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“Moaning About Mosque Loudspeaker Not Blasphemy”: Indonesian Muslim Group

"Moaning About Mosque Loudspeaker Not Blasphemy": Indonesian Muslim Group

JAKARTA:  Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organisation called for greater tolerance on Friday as it criticised a court that jailed a mother of four for blasphemy after complaining that a mosque in her neighborhood was too loud. The 44-year old ethnic Chinese Buddhist woman, named Meiliana, was found guilty and sentenced to 18 months in prison by a court […]

Indonesian Woman’s Jailing Over Mosque Noise Sparks Backlash

Indonesian Woman's Jailing Over Mosque Noise Sparks Backlash

JAKARTA —  Indonesia’s jailing of a woman for complaining about the volume of a mosque loudspeaker has sparked a wave of criticism, with a petition calling for her release gaining more than 100,000 supporters. Rights groups and the Muslim-majority country’s biggest religious organization slammed the 18-month blasphemy sentence handed out Tuesday to the defendant, an […]

Berlin’s Liberal Mosque Vows to Defy Fatwa

U.S. Puts $5 Million Bounty On Pakistani Taliban Leader

The woman who opened a mosque in Berlin where men and women pray together and face-covering headscarves are banned has vowed to defy a fatwa from Egypt’s highest Islamic authority and criticism from the Turkish government. German-Turkish women’s rights activist Seyran Ates, 54, pioneered the opening of the Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in the Moabit neighborhood […]

The Madinah Charter: A Model for Muslims and a Hope for Humanity

The Madinah Charter: A Model for Muslims and A Hope for Humanity

By Dr. John Andrew Morrow The following is the key-note lecture that was delivered by Dr. John Andrew Morrow at the ISNA Interfaith Banquet that was held in Chicago on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen. Brothers and sisters. I come here before you to express my opposition to the Islamic State. I do […]

Senate body wants misuse of blasphemy law checked

The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday suggested that measures need to be adopted to prevent the misuse of the blasphemy law. At the start of the meeting, the committee chairperson, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Senator Nasreen Jaleel, clarified that the meeting did not intend to seek amendments to the law. “The intention […]

Religious Pluralism and Civic Rights in a “Muslim Nation”: An Analysis of Prophet Muhammad’s Covenants with Christians

Covenant of Prophet Muhammad

Abstract: This article examines the roles that religious pluralism and civic rights played in Prophet Muhammad’s vision of a “Muslim nation”. I demonstrate how Muhammad desired a pluralistic society in which citizenship and equal rights were granted to all people regardless of religious beliefs and practices. The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians […]