"Can you only wear black?" and other questions Muslim women get asked about modest wear

2018-03-01 17:29

The niqab, burka and abaya – we fill you in on the intimate world of Islamic attire.

Saudi woman in miniskirt video arrested after public outcry

2017-07-18 20:56

Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested a young woman who wore a miniskirt in public and who had posted the video online, sparking an outcry.

Jakarta's Christian governor jailed for two years for blasphemy

2017-05-09 23:10

Jakarta's Christian governor will spend two years in jail after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance.

Sometimes, wearing hijab can be tricky

2016-10-24 10:10

Zeenat Mowzer shares the challenges of following the Islamic dress code as a fashion-conscious Muslim woman in a modern society.

Thriving Islamic bond market can benefit Africa - S&P

2016-09-09 17:55

Developing the Islamic bond market in sub-Saharan Africa can benefit the region's funding requirements, says S&P Global Ratings.

Pakistani parents arrested for refusing polio vaccination

2015-03-04 12:15

Pakistan reported 306 polio cases last year, but many parents refuse to allow their children to be vaccinated against the disease.

Islamophobia is racism

2015-01-14 11:52

Islamphobia is the extremism that it claims to fight against.

Are oral sex and foreplay allowed in Islam?

2014-11-20 10:44

A former professor at the al-Imam University in Saudi Arabia, sheikh `Abd al-Wahhâb al-Turayrî, takes a look at Islam's rules regarding oral sex and foreplay.

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.

Women drivers plan mass protest

2013-10-25 10:43

It's been two years since women in Saudi Arabia protested against a female driving ban and on October 26, Saudi women will once take to the kingdom's roads and this time they have garnered massive support!

 

Lessons from the Hajj on the purpouse of life

2017-09-05 13:20

All Muslims are required to perform Hajj once in their life, if health and finances permit this. It is not only the largest annual gathering of Muslims, but the largest pilgrimage in the world, writes Mohamed Saeed.

Trump to give speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia

2017-05-16 18:36

US President Donald Trump will give a major speech on the Islamic faith during his upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia.

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Muslims angered by proposed Hajj visa fee implementation

2016-10-16 09:01

Anger among South Africa's Muslim community is mounting following a proposed Hajj and Umrah visa fee implementation by Saudi Arabian authorities.

How I feel as a Muslim after the attacks in Paris

2015-11-17 12:37

Muslims are under threat and Saffiya Ismail has had enough with being labelled a terrorist.

Blood and organ donation: What does Islamic law say?

2015-01-20 16:06

Islamic law considers violation of the human body to be sinful. We take a look at what this means regarding blood and organ donation.

Premarital sex in Islam

2014-12-11 14:11

What are the rules regarding premarital sex in Islam and how are children born out of wedlock affected?

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.

Sudanese woman who faced death over faith heads to US

2014-08-01 15:05

Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith while facing death is on her way to a new home in the US.

A Miss Muslim World pageant?

2013-09-19 00:00

Cue the pitchforks and moral outcries.

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