Tuesday , 20 March 2018

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The Women Who Veil

“Hijabis”, as the term has now been coined, are Muslim women who cover their heads out of obedience to Allah and respect to their Islamic faith. The hijab is more important today as a symbol of womanhood than as ever before in history, especially in these times of Islamophobia when the evil and mean spirited such as Donald Trump attempt ... Read More »

Syrian refugees ‘not being schooled in Turkey’

More than 400,000 Syrian refugee children of school age living in Turkey were not attending school, the Human Rights Watch said in a report. The report interviewed 50 families and found that, on average, their children had lost two years of school. The main issues facing the children are language barriers, financial difficulties and integration problems. There are around two ... Read More »

Catholic Education Service refuses to teach Islam for GCSE RE

The organisation which represents Catholic schools in the UK was adamant over its decision of choosing Judaism over Islam as its second GCSE RE subject. The government recently stipulated that schools must now teach two, rather than one, religion for the GCSE RE course. Other religions must still be taught in RE lessons. The Catholic Education Service (CES) has been ... Read More »

Tory policy ‘negatively affects’ Muslims – report

Government policies, including those linked to security and extremism, are “negatively impacting” Muslims in Britain, an established Muslim rights group has reported. The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said that its reported has revealed that more than 60 per cent of the 1,782 respondents do not feel their politicians care about them enough. 56 per cent reported that they had ... Read More »

EU plan for military intervention against refugees, says Wikileaks

WikiLeaks, the secret information publisher, has released two classified EU documents, that outline the planned military intervention against refugee boats travelling from Libya to Italy. The more significant of the two documents was written by the combined military defence chiefs of the EU member states. And the plan was formally approved by representatives from all 28 countries, on 18 May ... Read More »

Is Nanotechnology ready for Commercailisation in the Muslim World?

Nanotechnology, a field that attracts billions of dollars of research funding and thousands of scientists and engineers, has been hailed as the technology of the 21st century. With its revolutionary approach to problem solving by challenging the limits of engineering at smaller than micro-level, it gives us access to a hitherto untapped resource, the building blocks of matter themselves. It ... Read More »

Task Force Essay: The Relationship between Science and Islam: Islamic Perspectives and Frameworks

1.0          Introduction In this paper I will deal with the question of science and religion, with reference to Islamic perspectives and frameworks.  The paper will be divided into five sections: introduction a critique of the Barbour(Barbour, 2000) typology a review of the discourse on science and Islam as presented by selected Muslim thinkers, and a characterization of their approaches the ... Read More »

Islamophobia grows louder in North Carolina: ‘Can we not kill them all?’

Tom Jones, a soft-spoken man with white hair and wearing a slate-gray jacket, held up a copy of The Terrorist Next Door by the conservative author Erick Stakelbeck in the private dining room of a seafood restaurant in Kernersville, North Carolina, on a recent Thursday evening. The presentation marked a coming-out of sorts for Jones, who had announced the event ... Read More »

Flying cars ‘set to launch in Dubai this summer’

DUBAI: Flying cars have long been the stuff of an imagined sci-fi future — but the technology is real and is set for launch in Dubai as early as July, it emerged on Monday. The city’s transport boss, speaking at the World Government Summit (WGS), played a video showing an autonomous aerial vehicle zooming through the skies above Dubai, saying ... Read More »

A study in education: How Muslim women are getting into the classroom

  Mahapatra attributes this upswing in the number of Muslim girls to the execution of the Right to Education. She equally credits the dedicated efforts of local NGOs such as the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) in enabling the community to claim their rights under the act. The other reason some of the government schools have a larger proportion of ... Read More »