Month: June 2013

Analysis: In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa budget, PTI lays out a strong start

Source: ET Public safety gets the second-highest allocation, at nearly Rs38 billion, no surprise in a province that has faced the onslaught of a brutal militant insurgency. DESIGN-FAIZAN DAWOOD/FILE KARACHI: Finance Minister Sirajul Haq may have delivered the address, but the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa budget had Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf economic wizard Asad Umar’s fingerprints […]

Muslims at War with Themselves

Editor’s note: I have taken the liberty to change the title of this article. It is because we must make a distinction between Islam and Muslims. It is not Islam at war, it is Muslims at war with each other for political reasons using Islam for that purpose. Islam at […]

Supporting Converts to Islam Should Concern Us All

Source: The Huffington Post By Ruqaiyah Hibell: Researcher at New Muslims Project We need to better understand the needs and challenges faced by female Muslim converts A groundbreaking report produced by the Centre of Islamic Studies (University of Cambridge) in association with The New Muslims Project is launching today at the School […]

Touting Islam to Draw Votes in Indonesia

BOGOR, Indonesia — With its tree-lined streets, Dutch colonial buildings and soothing botanical gardens, the quaint West Java mountain town of Bogor hardly appears a hotbed of religious intolerance. Yet Bogor is on the front line of a national debate in Indonesia about religious freedom, amid an increase in discrimination and violent […]

Muslims urged to respect authority

Source: Joy On line Muslims have been urged to respect people in authority and the rule of law. The Acting Ameer of the Ahmadiyya Muslim mission in Ghana, Maulvi Yusuf Yawson made the statement at the 51st annual regional conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement in Wa.The conference of the Ahmadiyya […]