Politics and Economies of Emotions: Identity (Shite), Religious Nationalism and Globalization

Farhan Raza  ……Destiny of Islam becomes alive after every living Karbla‚ (Dr. Mohammad Iqbal) ‚Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as Dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord’ (3: 169), as it has been cited in different chapters about martyrdom in the Holy Quran. The term martyrdom means that the believers who sacrifice their lives in the holy war or in the name of the Lord/ God/ Allah on the battlefield fighting against evil/chaos/Infidels and further believed that they do not die the mortal death but rather enter paradise directly…

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The Religious Doctrines of the Iraqi Turkmen: a Focus on the Shia Turkmen

Sheth JerjisIntroductionPractically all the Iraqi Turkmen people embrace Islam. Very few of them are Christian; they are called Christians of the Citadel, referring to the Kerkuk citadel, their mother language is Turkmen and they use Turkmen language in their religious ceremonies (Al-Hirmizi 2005a and 2005b, and Samanchi 1999). With time and particularly after evacuation and demolition of the Kerkuk citadel during 1997-1998, they had migrated mainly to Baghdad and out of the country. The history of their presence in Kerkuk extends by some sources to the time of the Mongols of Genghis khan in the 13th century.Regarding the doctrinal (sectorial)…

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President Joe Biden extends fast bid to undo Trump’s policies

Elect President Biden planned to undo Trump’s border security policies, family separation, legal immigration and many others in his first two weeks in office. By Rehan Rajput President Biden first steps go about Human Rights, Immigration, Foreign Policy on some other key issues same as he once declared. In a New York Times interview, “When I am president, human rights will be at the centre of US foreign policy.” There are some promising accords between the ideas Biden has set out and the policies shadowed by the 1976-80 Democratic Jimmy Carter administration. This is a pleasing development, for no president…

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Will The Mammoth PDM crumble down Imran Khan Govt.?

The year 2020-21 has been a difficult period for Pakistan where one side Pakistan struggles with its crippling economy. On the other side, the whole opposition stands unified against the PTI led Imran Khan Government. By Rehan Rajput Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s actions have led to a united opposition force like never before in the country’s history – this is known as Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Last year September, 11 major opposition parties collaborated to form the PDM, with a single objective – to topple Imran Khan’s PTI government and restore democracy. This is the first time in the country’s…

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