Muslim hardliners protest against Miss World

2013-09-03 16:10

About 150 Islamic hardliners have protested in the Indonesian capital Jakarta against the Miss World beauty pageant, the latest outburst of anger about the contest in the Muslim-majority nation.

Islamic group calls for Miss World ban

2013-08-26 14:47

A respected Indonesian Islamic group has called on the government to cancel next month's Miss World pageant, saying women exposing skin in a competition violates Muslim teachings.


Ramadan begins worldwide

2013-07-10 10:48

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on June 9. See photos from the beginning of the prayer and fasting traditions which are observed by over a billion Muslims around the world.

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Muslim spouse entitled to pension

2012-03-14 12:51

A woman married under Islamic rites should be given a share of her partner's pension fund upon divorce, the Pension Funds Adjudicator has ruled.

Arabs to Davos: Invest in, don’t fear us

2012-01-27 15:29

Leaders of the Arab Spring have asked the global elite gathered in Davos for economic help, saying the rise of political Islam is not a threat to democracy.

Adulterers escape stoning

2009-10-05 15:30

An Iranian man and woman convicted of adultery and who faced death by stoning have been freed on appeal after spending six years behind bars.

Islamophobia is racism

2015-01-14 11:52

Islamphobia is the extremism that it claims to fight against.

The Muslim world is in crisis

2014-08-25 12:33

With the conflict between Israel and Palestine trending on everyone's Facebook news feed, a Muslim woman wonders what reactions to international affairs say about her people.

A Miss Muslim World pageant?

2013-09-19 00:00

Cue the pitchforks and moral outcries.

I’m Islamophobic

2012-08-30 13:45

For me it’s fear, not hatred, confesses Chris McEvoy .


SAfm fined for 'Islam connections'

2013-09-02 12:23

SAfm has been fined R20 000 for making an "unjustifiable connection with Islam" during two news bulletins, the BCCSA has said.


See pictures from around the world as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is observed.

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Zuma opens mosque

2012-10-04 14:22

President Jacob Zuma opened the Nizamiye Complex and Turkish Mosque in Johannesburg on Thursday. The mosque is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. See the pictures.

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Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam

2012-02-15 16:02

Sean Stone, the son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, has converted to Islam in Iran, where he is making a documentary.

Shi'ites 'a danger' to Islam

2009-11-10 17:41

A commander of an al-Qaeda-linked group has warned Islam's Sunnis that the Shi'ites and Iran pose a greater "danger" to their religion than Jews or Christians.

Malaysian model: No need for AI

2009-08-21 20:43

A Muslim model has brushed aside an appeal by Amnesty International to Malaysian authorities not to cane her, saying she is ready to face the penalty for drinking beer.

So a feminist walks into a mosque....

2014-10-29 11:41

A feminist walks into a mosque... I know this sounds like the start to a joke. As I am a self-identifying feminist, you can imagine my surprise when I was invited to a mosque.

A Miss Muslim World pageant?

2013-09-23 09:53

Cue the pitchforks and moral outcries.

'My daughter converted!'

2012-11-12 15:17

What if your child rejected your religion and converted to another one?

Illogical stances about Islam

2012-08-15 12:00

People who use religion as a weapon to foster hatred should be red-carded, writes Saffiya Ismail .

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