Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim student organizations are rarities at most colleges and universities. An expert delves into why.
As Islamic geometric patterns and arabesque designs have migrated globally, they’ve been adapted, and may not even be recognized as bearing the influence of Islamic societies.
Many young Indonesian Muslim women turn to Muslim self-help books to get ready to take on the roles as ‘pious and good’ wives.
Disabled single mother Shakira Hussein reflects on her secret weapon against adversity. Adalya, her ‘excessively mature’ daughter, appointed herself her mother’s carer and fierce protector from age 9.
My ongoing research has shown the influences of the two institutions are dwindling, especially in urban settings.
Young Muslim activists in Indonesia turn to faith to undertake the sacred task of protecting the natural world. This echoes the growing popularity of ‘green Islam’ as an important global youth agenda.
Two Afghan women scholars write about how Afghan women’s groups have been fighting for human rights, both now and historically.
Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organization, initiating a reform movement, which it is calling ‘Humanitarian Islam.’
With the Taliban again in power in Afghanistan, minorities like the Hazara may have the most to lose.
Deobandi Islam, the religious school that the Taliban draw their ideology from, was set up in 19th century India to educate Muslim youth.
Existing racism and implicit bias in Canadian media downplayed the terrorist attack by a white accused while exaggerating and staying silent on the reasons behind a hit-and-run by Muslim teens.
People often decry words and call for action after tragic events. But words are action and they’re fundamental to Canadian democracy.
Four members of a Muslim family out for a walk were killed in what police say was a hate crime. A researcher on Islamophobia in Canada says it’s not just fringe groups that hold anti-Muslim views.
Group visits and food are prohibited, and visitors must sit in designated chairs apart from their loved ones. Celebrating holidays in detention didn’t used to be like this.
Comparisons between Begum’s Islamic garb and her new wardrobe suggest that Muslim women’s “liberation” depends on westernisation.
Complaints against BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour over an interview about female leadership in Islam have revealed how complex the issue is
Pupils who aren’t exposed to different perspectives won’t be equipped to participate in and contribute to a democratic society.
The idea that western values are ‘Judeo-Christian’ has been co-opted by the radical right to advance their anti-Islamic agenda.
The return of Masyumi appears to mark just another manifestation of the notorious fragmentation of Islamic politics in Indonesia
The outrage over the teen film ‘Cuties’ diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.