Book review: The Inevitable Caliphate by Dr Reza Pankhurst

The caliphate or "khilafah" is an Islamic political structure that has been central to Muslim history for 1300 years, writes Dilly Hussain. Many British...

Interview with Ian Nisbet: Convert, prisoner and author

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} It’s not everyday that a white English convert embraces Islam, travels to...

Facebook banned me for posting an Islamic flag

After praying Dhuhr today, I logged into my Facebook and a message appeared stating: “You have been blocked from posting and sharing for 24...

Yvonne Ridley: Captive, convert, activist

It’s a story that never gets boring no matter how many times you hear it. Journalist Yvonne Ridley tells Dilly Hussain about her life...

Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and the failure of democracy

Dilly Hussain writes that he was not surprised when earlier this week, Bangladesh’s High Court issued a landmark order prohibiting the country’s largest Islamic...

Film review: The Conjuring – Satan makes Hollywood money again

After watching The Conjuring, Dilly Hussain writes how Hollywood has profited billions of dollars by glamourising religious exorcism over the years. Since The Exorcist (1973)...

Dilly Hussain interviews Zee Shah from The Apprentice: Follow your dreams

Zeeshan Shah was one of the Muslim candidates in this year's BBC The Apprentice. In an exclusive interview with Dilly Hussain, he tells us...

Western intervention in Syria – Lesser of two evils?

We are days away from a possible military operation in Syria led by the US. Whilst David Cameron and Barack Obama decide on the...

For and against: Should Muslims from the West do jihad in Syria?

With increasing reports of European Muslims travelling to do jihad in Syria against Bashar al Assad's regime, deputy editor of 5Pillars Dilly Hussain goes head to...

9/11 and the War of Terror against Islam and Muslims

I was in my first week of upper school when the 9/11 attacks took place and a lot has changed since, writes Dilly Hussain. The...
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