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Dr. Tàriq Al-Juharì held a conference at the Center for Arab West Understanding. Moreover, he briefly discussed three major points, and then moved to answering the questions. Dr. Al-Juharì focused on three topics: the first one was: the idea of Sufism. The second one: He discussed the current...
In evaluating the webinar Dr. Matthew Anderson appreciated the work done but said we should also address secularism. People often question religions for this and that. “Secularism is often given a free pass in these conversations as if there aren’t questions we can ask about secularism, as if there...
Dr. Candace Lukasik is an assistant professor of Religion and faculty affiliate in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at Mississippi State University. Her research focuses on the transnational politics of migration, violence, and indigeneity in the Middle East, specifically Egypt and Iraq,...
This text about Dutch Arabist and scholar of Islam Prof. Dr. Johannes (Hans) G. Jansen (1942-2015) is based on Cornelis Hulsman’s personal experiences with Prof.
Former Palestinian Prime Minister Salām Fayyāḍ proposed a plan for durable peace in the Gaza Strip, envisioning reforms that would enable the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to rule the area.
The White House made a statement saying that President Joe Biden spoke on the phone with Pope Francis on Sunday (October 22), and discussed the developments in the Middle East between Israel and the terrorist organization Ḥamās.  
In one of his shows, U.S. comedian and actor Chris Rock, who was once hit by Will Smith during an Oscar awards ceremony, addressed the statements made by a U.S. police official regarding the killing of Afro-Americans by police gunfire.
New York Mayor, Eric Adams, officially announced that Muslims can now broadcast the adhān (calls to prayer) in the city through loudspeakers on Fridays and at sunset during the holy month of Ramadan, without having to seek permission from the city's local authorities.
In a recent video clip, the Governor of the U.S. state of Minnesota, Jacob Frey, was shown signing a document to allow the raising of the adhān (Muslim call to prayer) using loudspeakers five times a day, thus respecting both the religion of Islam and the concept of freedom of religion.
Nādiya Qaḥf has become the first ḥijāb-wearing Muslim woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court in the US state of New Jersey. Judge Qaḥf is Syrian-American, having come to America at the age of 2 with her family. Preceding her appointment to the Supreme Court of New Jersey, she specialized in...

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