Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Rejecting allegations that she has links to the Islamic State and is not mentally sound, Hadiya said she wishes to “live and die as an Indian citizen”.
Sufi syncretic culture today in South Asia is overstated. While tolerance may have been an inherent trait, the Sufi institution has evolved in a manner that it may not be able to deliver on this count.
The BJP MP also said that there should be a bill to punish those who do not respect Vande Matram and the national flag.
In his book, ‘Islam is Good, Muslims Should Follow It’, Sanjiv Bhatla invokes the link between the present realities of Muslims and milestones in Islamic history.
Tortured, and denied a fair trial, Hamed Haydara landed on death row.
The only way we can confront him is by rebuilding our democracy into one which protects the likes of Afrazul and Akhlaq.
A short walk from the Tablighi Jama’at’s headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin basti is Sufi saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya’s tomb.
Why is it that everything is upside down, and all that happens in the name of religion is divisive, oppressive and morally repugnant?
Trump’s announcement has the potential of not only affecting the political ecology of a place where history is a matter of life and death, but could also cause a ripple effect much further afield.
An extract from ‘The Islamic Connection: South Asia and the Gulf’, edited by Christophe Jaffrelot and Laurence Louër.
The apex court wishes to ascertain her mental health and whether she had given free consent to her marriage.
Community leaders of Faisalabad have forbidden Ahmadis from taking part in electoral and parliamentary politics since 1974 when they were declared non-Muslims.
The widely scattered houses of the Palestinian town of Al-Auja dot the slopes on either side of Wadi Auja. Three or four Bedouin families live in each such tiny point.
While the potters comprise only Muslims, they deal primarily with Hindu wholesale dealers who truck away pots in bulk.
The politicisation of Islam has increased as Prime Minister Najib Razak’s ruling party seeks to appease more-fundamentalist elements to secure its large, rural Malay vote bank.
Two police cases and a raft of dodgy tweets are part of Anantkumar Hegde’s political legacy.
Muslims have made contributions in arts, sciences and public life, but as citizens and not specifically as members of a community.
Despite mass rallies by radical Muslims and the jailing of a Christian politician for blasphemy, Joko Widodo maintained that Indonesia practices pluralism.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz ordered the columnist’s suspension because giving individuals any of the 99 names of God is discouraged by the Sunni kingdom.
The gathering of almost 500 female religious scholars in Indonesia in the world’s first Female Clerics Congress shows Muslim women’s fight for equality.
Donald Trump avoided many of the missteps his critics feared, but he failed to acknowledge the presence of the country’s large Muslim population and its contribution to American society.
In this turbulent time, the Kashmiri society and the Indian state need to form a mutually interdependent and harmonising communion rather than a confronting polarity.
Religion has evolved with Homo sapiens. It will likely fade away with further evolution when we have better regulation of our emotions and more refined ways of handling stress.
Purnama’s two-year harsh imprisonment prompts warnings of Islam creeping into the politics and judiciary of the secular nation.
The long-held view that women need protection from the outside world, where their respectability is endangered is changing, as women take on greater responsibilities and activities.
Anies Baswedan won the race for Jakarta governor after a highly polarising campaign indicating the politics of religion is becoming a potent force.
In conversation with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy on Islam, the hijab, human rights and sex.
An excerpt from Rahul Sankrityayan’s Tumhari Kshay, on why he thinks people must put humanity above religion.
Four others were wounded during the attack on Sunday morning at the shrine on the edge of Sargodha, a remote town in the Punjab region.
Muslim students visiting an Oklahoma lawmaker’s office in the state capitol were required to fill out a form that asked if they beat their wives and other questions that offended them, an Islamic advocacy group said.
Rereading Allama Iqbal’s ‘Naya Shivala’ at Shivaratri, one is struck by the poet’s philosophical insights.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam.
Pakistan’s rich visual and poetic culture is expressed every day on walls, rickshaws and buses. As the country struggles to offer solace to its people, they carry its narratives and emotions.
A growing number of Rohingya girls are becoming victims of human traffickers, who sell them to Rohingya men as child brides in neighbouring Malaysia.
For years its half a million Muslims have resorted to praying in hundreds of makeshift sites, in crowded basements or dark warehouses targeted by racist attackers.
Religious radicalism is an offspring of deprivation, alienation and despair by people who find options for improving their lives increasingly difficult to come by.
Morocco’s recent burqa ban highlights tensions between radical Salafists and a moderate Islamic government that has taken steps to further women’s rights.
Aamir Liaquat Hussain, whose program airs on Bol TV accused liberal activists and others of blasphemy putting their lives at risk.