Millions of Muslims across the world have just started celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, which means fasting from sunrise to sunset each day for all observants. According to one study, around eight percent of these are unsure of the best foods to keep themselves feeling full … [Read more...] about Tips to keep you feeling fuller and more energized this Ramadan
Muslim communities raise thousands for synagogue shooting victims
On Saturday, a gunman stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11 people in what the ADL called the deadliest attack ever on Jews in the United States. The horrific, hate-filled minutes were a raw manifestation of anger, division, and anti-Semitism. … [Read more...] about Muslim communities raise thousands for synagogue shooting victims
The rise of Islamic feminism
Ziba Mir-Hosseini speaks passionately about her faith. She is Muslim, born in Iran. But she couldn’t accept the fact that as a woman she was not allowed to divorce her husband, under the terms of Islamic law. After she graduated from Cambridge University in the 1980s with a … [Read more...] about The rise of Islamic feminism
"A ban on the burka is really offensive"
Throughout Western Europe, governments are banning burkas and niqabs, Islamic veils that cover the face, in public places. Josie Appleton, leader of the British civil liberties campaign group Manifesto Club, opposes the ban. Marco Visscher | September 2010 issue The burka is … [Read more...] about "A ban on the burka is really offensive"
French rap star Abd al Malik inspires change among inner city youth
Abd al Malik embraced rap as a way to channel his frustration, tell his story and critique society. Carmel Wroth | April 2009 issue French rapper Abd al Malik has no trouble explaining why young men in the French ghettos usually celebrate New Year’s Eve by torching cars. “When … [Read more...] about French rap star Abd al Malik inspires change among inner city youth