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May 2013

A Woman’s Voice at the Mosque

DATE : May 23, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, Toronto and Montreal saw arrests of two Muslims charged with terror related activities. There’s been some hand-wringing and questions about “what leads Muslim youth towards violence?”

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A Woman’s Voice at the Mosque

DATE : May 23, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

by Raheel Raza May 23, 2013 at 3:00 am Most of all, we have to use reason and logic and broaden the use of ijtihad – individual reasoning in religious affairs. In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, Toronto and Montreal saw arrests of two Muslims charged with terror related activities. There’s been some hand-wringing […]

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PONDERING PAKISTANI POLITICS By Raheel Raza

DATE : May 10, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

As Pakistanis are hunkering down for an election in which for the first time in 65 years, one elected government will hand over power to another elected government, I’ve been watching from afar and thinking about what we’ve seen unfold in the past year. Sometimes those of us who are physically at a distance can […]

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BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF FEAR AND SILENCE: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Countries

DATE : May 6, 2013 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : One Comment

BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES OF FEAR AND SILENCE: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Muslim Majority Countries Los Angeles – May 5, 2013 I am in LA upon the invitation of Women’s Voices Now, an organization whose mission is to empower all women living in Muslim-majority socities by promoting their free expression, thereby giving voice to […]

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