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

To Palestine & back: Tourism will not save Al-Aqsa

By Afsheen Mehmood This summer I was blessed with the opportunity to visit and pray in Masjid Al Aqsa, the third holiest site in Islam. To say that I was anxious about this trip would have been an understatement. For years I had thought that given the political troubles in the region, visiting Masjid Al Aqsa would be completely out of the question. In addition, … Continue reading To Palestine & back: Tourism will not save Al-Aqsa

The Day of ‘Arafah: a to-do list

By Iman Amin On the day of ‘Arafah; The 2nd day of Hajj, the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, pilgrims stand on the plain of ‘Arafah to pray. It is also the day our religion was perfected for us, as Umar (ra) narrated that the following verse from Surah al Maa’idah was revealed on this day: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed … Continue reading The Day of ‘Arafah: a to-do list

It’s not controversial – Muslim social events should be segregated

A Muslimah writes As wedding season comes to a close, many young Muslims will be scrolling through the photos from occasions of their friends and family members who tied the knot, also dreaming of their big day. But one thing that Muslim millenials seem not to be considering when it comes to social events, be it marriage related or otherwise, is whether such events should … Continue reading It’s not controversial – Muslim social events should be segregated

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