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How video games perpetuate Muslim stereotypes

From Nicole Lee on engadget; “We are often just reduced to four or five stereotypes,” said Dr. Romana Ramzan, a game design lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. “It’s usually summed up by the clothes we wear. So if you’re a woman, you wear a hijab […] If you’re a man, you have a beard [...]

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Why has Allah banned gambling

Games of chance and intoxicants are banned in Islam, but why? Verses 2:129 and 5:90 and 91 are quoted to show that the Holy Quran gives a balanced view of the reasons for forbidding intoxicants and games of chance – both have some good but their harm is greater than the good they do. In the UK while Weatherspoons, a company that operates [...]

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