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A Turkish Helping Hand

There’s been much focus on religious-motivated violence by Al Qaeda-linked groups, Jabhat al-Nusra and others in Syria, and rightly so. …

Tranquility Street

Huzur [hoo-ZOOR] n. tranquility, calm In a famous 1978 essay, the Islamist poet İsmet Özel suggested that the traditionalist, conservative …

Turkey’s Biggest Export

“Either appear as you are,” the thirteenth century Sufi mystic Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi once famously said, “or be as you …

Freedom and Justice

The office of Professor Mohammed Morsy does not look like the lair of a man who will soon become one …

An Obligation

For the duration of the Hajj and the traditional visit to al-Madinah afterward, the Saudi government must insure that the …

Era of Exclusion is Over

In an interview with The Majalla, Rachid Al-Ghannouchi shows why he and Al-Nahda are in many circles considered the most likely potential success story of political Islam, following the recent uprisings in the Arab world. Considered to be discernibly moderate, Ghannouchi espouses a pluralist approach to government in which faith and Islam can play an important role. Indeed, he sees Al-Nahda as having a vital part to play in this period of transition for his country.