Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Power Vacuum Caused by Extreme Drought Led to the Spread of Islam

A power vacuum caused by an extreme drought 1,500 years ago in the Arabian Peninsula led to political unrest, war, and societal change. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology History Important Events Read Later 

Tunisia: Islam will not be state religion, says Saied

Tunisian President Kais Saied said on Tuesday that Islam will not be the "state religion" in the new constitution, which he will present to a referendum on 25 July. "God willing, in the upcoming constitution for Tunisia, we will not talk about a state whose religion is Islam," Saied told reporters at Tunis-Carthage International Airport, […]

British Film about Early Islam Banned for ‘Hurting the Feelings of Muslims’

British movie The Lady of Heaven has been banned in Morocco after Islamic authorities condemned it for presenting a version of Islamic history they disagree with and “hurting the feelings of Muslims”.

Murder of Christian student over alleged blasphemy against Islam triggers protests, curfew

Photo Credit: Christian Solidarity Worldwide ABUJA, NIGERIA (Voice of America) — Authorities in Nigeria’s Sokoto state are enforcing a 24-hour curfew, imposed Saturday to quell protests demanding the release of suspects in the killing of college student Deborah Yakubu. Yakubu was beaten and burned by fellow students Thursday for alleged blasphemous comments…

Kathy Barnette Denies Saying ‘Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam’

Barnette denied tweeting “Pedophilia is a Cornerstone of Islam” during an MSNBC interview, despite the existence of such a post.

Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam

Amina Nagudi, 13, was sprayed with acid on March 8, 2022 in Namutumba District, Uganda for her faith. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Upset over conversions to Christianity, hardline Muslims in an area of eastern Uganda this month sprayed a newly Christian family with acid and beat a former mosque leader, sources […]

Young Woman Who Left Islam Killed in Iraq

Main square in Erbil, in northern Iraq’s region of Kurdistan. (Askgudmundsen, Creative Commons) (Morning Star News) – A young woman preparing to be baptized in Erbil, Iraq last week was instead killed in a possible “honor” killing for converting to Christianity, with Muslim family members reportedly suspected, according to local media. The… Source

How Did Islam Reach the Subcontinent: Through Socialization or Coercion?

Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungalloor How did Islam reach the Subcontinent: through Socialization or Coercion; Trade or Invasion? It is a very important question which has a direct bearing on the social ecology in which people live their lives nowadays. It requires a fair and satisfactory answer to clear the doubts that have crept into […]

Political Islam and Democracy Crisis in North Africa  

When the news circulated that Morocco’s leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), has been trounced in the latest elections, held in September, official media mouthpieces in Egypt celebrated the news as if the PJD’s defeat was, in itself, a blow to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement. Regionally, political commentators who dedicated much […]

Islam Reached India through Arab Traders rather than Invaders

Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungalloor Islam’s diffusion towards India occurred due to Arab Traders rather than Invaders as imagined by the RSS ideologue, Mohan Baghwat in his latest statement. This is substantially substantiated by the building up of the first mosque by these Arabs in Kodungallur (modern Kerala which had nothing in common with what […]

Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi: Islam’s Medical Genius

Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn Zakariya Al Razi is not a familiar name to most in the English-speaking world. But he was one of the most notable persons in the history of medicine. He was a renowned Persian alchemist, philosopher, and physician, and is particularly remembered today for all his contributions to the advancement of medicine. […]

Elderly Christian Woman Beaten for Housing Converts from Islam

Harriet Namuganza, 83, was attacked in Iganga, Uganda for housing two Christians who had left Islam. (Morning Star News) NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – An 83-year-old Christian woman in eastern Uganda continues to receive hospital treatment two weeks after Islamic extremists, one posing as a pastor, attacked her, sources said. Harriet Namuganza had given refuge […]

Ayatollah Khamenei: Balance tipped in Islam’s favor, Zionist enemy in decline

Friday, 07 May 2021 10:12 AM  [ Last Update: Friday, 07 May 2021 10:58 AM ]1 Source Ayatollah Khamenei delivers a televised speech on the occasion of the International Quds Day on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Photo by Leader.ir) Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has marked the International Quds Day, saying Israel is not a […]

How Two Jewish Rabbis Respected and Protected the Ka’bah of Islam

Before I can explain Ibn Kathir’s account of the two rabbi who protected the Ka’bah, I have to relate something about the Jews in Arabia in the five centuries before the birth of Prophet Muhammad. In 2014, a French-Saudi expedition studying rock inscriptions around Bir Hima – a site about 100 kilometers north of the […]

When Islam and Judaism Make Friends…

APRIL 03, 2021 BY GILAD ATZMON by Gilad Atzmon On Thursday evening at 8pm, every Israeli news channel broadcasted live primetime televised speech delivered by the new Israeli kingmaker, Mansour Abbas, the Leader of the Israeli Islamic party, Ra’am.   [embedded content] “Now is the time for change,” the conservative Muslim leader told his Hebrew-speaking audience, […]

Capitol ramming attack perpetrator never in Nation of Islam – statement

Noah Green, the culprit behind the Capitol Hill ramming attack in early April, was not a member of the Nation of Islam, despite reports to the contrary, the organization said in an official statement on their website. The organization noted that Green may have attended their February 2020 Savior’s Day convention in Detroit, and he […]

Capitol Hill ramming attacker member of antisemitic Nation of Islam org.

