There’s a growing taboo in our society around the religion of Islam.
taboo is also enforced by a stinging epithet: «Islamophobia.» This term deliberately blurs together anti-Muslim bigotry and any analysis and criticism of Islamic ideas.the threats of violence, the
Challenging the taboo around the issue of Islam is doubly important when some proponents of that ideology seek to silence all criticism by threats of violence.
The sheer existence of ex-Muslims attests to the fact that Islam is a set of ideas people can think their way out of and reject.
One taboo which is not talked about much is of women being forced to marry the Holy Quran.
Although Islam allows women to marry whoever they want, it seems that the hidden taboo in Pakistan will claim a few more brides before it is addressed publicly.
A prominent Egyptian actor has won praise for breaking taboos by revealing his support for his transgender son’s transition.
LGBT rights are non-existent in Iraq, where homosexuality, transgenderism, and cross dressing are highly taboo among Muslims and minority Christians alike Together with @CanadainIraq and @UKinIraq, today in Baghdad we join EU Delegations worldwide in raising the rainbow flag to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia and highlight the rights of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender people , the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Iraq said in a tweet on Sunday, which was also translated into Arabic.
The situation of the Iraqi LGBTQ community is tenuous, and violence is a very real possibility and can erupt at any time against communities that are deemed fringe or taboo LGBT rights are non-existent in Iraq, where homosexuality, transgenderism, and cross dressing are highly taboo among Muslims and minority Christians alike.
Slideshow PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to be caught off guard on Monday by a proposal by a government spokeswoman, one of the most prominent black people in French politics, to lift a decades-old taboo against collecting statistics by race.
It might not be a crime anymore but it is still a taboo and that’s what Muhammed Unais wants to abolish and that too from the root.
Unais also asked his Principal if he could organise a seminar on the queer community and the taboo around it.
« Yemen is a conservative Arab state where homosexuality is taboo and is condemned under the country’s strong Islamic beliefs. Despite fleeing his home, Zandani still lives in fear that the Houthis could arrest him at any time, »as my family has good connections abroad.
This post is a part of Period, a campaign by Youth Ki Awaaz in collaboration with WSSCC to highlight the need for better menstrual hygiene management in India. For instance, according to Sahih Muslim Hadith, there was no practice of performing untouchability with the menstruating women, nor was she restricted from touching things. What are the experiences of Indian Muslim women? Inference: Although most women are not made to feel impure or are not shamed for not praying or fasting during Ramadan as there are relaxations provided by the religion for menstruating women, one can however still infer that during Ramadan women are either asked to not eat in public or are scared of getting caught while eating . Even though Islamic principles do not recognize menstruation as a topic of stigma, there is a possibility of Indian Muslim women being subjected to the menstruation taboos, which is a result of being proximate to Indian cultures.
‘We Should Wear Face Mask To Church To Fulfil All Righteousness’ TO address this question of wearing face mask to the Church for worship, I will respond to it by asking this question: What would Jesus have done, if He was asked the same question or if He were to be a Church leader in our day? ‘It Is Permissible For Muslims To Wear A Mouth, Nose Mask Or Even A Face Shield’ Prof. Dawud Noibi, former Executive Secretary of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria IT is, indeed, permissible to wear a mouth and nose mask, or even a face shield as you enter the mosque, given the present circumstances and the need to curb the spread of COVID-19. The mosque must be safe and conducive for all worshippers. Refusal to wear face masks exposes people to risk and danger, and is similar to attempting passive suicide, which is seriously frowned at in the Qur’an.
There was a real fear of the threat of physical and mental harm against ex-Muslims when they openly rejected Islam. When they find out this is not the case, threats and intimidation – particularly against women – have formed part of the pressure on ex-Muslims. One ex-Muslim told me that her family read out the Islamic description of Hell and repeatedly claimed that her soul was bound to go through the contorted stages of pain described in the faith. I know of Christians who have left their faith and converted to Islam who talk of pressures from their families, and where some have had their immediate family stop all communication, sometimes for decades. However, what is troubling is that the levels of pressure and intimidation against ex-Muslims rumbles on and that time and time again, I heard from those I interviewed they feared leaving Islam and when they did, they felt scared and alone.
As a riverine country, the sea has always been the end of our plot—not the starting point. Indeed, in our popular imagination, Bay of Bengal remains a sea-sand-sun snap. For a long time, the locals from the Bay of Bengal littoral, especially the zone that curves into Bengal, had issues with crossing the ocean. One of the key figures of the Bengal renaissance, Akshay Kumar Dutt, tried to find a seafaring tradition in his book Prachin Hinduder Samudrajatra O Banijyabistar . However, from the mid-nineteenth century seafaring had been avoided both by the Hindus and the Muslims to the extent of having being virtually banned. Subramanian cites certain anecdotal texts to claim that both Hindus and Muslims viewed the Portuguese as sheer calamity . It is safe to conclude that in addition to the stigma of losing religion due to kalapani, piracy and taxation seem to be the other hindrances that halted the seafaring tradition in the Indian Ocean in the medieval period.
