Tag: Muslim news

Is Animal Sacrifice on Eid al-Adha Still Relevant?

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...

The Problem with Freedom of Speech in Indonesia

The Problem with Freedom of Speech in Indonesia

Once again, blasphemy has caused a stir in Indonesia — this time over what counts as fiction. In April, Indonesians were shocked by a statement made by a well-known lecturer in philosophy at the University of Indonesia. In a televised debate, Rocky Gerung said that “Scriptures are fictional...

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

There is no shortage of Muslim women to inspire, encourage and motivate. It’s 2017 and Muslim women across the globe are breaking stereotypes. No matter where they are located or what industry they are involved in — sport, fashion or politics — they are getting themselves known and setting...

Behind Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Military Alliance

Behind Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Military Alliance

Will Saudi Arabia’s Muslim coalition to fight terrorism succeed in its aim? The Saudi-led coalition to combat terrorism in the Muslim world — notwithstanding its diplomatic and economic bolstering by the Trump administration — will continue to persist as an extravagant delusion for several...

India Rules Against Instant Divorce

India Rules Against Instant Divorce

The ruling against instant divorce is a victory for Indian Muslim women, but there is a long way to go before real change occurs. On August 22, the Supreme Court of India declared the practice of instant divorce in Islam, known as triple talaq, to be unconstitutional and un-Islamic. The judgment...

The Supreme Court’s “Muslim Ban” Decision is Terrifying

The Supreme Court’s “Muslim Ban” Decision is Terrifying

If the War on Terror has taught us one thing, it's that harsh laws targeting non-citizens will eventually be extended to citizens, too. I’m a US citizen. I’m also Muslim. And the Supreme Court decision on the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban scares me. In a June 26 ruling,...

False Perceptions of Muslims in the Age of Trump

False Perceptions of Muslims in the Age of Trump

The power of the online world must not be underestimated, particularly when examining how Muslims are viewed. Muslims living and working in the United States are being forced to reconsider their futures in light of Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. Citizens of seven Muslim-majority...

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The World This Week: Bikinis or Burkinis?

The World This Week: Bikinis or Burkinis?

France must recognize that bikinis might be better than burkinis, but banning the latter will neither improve security nor liberate women. Many in France are jumping like cats on a hot tin roof and making much ado about burkinis. This week, the dapper James Creedon from Ireland and his...

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