Jimmy Carter: eDigest: Jimmy Carter: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Epigraph:

Surely, men who submit themselves to God and women who submit themselves to Him, and believing men and believing women, and obedient men and obedient women and truthful men and truthful women, and men steadfast in their faith and steadfast women, and men who are humble and women who are humble, and men who give alms and women who give alms, and men who fast and women who fast, and men who guard their chastity and women who guard their chastity, and men who remember Allah much and women who remember Him — Allah has prepared for all of them forgiveness and a great reward. (Al Quran 33:36)

President Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter 

  Book review written by Dr. Naseer Tahir, Rochester, NY

Book Review: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Epigraph: Surely, men who submit themselves to God and women who submit themselves to Him, and believing men and believing women, and obedient men and obedient women and truthful men and truthful women,…

Gender Equality in the Holy Qur’an – In the Beginning Man and Woman Were Equal

Epigraph: “But whoso does good works, whether male or female, and is a believer, such shall enter Heaven, and shall not be wronged even as much as the little hollow in the…

Coptic hopes and fears

For many Copts the worst is over, but there is little guarantee that the best is yet to come, writes Dina Ezzat At a foul and taamiya restaurant at the…

Outrage grows as kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls ‘sold as wives to jihadists’

KANO: Protesters will hold a “million-woman march” in the Nigerian capital on Wednesday over the government’s failure to rescue scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists two weeks ago.…

[Urdu Artcile] Naseehato’n ka Guldasta (17) by Imam Shamshad A. Nasir

Kindly click on the images to zoom them.   Imam Shamshad A. Nasir Shamshad A. Nasir is imam of the Baitul Hameed Mosque, Chino, California. Imam Nasir currently serves as…

Today, it is more difficult to be a Muslim in France

Source: MWN Taroudant, Morocco – Samir Nasri, a French international football player who plays for the English club Manchester City, expressed his concerns over growing racism against Muslims in France, his…

Burning man grabs politician during live TV debate in India

By Arshiya Khullar, updated 10:09 AM EDT, Wed April 30, 2014 (CNN) – A man in India set himself on fire and then grabbed a politician during a live television debate this week…

Canadian Islamic Charity listed as terrorist organization

Ottawa has put IRFAN-Canada on a blacklist and RCMP has launched a terrorist financing probe, but group calls accusations against it “vague and unsupported.” Share on Facebook Tweet Adrian Wyld…

Saudi Fatwa: Going through red light is a capital sin

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eDigest: Obama: Malaysia cannot succeed unless equal opportunity given to non-Muslims

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Hirsi Ali: Telling a Critic From an Islamophobe

Kashif N. Chaudhry Physician, writer and humanitarian Huffington Post Religion Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born U.S. citizen who is known — among other things — for her radical views…

TOMB SEARCHERS : Basel team shed light on Egyptian burials

swissinfo.ch and agencies April 29, 2014 – 12:25 Egyptologists from the University of Basel have identified the burial site of the children and other family members of two pharaohs in…

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins

“About 50,000 Armenian refugees were flooding down the road… It was an amazing and tragic sight,” British Army medical officer Alan Glenn wrote years after he saw the survivors of…

Turkey, Armenia must let bygones be bygones

HARUN YAHYA Published — Thursday 1 May 2014 Last week Turkish Prime Minister Recep Teyyip Erdogan expressed sorrow over the incidents involving Armenians that took place in April 24, 1915…

Jordan opens Syria camp for 130,000

ASSOCIATED PRESS ARABNEWS.COM Published — Thursday 1 May 2014 AMMAN: A UN official says Jordan is opening a new, sprawling tent city to accommodate tens of thousands more Syrian refugees…

Syria’s refugees impose troubling political choices

May 01, 2014 12:10 AM By David Ignatius The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY Ask Yousef Bargash when he might go home to his village of Mahaja in southern Syria and…

Israeli businesswoman dreams of return to Gaza

It’s been almost a decade since Sophia Trotoush-Argaman was forced to abandon her Gaza handbag factory, but still the city remains on her label. The former fashion photographer and journalist…

Ministry looking to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

Deputy religious affairs minister says he ‘expects’ government to adopt new directives breaking longstanding taboo The Times of Israel: The Religious Affairs Ministry is crafting new regulations that would allow…

Friday sermon scripted, controlled by Egyptian Gov: The Christian Monitor

Islam, scripted: Egypt reins in Friday sermons at mosque The Friday sermon is perhaps Egypt’s most influential forum. In a bid to stifle every potential avenue of dissent, the military…

Brunei adopts Sharia law despite international criticism

RT: Brunei is to become the first East Asian country to adopt Sharia law as the sultan confirmed the Islamic penal code on Wednesday. The move sparks broad concern over…

The Constitution of Medina: Islamic-Secular and Pluralsitic-First Ever in the World

Posted by Zia Shah The constitution of Medina and not the Magna Carta was the first ever constitution describing a pluralistic society. In this article, I will collect the description of…

Obama’s envoy meets Pakistan’s Religious Affairs minister, demands minorities’ protection

Daily Times: Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yusuf has said that the Constitution of 1973 provides full protection to all minorities and the government is taking all possible steps to forge interfaith…

World’s Tiniest Holy Quran: Picture Slide Show

ET: Watch here  …

Halesowen (Ahmadiyya) Muslims in major charity run

halesowennews.co.uk: YOUNG Muslims from Halesowen are taking part in an annual 10k run in London this weekend, which hopes to raise more than £300,000 for a dozen charities. Members of the Ahmadiyya…

Press Freedom in Europe is in Great Danger

Source: Balkan Insight: Photo by: Wikimedia Commons/Silar To work as a journalist today, you need a great deal of courage. In the last twelve months, hundreds of journalists, photographers and…

While you can talk until the cows come home

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The Darkness that is Pakistan

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India became 3rd-largest economy

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Turkey to seek cleric Fethullah Gulen’s extradition

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Criminalising marriage below the age of 18.

Source: ET Sindh has blazed a trail that other provinces may feel impelled to follow. On April 28, itsprovincial assembly passed the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act 2013, criminalising marriage…

 

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