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A faith-based aid revolution in the Muslim world?

A faith-based aid revolution in the Muslim world?

Every year, somewhere between US$200 billion and $1 trillion are spent in “mandatory” alms and voluntary charity across the Muslim world, Islamic...
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Recognizing World War II Muslims that sheltered fleeing Jews

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 – One of the little-known stories of the Holocaust is that of Muslims who risked their lives to save Jews...
Americans Have Double Standards On Religious Violence

Americans Have Double Standards On Religious Violence

Americans exhibit a double standard when it comes to religious violence, extending far greater benefit of the doubt that attackers claiming to be Christian...

Nepali girl dies due to banned menstruation practice

A 15-year-old girl has died in Nepal's western Achram district after she was banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient...
Islam and politics: Indonesia’s identity crisis

Islam and politics: Indonesia’s identity crisis

The blasphemy charges against Jakarta's governor will put Indonesia's democracy and national identity to the test. Modern Indonesia is testimony to the ability of...

Is There a Punishment for Apostasy in Islam?

I. Introduction In Islamic legal discourse, the term used to describe apostasy is Riddah, an Arabic term which literally, means defection or backsliding1. In the...
Female Genital Mutilation Haunts Somalis in US

Female Genital Mutilation Haunts Somalis in US

The United Nations estimates 200 million girls and women in more than 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). Somalia has the highest rate...

Muslim extremists target world’s priceless treasures

From Mali to Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, extremist fighters have regularly turned their sights on the priceless vestiges of peoples' cultural heritage - for...

Putting an end to violence against women

The word 'women' creates several images in one's mind. Every image of women let it be mother, sister, wife or daughter is perceived through...

Is honor killing an ordinary crime?

Honor Killing became a very common crime here as the women are beheaded, burned to death, stoned to death, stabbed, electrocuted, strangled and buried...

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