Cowardice, Elitism, Racism and Academia

By Ahmed E Souaiaia* August 1, 2019 While launching his political 2020 presidential campaign, Donald Trump, clarified beyond doubt what he means by his slogan, “Make America Great Again.” He called on four congresswomen to go back to their countries of origin. The four congresswomen are, Ilhan Omar (MN), Ayanna Pressley (MA), Rashida Tlaib (MI), […]

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Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, and Society

Contesting Justice: Women, Islam, Law, and Society Editorial Reviews Review “…[Souaiaia’s] ideas are illuminating … his examination of Qur’anic laws, particularly those concerning women, should resonate well in the international community. Moreover, he offers moderate Muslims a refreshing new approach to the sort of interpretations that have traditionally stifled women’s advancement.” ― Religion “Contesting Justice […]

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Theories and Practices of Islamic Finance and Exchange Laws: Poverty of Interest

While Islamic scriptures clearly prohibit profiting from the poor, supposedly sharī’ah-compliant Islamic financial and exchange laws circumvent prohibitions and limitations on ribā, monopolism, debt, and risk while failing to address the fundamental purpose behind the prohibitions — mitigating poverty. This study provides a historical survey of the principles that shape Islamic finance and exchange laws, […]

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