangerous battles are the ones fought within our own … Continue reading Stoic Jihad
Miyamoto Musashi was a legendary Japanese swordsman and rōnin who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He is best known for his book “The Book of Five Rings,” which is considered a classic text on strategy, tactics, and philosophy. The main philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi can be summed up as a focus on practicality, efficiency, and adaptability in all aspects of life, especially in combat. He believed that the way of the sword was not just about physical technique, but also about developing a strong mind and character. Musashi emphasized the importance of learning from multiple perspectives, … Continue reading Philosophy of Miyamoto Musashi
Hassan Saleem Awan @hsawanFebruary 05, 2023 Polarization is a global phenomenon. Along political, ethnic, religious, sectarian, linguistic, and cultural lines — it has eroded social cohesion and heightened tensions and mistrust. It is propelling the country into an abyss of extremism. Polarization originates from historical tensions, the absence of a shared national identity and common goals and a strong binding force while political exploitation, manipulation and economic inequality are the factors that accelerate this propelling. These divisions, characterized by deep-rooted feelings of mistrust, animosity, deprivation, oppression, and hostility between different groups and localities are, certainly, leading to increased conflicts and … Continue reading From Polarization Towards Extremism – Pakistan’s Gradual Progression
The Warrior Prophet: A Look into Muhammad’s Use of Warfare as a Transformational Tool The recently released book The Warrior Prophet: Muhammad ﷺ and War by Professor Joel Hayward has sparked interest in the understanding of the Holy Prophet’s use of warfare as a transformational tool. Professor Joel is a scholar of Islam and is considered to be one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims. In his new book, he sets out to investigate what the early Arabic sources reveal about the Prophet’s capacity and aptitude for using warfare for societal and religious purposes. What sets The Warrior Prophet … Continue reading Why Read The Warrior Prophet: Muhammad ﷺ and War?
by James M. Dorsey Thank you to all who have demonstrated their appreciation for my column by becoming paid subscribers. This allows me to ensure that it continues to have maximum impact. Maintaining free distributions means that news website, blogs, and newsletters across the globe can republish it. I launched my column, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, 12 years ago. To borrow a phrase from an early proprietor of The Observer, it offers readers, listeners, and viewers ‘the scoop of interpretation.’ If you are able and willing to support the column, please become a paid subscriber by clicking … Continue reading To engage or not engage. Hindus and Muslims suss each other out
The Prophets Strategies of War: Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) employed a variety of military strategies during his lifetime. Some of these strategies include: It’s important to note that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasized on the importance of preserving human lives and avoiding unnecessary bloodshed. He also forbade the killing of non-combatants, women, children and the elderly, and he also forbade the destruction of crops and properties. Similarities & Differences with Sun Tzu: Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Sun Tzu, the author of “The Art of War,” both employed a variety of military strategies to … Continue reading The Prophet Muhammad & Sun Tzu
“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule” – Friedrich Nietzsche This means that individuals may act differently when part of a group. This is not unique to Nietzsche’s philosophy. Islam emphasizes the importance of individuals taking responsibility for their own actions and the dangers of following a group or leader without using reason and critical thinking. Islam encourages individuals to think and reflect on the teachings of the Quran, and to make decisions based on their own understanding of the teachings, rather than blindly following the beliefs or actions of a … Continue reading Nietzsche & Iqbal: Ubermensch and Khudi
Ibn Ṭufayl: Ibn Ṭufayl (also spelt Ibn Tufail) was an Andalusian Muslim polymath and philosopher who lived in the 12th century. He was a physician, judge, and Sufi mystic, and is best known for his philosophical novel “Hayy ibn Yaqdhan” … Continue reading Some Muslim Philosophers from the 12th Century would be lynched by Muslims today.
Friedrich Nietzsche is known for his critique of traditional morality and religion, while Islam is a major world religion with a rich tradition and history. Both Nietzsche and Islam are critical of traditional morality: Both Nietzsche and some Islamic thinkers … Continue reading Friedrich Nietzsche’s Jihad & Muslims