Education of Muslim women is limited by economic conditions, not religion — PEW Research Center

Muslim societies have sometimes faced criticism for failing to adequately educate women. Boko Haram’s kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria and the Taliban’s attack on Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzaihave contributed to this perception, raising the question of whether Islam itself hampers women’s education. But a new analysis of Pew Research Center data on educational attainment…

“Integration in Germany, Finally growing up” — In Qantara de article Aladin El-Mafaalani takes a closer look at what has changed

Click to read in German language: Integration in Deutschland, Das Einwanderungsland wird erwachsen ***** Attitudes and approaches to integration in Germany have changed a lot over the past 20 years. During this period, Germany has gone from a denial that it is a country of immigration to a concerted effort to improve integration. Aladin El-Mafaalani…

Averroes – The Islamic Scholar Who Gave the West Modern Philosophy — By Robert Pasnau

By Robert Pasnau Although Thomas Aquinas and later philosophers owed Averroës a major intellectual debt, they also fiercely criticized his writings.The depiction above of the Islamic philosopher is a detail from the Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas in Santa Maria Novella, Florence. In the fourteenth-century fresco, Andrea di Bonaiuto placed Averroës with the heretics Sabellius and Arius in the…

Jonathan Lyons, and Bernard Lewis in a Rare Webcast Appearance with the late Mohammed Arkoun,Speak on Islam and the West – Simerg com

by Posted by Malik Merchant, Editor To watch videos click here Simerg com and watch at source ***** “ISLAM THROUGH WESTERN EYES” BY JONATHAN LYONS Jonathan Lyons, who spent twenty years as a foreign correspondent and editor for Reuters, much of it in the Islamic world, addresses the issues of Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam…

Democracy in the scope of religions – by Radwan Masmoudi on Reset Doc org

(This article summarizes a paper presented by Radwan Masmoudi, President of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, at the International Conference on “Religion and Democracy in Europe and the Arab world” organized on 29-30 November 2012, at the Lebanese American University – Byblos- Lebanon.) Forty or fifty years ago, most thinkers and…

Islamic Law and Ethics: ”We Are Calling for a New Interpretation of the Koran” – Qantara de Interview with deputy director of the Research Centre for Islamic Legislation and Ethics

A new research centre in Qatar seeks to focus more attention on the ethical dimension of Islam. The founders of the centre and its director, Tariq Ramadan, are calling for a new interpretation of the Koran in order to advance a contemporary Islamic understanding of matters such as environmental ethics and gender issues. Christoph Dreyer…

Royal Launch for 1001 Inventions Abu Dhabi – 1001 Inventions News

The latest 1001 Inventions exhibition, and the first designed specifically for a Middle East audience, enjoyed a glamorous Royal launch in the UAE’s capital today. The free educational showcase, which was recently crowned the world’s “Best Touring Exhibition”, opened its doors to the public at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where it will reside from 19th…

Interview with architect Maryam Eskandari (Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT) on “Sacred Space: Islamic Architecture 2.0”

Maryam Eskandari, an architect at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT, currently has a traveling exhibit on American Mosques. Her exhibit, Sacred Space: (Re) Constructing the Place of Gender in the Space of Religion is touring the nation.  ILLUME recently conducted an exclusive interview with Maryam to get her views…

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) News and video

The World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) started in earnest in 2005 at its inaugural session in Kuala Lumpur. It is arguably the first Forum of its kind to introduce a business agenda not only for Muslim countries and Muslim communities worldwide, but for the global business community at large that are interested to invest and…

NanoWisdoms Suggested Reading: His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1970 University of Sind Convocation Address (Hyderabad, Pakistan) (via Ismailimail)

Twice a month NanoWisdoms’ Suggested Readings series highlights an important selection from our Archive of Imamat speeches, interviews and writings. This week’s selection is His Highness the Aga Khan’s 1970 University of Sind Convocation Address (Hyderabad, Pakistan). In this prescient speech, the Aga Khan explains how the Muslim concept of statehood was broken after the…

Delhi India: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture presents the play “Life & Works of Mirza Ghalib” & a photography exhibition

Place : Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre ( IIC ), 40 Max Muller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003   Venue Info : Events | About | Map | Nearest Metro Station – ‘Khan Market’ Area : Lodhi Road Area Events   Source: Delhi Events com     Celebrating the legacy of Mirza Ghalib – By Madhur Tankha in Hindu com NEW DELHI: To…