Friday Reflections 05.06.2020

Salam alaikum. Jummah Mubarak. In this week's Friday Reflections I read from Plato's Republic, translated by Robin Waterfield (1993), discussing Plato's ‘Allegory of the Cave’, and its relevance to us today.

Plato: How Does Dictatorship Begin?

There is something which the members of an oligarchy have come to accept as good, and which is the raison d'êtra of oligarchy... an insatiable greed for wealth – being too busy making money to pay attention to anything else – which causes its downfall. So what I'm wondering is whether democracy's downfall is also…Read more Plato: How Does Dictatorship Begin?

The Innocence of Muslims

"An idiotic film has been produced by Sam Becile... We implore our brothers and sisters in Islam to remember, that while foolish people do foolish things, the wise do not emulate them. Islam has always been attacked since the time of the Prophet, peace be upon him. If we want to know how to respond,…Read more The Innocence of Muslims

The Enemy Within…

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Co-Director, AOBM “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his…Read more The Enemy Within…