Noah Green, 25, of Newport News, Virginia, was named as the suspect in the ramming attack at the northern barricade of Capitol Hill on Friday night, multiple media organizations reported, citing police. Green spoke on Facebook about the “end times,” the anti-Christ and government “mind control,” according to the reports. He also said he was […]

Status of Women in Islam

In order to understand the edicts of a religion in an objective fashion, one has to look at the norms of the times the religion was offered.Islam was offered in a tribal-mercantile milieu.Women in the tribal age were treated as children, to be chastised when necessary. Islam, reflecting its mercantile face, eased their situation by […]

Islam And Human Rights

Discussion of Islam in Western languages, and latterly much of it in the languages of the Islamic world as well, is bedeviled by polemic and reductionism. Islam itself always seems to be in the dock. One school of thought wishes to prove that Islam as such is responsible for all the abuses and cruelties to […]

‘Not tough enough’? Le Pen put in surprise position of DEFENDING Islam as Macron’s interior minister attacks from the right

France’s National Rally leader Marine Le Pen, oft-criticized for her party’s positions on migration and Islam, was put in the unusual position of all but defending the minority faith amid a debate with Macron’s interior minister. Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior for the ruling Republique En Marche party, slammed Le Pen as having gone […]

Nigerian Police Arrest Barber for Offering ‘Anti-Islam’ Hairstyle

Police arrested a barber in Nigeria’s majority-Muslim Kano state for allegedly cutting his clients’ hair in styles deemed offensive to the Islamic faith, Nigeria’s Punch newspaper reported Monday. Local senator Abba Moro demanded the barber’s release from police detention on Sunday, explaining that he was arrested on January 15 and again on January 27 “by a group […]

Rabbi admits: Islam is Israel’s broom.

Rabbi admits: Islam is Israel’s broom. “I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” Rev. 2.9 “I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to […]

Report: 1000 Girls Forcibly Converted to Islam in Pakistan Each Year

Some 1,000 girls are forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan each year, according to a report Monday from the Associated Press (AP). The forced conversions often take place as a prelude to non-consensual marriages and frequently involve underage girls, AP stated, a practice that has only increased during the long months of coronavirus lockdowns. […]

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar’s more tolerant, liberal Islam: Not what it seems

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Christians, Others in Egypt Arrested for ‘Insulting Islam’

Photo Credit: Klaus Dieter vom Wangenheim/Pixabay CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – A young Christian teacher in northeastern Egypt is facing charges of insulting Islam after he posted comments on Facebook, according to local reports. Youssef Hany of Ismailia, a city on the Suez Canal 78 miles northeast of Cairo, posted the comments earlier this month in […]

Young Believer in Malaysia Counts the Cost in Leaving Islam for Jesus

(Voice of the Martyrs) — In Malaysia, both proselytizing and apostasy are punishable by law. Yet, despite the risks, evangelists preach the Gospel and Malay Muslims accept Christ. Proselytizing to Muslims, while not illegal under federal law, is outlawed in 10 of the 13 states (excepting Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories). Punishments for […]

Turkey hits at ‘crusades’ against Islam in cartoons row with France

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France beheading: Macron promises crackdown on radical Islam after murder of teacher Samuel Paty

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday that the “Cheikh Yassine Collective” is to be dissolved due to its “direct” implication in the terror attack against teacher Samuel Paty and that further measures against radical Islam are to be taken over the next few days. Talking to reporters from Bobigny, a northeastern suburb of Paris, […]

Watch: In Mecca, pilgrims return to Islam’s holiest site

A small number of people worshipped at Islam’s holiest site in Mecca on Sunday after Saudi Arabia lifted coronavirus restrictions that had been in place for months. The male worshippers donned the white garment symbolic of the Muslim pilgrimage. The kingdom had taken the rare step of suspending the smaller “umrah” pilgrimage that draws millions […]

Understanding the Concepts of Imamat and Wilayat in Shi’a Islam: Iranian Revolution and Constitution, Part I

October 01, 2020 by Mansoureh Tajik for the Saker Blog Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim, “In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Who is qualified to be in the position of governing and based on what rules are two of the most essential questions with which human societies continue to wrestle. We are currently witnessing at the […]

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