German Muslims celebrate Ramadan, in spite of recurring political debates

Adherents to the Islamic faith across the world are currently celebrating Ramadan – including millions of Muslims who live in Germany. In many respects, German Muslims’ experience is hardly unique. Ramadan in Germany also comes with its specificities, however – and these are not...

Ramadan 2019 : The rise of the ‘green’ iftar

  This year has seen the continuation of the trend towards ‘green’ Iftars, the breaking of the fast in a manner that it is environmentally friendly and ethically sound. Guides are available that provide advice to help Muslim families to prepare food in ways which are...

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) releases the “American Muslim Poll 2019”,

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) has released the “American Muslim Poll 2019”, its forth annual poll in which different religious groups, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated, are surveyed in order...

Islamic research in Germany: A new Qur’anic commentary – and old questions of politicisation

Austrian theologian Mouhanad Khorchide, professor for Islamic religious pedagogy and director of the Centre for Islamic Theology at the University of Münster in Germany, has published the first part of a wide-ranging commentary of...

“Europe’s first eco-mosque” opens in Cambridge

Cambridge Mosque, “Europe’s first eco-mosque” has opened after much anticipation. Sustainability and eco-friendliness have been prioritised in the building of the mosque and its mission statement, which quotes Dr Tim Winter, chairman of the...

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wins landmark victory in Texas as Anti-BDS Act...

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the United State’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organisation, won its lawsuit on behalf of Bahia Amawi. Amawi, a speech language pathologist in Texas, lost her job...

Frankfurt University rocked by accusations of anti-Muslim racism

At the University of Frankfurt, a fierce debate has broken out over a proposed conference on the Islamic headscarf, signalling growing contestation over questions of identity and discrimination. Entitled “The Islamic headscarf – Symbol of...

Religious Groups respond to the introduction of Relationships and Sex Education in the UK

An intense debate is taking place in the UK between religious groups in the context of  what has been described as the introduction of ‘LGBT equality’ lessons and the announcement by the UK government...

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