Equality

Would the teachings of Islam really prevent sexual abuse scandals?

Source: Christian Concern The Independent published an astonishing article this week, entitled: “How the teachings of Islam could help us prevent more sexual abuse scandals”. It is written by Qasim Rashid, an Ahmadiyya Muslim writer and commentator. This comes after revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s appalling behaviour have been headline news almost continuously […]

Recovering humanitarian law

May 21, 2016       JORDAN TIMES – JAVIER SOLANA Even amid the chaos and catastrophes caused by war, there are internationally recognised limits on combatants’ behaviour. And yet, recent deliberate attacks on refugee camps and hospitals, in Syria and elsewhere, demonstrate an absolute disdain for basic humanitarian norms. Indeed, […]

No place for racism in Islam

Deana Nassar Published — Friday 1 April 2016 Islam with its universal concept of brotherhood rejects all artificial and man-made marks of distinction. When listening to the radio, reading newspapers, surfing the Net or watching television, we are confronted daily with the same sad news: Violence, crime, wars and disasters. […]

OIC rights commission and the challenges ahead

By EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU ARABNEWS With the approach of the first official session of the Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) in Jakarta, Indonesia on Feb. 20, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is embarking on a path replete with challenges, not the least of which is promoting and protecting human […]