Five Futures for Muslims (2004)

By Sohail Inayatullah “Five Futures for Muslims,” http://www. futurebrief. com/Sohail. asp. August 11, 2004. Refereed Web Journal. Abstract   Five alternative futures for Muslims are explored in this essay. In the first, the Islamic world attempts to return to its historical memory of grandeur. As this return is not a contextual return but a reiteration […]

Islamic Civilization in Transition (2002)

Sohail Inayatullah Abstract: Islam can be seen as a counter discourse to globalization, to the expansion of economic space and the fulfillment of the dreams of the social darwinists. However, even as Islam attempts to create new possibilities for globalism, national politics doom it to a politics of reaction, of reducing diversity and innovation. This […]

Beyond the Postmodern: Any Futures Left for Muslims and Others? (1998)

By Sohail Inayatullah (The Communication Centre, Queensland University of Technology. From: 1998, “Beyond the Postmodern: Any Futures Possible?” Periodica Islamica (Vol. 5, No. 1, 1995), 2-3.)  While scholars, critical theorists, scientists debate the Islamization of knowledge/science project, this debate has all but been made trivial by new technologies and techniques creating a postmodern world where […]

Alternative Futures of the Islamic Ummah (1996)

Dr. Sohail Inayatullah[1] This paper examines the futures of the Islamic Ummah. It does this by reviewing approaches to thinking about the future as well as various global forecasting models. It argues that even as they claim they are value-neutral, in fact, particular value positions are put forth. What is required is for the Islamic […]

Aladdin: Continued Violence Against Islamic Culture (1993)

By Sohail Inayatullah Aladdin perhaps is among the most culturally violent movies recently made. Lulled by brilliant animation, classic images of good and evil and internal battles of egoist self-image and truth, one forgets the cultural rape of the Islamic people.  Taking a classical Muslim and Arabic myth, the story is transformed into a Hollywood […]