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Do Muslim women need saving?

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 problem of [...]

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Ramadan in the Jungle

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.

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Guilt by Association

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 by people from [...]

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Crash Course: History of Early Islam

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, the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and [...]

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The Power of Nature

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 it came.

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Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was a Sufi

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 following the true message [...]

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Documentary – The Berlin Mosque

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 when most of the surrounding buildings [...]

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Palestine in 1896

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.

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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 by the British press, highlights an unsettling trend in the media — using language that characterizes Muslims as violent and unusual — a trend that, as he shows, has a long history and he asks us to change.

We have set the video above to start playing at 2 minutes and 7 seconds, as this is when Professor McEnery begins his speech on the above topic.

Where is the “Muslim World”? A Speech on Media Bias

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 by the British press, [...]

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