Sudan’s Democratic Transition and the Military

In many post-colonial states, militaries are powerful political entities rather than professional bureaucratic institutions. The roles that were played by militaries during decolonization gave them a gateway to intervention in civilian politics for decades to…

Putting a Rope on Tradition

“Traditional Islam is not the replication of the positions of the ancients; it is to seek what they sought”.[1] Introduction During my doctoral research, an ethnography of a Dār al-‘Ulūm (madrasa) in Britain, the notion…

[Maydan Podcast] On The Square EP8 – Muslims in the Caribbean

The Maydan Podcast · On The Square EP8 – Muslims in the Caribbean In this episode of On The Square, Sapelo Square Senior Editor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer speaks with Dr. Aliyah Khan, author of Far from Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim…

On The Square EP7- Race, Sex and the Ummah

The Maydan Podcast · On The Square EP7 – Race, Sex and the Ummah In this episode of On The Square, we talk about sex! Sapelo Square Senior Editor Su’ad Abdul Khabeer speaks with The…