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Ten years ago protesters surged onto Egypt’s streets, emboldened by the success of Tunisia’s Arab Spring uprising. Some young activists formed the Revolution Youth Coalition to draw together the uprising’s disparate strands and give the protesters occupying Cairo’s ...
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Influential Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah-Yazdi, an ultraconservative figure close to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died in Tehran on Friday 1st January 2021. The 85-year-old was under medical care and hospitalized days earlier due to a ...
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I was raised in a Christian environment, but from about the age of 7 or 8 I openly refused to accept the idea that God and Christ were one in the same–nor did I accept the trinity. There ...
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This year was indelibly marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought death, disease, and economic hardship to the whole world. However, it also led to rapid advances in science, as well as long-ranging changes in every facet of ...
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The world has welcomed the new year with varying degrees of optimism or pessimism. The past year was testing to everyone on the planet. The virus was in full action, haunting the people everywhere and challenging the scholars ...
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Ten years ago, a fruit seller set himself ablaze in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid after an altercation with a policewoman about where he had put his cart. Word of Mohammed Bouazizi’s fatal act of defiance ...
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The creator of an animated film on blasphemy in Pakistan is hoping it will prompt discussion on tolerance at a time that rights advocates say hate speech on social media is increasingly triggering violence. The short film “Swipe” ...
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This is something that is very personal and important to me. I hope that you will learn and benefit from it. Let me begin by saying “Bismillah”. When I first started University I had met another Muslim brother. ...
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Written just decades after the birth of Islam, a rare fragment from a seventh-century Qur’an recently fetched almost 1 million pounds. A preserved fragment like this is a rare find, and it is believed to be from the ...
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A historic meeting between Israel’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has sent a strong signal to allies and enemies alike that the two countries remain deeply committed to containing their common foe Iran. Last Sunday’s covert ...
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