Human Rights

Mubarak to be charged for corruption, protester deaths

(CNN) — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial before a criminal court for the killings of protesters and the waste of public money, the Egyptian general prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday. Mubarak, who was forced from office in February, is being charged with consenting to a plan to […]

The Flag of Bilal (1): Islam and Constitutionalism

Historically, Islam contributed to the modern concepts of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The concept of the Constitution fits in perfectly with Muhammad’s (s) example of coexisting on the basis of fair treaties guaranteeing freedom of religion and integrity of the individual. Constitutions often embody the same inalienable […]

I Still Wait: An Ahmedi Looks for Support

Laws are meant to discipline and protect. In Pakistan, not all laws do either. Recently, especially after the cold-blooded murders of Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti, a good part of the Pakistani blogosphere voiced opinions against the abuse of the Blasphemy Law. Much has been said – a stronger part […]

Punishment for Apostasy and Islam

It is extremely unfortunate that there are many people and scholars, including, some Muslims, who believe that the punishment for apostasy in Islam is a death penalty. In some Muslim countries they practise this and punish the apostate with killing. As I have mentioned above that Islam declares that “There […]

The golden age of Jewish Culture in Spain.

The Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain, also known as the Golden Age of Arab (or Moorish) Rule in Iberia, refers to a period of history during the Muslim rule of the Iberian Peninsula (the former Roman and Visigothic Hispania) in which Jews were generally accepted in society and […]

Run For Peace at Zona Norte Favelas

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Just six months ago the running trail was the stage of sweeping violence that gripped Rio in November last year. Now, the same dirt road drug traffickers used to escape from the police during the massive police and military operation was part of the 4,850 meter […]

A true resurrection in Iraq

Two Christian communities in Baghdad show real hope for Iraq’s historic diversity – if politicians do their bit by Michael Nasir Ali The savage attack on Christians worshipping at Our Lady of Salvation Chaldean Catholic church in Baghdad drew the world’s attention to the violence against Christians and other minorities, […]

Human Rights, Education and Islam

Since times immemorial, man has, at the hand of man, been suffering all kinds of miseries and cruelties; his rights have been violated; he has become alienated from his own species. Today, most of the evils humanity is confronted with are rooted in the violation and deprivation of human rights. […]