By Yasser Latif Hamdani
Late last week I attended a packed show of “My Name Is Khan” in Lahore’s DHA Cinema and while I went through all the emotions the film maker wanted to evoke, I found the film entirely misplaced and misdirected. The film itself was well made 70 percent of the way. It began to go downhill from the time our hero returned to Georgia to find it stuck in the Civil War era and by the time President Elect Obama made his appearance the film which is essentially Khuda Ke Liye meets Forest Gump meets Rainman meets Milk was completely over the top. Continue reading
By Rafique Ahmed Mangrio
This is in response to Yasser Latif Hamdani’s article “Sarkozi is right! Burqah is Not an Islamic Requirement.”
In the contents of this sentiment, there are two questions as discussed.
- Is the Burqah Islamic Requirement?
- Does the French Republic right to ban the Burqah? Continue reading
Filed under Islam, Rights, Women
By Mona Eltahawy
I am a Muslim, I am a feminist and I detest the full-body veil, known as a niqab or burqa. It erases women from society and has nothing to do with Islam but everything to do with the hatred for women at the heart of the extremist ideology that preaches it.
We must not sacrifice women at the altar of political correctness or in the name of fighting a growingly powerful right wing that Muslims face in countries where they live as a minority.
Filed under Islam, Women, World
By Anthony J. Aschettino
Once again, it is time for Islamic Awareness Week here at Rutgers Newark.
This is in and of itself a good thing: we here read the name of the week in two ways, namely that non-Muslims become more aware of Islam while at the same time Muslims become more aware of non-Muslims. There are several events marking the week such as a discussion on faith and reason, an analysis of Malcolm X, and an invitation to watch and learn about the Friday Prayer.