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Al-Azhar Stands For Moderation of Thought

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

AL-AZHAR is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in the Islamic world with over half a million students and 15,000 staff.

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Why Erdogan Called For Updating Islam

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

Public remarks by Turkey’s powerful President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have often raised eyebrows in the West in recent years. However, in a March 8 speech on International Women's Day, Erdogan broke this pattern and said something that could only be music to liberal ears.

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Redefining Islam for the 21st Century

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

When I last logged into Facebook, I was delighted to see a surge of posters featuring a Muslim woman with the tagline "Occupy the mosque".

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Does Erdogan Intend To Open The Doors Of Ijtihad?

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments in a speech on March 8 about the need to “adapt” Islam are continuing to stir debates in conservative circles in Turkey, though they did not receive the attention deserved from more secular groups.

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Lessons from Iraq

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

The ‘shock and awe’ campaign that began with the US and UK’s illegal invasion of Iraq may have ended many years ago, but Iraqis who bore the brunt of this aggression are still in a state of invisible shock.

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The Ever-Expanding War on Terror

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

In an effort to further tighten the screws on North Korea in what is likely to be another failed U.S.

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God Is Greatest Mathematician

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

The distinguished mathematician, Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, who once visited Mumbai, said that God was a mathematician.

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Why Islam and Muslims Need a Fair Media

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

In an ideal world, journalism is a profession of incredible integrity. Good journalists are amongst the most dexterous and skilled people in the world—and also the most respected.

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Media Muffling In Bangladesh

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

Little did the Bangladeshi journalist, Abdul Latif Morol, know that writing about a dead goat on Facebook would land him in jail. Last year, Morol, a local journalist from Khulna, over 200 kilometres south of Dhaka, posted, “Goat given by state minister in the morning dies in the evening.”

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The Future of Ancient Sites in the Middle East

posted by newageislam 6 months ago

The meeting last week of the world heritage committee of UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural body, in the steely corridors of the Bonn world conference centre in Germany, was less celebratory than usual.

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