Zainab Ismail wanted to be a doctor, Raghda Ali was studying to be a nurse – then Isis destroyed Mosul. Three years on, can they start over?
Media coverage of Islam-related issues has changed dramatically since the beginning of the new millennium, both in quantity and quality. The events of September 11, 2001, thrust Islam into the global media forefront: not only did coverage of Islam drastically increase, particularly in news and entertainment media, but the way in which Islam was framed by the media changed as well.
Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults. And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success. Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.
The Quran doesn’t support the actions of terrorist groups both in the reasons for waging war and what it is appropriate to do when there is defensive justification for war.
Girls in Saudi Arabia will receive physical education lessons as part of the curriculum in public schools from next year, the country’s Education Ministry has announced.
Hundreds of men, women and children gathered near the Sendhang Gedhe natural pool in Pucung village, Central Java, Indonesia on Friday morning, bringing food such as rice, tofu, tempeh, fried eggs, rempeyek (peanut crackers) and salted fish in baskets.
ISIS is committing genocide and other international crimes against the Yazidi minority in Iraq and Syria, as determined by the latest report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic. According to the Commission, at least 3,200 Yazidi women and children remain in the hands of ISIS, and thousands of Yazidi men and boys are missing, meaning that “[t]he genocide of the Yazidis is ongoing.” The Commission’s report also underscores an important realization – that the logic, nature, and commission of genocide is highly gendered – and that legal, policy and humanitarian responses must take account of this reality.
Imam Hussain was an advocate for social justice. He stood against the Ummayad dynasty by refusing to legitimize their corrupt rule and withholding his allegiance to them. As a result, Yazid I, a despotic ruler, sent an army of 30,000 to obtain his allegiance or kill him. Imam Hussain stood by his principles of righteousness; therefore, along with his supporters of less than 100 in the land of Kerbala in October 680 AD, the 10th day of the Islamic New Year called Ashura, they were inhumanely martyred. Their women and children were taken as prisoners.