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Muslims in China province say they are banned from fasting during Ramadan

Chinese Muslims in the Western region of Xinjiang are distressed because they are banned from fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Xinjiang is home to the mostly Muslim Uighur…

Video: History of Capital Punishment in the West

Epigraph: O ye who believe! equitable retaliation in the matter of the slain is prescribed for you: the free man for the free man, and the slave for the slave, and the female for…

Islam and Apostasy: Show Who’s Boss

Source: The Economist A death sentence issued by a Sudanese court has stirred up controversy THE Koran is categorical. “There is no compulsion in religion,” it says (in the 256th…

No Place for ‘Honour Killing’ in Islam -Ahmadiyya Muslim Point of View

PR News Wire: The gruesome murder of 25-year old pregnant Farzana Parveen on 27th May in Pakistan, by some 20 of her own close relations, including her two brothers and…

Myanmar lawmakers to debate law curbing religious conversions

(Reuters) - Myanmar began a parliamentary session on Wednesday that will see lawmakers debate the first of four proposed laws that aim to protect the country’s majority Buddhist identity by regulating religious…

CII vs Islam: Does the quran really permit child marriage?‏

By Ro Waseem One of the biggest misconceptions about Islam is that it permits child marriage, and is therefore looked down upon as medieval, oppressive and illogical by non-Muslims. Shockingly,…

Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Cii News | 24 January 2013 Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at…

Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Cii News | 24 January 2013 Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at…

Moral implications of ‘values charter’ not limited to Quebec

Discussion of the Parti Québécois’ “Charter of Quebec Values” has until now been conducted rather on the same lines as discussion of a third referendum: as a theoretical possibility, but…

Judge strikes down part of Utah polygamy law

By Bill Mears, CNN Supreme Court Producer updated 5:43 PM EST, Sat December 14, 2013 (CNN) – A federal judge in Utah has struck down part of that state’s law banning polygamy,…

A Must Read Book: Freedom of Speech in War Times

The Muslim Times’ Editor’s comment: To tackle blasphemy laws in the so called Muslim Countries, one needs to first grasp the history of these laws and freedom of speech, in…

Serial killer Joseph Franklin executed after hours of delay

(CNN) – White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, the Missouri Department of Public Safety…

Freedom of Speech: A Core Islamic Value!

Epigraph: And if you are in doubt as to what We (Allah) have sent down to Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers…

Quebec reveals religious symbols to be banned from public sector

The Globe and Mail: Quebec’s minority government has laid out a plan to crack down on religious accommodation in the province, including a ban on religious symbols that forbids public…

Encounters of the Dark Kind

Source: Daily Star Op Ed By Syed Badrul Ahsan Let us talk about Razakars today. And we need to do that because of all the nonsense Chowdhury Mueen Uddin has lately…

War trial: 90 years for Ghulam Azam

Source: Daily Star Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam has been handed 90-year jail for his role in the murder and genocide of the independence-seeking people of the land who were…

Polish parliament votes to uphold kosher slaughter ban

Polish Jewish community leaders: Decision harms Jews, Muslims. The Jerusalem Post: The Polish parliament voted on Friday to uphold a ban on Kosher slaughter in the country. A government sponsored…

Op Ed: The Culture of Confrontational Politics in Bangladesh

By Rahim M. Quazi A complex array of hurdles, compounded by political instability, is posing a formidable hurdle to Bangladesh’s achieving economic prosperity. The post-independence political frontier in the South…

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