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Why the idea of ‘Moderate Muslims’ is a narrative subtly rooted in Islamophobia

TW: Mentions of Islamophobia The term ‘moderate Muslim’, although commonly used without malicious intent, is a label I have always silently disagreed with. At a glance, it appears to be a vague, rather wide-ranging umbrella-term, invoking a range of perceptions; From imams making condemnations towards militant extremists yet again after each terrorist attack, to ‘Westernised, […]

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How to keep healthy and hydrated this Ramadan

One of the many joys of becoming a member of the Baha’i Faith is the opportunity I’ve had to experience the benefits of sunrise-to-sunset fasting. In addition to its spiritual benefits (allowing us to cultivate self-discipline, and to make more time for quiet meditation), fasting has been shown to contribute to physical good health. According […]

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“This House believes that Islam is incompatible with gender equality”

Amid ongoing international outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls by the extreme Islamist group Boko Haram, the House considered the controversial questions of Islam and gender on Thursday evening. The debate was delayed by an unsuccessful attempt to remove librarian-elect Mehrunissa Sajjad from her post. After surviving this attempted impeachment, Sajjad opened […]

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