British Muslims: Contributing more than you might think

When British Muslims are able to work collaboratively on projects that benefit the larger community with like-minded youth together across faith lines, it gives them a chance to explore their abilities, interpersonal skills and dynamism. And many of those go on to become role models for others. [Read more…]

Middle East: Palestine’s unity agreement is a golden opportunity for all

Much of the world has rightly welcomed a unity agreement between competing Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas. It is now up to the hardliners within Hamas and Israel’s ruling Likud party to drop their rejectionist stances on a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 borders. [Read more…]

Islamic charities: Building donor confidence through transparency

Through appropriate planning and disclosure on behalf of organizations, and investigation and research on behalf of donors, Muslim charities can set an example of good governance. [Read more…]

Raid on bin Laden: The fictions we create

Conspiracies are constructed when the truth fails, when the narrative arc of reality does not deliver either the drama or the truth that our instincts demand. The account of Osama bin Laden is no different. [Read more…]

Death of bin Laden: The 5 stages of Muslim-American emotion

A flood of emotion has come over all Americans in the wake of the demise of Osama bin Laden. Muslim Americans are no exception. Aziz Poonawalla takes us through five stages of response. [Read more…]

Quran burning: Burning the myths about Islam

The complete apathy of the ‘Arab spring’ in regards to the burning of a Quran reveals how anger-fuelled riots are borne from suppression of freedom, not the allegedly violent qualities of Islam. [Read more…]