Day: January 22, 2016

The Gambia: Africa’s new Islamic republic

Source: BBC Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh, declared his West African country an Islamic republic, at a political rally, on 11 December – making it Africa’s second, after Mauritania. The president justified his announcement by saying he was breaking from The Gambia’s colonial past. The announcement was unexpected and similar to […]

Meaning of life in Islam

IMAM KAMIL MUFTI Published — Friday 22 January 2016 Islam is the response to humanity’s search for meaning. The purpose of creation for all men and women for all times has been one: To know and worship God. The Qur’an teaches us that every human being is born conscious of […]

Hope for peace in Afghanistan

Jan 22,2016 – JORDAN TIMES – Jonathan Power Recently, the so-called Quadrilateral Coordination Group — comprising representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US — met in Kabul to hold discussions on a roadmap to peace in Afghanistan. A former senior Taliban official said that “military confrontation is not the […]

The Answer to Disunity Among Muslims

By Kwabena Osman For a religion that strictly believes in the unity of God and abhors associating partners with Him, unity among his followers is an ultimate goal. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the situation with Muslims. Sunni’s and Shia’s form the two main divisions in Islam but among these two main […]

Sindh plans to regulate Friday sermon

  Dawn; KARACHI: In an attempt to “maintain sectarian harmony” among different schools of thought, the Sindh government is planning to table in the provincial assembly a bill which will allow only government-approved Friday sermons in all mosques, according to a key member of the provincial cabinet. “The move is […]