islam

  • 2 Nov 2012

    Back in September, there were expressions across the world of what was dubbed 'Muslim rage' by the media, following the tawdry trailer for a film entitled 'Innocence of Muslims' ostensibly intended to defame the Muslim prophet Muhammad and insult the ummah of Islam worldwide. But Dr Harry Hagopian paints a much deeper and wider picture of Muslim discontents and provocations experienced throughout the Middle East and North Africa and elsewhere. Challenging simplistic 'clash of civilisations' theses, he says that what we need is not further disengagement between peoples and cultures, but rather further re-engagement.

  • 15 Sep 2012

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed great “regret” over the making of a film offensive to Muslims.

  • 21 Aug 2012

    The Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa ef. Ceric, who is the country’s senior Muslim leader, arrives in Scotland from Sarajevo on Wednesday.

  • 19 Aug 2012

    In his 2012 Eid Message, Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, writes of a hope we can all aspire to.

  • 18 Aug 2012

    Aizzah Fatima recently brought her controversial and stimulating one-woman play 'Dirty Paki Lingerie' to these islands for the first time, following a highly successful run in the United States. Katie MacFadyen reflects.

  • 11 Jul 2012

    The UN's World Heritage Committee has condemned the destruction of mausoleums sacred to the Sufi strain of Islam in the African nation of Mali.

  • 8 May 2012

    A recent London discussion of Christian-Muslim relations illustrated in an enlivening way the need for developing conversation and exchange to take place at a number of levels, says Dr Harry Hagopian. Intellectuals and theologians can set the tone on key issues, but Christians and Muslims alike have a responsibility in communal, political and inter-prersonal engagements to deal truthfully, to confront prejudices, to speak out against faith-based discrimination and to tackle the roots of extremism wherever they are found.

  • 15 Jan 2012

    It has been a momentous twelve months in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in relation to developments popularly dubbed the 'Arab Spring' or (perhaps more helpfully) the 'Arab Awakening'. Time, we think, to stop for a moment and take stock.

  • 14 Jan 2012

    The Saudi Arabian authorities have been urged to launch an independent investigation into the death of a Shi’a protester in the country's Eastern Province.

  • 13 Jan 2012

    Imams at British mosques have let down a generation of young Muslims by failing to reach young people, says a Muslim leader and commentator.