Iran demonstrators call for attention to hijab

TEHRAN, May 7, 2014 (AFP) – Thousands of religious hardliners protested in Tehran yesterday against what they said was the flouting of Iran’s conservative female dress code, media reports said. Under Islamic law in practice since the 1979 revolution, the hijab is obligatory. “Some 4,000 demonstrators urged the authorities and people to take heed of the situation … Read more

10 beautiful mosques you’ve probably never heard of

Architecturally brilliant and historically important, these stunning mosques exude the diversity of the Islamic faith. How many are you familiar with? By Laila Achmad
 and Patricea Chow-Capodieci. If a Muslim society were a family, the mosque would undoubtedly be their mother. As the centre of a Muslim’s life, mosques provide space for prayer, settling disputes and learning. The Moghuls were responsible … Read more

Top 10 Misconceptions about Muslims by Karim Metwaly

Karim Metwaly pinpoints 10 misconceptions about Muslims that bothers him, from women being inferior to men to terrorism. Karim Metwaly Bio Karim Metwaly started acting at the young age of 7. He knew he wanted to act when he was about to fall of a chair while watching Die Hard and quickly jumped from the … Read more

Reflections on Being Bicultural

Having two distinct cultures presents both complexities and thrills, says Dina Toki-o. People constantly ask me where I’m from. I answer, ‘from England’. Sometimes I answer with, ‘from Wales’. Then I am asked the same question again. ‘No, where are you really from?’ Or, ‘Where are you from, like from?’ If you haven’t already guessed, these questions usually hint … Read more