Muslim Women Redefine Feminism — Al-Monitor com

Women watch a whirling dervish perform a traditional dance on the famous Al-Moez Street, considered the largest open museum of historical Islamic monuments in Egypt, in Cairo, March 16, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)   More and more Muslim women have recently been making their voices heard, demanding more rights and putting forward a new…

Videos on New York Metropolitan Museum re-opening after eignt years of new setting the collection of Islamic art

It was eight years in the making. Now, New York’s Metropolitan Museum is re-opening its enormous collection of Islamic art in a grand new setting. The objects span nearly thirteen centuries and many cultures – and include items ranging from paintings to architectural works to medieval Korans VOA Video   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-WrIsqQ4XU&feature=player_embedded   ***** Curators and…

New ‘religious freedom’ office raises questions – CBC News Text and Audio

Office could be based on American model, critics warn of potential backlash Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with His Highness the Aga Khan in Paris on September 2. The Foreign Affairs Department says they met to discuss combating religious intolerance and Canada’s creation of an office of religious freedom. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird…

A New Video Series launched on 100 Questions About Islam – British Council Org

BRITISH COUNCIL, UNITED NATIONS ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS AND TOP US UNIVERSITIES RELEASE VIDEO SERIES 100 QUESTIONS ABOUT ISLAM Washington; New York; Columbia, MO (August 2, 2011) – A new video series launched today provides commentary and insight on current perceptions of Islam and Muslim cultures and the challenges faced in fostering cross-cultural dialogue between Muslim…

Universality of Islam: Myth vs reality – Dr Manzoor H Khatana

Source: Pakistan Observer ***** Dr Manzoor H Khatana Hardly any Muslim, regardless of his or her persuasion, would disagree with the five basic tenets of Islam: Testimony of Faith (Al Shahadah), Prayer (Al Salah), Fasting (Al Siyam), Almsgiving (Al Zakat), and the Pilgrimage (Al Hajj). If a person practices these five principles, irrespective to his…