Month: April 2016

The sacred month of Rajab

  MUFTI TAQI USMANI Published — Friday 22 April 2016 Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur Al-Hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet. It is also a prelude to […]

Rape victim could be punished under Brigham Young University’s ‘honor code’

theguardian: by Daniel Hernandez — Students protest over case of sophomore Madi Barney, who publicly revealed she was raped and then punished for violating the mormon school’s bylaws  Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Photograph: Rick Bowmer/AP Students rallied outside Brigham Young University on Wednesday to protest the school’s treatment […]

Delivering on the Promises of Paris: Why the World’s Muslims Are Demanding Climate Action Now

Source: Huffington Post By Naser Haghamed CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide, an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries worldwide. The global Muslim community – made up of around 1.6 billion followers from world leaders to academics, from teachers and healthcare workers to business people and […]

Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire

Source: Pew Research Center More countries restrict women’s ability to wear religious symbols or attire than require women to dress a certain way In many countries around the world, women’s choices about their attire and appearance are restricted to some degree by government laws, policies or regulations. In recent years, […]