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A battle for the soul of Islam plays out in a Bahrain courtroom

This week, there was more at stake in a Bahrain courtroom than the fate of three free speech advocates. At stake was a fundamental question...

Reforming Islamic jurisprudence shapes the battle to define moderate Islam

The world’s largest, most moderate Muslim civil society movement has called for abolishing the concept of a caliphate in Islamic law. In a radical break...

Debates about Islamic reform loom larger as Ramadan approaches

Reform of Islamic jurisprudence was the elephant in the room when two prominent Saudi clerics recently clashed publicly on whether apostasy was punishable with...

Bahrain prosecutes religious reformers: traditionalists fight back

Gulf autocrats are trying to squash calls for reform of Islamic law with three Bahraini men on trial. Redha Rajab, his son Mohamed Rajab, and...

Saudi columnists bolster calls for reform of Muslim religious law

Taliban bans on women’s education and employment by foreign aid organisations operating in Afghanistan are having unintended consequences. The bans have sparked calls for reform...

Who are genuine Muslim moderates? Separating the wheat from the chafe

If you think Islamic scholars discussing the religious legitimacy of the United Nations and the nation-state will put you to sleep, think again. A call...

To engage or not engage. Hindus and Muslims suss each other out

Moderate Muslims and militant Hindu nationalists are strange bedfellows at the best of times, particularly when they come together to reshape Hindu-Muslim relations in...

Throwing darts

At first glance, Islamic scholars discussing the religious legitimacy of the United Nations and the nation-state sounds esoteric. It's not. On the contrary, it’s...

Is genocide against the Indian Muslims a myth or a tangible reality?

A professor at the Manipal Institute of Technology in Udupi district asked a student for his name and then said, "Oh you are like...

Behind lofty declarations, major Muslim and Hindu groups compete for power

As Indonesia passed the chairmanship of the Group of 20 (G-20) to India earlier this month, major Muslim and Hindu organisations, some backed by...

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