Category: Knowledge & Culture

Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage to start Thursday October 25, 2012

| 17/10/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Hajj pilgrimage to start Thursday October 25, 2012

The kingdom’s High Court, comprised of religious scholars who serve as judges, announced Tuesday that Eid al-Adha celebrations coinciding with the pilgrimage will start on October 26 2012.

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Opinion: From MTV to Mecca

| 06/09/2012 | Reply
Opinion: From MTV to Mecca

At the height of Kristiane Backer’s career, a chance encounter with cricketer Imran Khan took her to Pakistan and subsequently led her to convert to Islam. In this interview Kristiane talks about her new book on her journey and how Islam inspired her.

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UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

| 31/08/2012 | Reply
UK-Opinion: In the Shadow of Fiction: How Television Is Making (Up) Muslim History

Two educated responses to Channel 4’s insulting programme ‘Islam: The Untold Story’, that claims there is no historical evidence for the seventh century origins of Islam, which included many historically inaccurate hypotheses.

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UK: Hoodforts youth project enjoys BFI success

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Hoodforts youth project enjoys BFI success

The film is aimed at challenging judgements and common misconceptions about people. It took five months to make, and with most of the work undertaken by ten 14-16 year olds, along with volunteer film-makers and photographers with connections to Mile End.

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