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Pakistan Supreme Court Seeking Secularism to End Sectarianism

Pakistan Today: Justice Qazi Faiz Essa says govt will have to go back to original Constitution to abolish sectarianism Objectives Resolution not part of Constitution: Supreme Court The Supreme Court…

The Muslim Times Continued Pursuit for 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…

Why religion will dominate the 21st century

Source: The Week By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, who is a writer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His writing has appeared at Forbes, The Atlantic, First Things, Commentary Magazine,…

Secular Pakistan

Daily Times: How does one go about making Pakistan a secular state? It does not require a revolution as much it does an evolution. The fundamental rights of citizens must…

Is Islam compatible with liberal democracy? And can Muslims live in a pluralistic society

Review of Religions: Islam, Democracy, and Khilafat: A Response to The Economist Nakasha Ahmad – USA, Shehzad Ahmad – UK Is Islam compatible with liberal democracy? Can Sharia law be…

Poll: Republicans want religious system in U.S

World Bulletin / News Desk A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans…

Supreme Court ponders over whether Pakistan can be declared a secular state

Source: The Tribune Express ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court judges on Monday debated the mechanism that would be needed to declare Pakistan a secular state. Hearing constitutional petitions against the 18th and 21st…

British Politicians Woo ‘Muslim Vote’ With Pledges

Source: The Clarion Project By Soeren Kern; April 30, 2015 British Politicians Woo ‘Muslim Vote’ With Pledges British Muslims — who voted overwhelmingly for Labour in the 2010 general election —…

Shariah is nothing to be scared of

Source: Patheos By Saima Sheikh Recently, Texas legislature heard two House bills, HB 562 and HB 670. HB 562 deals with family code and prohibits foreign laws relating to marriage,…

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslims believe in democratic process

Muslims believe that religion should not be the business of state. Source: walesonline.co.uk Members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Association condemn the recent negative propaganda in Cardiff with regards to Muslims exercising their…

The best (and worst) countries for religious freedom

Brazil leads the world in religious freedom, finds Pew study Among the 26 most populous countries, Brazil has the highest levels of religious freedom, higher, in fact, than the United States,…

Promoting Islam as Religion and Secularism as Politics in France

Epigraph: He (Allah) it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad), with guidance and the Religion of truth, that He may make it prevail over all other religions. And sufficient is Allah as…

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…

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