First of all, let’s get ourselves clear about the meaning of nationalism, which is the love or passionate feelings for one’s race, ethnics, or ancestry. Not to be confused with patriotism; the love or passionate feeling for one’s country, which is not limited to racial zeal. However, there’s no such kind of ‘sacred text’ that states the doctrines of nationalism, therefore nationalism is a very subjective ideology.
The Scottish National Party’s (SNP) support for Scottish independence has been an example to criticise the idea of nationalism. Nationalism is said to promote war and obstruct liberty. Is that really so? Continue reading →
An Australian political candidate, Stephanie Banister, said in an interview by a news network that Islam is a country and apparently, she has a towering ignorance on what ‘haram’ is. Despite that, she is right if she meant that Islam is such a creed that can be fully established only if Muslims have a country of their own.
Through research of the Quran, Islam can be concluded as a political doctrine. Among the criticisms towards Islam is the claim that Islam is a political ideology disguised as a religion. I agree on the early part of the statement that Islam has political rules and laws, but to say that Islam is trying to put on a ‘religion’ label would be naive. Continue reading →
(Writer’s note: Skip to paragraph eight to get to the point. I recommend you read all the text to get an in-depth understanding of this article.)
Legacy. A six-letter word people don’t understand about it. Although they think they know the meaning yet they don’t understand it deeply. If they do, the world would have been very different from now. Continue reading →