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Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

I have been asked to offer some comments on gender identity issues as these impact on Muslims living in post-traditional contexts in the West, and particularly as they affect people who have
Last Updated on Sunday, 09 March 2014 23:48

Boko Haram: Grave Mistakes in the Name of Islam

Boko Haram: Grave Mistakes in the Name of Islam
The YouTube video message of Shekau, as far as shari`ah (Islamic law) is concerned, is full of juristic, maybe unintentional, errors and mistakes that Islam and mainstream Muslims should not be blamed
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 13:43

Phases of Prohibiting Riba

Phases of Prohibiting Riba
In Part One of this study, I explored the meaning of riba (interest or usury) and its ruling in Islamic Shari`ah. I also elaborated the catastrophes and atrocities of riba. Here, I would study the gra
Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 20:12

Gradual Approach in Prohibiting Riba (P. I)

Gradual Approach in Prohibiting Riba (P. I)
As far as Islamic shari`ah is concerned, riba is condemned and prohibited in the strongest possible terms. This prohibition cannot be questioned or undermined in any way...
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:59

Lack of Women Empowerment Vs. Qur’anic Vision

Lack of Women Empowerment Vs. Qur’anic Vision
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2013 Report shows wide disparity in Muslim majority countries between men and women across for key areas of health, education, economics and politics. No
Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 20:47

Bassem Youssef and Freedom of Expression

Bassem Youssef and Freedom of Expression
The arrest warrant that was recently issued for Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian political satirist who hosts El Bernameg (The Program) that imitates the famous Jon Stewart’s The Show in the US for insu
Last Updated on Monday, 08 April 2013 18:00

Same-Sex Marriage and Objectives of Shari`ah

Same-Sex Marriage and Objectives of Shari`ah
Recently, France's National Assembly has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. After days of intense debate, the bill was passed by 329 votes to 229. It must now win fi
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 09:07

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