Day: August 2, 2016

American Muslims Demand an Apology From Donald Trump

Source: Time By Roula Allouch Allouch is the national board chair of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Joe Raedle—Getty ImagesKhizr Khan, father of deceased U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, delivers remarks as he is joined by his wife Ghazala Khan at the Democratic National Convention on July 28, 2016. Republican presidential […]

Muslim women take on Donald Trump

Source: ET PHOTO: Reuters Refusing to stay silent, hundreds of Muslim women came forward on Monday in response to Donald Trump’s attacks on Ghazala Khan, the Gold Star mother of a Muslim-American soldier who died in Iraq. Trump remarked about Khan’s silence during her husband’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, […]

Interfaith outreach

Source: Dawn IN times of tumult such as these, it takes sagacity and courage to rise above the clamour and appeal to people’s common humanity. In Europe, where the past few weeks have witnessed horrific violence, much of it perpetrated in the name of Islam, it was heartening to see […]

Democracy in Islam

Source: Dawn BOTH Islamists and Islamophobes find Islam and democracy incongruent. Some cite a verse that deprecates majority views. To call Islam anti-democracy by citing a brief verse non-contextually is odd. Even in democracy, small ruling groups usually make decisions. Majority only decides who rules. The mode of this decision […]