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Politics and Social Sciences: Resources for Muslims

Want to have a better understanding of social issues, politics, economics, humanities, and the social sciences in general?

Below are some resources for Imams, Community Leaders, and Muslim Activists for a better understanding of politics.

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Note: this list is not an endorsement for any ideas, individuals  or organizations. Rather just a list of resources and references.

If you don’t have much time to read, check out this list of documentary films:

http://www.virtualmosque.com/society/entertainment/documentaries-you-should-watch/

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Foundation (to be acquired before/in tandum with seeking knowledge of the social sciences):
Principles, Orders, and Lessons of the Qur’an
Principles, Orders, and Lessons of the Seerah
Principles, Orders, and Lessons of the Sunnah
Princples, Orders, and Lessons of the Scholarly Tradition

List of local, and country-wide resources – a project to help develop Muslims:
http://www.akhirahcircles.wordpress.com
(leadership development, weekly youth circles, young adults, professionals, mature students halaqah)
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RESOURCES FOR UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL SCIENCES, THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM/POLITICS AT THE INSTITUTIONAL LEVEL:

Abdullah Andalusi
ACLU
AlJazeera English
Amy Goodman
Anuradha Roy
Bill Moyers
CAIR
Cage UK
Chris Hedges
Cindy Sheehan
Cornel West
Democracy Now
Doha Debates
Edward Said
Eric Margolis
FAIR
Fazzamin
Films for Action
George Galloway
George Orwell
GIMC: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcoF9CPsquV2b_jrood2mkg/videos
Glenn Greenwald
Hamza Tzortzis
Howard Zinn
HT: http://www.youtube.com/user/hizbchannel/videos
Islamic Education Research Academy
Independent Jewish Voices Canada
Israel Lobby – Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer
Jack Shaheen
Jeremy Scahill
John Perkins
John Pilger
Journeyman Documentaries
Juan Cole
Khalid Baig
Malcolmm X
Michael Moore
Michael Scheuer
Mint Press News
MPAC UK
Muslim Debate Inititative
Naomi Klein
Noam Chomsky
Norman Finkelstein
Real News
Richard D. Wolff
Robert Fisk
Ron Paul
Salman al-Oadah
Sam Richards
Sut Jhally
The Deen Show
The Young Turks
Third World Traveller
Ward Churchill
William Blum
Tariq Ramadan
Yasir Qadhi

Ideologies, theories to understand:
Secularism
Secular-Democracy
Secular-Liberalism
Liberalism
Nationalism
Just-War Theory
Hedgemnony Theory
Democratic Peace Theory
Capitalism
Globalization
Hedonism
Theory of Escalation of Committment
Skills:
Logic
Debate
Critical Thinking Skills

Right-wing, neoconservative ideology, or corporate ideology:

Alan Deshowitz
Daniel Pipes
David Horowitz
Leo Strauss
Christian Broadcast Network
Francis Fukayama
MEMRI
RAND Corporation
Samuel Huntington
Tom Friedman

 

 

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