Can a woman pray beside a man? Read the article on such issues which confronted north American Muslims at Dawn com under ‘The Washington Diary’ by Anwar Iqbal

 Muslims in North America often have to confront issues that those in the Islamic world do not, such as: Can a woman pray beside a man? John L. Esposito, director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Georgetown University, however, links this to a general debate over the role of an individual Muslim in…

Coinage of the Fatimids – Institute of Ismaili Studies

  “Coins and the discipline of numismatics which deals with them, lie at the crossroads of so many historical, cultural and artistic concerns that hardly anyone studying a traditional civilization or an earlier period of history has been able to avoid handling or dealing with these thousands of small gold, silver or copper objects. Economic…

Boon to Global Shipping: Melting of Arctic Ice Opening up New Routes to Asia

Source: Spiegel International ***** By Christoph Seidler and Gerald Traufetter DPA A Canadian ship breaking through Arctic ice last year. The decline in the amount of ice floating on the Arctic Ocean is clearing the way for new shipping routes to Asia. Traffic was already brisk this summer. New ships are being designed to cope with…