Can Islam be liberal? Review of “Reopening Muslim Minds”

Farah Adeed, a doctoral candidate at San Diego University, California, reviews Mustafa Akyol's intriguing book, "Reopening Muslim Minds: A Return to Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance" and also examines the Muslim intellectual debate between Asharites and Mutazilites

Saudi Arabia imposes restrictions on use of loudspeakers in Mosques

Saudi Arabia has banned the usage of loudspeakers in mosques other than for Azan and Iqamat. Whether it will implement it is yet to be seen.

Islamophobia: A fungible prop for Muslim religious soft power

Think the Muslim world is united in opposing Islamophobia? Think twice. Rising anti-Muslim sentiment in countries like China, Myanmar, and India as well as the...

Iranians move into front line of the Middle East’s quest for religious change

A recent online survey by scholars at two Dutch universities of Iranian attitudes towards religion has revealed a stunning rejection of state-imposed adherence to conservative religious...

Increased sectarian violence in Pakistan, why is the Gulf silent?

Silent about rising sectarian violence in Pakistan, Gulf states vying for religious soft power risk exposing the limitations of their concepts of an undefined...

Op-ed: Is the OIC really doing its job?

On 21 August 1969, an Australian-born Christian Dennis Michael Rohan attempted to set fire to the Ancient Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The fire destroyed...

Indonesia potentially set to take on China and claim leadership of ‘moderate’ Islam

President Joko Widodo’s recent cabinet reshuffle suggests that Indonesia may adopt a more critical attitude towards China and reinforce government support for efforts by Nahdlatul Ulama...

KP govt to reconstruct Hindu temple vandalized by angry mob

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has announced to reconstruct the Hindu temple damaged by a violent mob in Karak on Wednesday. Chief Minister, Mahmood Khan,...

Op-Ed: Demolition of Babri Mosque is an act of Hindu revenge

India is, constitutionally, a secular country. A Constitution is a fundamental law from which other laws emanate. But the Indian government and its courts...

France targets mosques in crackdown on radical Islam

French authorities will inspect dozens of mosques and prayer halls suspected of radical teachings starting Thursday as part of a crackdown on Islamist extremists...

North Yorkshire Police includes hijab, headscarves in police uniforms

North Yorkshire Police in the UK have included headscarf and hijab in its uniform to facilitate female Muslim police officers. The development came in...

Why suicide in Pakistan becoming more common?

The suicide rates in Pakistan are much lower than the worldwide average. However, it is quite difficult to determine accurate suicide rates in a...