Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Rejects Gender Equality in Inheritance, Tunisia Fires Back

  Tunisia shocked the world this past Tuesday after its president, Beji Caid Essebsi , called for gender equality in marriage and inheritance. The Minister of Justice was asked to reconsider Publication No. 73 of Tunisian law; this publication bans Tunisian Muslim women from marrying non-Muslims. The president proposed an end to religious-based inheritance laws as […]

Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

Metro Official Spokesman Claims Fatwa Booths Aim at Fighting Extremist Ideologies

  Cairo’s Downtown Al Shohada metro station has caused quite the social media outrage this past week. In what many thought was a random and out of place decision, a fatwa committee booth was set up at the metro station with two on duty Al-Azhar sunni clerics present. The kiosk is one of many others […]

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

This UAE Mosque Was Renamed to Promote Tolerance and Coexistence

  In a world that could sometimes feel like it is just full of hate, it is always refreshing to know that love just may have a shot to trump it. A mosque in Abu Dhabi’s Al Mushrif district has been renamed, and its all in line with the United Arab Emirates’ vision of promoting […]

Waslet Kheir Is Here to Change the Way We Experience Ramadan

Waslet Kheir Is Here to Change the Way We Experience Ramadan

Ramadan is the time of the year when many of the more fortunate Egyptians feel the need to give back to society. That desire manifests itself in different ways, including setting up ma2edat rahmans (iftar tables), donating to charity organizations and much more.     Established in 2005, Waslet Kheir NGO is known for the […]

‘A3la Se3r’ Director Denies Horrifying Gamila Theories and We Can All Relax

‘A3la Se3r’ Director Denies Horrifying Gamila Theories and We Can All Relax

  We are all consumed by TV this month. Yet, it was one betrayal in particular that left women fuming on social media. Nelly Karim’s new show ‘A3la Se3r‘ tells the story of a woman, Gamila, scorned by her husband and best friend. Throughout the episodes, Gamila chooses to take a more religious path and […]

9 Dubai Spots That Will Take Your Iftar Game to the Next Level

9 Dubai Spots That Will Take Your Iftar Game to the Next Level

With so many options, the choice of iftars can seem a little bit intense. Which is why we’ve scoured Dubai for our favorite options for breaking your fast, so you don’t have to.     Zayna, The Ramadan Tent     Evenings come alive at Zayna, a sanctuary of tasteful opulence where the best of […]

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

Why “No, This Does Not Represent Islam” Is No Longer a Sufficient Response to Radical Islam

A video has recently emerged on YouTube containing footage from an Islamic School in the United Kingdom; the footage indicates that the school is openly teaching hate and prejudice towards other religions.     What makes matters even worse, is the fact that the school had originally been created and sponsored by the government under […]

The Latest Google Feature Will Make Life Easier for Muslims Everywhere

The Latest Google Feature Will Make Life Easier for Muslims Everywhere

  Muslims, rejoice! Google has just announced a new web service that will help users find the right direction of the qibla using augmented reality. The Qibla Finder is accessible through mobile browsers, enabling anyone to use the service regardless of their mobile’s model.     The web app uses augmented reality technology to draw a clear […]

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

  Millions of Muslims flock towards the world’s largest mosque in Saudi Arabia for hajj and umrah pilgrimages.     The Great Mosque of Mecca is known for looking pretty glorious. But, just like us, we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered how the ginormous mosque looks from afar — specifically space.     A new satellite […]

What Ever Happened to the Ramadan Spirit?

What Ever Happened to the Ramadan Spirit?

Year after year, Egyptians try harder to maintain the Ramadan spirit, but something always seems to be missing.     Below are some examples:   1- Ramadan decorations everywhere 2- Special Ramadan menus 3- Lanterns in every single social media ad 4- Every nightclub, restaurant, café is a Ramadan tent 5- Konafa and sohour carts […]

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