Category Archives: Islam and anarchism

عن الهيمنة، هيمنة الهيمنة، والأناركية الإسلامية

Written By
(Mohamed Jean Veneuse)   محمد
Edited By
Tamer Mowafy & Yasser Abdullah
من معبد إلى آخر تدفق دمي في صمت أسود. كما لو كنت قد انتحرت، تقاطع الرصاص في ذهني ليلًا ونهارًا، حتى تشتت داخل جمجمتي رائحة بارود فجر دمًا تجلط، وفوضى.
وإذا تبعت قولي هذا بالسلام عليكم أو تلاوة دعاء موسى ﴿رب ٱشرح لي صدري ۝ ويسرلي أمري ۝ وٱحلل عقدة من لساني ۝  يفقهوا قولي﴾ [سورة طه (20) الآيات 25: 28]، أتسمونني إسلاميًا أو تعتبرونني إخوانيًا دون اعتبار واحترام للفرق الشاسع بين الهويتين.
حسنًا إذًا، وللدخول في الموضوع لأن سياق الحديث يتطلب نقاش أمور كثيرة  … وجب التوضيح. Read the rest of this entry


By Mohamed Jean Veneuse


As an anarchist and a Muslim, I have witnessed troubled times as a result of extreme divisions that exist between these two identities and communities. To minimize these divisions, I argue for an anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian Islam, an ‘anarca-Islam’, that disrupts two commonly held beliefs: one, that Islam is necessarily authoritarian and capitalist; two, that anarchism is necessarily anti-religious. From this position I offer ‘anarca-Islam’ which I believe can help open-minded (non-essentialist/non-dogmatic) Muslims and anarchists to better understand each other, and therefore to more effectively collaborate in the context of what Richard JF Day has called the ’newest’ social movements. Read the rest of this entry

Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists

July 2011 by David Baker

I came accross an article titled “Ninth-Century Muslim Anarchists” by Patricia Crone, scholar of early Islamic history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. It came from JSTOR, which is an online archive of academic journals, but it’s behind a $30 pay wall, so email me if you’d like to read my copy. Read the rest of this entry

The Muslim Anarchist’s Charter

Yakoub Islam

As-salaamu alaykum

One of my favourite teachers at High School was John Gottisman, who taught ‘combined science’. A food chemistry graduate, he also lectured on the nightmares of mass produced food long before it was an issue outside hippy circles. True to his beliefs, John combined teaching with life as a self-sufficient organic farmer. Read the rest of this entry

Islam and anarchy. A paradox to know

rivista anarchica
anno 41 n. 363
giugno 2011

Islam and anarchy. A paradox to know

byFederico Battistutta

Henri Gustave Jossot, Leda Rafanelli, Hakim Bey. Three figures so different from each other, united by the coexistence of Muslim and anarchist ideals.. Read the rest of this entry