Hasan Ismaik

Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity
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Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif,  both the mosque and the university, are often seen as a distinguished part of contemporary Islamic history. The…
Arab Feminism: A Luxury or a Necessity?
Opinion

Arab Feminism: A Luxury or a Necessity?

It is not an exaggeration if I say that since the beginning of March, all my conversations and talks with…
Opinion | Islam: The religion of love, tolerance, and moderation
Opinion

Opinion | Islam: The religion of love, tolerance, and moderation

For a religion to be strong, it must be confident in itself – solid in its convictions and robust in…
The new Sudan: A crossover into prosperity
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The new Sudan: A crossover into prosperity

The Arab Spring spawned a mixed record of success regarding liberalization, but one recent bright spot has been the revolution…
Reflections on Arab politics: To create good leaders, good citizens need to be nurtured
Opinion

Reflections on Arab politics: To create good leaders, good citizens need to be nurtured

The Egyptian Nobel Prize-winning author Naguib Mahfouz wrote in his novel ‘Heart of the Night’, that ‘Politics is a spacious…
Boredom opens the door to isolation, depression, and terrorism
Opinion

Boredom opens the door to isolation, depression, and terrorism

When governments talk about how to reduce the risk of terrorism, the most oft-voiced policies are security-based: detecting and cracking…
Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)
Opinion

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part two)

There is no doubt that technology has made our lives easier. From communicating with others despite miles of separation, to…
Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)
Opinion

Silicon Valley: the ultimate goal, or the beginning of the end? (Part one)

I was watching a promotional clip of Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former US President Barack Obama. He was discussing his…
What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?
Opinion

What can be done about society’s ongoing crisis of values?

It is so painful, so inexpressible when I look at what our relationship with “the other” has become; when I…
The West and the Syrian-Iranian alliance: A card that should be played
Egypt

The West and the Syrian-Iranian alliance: A card that should be played

Today, Syria is experiencing a serious impasse, where the country is living in a state of “no war, no peace”. There…
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