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Shariat Courts Have No Legal Sanction: Indian Supreme Court

Source: NDTV The Supreme Court today ruled that Shariat courts have no legal sanction and no one is bound to accept a fatwa or diktat pronounced by them.The court decided…

Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim’s death penalty was overturned by an…

Even a smile is a voluntary charity

Epigraph: And We are gradually revealing of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers; but it only adds to the loss of the wrongdoers.…

Examining Both Sides: Freedom of Speech and Its Limitations?

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

Ahmadi Muslims Debate Sharia Law with One Law for All (Maryam Namazie) at UCL

On Thursday the 8th of December 2011, University College London Union Atheist Secularist and Humanist Society (UCLU ASHS) hosted a debate, the motion of which was “Sharia Law Negates Human…

Whose Sharia Is It?

Huff Post: by Kecia Ali — Whose sharia is this? It is certainly not mine. I cannot believe that it is God’s. It has been a lousy month for Islamic…

11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

The Huffington Post  | By Yasmine Hafiz Some states take their religious services very seriously. Breaking these laws could send you straight from the chapel to the cooler for something as…

Sudanese ‘apostasy’ woman sentenced to death: Meriam Yahya Ibrahim gives birth in prison

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ after marrying a Christian man has given birth in prison. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim gave birth to a girl in the early…

An Open Letter to Bill Maher From a Muslim American

The problem isn’t Islam. It’s your movement to demonize Islam in the liberal left. Source: Time By Rabia Chaudry, She is an attorney and the founder and president of the Safe Nation…

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,…

Of Aisha’s age at marriage

Source: Dawn.com Written by Nilofar Ahmed It is said that Hazrat Aisha was six years old when her nikah was performed with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Makkah, and nine years…

eDigest: Lessons from Tunisia for Secularism

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…

Lessons from Tunisia for Secularism

Source: The Nation By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid As Pakistan mulls over rewinding the clock back a millennia-and-a-half by imposing Sharia under the Taliban gun, Tunisia is celebrating arguably the most…

The Quran of Pacifists and the Quran of Warmongers

Huff Post: by Akbar Ganji – Iranian journalist and human rights activist Shiites believe that this year the birthday of Prophet Muhammad falls on January 19, while the Sunnis believe that…

Muslims are not betraying Islam in embracing liberal democracy

By Mustafa Akyol theguardian.com, Monday 12 December 2011 05.12 EST Jump to comments (395) It is far better to propose Islam than impose it, for if there is no liberty there can…

Shariah and Constitution: A Personal Journey

Source: Muslim Sunrise, Winter 2013 volume By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times After my training of six years to be a physician, as a lung and…

Inheritance in Islam

Dr. Lutf ur Rehman, Nashville, TN After the death of a person, his belongings are left as his estate, which is passed on to his surviving family members in some way.…

The Muslim Sunrise Publishes a Landmark Volume on Sharia

Editorial by Falah Shams: The word “Sharia” has recently made its way into Webster’s dictionary. The dictionary entry reads as follows: sha·ria noun, often capitalized: the religious laws based on the Koran that…

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