One of the big mistakes made by individuals who do not understand Islam is that there is no solid definition which defines a “Muslim Country.” As expressed by Reza Aslan in my first post on this page, each country in the Middle East and parts of Asia practice various form of Shari’ah which are based… Continue reading Wahhabism: What it is and how it differs from Mainstream Islam
I am constantly asked what is actually going on in Syria, and which countries are allied with specific sides. One of my favorite videos to give a quick overview of what is going on is Syria was created by BBC News. I will say that I do not feel the video provides a complete insight on the conflict, and that the stance of Kurdish forces is not as simple as the video portrays. Regardless, the video provides an accurate depiction of the complexity of the conflict currently happening in the Middle East.
“At least 18 women have won seats in Saudi Arabia’s municipal polls, the country’s first-ever elections open to female voters and candidates.”- Al Jazeera I am thrilled to see that Saudi Arabia has elected its first round of female council members to various municipal courts in Saudi Arabia. What makes this even more interesting is… Continue reading Saudi Arabia elects its first female politicians!
How much do you know about life as a woman in Saudi Arabia?
Here is a great quiz created by the BBC to test your knowledge of Women’s Rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was established in 1931 by the Ibn Saud family and is one of the United States’ best allies in the Middle East. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia practices a form of Islam known as Wahhabism… but I will write more on that later.
Dr. Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, is a Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Theological Seminary and The Yale Humanist Community.