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Two Planes of the Universe by Ken Mafham

It is impossible to discuss religious values for very long before the word love crops up. Over the last ten years or so I have greatly admired those who seek a lone path in the pursuit of God. Those who love truth as a means toward knowing ...

Minority Report by Ken Mafham

Minority Report could be the sub-title of the piece 'My British Hijab', which is published in Critical Muslim's fifth issue entitled Love and Death. It is a warm and honest look at the position of the Muslim community in ...

Faith in Science by Asim Siddiqui

You wait for one step forward in Muslim thinking, then two come along at the same time. Hot on the heels of a major debate held at the University of London on Muslim understanding of evolution, the venue was to witness another, more ...

The Importance of Evolution and Islam debate in London by Salman Hameed

I'm now back in US and I'm glad that I had a chance to attend the London debate, Have Muslims Misunderstood Evolution? It was organized by The Deen Institute and I posted some quick thoughts on Saturday. You can find a good ...

Towards a Secular Islamic State by Farouk A. Peru

One of the most despised words in conservative Muslim circles is the word ‘secular’. All one has to do to vilify any opinion is to say that it is ‘secular’ (or ‘modernist’ or ‘liberal’ or even ...

Who is to Blame? Street Sexual Harassment in Yemen by Ghaidaa al-Absi

In my daily activism to fight street sexual harassment in Yemen I often find myself dealing with questions of blame. Sadly, this usually involves helping victims who are unfairly blamed for the acts of their perpetrators. Yet I also find ...

All in the Game by Ken Mafham

We are told again and again that it is a mistake to over simplify issues. Edward Said famously indicted the West over its whole approach to the Muslim World in Orientalism. Recently a few hours of reading has shown me that ...

Branches of the Same Tree: Overcoming Sectarian Divides Among Muslims by Rose Aslan

"Hold fast to the hope of God, all together, and be not divided." --Quran 3:103 "Islam is simple," the taxi driver explained to me as he drove me to the Center for Shariah Studies in Muscat, the capital of Oman in ...

Ziauddin Sardar discusses God & Muhammad at Bishopsgate Institute

Despite being in an era of multi-faiths and spirituality, it is argued that we have lost touch with the innate knowledge and sense of religion that previous generations could draw on. Whether or not you choose to engage with spirituality or ...

Tribute to Cassandra Balchin

It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that we announce the death of our friend, colleague, Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK and Muslim Institute Fellow Cassandra Balchin. Although Cassandra was only diagnosed a few months ...