Tag: Europe

Inspiring Muslim Women: Aixa al-Hurra

From the earliest days of Islam, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in the community. Aixa al-Hurra was one such lady known for her bravery and...

/ September 8, 2016

Turkey Coup Attempt: Propaganda Beats Journalism

Few days back, Turkey witnessed an unsuccessful coup conducted by certain factions within the Turkish military. The Turkey coup d’état attempted to overthrow the Erdoğan government and install military dictatorship....

/ July 20, 2016

Remembering Dayton Accords, 1995

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide...

/ December 17, 2015

History of Major Religions in Under 3 Minutes

I came across a video, posted by Business Insider, that shows how religions spread around the world. This video, primarily an interactive map, shows the growth of major religions such...

/ December 9, 2015

Tracing The Origins of Islamophobia

Of late, Islamophobia has emerged as a term that we get to hear everyday. It is used to define prejudice against, hatred towards, or irrational fear of, the religion of...

/ November 18, 2015

Inspiring Muslim Women: Umm Haram bint Milhan (RA)

Hz Umm Haram bint Milhan (RA) was the maternal aunt of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and the wife of Hz Amr ibn Qais bin Zaid (RA). Both her husband and her...

/ November 4, 2015

Netanyahu, The Grand Mufti, And Hitler

In a recent speech, Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the Grand Mufti of Palestine at the time, Haj Amin al-Husseini, had counseled Hitler to “burn the Jews”. It is quite astonishing...

/ November 2, 2015
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The State of Crimean Muslims

Back in February last year, just a few days before what became known as the “Crimean Spring,” several thousand Crimean Tatars assembled under Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian flags for a rally...

/ October 31, 2015

A Morisco’s Appeal To The Ottoman Sultan

In Europe, the late 15th and early 16 centuries were periods of great political upheaval. On one hand, the Ottoman Empire was gaining momentum and it would soon emerge as...

/ September 28, 2015

Bosnian Victims

This is a poem about the Bosnian Conflict. Learn more about the conflict and genocide on this page. Two young women shield their faces; children again, they block out the...

/ September 19, 2015

Remembering The Greatest British Muslims

Over the course of time, many Muslim reverts have done a lot to help their brethren all around the world. This documentary by BBC talks about the lives and works...

/ September 16, 2015

In The Lucidity Of A Solemn Silence

In the lucidity of a solemn silence The night overtook those who transgressed. Nations we liberated and others we built As shelters for masses oppressed. Our hearts resounded with a hungry...

/ September 12, 2015