People think hijab sexualises young girls because of the Muslim community

Aisha Hasan Last week UK education watchdog Ofsted announced that it would be questioning Muslim girls in primary schools who wear the hijab, prompting outrage amongst the Muslim community. The reason for this unwarranted, invasive, intrusive questioning: the decision to wear hijab may have been forced on young girls, causing them to be sexualised at an early age. In recent days, the Muslim community in … Continue reading People think hijab sexualises young girls because of the Muslim community

Idolising Imams – An interview with Dr Shadee Elmasry

Nur Sevencan interviews Dr Shadee Al-Masry, the┬áDirector of Religious Programming at New Brunswick Islamic Center and founder of Safina Society, on the celebratisation of scholars in the Muslim community, and how we can ensure that we benefit from learned individuals, without placing them on a pedestal. 1) The issue of celebrity imams and how the public should not idolise them is often discussed within the … Continue reading Idolising Imams – An interview with Dr Shadee Elmasry

The Saudi Arabia crisis explained

The last week has been baffling for anyone reading the headlines on Saudi Arabia. In an unprecedented shake up, over 50 princes, former ministers and millionaires have been placed under house arrest in the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh on charges of corruption, several officials have been sacked, and prominent political figures have also been killed, allegedly by the Saudi government. Up to 500 people have also … Continue reading The Saudi Arabia crisis explained

My liberal MSA caused me to doubt Islam

A Muslimah writes I am a Muslim woman and attend one of the most liberal universities in the West. Coming to college caused me doubt to Islam in many ways and, like many of us at American universities, I often found myself confused and frustrated in the liberal space I was in. Upon entering this school, I was first introduced to what it meant to … Continue reading My liberal MSA caused me to doubt Islam

Your world: The news this week

29/10 Millions face starvation in the Congo The head of the UN food agency has appealed for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-wracked DR Congo province of Kasai, where more than three million people were now at risk of starvation. David Beasey warned that hundreds of thousands of children could die in the coming months if aid was not delivered. Violence flared … Continue reading Your world: The news this week