ISLAM

How America Is Transforming Islam

The Atlantic: Taz Ahmed is 38, single, Muslim, and Bengali. She describes herself as spiritual, but not particularly religious. When she was growing up, her immigrant parents hoped she would marry an I.T. worker they found for her in Oklahoma. “I’m like, ‘I don’t even know who this person is, […]

Islam in the modern age

Daily Times: His Highness Aga Khan-IV, the hereditary imam of the Ismaili Aga Khani community, is on a visit to Pakistan. To my mind he represents the true spirit of Islam: progress, humanity, education, and economic progress as ethical imperatives and dictates of Islamic doctrine. As a religious leader can […]

Islam and Britain by Ron Geaves

Review In his study of the hitherto largely neglected and yet remarkable contribution of the reformist Ahmadiyya Movement, nowadays persecuted in different parts of the world, Ron Geaves shines a welcome and long overdue light on pioneering Muslim missions in Britain during the inter-war years. With the Movement’s members presenting […]

Morocco: the Apostate no Longer Faces Death

A recent step taken by the kingdom’s ulama represents a turning point. The attempt to curb extremism Chiara Pellegrino | 02 March 2017 Moroccan ulama Free to leave Islam without facing death: this is the turning point of Morocco’s ulama, the religious scholars. Apostasy, in Arabic “ridda”, has always been a critical issue […]

Philosophy in the Islamic World. A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Most surveys of philosophy in the Islamic world share the same shortcomings. They focus primarily on a couple of traditions, restricted by creed (“Islamic philosophy”), language (“Arabic philosophy”), or geography (“philosophy of Middle East” or “Near East”) at the expense of covering the contributions of scholars from other milieus. They […]

Does terrorism cause Islamophobia?

onreligion.co.uk: The link between terrorism and hate crime is clear – apparently. An article in The Independent quoted Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters that “the biggest driver of anti-Muslim hate is terrorist attacks – the research is very clear here” (some more nuance to these views was given later through […]