The Origins of ISIS under Political Opportunity Structures

Introduction ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ and Syria (ISIS) did not emerge overnight like many other movements around the world. The group’s political claims, structure, sectarian motives and ideology knitted together to form the extremist group we know. To better understand…

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Developing Islamic Materialism: Toward the Struggle of the Political Economy of Progressive Islam

11 AUGUST 2016, a couple of poor peasants named Suhartono and Sulistiorini were found dead in a paddy field of Butuh Village, Keras Subdistrict, Kediri. They both committed suicide by drinking poison due to the unbearable amount of debts. Both…

Confronting the Charge of Heresy : Contemporary Islamic Philosophers in the Midst of Modernity and Postmodernity. From the eyes of Shahid Murtaza Mutahari, Said Nursi and Seyyed Hossein Nasr

By Yusuf Morales, PhD “In today’s world where in the words of Marx, religion is viewed as the opium of the Masses, and the context that Philosopy has died in the social sphere , the discourse lies on how to…