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Universal and democratic principles in Islam

Universal and democratic principles in Islam

http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/universal-and-democratic-principles-in-islam-6721 Ruby Amatulla IN laying down fundamental principles the Quran often addresses mankind as the ‘children of Adam’ thus establishing a greater bonding of brotherhood in humanity. The Scripture proclaims that there is one God and everything else is His creation and therefore all human beings are equal belonging to one mankind. In his famous […]

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There is more to good governance than holding elections

There is more to good governance than holding elections

http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=267822 Ruby Amatulla Prior to nineteenth-century monarchies, colonial rulers and autocracies dominated the pattern of governance worldwide. Family lineage and military power dictated the terms of legitimacy, and individuals were often compelled to accept this modus operandi by force if necessary. Over time, an increased philosophical awareness of the natural rights of liberty and equality […]

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An Open Muslim Letter to President Obama

An Open Muslim Letter to President Obama

An Open Muslim Letter to President Obama Dear Mr. President, The election is over. America has again given you a historic chance to effect change. Four years ago, you came to power with a promise toshake up Washington. This promise has largely remained unfulfilled. Yet the American people have still remained gracious and patient enough […]

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