https://youtu.be/uYAM7gMEd1g In recent years Abu-Lughod has struggled to reconcile the popular image of women victimized by Islam with the complex women she has known through her research in various communities in the Muslim world. Here, she renders that divide vivid by presenting detailed vignettes of the lives of ordinary Muslim women, and showing that the … Continue reading Do Muslim women need saving?
https://youtu.be/bRQuOel-p0A Migrants in “the Jungle” in Calais have built a makeshift mosque so that they could observe Islamic customs in the camp. Channel 4 reporter, Fatima Manji found Muslims doing their best to mark the holy month of Ramadan under tough conditions.
http://youtu.be/iYyN1I5IF8E Should Muslims personally apologise for the random actions of other people just because they say they are Muslims? Of course not. We have talked about this before, but now filmmaker Abdelkarim El-Fassi has taken things a step further in a new short video in which he makes young children apologise for terrorist attacks committed … Continue reading Guilt by Association
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcbfxtdoI8 This is an interesting video I stumbled upon on Youtube. In just ten minutes (hence the name Crash Course) the host John Green tries to teach you the history of Islam, including the revelation of the Qu'ran to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the five pillars of Islam, how the Islamic empire got its start, … Continue reading Crash Course: History of Early Islam
http://youtu.be/FGVap5ogDgs The video above shows the stunning power of nature as intense winds actually force the water to push back up a waterfall in the Derbyshire Peak District in the UK. Hikers stumbled upon this rare phenomenon as the high winds forced the 30m waterfall to push back up and into the river from where … Continue reading The Power of Nature
Javed Ghamidi is a well-known Pakistani Muslim theologian, Quranic scholar and exegete, and educationist. In the above video (in Urdu) he explains that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a Sufi and did not claim to be a Prophet, as he is accused of. He also briefly expressed that it is the Lahori Ahmadis' who are … Continue reading Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a Sufi
http://vimeo.com/87086321 The Berlin Mosque, run and maintained by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, is the oldest Mosque in Germany which is still in use today. Hundreds of people from around the World visit the historic listed Mosque every week to learn about Islam as well as its architecture and how it survived during World War Two … Continue reading Documentary – The Berlin Mosque
http://youtu.be/1vaIK8wlAl0 The above is an interesting film released by Lumier Bros. on Youtube which depicts life in Palestine for its people in 1896. The footage shows a time when Palestinians of all faiths lived and worked side by side in harmony.
http://youtu.be/nRz6PBDHJqc?t=2m7s How are Muslims and Islam talked about in the UK press? This is the question linguist Professor Tony McEnery wanted to answer. His team looked at the usage of the phrase 'Muslim World', and Mr McEnery argues that this phrase, which was used 11,000 times in articles discussing Islam written from 1998 to 2009 … Continue reading Where is the “Muslim World”? A Speech on Media Bias
Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Thomas Friedman on the morality of America's global role. Is the US a force for good in the world?
Haroon Moghul is a Fellow in the National Security Studies Program at New America Foundation. He's also a Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University's Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, where he focuses on Islamic thought in colonial India. Haroon is the Fellow in Muslim Politics and Societies at the Center on National … Continue reading What the Western World Can Learn from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)