Tag: Islamic faith

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Promise of ‘Moderate Islam’ Shifts Power

The man who may soon be king of Saudi Arabia is charting a new, more modern course for a country so conservative that for decades there were no concerts or film screenings and women who attempted to drive were arrested.

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti attends the closing ceremony of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2016 in Cannes, France.

Tattoo Lands Iranian Actress In Feminism Controversy

TEHRAN (AFP) – A popular Iranian actress has found herself at the centre of a dispute over feminism in the Islamic republic after cameras appeared to capture a “women power” symbol tattooed on her arm.

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Child Marriage In Jordan Hits Record High

JAFFA, Israel – Child marriage in Jordan has hit a record high, with 10,866 minor brides registered in 2015 alone. According to data released by the kingdom’s religious courts system, more than 30,000 people under 18 years old have been wed

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Qatari Columnist: Arab, Muslim Worlds Deny Women’s Rights Granted by Koran

TEL AVIV – The Qatari daily Al-Raya published two articles condemning the Arab and Muslim world for denying women the rights afforded them by the Koran, saying a “backward legacy” favors Muslim men’s control over women rather than allowing women to express their individuality.

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Saudi Town Proudly Announces 211 Requests for Conversion to Islam

JAFFA, Israel – An estimated 211 conversion requests were submitted to the Saudi ​ government by foreign nationals​ in the last month alone​, the Office of Religious Guidance (Dawah) in the city of Bdei’a announced on Tuesday. According to the published figures,