Your world: The news this week

17/09 Saudi Arabia arrests dozens of senior sheikhs Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of prominent religious figures, intellectuals and activists this week as “a coordinated crackdown on dissent”. The arrests were made as activists online called for protests against the government after Friday prayers, which did not materialise, following a heavy security presence. “In recent years, we cannot recall a week in which so many … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Materialism is an identity crisis

By Aisha Mohsin “Materialism is an identity crisis” How intelligently does Mr. Bryant McGill put the whole idea into perspective? Before we discuss why materialism is an identity crisis, we must ponder over what identity actually means and what are the factors leading to its crisis. What is Identity?  Identity is defined as “a sense of self” or “the distinguishing character/personality of an individual”. We … Continue reading Materialism is an identity crisis

Your world: The news this week

10/09/2017 Persecution of Rohingya Muslims continues Almost 300,000 Rohingya have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh, according to the UN, since renewed violence between state security forces and the minority group began more than two weeks ago. Myanmar’s Nobel Peace Prize winning Aung San Suu Kyi is facing intense scrutiny over her response to the plight of her nation’s Rohingya population. Suu Kyi once again this week … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Your world: The news this week

Barcelona mourns terrorist attack Hundreds of thousands of people marched in protest of the terror attack that killed 15 civilians in central Barcelona last week. The march was attended by Spanish King Felipe IV and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The 17 August attack – which saw a van deliberately driven into people on the Las Ramblas boulevard – was claimed by the so-called Islamic State … Continue reading Your world: The news this week

Why are British women turning to Islam?

A Muslimah writes Wife beating, discrimination, imprisonment, inferior, seclusion from society, subjugation, enslaved to men, second-class citizen. Put these words together and the title “Islam and women” would probably come to the minds of many. So when in 2011 the multi-faith organisation, Faith Matters published the findings of its report that of the 100,000 British converts to Islam that live in the UK, almost two … Continue reading Why are British women turning to Islam?