Category: Islamic Theology & Law

LISTEN: Youth Radio Reporter Soraya Asfari on Choosing To Wear The Hijab (via WUNC)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

Youth Radio: ‘This Cloth On Our Heads Doesn’t Stop Us.’ Choosing To Wear The Hijab:  by ANDREW TIE for WUNC/YOUTH RADIO on AUGUST 31, 2015: This summer, WUNC hired seven teenagers as part of its Youth Reporting Institute. One of them wears the hijab. She said that decision inspires many questions from strangers. Soraya Asfari explores […]

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Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change Released Ahead of December Talks

[ 1 ] August 25, 2015 |

“The Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change, drafted by an international group of Islamic scholars, is a call based on Islamic teachings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and urges governments to agree on an ambitious deal during December’s Paris climate talks. It warns that the “current rate of climate change cannot be sustained, and the […]

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WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

WATCH: Jerusha Lamptey & Robert Wright Discuss Islam, Pluralism, the Quran, and Muslima Theology

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

via ROBERT WRIGHT/MEANING OF LIFE.TV on APRIL 28, 2015/POSTED AUGUST 22, 2015: Guide to above video:  Why Jerusha doesn’t call her path to Islam a “conversion” 5:47 Jerusha: In Islam, science and belief are not in opposition 7:48 Constructing a Muslim feminist theology 10:07 Taqwa, the egalitarian idea of “God consciousness” 8:46 What the Koran […]

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Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

Speaking Truth to Power Is an Islamic Responsibility: Decolonial Thinking in Al-Andalus

[ 0 ] August 24, 2015 |

by IMAN SULTAN for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 24, 2015: Granada is renowned as the last stronghold of Andalusian Muslims before the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition descended on the entire peninsula and drove them out. It is the inspiration of teary poets reminiscing of the bygone Golden Age of the Muslim ummah, and the site […]

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LISTEN: Imam Zaid Shakir Interviewed about Islam and Domestic Abuse

[ 1 ] August 23, 2015 |

by IMAM ZAID SHAKIR on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Watch this exclusive Muslim Men Against Domestic Abuse (MMADA) interview with Imam Zaid Shakir on the problem of domestic abuse.   Imam Zaid Shakir is a co-founder, chairman of the board, and faculty member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA. He was born in Berkeley, California and accepted […]

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My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State. (by Ebrahim Moosa)

[ 0 ] August 21, 2015 |

by EBRAHIM MOOSA for THE WASHINGTON POST on AUGUST 21, 2015; When we studied together at a madrassa, Rashid Moosagie had a very low opinion of my politics. I was disenchanted by the academic, abstract nature of our curriculum at the Deoband seminary, some 100 miles from New Delhi, where I was enrolled in 1978; […]

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The Ashley Madison Hacks May Be a Matter of Life and Death for People in the Middle East

[ 0 ] August 20, 2015 |

by TOM ANA for MUFTAH on AUGUST 20, 2015:  Last month, the world’s leading online dating site for individuals seeking extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison, was the target of online hackers who claimed to have obtained the personal details of the site’s 37 million users. On August 18, exactly one month after the initial hack, it […]

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The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

The Truth About Islam and Sex Slavery History Is More Complicated Than You Think (by Kecia Ali)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by KECIA ALI for THE HUFFINGTON POST on AUGUST 19, 2015:  New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi recently outlined the Islamic State’s systematic, logistically complex program of sex trafficking of captured Yazidi women and girls. Her narrative is chilling; the survivors’ testimonies are horrifying. It is obvious that ISIS soldiers (and leaders) commit terrible abuses, […]

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“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 20, 2015: “One of the most visible public faces of the 2011 revolution in Egypt was Asmaʾ Mahfouz, a young woman who posted a video blog on Facebook calling for the January 25 protest in Tahrir Square “so that maybe we the country can become free, can […]

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Trita Parsi on the Real Iran — Not Netanyahu’s Caricature

Trita Parsi on the Real Iran — Not Netanyahu’s Caricature

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by TRITA PARSI for THE (JEWISH DAILY) FORWARD on AUGUST 17, 2015:  Over the course of the past 25 years, the image of Iran presented by the Israeli government has become increasingly simplistic, one-dimensional, void of any nuance — in short, incomplete at best and inaccurate at worst. The Iranian government itself has contributed greatly […]

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