The Rise and Fall of Sudanese Islamists

Today, Islamism is a spent political ideology in Sudan. For thirty years, the country was ruled by a highly corrupt and repressive military-Islamist regime. In the spring of 2019, popular protests pressured the regime’s head,…

[IMTF] The Gift of the Givers

Three centuries of white minority rule in South Africa has left the African majority materially and psychologically impoverished. A record of mismanagement and widespread corruption have resulted in the state’s failure to meet the needs…

The Muslim Community and its Ethos

The meaning of “community” changes as human societies develop new social and political orders. This is true of any term: a part of it remains tethered to past meanings, and a part grows in response…

What Do We Owe Others: To Struggle Together

In The Book of Pious Abstention (Kitāb al-Waraʿ) Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal (d. 855 CE) is asked what to do if one is in a mosque during Ramadan and a person comes around with (burning) incense…