The Ottoman Empire:  Why Did It Decline?

"DURING THE HEIGHT of its power, the Ottoman Empire (1517-1924), which is largely recognized as the last Sunni caliphate, dominated much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus, North Africa and the Horn of Africa for a period of almost seven-hundred years…

Muhammad Ali: One Of A Kind

"Ali consequently ended up inspiring Martin Luther King Jr., who had previously been reluctant to speak about the Vietnam war. For such reasons, The New York Times columnist William Rhoden would write: Ali's actions changed my standard of what constituted an athlete's…

The Crisis of Imams in the West

MANY YEARS AGO, whilst still studying overseas, a friend once advised me in a casual discussion to never take up the role of Imam anywhere. As our discussion was light-hearted, I more or less considered his advice to be an ‘overcautious’ perception.…