Islam Blog

Posts on understanding Islam.

In sharia law, jizya refers either to tribute paid by non-Muslim nations to ward off jihad attack, or to a head tax paid by conquered non-Muslim adult males living under Islamic conditions. Muhammad instructed his followers: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of...

See here for my recent media foray over the proposed invitation of eminent Meccan Sheikh Al-Sudais to Melbourne in March 2013. I was interested to read the response of Mr Razvi from IREA, organizer of the oddly named 2013 Australian Islamic Peace Conference:  ‘But he’s...

In the past two weeks at least nine Americans have been killed by their Afghan allies in what is known as ‘insider killings’.  Members of the Afghan army, having been trained and armed by NATO forces, are turning their weapons in increasing numbers against their...

This was no "furious mob" on a "rampage," reacting to Koran-burning. These men are methodically, deliberately, and in an organized fashion going about destroying crosses and objects marked with crosses. Their mood seems happy. http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2920/islam-tradition-breaking-cross In the recent destruction of Commonwealth war graves in Benghazi, Libya (YouTube...