Posts Tagged ‘ Islam ’

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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Posted in Religion | 84 Comments »

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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Posted in Religion | 7 Comments »

Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

March 8, 2013
Rizwana Shamshad
Islam in Bangladesh: Local practice and identity politics

Richard Eaton in his book Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier 1204-1760, notes that existing theories explaining the rise of Islam in the Bengal Delta, far away from the Arab world
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Shahbagh Movement | 22 Comments »

The moderate Muslim

December 13, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
The moderate Muslim

The YouTube was recently made re-accessible and I downloaded a couple of songs — one old and one new, because I enjoy both, then the Gangnam style phenomenon
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Science and invention, Social Issues | 10 Comments »

A 21st century munajat

October 14, 2012
Adnan Morshed
A 21st century <em>munajat</em>

O dear Allah, thank you for listening to me, you are the most merciful. Please, Allah, give Muslims strength to love you instead of fearing you. Please give them courage to follow your path not because of the rewards of heaven
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Posted in Communal Discord, Human Development, Religion, Religious Extremism, Women's Rights | 26 Comments »

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