Khwaja Saadat Noor

Khwaja Saadat Noor is an international development professional with multi-country and multicultural experience. As a technical expert, he helps governments formulate and design large-scale community impact programs, mainly on health, the environment and agriculture. He holds a double master’s in international development and philosophy.

The Politics Behind the Hijab Ban

Political discourse in India is currently focused on the denial of some Muslim female students to their constitutional right of choosing to wear a hijab in classrooms at pre-university colleges — the equivalent to high schools. India Disappoints Its Friends and Admirers READ MORE The ruling dispensation in the Indian state of Karnataka has invoked Section 133(2) of the... Continue Reading

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Is Animal Sacrifice on Eid al-Adha Still Relevant?

Every year during the festival of Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world sacrifice an animal — a goat, sheep, cow or camel — to reflect Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail (Ishmael), after Allah (God) instructed him to in a dream. Before he could do so, Allah stopped Ibrahim and gave him a lamb to sacrifice instead. Commemorating this act of obedience to... Continue Reading

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Blasphemy Laws: Sacrilege in God's Name

Blasphemy laws create religious extremism, repress the people, bind the hands of government and paralyze the country at will. On February 25, 2018, Rome's ancient Colosseum was lit in red to condemn Asia Noreen’s death sentence. Commonly known as Asia Bibi, Noreen is a Christian woman in Pakistan who faced the death sentence under the country’s blasphemy laws. A farm laborer from the Ittan... Continue Reading

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