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URL :http://insideislam.wisc.edu
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Archived Since:November 9, 2010

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Islam and Labor

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

On Wednesday I attended a talk by former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold on the role the interfaith community plays in the labor movement. Although the talk was organized by the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, no one I spoke to (including … Continue reading ?

Islam and popular culture: an Inside Islam recap

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

It’s fitting to end Inside Islam where we started. When we first began the project, we focused heavily on Islam in popular culture and media. Our first shows and posts focused on Muslim youth and new media, videobloggers, and even fashion. Our focus on cultural topics was deliberate. In our efforts to break down stereotypes [...]

Women in Islam: An Inside Islam recap

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

One of the most popular topics here on Inside Islam has been gender, primarily focusing on women. That’s no coincidence, given that Islam’s attitude towards women is generally portrayed in Western media as retrograde and repressive. And there’s certainly plenty to criticize. Over our four years, we have highlighted cases like that of Amina Filali, a [...]

Being Banned: An Inside Islam recap

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

The Islamic Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is in the news again. The last time Inside Islam covered the center, it had been delayed on a procedural technicality. Most recently, a federal judge overruled that decision, and the center is expected to open sometime this month, hopefully in time for Eid ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan. This [...]

Ramadan: An Inside Islam recap

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Ramadan starts tomorrow, and for the next month, Muslims around the world will be fasting, feasting, and celebrating. Ramadan is also a deeply reflective time as Muslims worldwide count their blessings and develop spiritually. We have covered Ramadan from various perspectives over the years, and as Inside Islam heads towards a close, it’s a good time to recap [...]

Islam in France

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

A recent article in National Geographic speculates that Marseilles may become the first city in Europe with a majority Muslim population. Official statistics are unavailable, but experts estimate that about 30 percent of the southeastern French city is Muslim. Although the city is known for its tolerance, France as a whole is not, especially when it comes to its [...]

Islam and Labor

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Yesterday I attended a talk by former Wisconsin senator Russ Feingold on the role the interfaith community plays in the labor movement. Although the talk was organized by the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, no one I spoke to (including Feingold) was able to give me an Islamic perspective on labor and worker’s rights. So I [...]

Is Islam compatible with [blank]?

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Here’s a quick exercise: go to Google and start typing the following: “Is Islam compatible with.” What are some of the predictions Google gives you for the end of that sentence? I get: Is Islam compatible with democracy? Is Islam compatible with modernity? Is Islam compatible with secular pluralistic societies? Is Islam compatible with evolution? In [...]

Banning Male Circumcision in Cologne, Germany

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

We have written about female circumcision and the difference between circumcision and female genital mutilation here on Inside Islam, but male circumcision, a common practice in Muslim communities, has not been discussed. Many other groups also circumcise male children for both religious and non-religious reasons. Show More Summary

Navigating Islam as a Deaf Muslim

2 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

The call to prayer, issued five times in day in cities across the globe, is one of the most beautiful, spiritually uplifting sounds, regardless of whether one is Muslim or not. The sound even inspired Irish Catholic actor Liam Neeson to consider converting to Islam. He describes the sound as “the most beautiful, beautiful thing.” But many [...]

Bridging the Faiths through Art

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

The state of Kentucky has a strong tradition of political conservatism and also, unfortunately, a long history of bigotry. Although this means that it has become one of the more hostile places for Muslims in the US, this Islamophobic...Show More Summary

Jesus Tells Episcopal Priest to Embrace Islam

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

It sounds ridiculous to many and even Dr. Ann Holmes Redding herself laughs when recalling the moment. In 2006, Redding, an Episcopal Priest, invited a Muslim leader to present a class at the church in Seattle, Washington, where she directed the education programs. There she learned an Islamic zikr, or meditation technique. That experience was [...]

Six Rupee Bullet

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

This past fall, members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Pakistani Student Association (PSA) held an event titled Pakistan ki avaaz, or the voices of Pakistan. The featured event of the evening was a traditional Ghazal music performance from Pakistani legend, Munni Begum, however, the most intriguing portion of the program was Six Rupee Bullet, a short [...]

Irish Muslim activist takes on FGM

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Activists fighting against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), have found a champion in an unlikely place—Ireland, where a significant number of women (over 3,000) have been subjected to it. Although substantial, the number pales in comparison to the 140 million women and girls worldwide who have undergone the procedure. Ifrah Ahmed, a 23-year-old, [...]

Post-Revolutionary Transitions in the Middle East

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

With the Egyptian presidential run-off election approaching, I thought that I would gain more perspective on the political transitions of other Muslim-majority countries. In a conversation with Inside Islam, Paul Kubicek, political science...Show More Summary

Muslim women in India seek equal rights under personal law

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Muslim women in India are organizing against what they see as unfair laws regarding marriage, divorce, and property rights. Although the Indian Constitution offers all citizens equal rights irrespective of gender and religion, these rights do not extend to personal law. India does not have a uniform civil code; in family matters, legal decisions are based [...]

Tennessee Islamic Center delayed on procedural technicality

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

The proposed Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is no stranger to controversy. Since 2010, plans to set up the facility have been constantly thwarted by opponents. Some argued that Islam is not a legitimate religion and thus not protected under the U.S. Constitution. Others protested that the mosque would create traffic problems and lower housing [...]

Life and Death

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

There are many stereotypes about Islam and Muslims which the Inside Islam project has focused on dismantling. One of the most persistent negative images of Muslims is that they do not value life. The terrorist attacks carried out by a minority of Muslims have led some people to perceive Islam as a violent religion that encourages [...]

This Is Where I Need to Be

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

The old saying “children should be seen, but not heard” still rings true today. Although the majority of the population in many countries is younger than 25, youth perspectives are rarely, if ever, taken seriously. This is especially true for those under the age of 18 and those who come from minority groups such as people [...]

Will Muslim athletes be at a disadvantage during the Olympics?

3 years agoReligion / Islam : Inside Islam

Muslim athletes attending the London Olympics this summer will face a unique set of challenges, as the dates of the world’s largest sporting event overlap Ramadan almost exactly. The Games run from July 27 through August 12, while Ramadan commences on July 20 and ends a lunar month later. So Muslims athletes will be affected both in [...]

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