Category - muslim

  • August 25, 2011

    The US Muslim leader at the centre of the recent storm over plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York is arriving in Britain tomorrow and giving a series of talks and interviews in Scotland.

  • August 19, 2011

    Some 20,000 mourners gathered in Birmingham for the funeral of three young men killed while defending their community from looters last week.

  • May 4, 2011

    Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders have responded to the the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with varying degrees of relief, regret and caution.

  • February 3, 2011

    Western stereotypes frequently cast Muslims as either "good" (quietist) or "bad" political, with Sufis wholly identified with the former camp, says Omid Safi. This dichotomy ignores a third group of Muslims: Those who, whether mystically inclined or not, want to neither destroy the world nor acquiesce to the wishes of the Empire, but rather seek to redeem the world by speaking truth to power.

  • May 4, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament last week in favour of a ban on wearing of full-face veils in public.

  • March 4, 2010

    "Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.

  • March 16, 2009

    It is possible to create an alternative discourse on Muslim approaches to free speech, by re-reading aspects of Islamic teachings, says Dilwar Hussain, responding to issues raised by the Convention on Modern Liberty.

  • January 16, 2009

    Twenty-two prominent British Muslims have signed a joint letter denouncing anti-semitic attacks and calling for continued vigilance against anti-Jewish attacks, and have circulated it to mosques across the country.

  • November 11, 2008

    An inaugural Roman Catholic-Muslim Forum has affirmed the right of individuals and communities to practise their religion in private and in public, while also rejecting terrorism in the name of religion.

  • October 21, 2008

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said greed is the root cause of the current economic crisis and he has called on Christians and Muslims to work together to decide upon a fairer system of borrowing and lending.