Posts Tagged ‘ Islam ’

Eid and the moon are both part of the festival

July 17, 2015
Afsan Chowdhury
Eid and the moon are both part of the festival

Eid and the moon are both part of the festival. In a way one births the other. And like all births and deliveries, there can be occasional complications. Did it happen this time? I remember an Eid in 1962 when we went to bed thinking there would be another Iftar the next day to find...
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Posted in Festival, Religion | 6 Comments »

Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

January 16, 2015
Anatul Fateh
Charlie Hebdo: Of Jihadists and Jane Austen

In Chapter 11 of the English writer Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Pride and Prejudice is the following exchange between the two central characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett.
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

January 14, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

“If you cannot laugh at your God, then that God must be very small. The Prophet is, well, a midget,” so said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor-in Chief of Charlie Hebdo, just a few years ago.
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Posted in Middle East, Religion, Religious Extremism, Satire, Terrorism | 37 Comments »

Religious dress code and Islam

July 31, 2014
A. Rahman
Religious dress code and Islam

There had recently been a strong surge of presumed religiosity or, more accurately, mimicking of religiosity and religious dress code among the Muslim women (as well as in men) in the West
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Internecine conflict in Islam

September 17, 2013
A. Rahman
Internecine conflict in Islam

The world of Islam with more than 1500 million adherents spread over almost all the continents of the world is not in a very happy state.
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