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The Muslim Times Promoting Secularism in Every Country of the World

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Europe and America’s Journey from Religious Bigotry to Pluralism, A Book Review

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Calgary school fined $26K for refusing to let Muslim students pray on campus

The National Post: A Calgary private school unlawfully discriminated against two Muslim students by refusing to allow them to pray on campus, says the province’s human rights tribunal. The Alberta…

5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson’s Faith

The Huffington Post  |  By Carol Kuruvilla Posted: 04/13/2015  Thomas Jefferson was a staunch supporter of religious liberty, but his quest to make sure church and state stayed separate in American…

Campaign For A ‘French Islam’ Reaches Out To Both Imams And Non-Muslim Government Leaders

Source: Huffington Post The Huffington Post  |  By Elizabeth Bryant Posted: 04/07/2015 1:33 pm EDT LYON, France (RNS) Sunlight slants across a classroom at the Catholic University of Lyon, where…

Tajikistan: No Hajj, No Hijab, and Shave Your Beard

In a Muslim-majority country, state control of religious expression tightens. Technically, freedom of religion is enshrined in the constitution of Tajikistan. But in reality, religious practice–at least for members of…

Canadian Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Supreme Court Preserves New York Ban On Worship Services In Schools

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Beef Ban in India Reaches Into Cages of Lions and Tigers

Source: New York Times MUMBAI, India — Palash, the largest tiger at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, still paces his cage for the hour leading up to dinner…

A Win for Secularism in Pakistan: Quaid’s Aug 11 speech to be included in school curriculum

Dawn: KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday decided to include Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s speech of Aug 11, 1947 in the curriculum of classes eight to 10. The decision to…

What Can Secularism Do for Pakistan?

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Commemorating the Lahore Resolution – No Mention of Islam

Source: Daily Times By Yasser Latif Hamdani The result is that instead of having an organic unity, we have an imposed one. The basics of the federation have not been…

The Muslim Times Applauding an Indian High Court Decision in Favor of Muslim Women

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is a public university, funded by the central government of India and is among the oldest central universities in India. It was established by Syed Ahmad Khan…

‘Thou shall not indulge in steaks’: Indian state to hand out 3-yr jail terms for beef sales

Source: RT The parliament of Haryana state in northern India has banned the slaughter of cows and sale of beef in a unanimous vote. The law imposes both a fine…

Islam: A Totalitarian Philosophy or One Teaching at a Time?

Epigraph Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you…

Being coy doesn’t change the reality of modern Pakistan: A corrupt, politically savage and broken society

By Robert Fisk, The Independent Pakistan wilfully became an Islamic Republic and allowed religious bigotry to overwhelm its population Living in the Middle East makes you particularly hateful of political…

How Different States In India Treat Beef Eating

Source: HuffPost India  |  By Anirvan Ghosh Posted: 03/03/2015  President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to a law that bans sale and possession of beef in Maharashtra, 19 years after…

How France Plans To Promote Dialogue With Its Growing Muslim Community

How France Plans To Promote Dialogue With Its Growing Muslim Community Source: Huffington Post  |  By SYLVIE CORBET Posted: 02/25/2015 10:45 am EST Updated: 02/25/2015 10:59 am EST PARIS (AP)…

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