Saudi Scholars: Forced marriages against Islam

Forced marriages are entirely against Islamic teachings, scholars told Makkah daily on Tuesday. The scholars said the United Nations has classified these types of unions to be a serious violation of human rights. Mohammed Al-Suhali, director of the Islamic studies center at Umm Al-Qura university and member of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), … Continue reading Saudi Scholars: Forced marriages against Islam

Forced conversion to Islam embarrasses Pakistan rulers

Pakistan hopes for the rapid resolution of a controversy over the conversion of a Hindu woman to Islam that has seized the Pakistani public were dashed on Monday, when the Supreme Court declined to decide the matter for at least three more weeks. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ruled that Rinkel Kumari, a 19-year-old Hindu … Continue reading Forced conversion to Islam embarrasses Pakistan rulers

How the fear of being criminalised has forced Muslims into silence

'As we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I tire of the negative stereotypes and constant suspicion and hostility that members of British Muslim communities have had to endure.' On 17 September 2001, George Bush paid a visit to the Islamic Centre of Washington. "The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam," … Continue reading How the fear of being criminalised has forced Muslims into silence