Day: March 11, 2015

2 Officers Are Shot Outside Ferguson Police Station

Source: NY Times: FERGUSON, Mo. — Two St. Louis County police officers were shot early Thursday outside the Ferguson police station, the county police said. The officers’ conditions were not known. The shootings followed protests by several dozen demonstrators, which included occasional clashes with the police and a few arrests. […]

The Muslim world at the crossroads

Source:ET The Arab Spring has turned into an ‘Arab Autumn’. The only exception in the Arab world is Tunisia where the Arab Spring has proved a great success and democracy is taking roots with a progressive and modern outlook. In contrast, in Egypt, where the influence of the military runs […]

Suppression of Women, Culture or Faith?

Source: Huffington Post By Meliha Hayat; Freelance Writer and Religious Correspondent Growing up I read stories about inspirational women, who ruled over kingdoms, created legislation, established schools and universities and moulded the minds of the future, and there was one thing that they all had in common; they were Muslim […]

Religious Women Break Down Barriers

Huff Post: by Antonia Blumberg — March marks Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate and critically assess the ways in which women’s rights have and have not progressed around the world. In the realm of religion, there is still much work to be done, as many faith traditions continue to bar […]

Russia’s Endgame in Ukraine

NY Times: One of Russia’s main goals is for Donetsk and Luhanskto become fully autonomous regions. In months of fierce fighting, separatists took over government buildings in major cities and destroyed or seized crucial infrastructure, like water pipelines in Horlivka and the rail hub in Debaltseve. More: 

402. Commandment – It is not lawful for you that you take anything of what you have given them (your wives) unless both fear that they cannot observe the limits prescribed by Allah

402. Commandment – It is not lawful for you that you take anything of what you have given them (your wives) unless both fear that they cannot observe the limits prescribed by Allah [2:230] Such divorce may be pronounced twice; then, either retain them in a becoming manner or send them away with kindness. And it is not lawful […]