“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.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates the absolute belief in the Immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary. It is celebrated 9 months before the Feast of the Nativity on September 8th, and is one of the most important Marian feasts celebrated in the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church celebrated worldwide! In honor of… Continue reading December 8th: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception- and Islam!
When the Prophet Muhammad recited the words of God to the earliest followers of Islam, he proclaimed, “A blessed Book that We have sent down upon thee, that they may contemplate His signs and that those possessed of intellect may reflect” ﴾38:29﴿. It is therefore not just the curiosity of humanity which seeks to question… Continue reading What is Tafsir and why is it Important?
ISIS/ISIL/IS Mainstream Islam Accusing someone of being a disbeliever (Mukaffir) Allowed Not Allowed: Considered a forbidden practice according to the Qur’an and Hadith. Accusing someone of being a disbeliever who claims to be Muslim is considered just as bad, if not worse, than actually being a disbeliever. In Islam, a person is not allowed… Continue reading The Quick Guide to Comparing ISIS and Mainstream Islam!
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.