Understanding Islam

Followers of Islam make up almost a quarter of the world’s population. Islam is a major spiritual force in the world, which is often poorly understood and misrepresented, yet it has been playing a growing role in world affairs.

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This article was published in the National Observer.  It is a condensation of Chapter 6 of The Third Choice, which discusses the theological and legal status of the dhimma pact, in the light of Sura 9:29 of the Quran. ============== Islam and the dhimma pact Khaybar, Khaybar ya...

I have been thinking a lot about women in Islam recently, challenged by the message of Wafa Sultan's book "The God who hates", which I recently reviewed.  Will the lot of Muslim women improve through a 'reformation' of Islam? Trying to reform Islam from Islam's own...