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Waking up the neighbours: Indonesia’s Ramadan alarm clocks

AFP | Most of Jakarta is fast asleep at 2:00 am, but for Fajar Ramadan and his pint-sized comrades it's time to wake up the...

Muslim inmates fed pork during Ramadan: activists

AFP | A federal judge granted a restraining order Thursday forcing prison guards in Alaska to stop giving Muslim inmates pork as they break their...

A Year On, Manchester Must Continue To Stand United Against Hate

Afzal Khan | One year ago today, the brutal terror attack at Manchester Arena, killing twenty-two and injuring over 800 innocent men, women and children,...

Rare silk Quran helps preserve Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

AFP | One of the only Qurans ever made from silk fabric has been completed in Afghanistan -- a feat its creators hope will help...

Power of Ramadan building spiritual and social capital

Dr. Zahid Pervaiz | Islam aims to bring people together in peace and cooperative relationships. People bonded together with shared faith and moral values can...

IHC orders halting of TV shows ‘promoting obscenity, indecency’ in Ramazan

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered to put an end to the airing of programmes like 'Neelam Ghar' and those "appearing to...

France calls to delete the verses of Quran to achieve “cultural...

News Desk | Last month, a manifesto was published in French daily signed by some 300 prominent intellectuals and politicians supported by former President Nicholas...

Congress surrenders to the BJP?

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay | Hindus account for almost eighty percent of India’s population. Yet, over the major part of the seven decades since partition of British...

Australian batsman Usman Khwaja and Rachel Mclellan’s wedding

News Desk | Australian-Muslim Cricketer Usman Khwaja tied the knot with the 22-years old stunning Rachel Mclellan in a private ceremony in Queensland. According to...

“No Mosque is safe in India”

News Analysis | “No mosque in this country is safe and can be demolished like Babri Masjid if the view that mosques are not an...

Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

Saving Pakistan from border incompetence

Junaid Ali Malik | COAS Qamar Bajwa attended the 54th Munich Security Conference in Germany. While presenting the viewpoint of the state of Pakistan in...

“Padmaavat” pandemonium highlights India’s serious internal problems

Andrew Korybko | Riots have broken out in India over the release of a controversial film. The Bollywood spectacle “Padmaavat” was scandalously reported to feature...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince still encouraging moderate Islam?

James M Dorsey | Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises...

Is the Saudi Crown Prince really promoting moderate Islam?

James M. Dorsey | Plans to open a Salafi missionary centre in the Yemeni province of Al Mahrah on the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia raise...

Saudi Arabia uses international chess tournament to polish tarnished image

James M Dorsey | Saudi Arabia’s hosting of an international chess tournament focuses attention on the fundamental problem wreaking havoc in international sports governance and shines a...

Turbulence in the Heart of Islam

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab...

Liberal Fundamentalists and Imranophobia

Sher Ali Tareen |   Among his many achievements, Imran Khan can also boast the unique honor of attracting detractors of remarkably varied stripes and persuasions....

Why Northern European Tribalism has led to an embrace of amoral...

Adam Garrie | Many individuals throughout the world are aghast at the open displays of vulgarity and sexual obscenity in northern Europe and Scandinavia in...

UK Website encourages men to get second wife

News Desk | A UK based website named ‘secondwife.com' encourages men to seek additional wives. The website that promotes polygamy has unbelievably got more than...

Indian Deoband Seminary forbids selfies and social media photo uploads

On Wednesday 18 October, the Darul Uloom Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, India issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from posting photographs on social media sites. The...

Malaysian Sultan speaks up against Saudi inspired ultra-conservatism

James M. Dorsey | Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, the sovereign of the Malaysian state of Johor, does not mince his words. His repeated verbal assaults on...

Is Nauman Ali Khan a ‘womanizer’?

News Analysis | Pakistani-American Preacher, Nauman Ali Khan, finally broke the silence, after he was accused of having inappropriate WhatsApp conversations with women. After days...

Pakistan at 70: with issues but many promises

Ikram Sehgal | Thanks to the untiring efforts of former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury and a former Finance Minister of Pakistan Shahid...

“Plight of Myanmars Rohingya’s: Destabilizing Muslim Governments?”

JAMES M. DORSEY | Calls for jihad in defense of the Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia,...

Sharif on dangerous course of defiance

Aasim Kaker | Nawaz Sharif has been dismissed for the third consecutive time as Prime Minister of Pakistan, making history. Sharif’s political party ‘Pakistan Muslim...

Rana Mashood announces the restoration of old curriculum in Punjab

News Desk | A sigh of relief came for the students and parents alike when Rana Mashood, Minister for Education Punjab, in a press conference...

Iqbal tereay daes ka kya haal sunaon

Zeeshan Shahid Khan | Anyone who is trying to promote the idea that partition should not have happened is actually saying that Muslims in India...

Morality and misplaced loyalty

Ikram Sehgal | Misplaced loyalty for corrupt individuals is not the only betrayal of the community but complicity in their crimes, it lies at the...

The Gulf crisis: A battle of megalomaniacs

James M. Dorsey | There are fundamental problems in trying to learn lessons or draw conclusions from the Gulf crisis for the role of small...

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