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Islamic studies

Islamic studies is the academic study of Islam and Islamic culture. Islamic studies can be seen under at least two perspectives:[1] From a secular or neutral point of view, Islamic studies do academic research on Islam and Islamic culture independent of faith. In this respect, Islamic studies neither engage in shaping Muslim faith by making Islamic theology, nor do they ... Read More »

Islamist hyperextremism’ could bring world to brink of catastrophe – report

Catholic charity says the kind of religiously motivated violence espoused by Isis has led to attacks in one in five countries in last two years A new and deadly wave of Islamist “hyperextremism” is undermining global peace and stability with an impact felt in the Middle East, Africa and the west, according to a new report that calls for urgent ... Read More »

Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric means a public health crisis for Muslims

Sarah Zaffar was stopped at a red light near Huntington Beach, California – a predominantly pro-Trump town – when a truck pulled up beside her. “Hey, hey!” bellowed a white man in a wife-beater and a buzz-cut, trying to get her attention. “Call it women’s intuition,” Zaffar said, but she refused to acknowledge the aggressive male voice. “Hey! You’re kind ... Read More »

Search operations resume at Nagrota Army camp

Search operations resumed inside the Nagrota Army camp, which came under attack from terrorists on Tuesday. The terror attack killed seven personnel, including two officers. “The search operation inside the camp resumed at the first light of day. The operation was halted due to darkness yesterday [Tuesday] evening,” sources said. Three militants were killed in an operation that lasted nearly ... Read More »

South Korea Prosecutors Raid Samsung Group Offices: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean prosecutors raided the offices of Samsung Group, Yonhap News reports on Wednesday, over its alleged link with Choi Soon-sil, President Park Geun-hye’s longtime confidant who has been indicted for criminal acts. A Samsung Group spokeswoman confirmed prosecution officials had visited the group’s headquarters, but could give no further details. Prosecutors in Seoul could not be ... Read More »

NZ eye first Pakistan series win in decades

New Zealand have a chance to seal a first series win against Pakistan in more than 30 years in the second Test in Hamilton with the tourists without talisman Misbah-ul-Haq. The seventh-ranked Black Caps go into the match which begins Friday 1-0 up in the two-Test series following a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over second-ranked Pakistan in the opening Test in ... Read More »

Peshawar High Court halts govt order to deport Pak-Turk school staff

Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Wednesday passed a stay order preventing the government from deporting Pak-Turk school officials. A two-member bench of the PHC comprising Justice Yahya Afridi and Justice Ikramullah heard a writ petition filed by students and parents of Pak-Turk schools. The petitioners maintained that the federal government had ordered the expulsion of teachers due to a political ... Read More »

What is Universal Credit and how does the Autumn Statement affect it?

Philip Hammond will scale back planned cuts to Universal Credit, with an estimated three million families keeping an additional 2p for every extra pound they earn. With changes to the “taper rate” for Universal Credit, the Chancellor hopes to soften the impact of welfare cuts introduced by his predecessor George Osborne. Mr Hammond got an eve-of-statement boost as official figures ... Read More »

Climate changing ‘too fast’ for species

Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, say scientists. A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes in rainfall and temperature will be vastly outpaced by future climate change. Amphibians, reptiles and plants are particularly vulnerable, according to US researchers. And tropical species are at ... Read More »

An island 6500 kilometres from the West Coast of the United States is almost fully sustainable for solar

NESTLED 6500km from the West Coast of the United States is a small island known as Ta’u. While its luscious landscape and pristine ocean views make for a picturesque location, it’s the island’s innovation that is turning heads. For the longest time, residents had struggled with the challenges associated with living in such a remote location. Local resident and food ... Read More »