The Saudi Arabia crisis explained

The last week has been baffling for anyone reading the headlines on Saudi Arabia. In an unprecedented shake up, over 50 princes, former ministers and millionaires have been placed under house arrest in the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh on charges of corruption, several officials have been sacked, and prominent political figures have also been killed, allegedly by the Saudi government. Up to 500 people have also … Continue reading The Saudi Arabia crisis explained

What causes today’s culture of sexual assault & how Islam can solve it

Aisha Hasan Since the 5th of October, almost 24 women have come forward accusing acclaimed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and rape. With stars like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow among them, the headlines have been full of the details of what was known as Tinseltown’s “open secret”. The incidents have shed light not only on the prevalence of sexual harassment in the … Continue reading What causes today’s culture of sexual assault & how Islam can solve it

Everything you should know about Al-Aqsa’s “Day of Rage”

Haadiya Va سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آَيَاتِنَا إِنَّه هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ  “Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” [17:1] On Friday 14th July, following a shooting … Continue reading Everything you should know about Al-Aqsa’s “Day of Rage”

The forgotten Rohingya Muslims

By Iman Amin Rohingyan Muslims make up roughly one million amongst Burma’s fifty two million Buddhist population. They are a people of South-Asian origin who once lived in Arakan, an independent state (which is now called the Rakhine state). Arakan is on the western border of Burma, near what is now Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are being persecuted to the extent where the term … Continue reading The forgotten Rohingya Muslims

India’s Muslim intolerance

Mohammed Akhlaq was a 52-year-old man living in Bisara village near Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, India. Last year, after rumours spread that Akhlaq had killed and eaten a calf he was lynched to death. An announcement to this effect was made through the microphone of the local temple, triggering a mob attack against Akhlaq and his son who sustained serious injuries. Investigations later found that … Continue reading India’s Muslim intolerance