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Implications of Saudi Crown Prince’s Unprecedented Shakes up

Rabat - The Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salmane (MBS) is shaking up the ultraconservative Al-Saud Kingdom to its roots. The failed Arab Spring has...
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Saudi TV Presenter: Muslim Women Should Pray Alongside Men, Lead...

By Sana Elouazi Rabat - Nadine Al-Budair, a well-known Saudi journalist and TV presenter, stirred controversy after calling for equality in the mosque prayer lines,...

Moroccan Religious Minorities Announce Unprecedented Conference in Rabat

Rabat - Morocco’s first conference for religious minorities will be held in Rabat on November 18 to discuss their “marginalization and exclusion” with an...

What the Fall of ISIS means for North Africa

Rabat - The Islamic State (ISIS) suffered deep casualties in 2016 and 2017 because of the international campaign targeting its strongholds in Iraq and...

Moroccan Couple Arrested for Attending Church in Marrakech, Released an Hour...

Rabat - A Moroccan couple was arrested October 16 by Marrakesh police for visiting a local church but were soon after released, without any...

Muslim Vikings? ‘Allah’ Found Inscribed on 9th Century Viking Clothing

Rabat - Researchers at Sweden’s oldest university have identified the words “Allah” and “Ali” woven in Viking burial clothes from the 9th and 10th...

“Islamic” Doesn’t Represent Islam: How One Word Misrepresents the Faith

By Amal Ben Hadda Rabat - “Islamic” is a word that originates from the word Islam, but whether or not it accurately represents the religion of...

Chinese Region Orders Muslims to Give Religious Possessions to Authorities or...

Rabat - Authorities in the northwestern Chinese region of Xinjiang have ordered its Muslim minority to turn over all copies of the Quran, prayer...

Religious Scholar Abu Hafs Denies Validity of Hadith Criticizing Women Rulers

Rabat - In the wake of Angela Merkel’s re-election as German Chancellor, the religious scholar Mohamed Abdelwahab Rafiki, known as Abu Hafs, has questioned...

Sheikh Fizazi VS Brother Rachid on YouTube this October 10

By Hajar El Kahlaoui Rabat - After reportedly declining Brother Rachid’s call for a televised debate, Sheikh Mohamed Fizazi has accepted the Christian TV personality’s challenge. In...

Lessons in Leadership

"The leader of the people is their servant" – Prophet Mohammed Prophet Mohammed was an excellent human being. Born and raised in the brutal atmosphere of ancient...

What Media Pundits Miss by Calling Terror Attacks Like Barcelona ‘Islamic’

Washington D.C. - As long as we automatically see every act of violence committed by a Muslim as ‘Islamic’, we will never be able...

Women’s Rights and the Shifting Tides of Islam in the Maldives

By Johanna Higgs and Amal Ben Hadda Rabat - The concept of women’s rights varies throughout the Muslim world and each culture applies its own definition. In...

‘Moroccan Islam’: a Winning Card Not Without a Risk of Loss

Rabat - Since 2004, Morocco has adopted a homemade “Moderate Islam” to combat religious extremist threats in the kingdom. With this policy suffering from several...

The Quiet Cultural Revolution of Moroccan Millennials

Rabat - The digital revolution has brought the dream of democracy and personal freedom to the Arab world. Despite the strong pull of religious...

Prospective US Senator Calls Islam ‘Contradictory’ to American Constitution

By Ghita El Hafidi Rabat – United States Republican politician and former judge Roy Moore has taken public Islamophobia in the country to new levels,...

Muslim Miss World Australia Answers Racist Calls for Her to Give...

Toronto - Since her crowning last Friday, Australia’s Esma Voloder, has been hit with a barrage of anti-Muslim sentiment and repeated calls for her...

Moroccan Islam: An Effort to Fight Radicalism

Rabat - Morocco’s moderate, tolerant approach to Islam has largely prevented religious extremist movements from flourishing within its borders. Morocco deliberately works to prevent and...

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