Day: March 27, 2013

Islam Honors Women in Society

Berkeley Daily Planet:  By Khalida Jamilah: March 8th is a celebration for a worldwide Women’s History Month. It is an appreciation for women’s contribution to society’s progress. For instance, American women were struggling to pursue a higher education as society believed that they were incompatible in developing their intellectual skills. It was […]

Thai Authorities, Muslim Rebels Launch Peace Talks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia March 28, 2013 (AP) Thai authorities and Muslim separatist leaders on Thursday started peace talks aimed at ending almost a decade of unrest in the country’s far south, as a fresh attack by suspected militants killed three Thai soldiers. Thailand’s National Security Council secretary-general Paradorn Pattanathabutr said […]

Cutting classes – As Chicago plans to close more than 50 schools, we ask what it means for the students who will be forced to relocate.

There is outrage in Chicago over plans to close more than 50 public schools – most of them in poor and minority neighbourhoods. Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the closures are tough but necessary in order to deal with a $1bn deficit and what he called “underutilised” schools. He also […]

A Muslim Lent Story

In the Islamic tradition, we are reminded, “The best actions are those which are small and consistent.” Those words from the Prophet Muhammad remind us the importance that even the smallest of deeds can have with the right intention. Each of us can pray. Each of us can give. Each of […]

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Pakistan

Source: Dissertation Reviews, by Sadia Saeed. A review of Politics of Exclusion: Muslim Nationalism, State Formation and Legal Representations of the Ahmadiyya Community in Pakistan. Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) founded Ahmadiyya Islam in the Indian sub-continent in the second half of the nineteenth century and found himself embroiled in controversy for […]