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"Even as it exposes the intricate traumas of exile, the text subtly yields glimmers of shared loss and humanity across racial, religious, and political lines, advancing Kanafani’s conviction that oppressed and oppressor are deeply interrelated through modes of victimisation. If freedom is indivisible, the oppressors, somewhat paradoxically, needs to be liberated from their blind spots as much as the oppressed need to be reclaimed from their material destitution"

‘Returning to Haifa’:
Ghassan Kanafani and the Hope Within Hopeless Spaces
Article by
Adnan Mahmud
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De Puerto Rico To Islam With Love: A Collection of Poetry About Identity and Faith
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Reviewed by Hamzah Vargas
“What does it mean to be Latino and Muslim?
Are you turning your back on your customs?
Did you forget where you come from?
You must be following someone.”
Imam Ibn Qayyim 1292 -1350 "I never saw his like, and never knew anyone with more knowledge, particularly in the Qur’an and the Hadith, and the true nature of belief.” Imaam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali Dr. Muhammad
Muhammad Hamidullah, born on 19 February 1908 – 17 December 2002) was a distinguished scholar in the fields of hadith studies (muhaddith) and Islamic jurisprudence (faqih), renowned for his extensive academic contributions. Proficient in an impressive array of 22 languages, which encompassed Urdu (his native language), Persian, Arabic, French, English, German, Italian, Greek, Turkish, and Russian, among others, Hamidullah authored numerous books and contributed hundreds of articles on subjects related to Islamic science, history, and culture. His scholarly works were published in various languages, reflecting his wide-reaching impact and reach. Remarkably, even at the age of 84, he was engaged in the study of the Thai language, exemplifying his enduring commitment to scholarship.
Slide We are now pleased to announce our first publication authored by Hisham Hauari. It is an engaging poem that tells the tale of mankind from the beginning to the present. Though a true history, it is fused with an Islamic account of some things that may not be historically demonstrable. The book evokes various emotions: a pleasure to read, interesting and also grim. The seeds of the idea to write an historical account of humanity had been sown in the author’s mind over a decade ago. The result is the culmination of a succinct book called The Chain.

Praise for the book:

“A poem of Miltonian proportions...”
Dr. Mahmoud Khalifa, South Valley University, Egypt

“I would invite the reader to enjoy and appreciate the poem The Chain and benefit from the wisdom that it contains.”
Dr. Mahmudul Hasan, Assoc. Prof., International Islamic University, Malaysia
Alhamdulillah, the Islamic Literary Society is pleased to announce its first publication. Click Here

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