Day: June 2, 2016

‘Try beating me lightly’

Source: BBC The Council of Islamic Ideology has recently advised the Pakistani government that husbands should be allowed to ‘lightly beat’ their wives. In response, Pakistani women have been rallying behind the hashtag #TryBeatingMeLightly, with strong messages saying how they would respond if someone tried to ‘lightly beat’ them. Trending […]

Toronto to Pakistan – wife beating?

A book being distributed in a popular downtown square in Toronto, Canada from an Islamic dawah (outreach) group advocates wife beating (under the right circumstances) and professes that some “women may even enjoy being beaten at times as a sign of love and concern…” The book in question, Women in Islam & Refutation of […]

Month of Fasting starting June 6

The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are preparing for the approaching holy month of Ramadan, a 29- or 30-day period of fasting that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This year, Ramadan will begin on 6 June and lasts until 5 July, when the religious holiday of Eid […]

Happy Halal-idays for Muslim tourism

SINAN TAVSAN and ERWIDA MAULIA, Nikkei staff writers The Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii) in Istanbul is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Turkey. © Getty Images KONYA, Turkey/JAKARTA The global economy may be in a funk, but the travel market is still going strong. Muslim-friendly halal tourism is […]