BOOK: Sultan vs Dracula

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The following work by non-white (attempted) Muslim writer, artists and poet Razwan Ul-Haq arrived in the post this morning:

Sultan vs Dracula

The book, which is 400+ pages long, can be purchased direct from the author for £7.99 (+ postage and packing) from here. The author also has a blog on Islamic sci-fi.

Here’s an advert for this interesting Islamic Counter-Racist, decolonial and ‘post-Orientalist’ re-imagining of the Dracula story as appears on youTube:

Interested readers are invited to check out the following earlier blog post in connection with the above book:

The Vampire Culture of The Psychopathic Racial Personality

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LINKS: Black Muslims Reflect on The Qur’an

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Interested readers are invited to check out the following series of brief commentaries by non-white / black (attempted) Muslim male, Professor Rudolph B. Ware, written during Ramadhan 2016:

The African Qurʾān: Ramadan Remedies for Racial and Religious Intolerance

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Qur’an – Juz’ 3

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 16 (Part One)

Ramadan: Black Muslims Reflect on the Quran – Juz’ 16 (Part Two)

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #50

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Consider this:

I want to declare that my ultimate commitment is to God and the religion of Islam, that Islam shall sit in judgment over my racial identity, not the other way around.  Thus, even as I pursue the well-being of the broader Blackamerican collective, I shall commit to doing so on the basis of the values, virtues and priorities of Islam.  My blackness is neither a morality nor a statement of ultimate truth nor a path to other-worldly salvation.  Islam, on the other hand, is all of these for me.

Extract taken from “Politically Speaking, Who Am I, And What Do I Want As An American Muslim?” by Sherman (Abdul-Hakim) Jackson.

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Islamic Counter-Racist Thought Food #48

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Consider this:

We need to dethrone ‘Great White Shaykhs’ as part of a more general de-idolization / de-fetishization strategy. When the ‘gods’ are shown to ‘fail’, people will be less likely to worship them. Ditto for the lesser (non-white) ‘gods’ out there…

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REFLECTION: Lizard’s Hole or Eurotunnel?

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As readers of this blog might be aware, I generally do not cite riwaayat (sayings) or akhbaar (reports) attributed to the messenger, Muhammad (peace be upon him), my approach tending to focus on The Qur’an [=Final Revelation of God/Allah to Humanity]. However, I find the above hadith (narration) particularly – and, unfortunately, increasingly – apt as a description of contemporary (attempted) Muslim engagement with the phenomenon of ‘holidays’ that have historical and geographical origins in Europe / ‘the West’. Continue reading

EVENT: The Rise of Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe

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Check this out:

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Interested listeners are invited to download an audio recording (MP3 format) of the short presentation made by Professor Salman Sayyid, University of Leeds from here.

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