An Oba should be able to deal with the Christian the way a Christian should be treated, same for Muslims and even the free thinkers.
AMMAN – Issam was reduced to tears recounting his life as a drug addict, as Jordanian authorities press an unprecedented campaign in the Muslim-majority country where substance abuse remains taboo. Jordan‘s public security directorate has also started a primetime radio show that airs every Tuesday to address the dangers of drug addiction. No one respects me or even looks at me, Issam said during the show, hosted by Major Anas al-Tantawi of the anti-narcotics department. Under a 2016 law, addicts are exempted from serving time if they agree to treatment at a rehabilitation centre. Drugs are a that affects one’s mind, soul, finances and health, Muslim preacher Raed Sabri, who has a YouTube channel, said. Recovering addicts however must be cared for and not discarded so that they can again be contributing members of society, he insisted. Omar, 32, said his mother encouraged him to check in to the centre after having struggled with drug addiction for 14 years.
The new documentary «Islam and the Future of Tolerance» sheds much needed light on an issue engulfed in ignorance, confusion, taboo.
Distinct from Islamists is a far larger community of Muslims, whose level of religious commitment varies.
Many of them, Nawaz argues, should be called «socially conservative Muslims.» In contrast to Islamists, they are not seeking to impose a political vision defined by religion.
Near the end of the documentary, Harris and Nawaz circle back to take a wider perspective on the taboo around discussions of Islam.
Parkfield Community School: We are gay Muslims and our voices need to be heard The importance of sharing the voices of LGBT Muslims is huge – you can’t speak about Muslim people as a homogeneous group Ezra Stripe, 27, is a transgender lesbian Muslim living in England.
They are one of six volunteers at Hidayah, a UK organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims which campaigns against stigma, taboo and discrimination within the community.
LGBT Muslims are fed messages that what they’re doing is wrong.
The irony is that this culture of anti-homosexuality hasn’t always been the case for Muslims.
But now the taboo is being broken.
«And also knowing that you’re born in the U.S. and you have a different upbringing.» Throughout the three episodes, «Ramy» explores situations relevant to Arab Muslims and American Muslims, but can also be relatable to individuals from other backgrounds, Yang said.
«And that didn’t really resonate with my life.» However, Youssef said the intent of his show is not to represent all Muslims.
An undisturbed patch of vegetation on the outskirts of a village or part of a forested area dedicated to local folk deities or ancestral spirits and protected by local people through taboos incorporating spiritual and ecological values are called sacred groves.
To those unfamiliar with Indian politics, mob attacks by Hindu extremists affiliated with the BJP and RSS – its ideological wing – cracked down on minorities such as Muslims under the assumption that Muslim butchers slaughter cow for trade.
In his book titled A People’s Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic, Rohit De outlines that the Qureshis feel that a ban on beef creates a divide between Muslims who slaughter cows and Muslims who slaughter other animals.
Every Ramadan, non-fasting Muslims and others who do not practice Islam have to go to extreme lengths in Ramadan to blend in with mainstream society.
In many cases, non-Muslims, who are not obligated to abstain from eating and drinking in Ramadan, are forced through a combination of peer pressure and fear of judgment to conform with the majority.
In fact, a few years ago, there were calls on social media for Christians and non-fasting Muslims to not ‘hurt the feelings of those fasting’ with eating or drinking, which, in my opinion, is a ridiculous thing to ask people to do.
A study obtained by the AP shows a drastic rise in recent years of the phrase the great replacement,« the concept that European populations are being supplanted by mainly Muslim immigrants as part of a global plot. PLIEUX, France — Europe’s taboos are falling away. The terms remain verboten for mainstream politicians on a continent scarred by the Holocaust — and that has worked for half a century to ensure such a horror could never happen again, through an unprecedented project to break down borders and overcome age-old ethnic conflicts called the European Union. An investigation of social media usage of the terms »the great replacement« and »remigration« by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue showed a sharp rise in the volume of tweets referring to them in the seven years between April 1, 2012 and April 1, 2019.
Taboo-breaking TV soap on sex and women has Senegal in a lather Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Cheikh hoists his second wife Mareme onto his shoulder and carries her to their rose petal-covered bed, where he lays her down. »They cast judgement on the women because they are single, because they are in charge of their lives,« said Rose. They offended a large proportion of Senegalese by broadcasting virtually pornographic content during the blessed month of Ramadan,» Jamra’s Mactar Gueye told AFP.
LAHORE – Pakistan is to set up more than 1,000 courts dedicated to tackling violence against women, the country’s top judge announced on Wednesday, seeking to tackle a problem activists say the criminal justice system has long neglected. Asif Saeed Khosa said the special courts would allow victims to speak out without fear of retaliation in the conservative Muslim country, where domestic violence is often seen as taboo. Pakistan sees thousands of cases of violence against women every year, from rape and acid attacks to sexual assault, kidnappings and so-called honor killings. There were no comparative figures and the Commission had previously said violence against women went largely unreported, particularly in rural areas, where poverty and stigma prevented victims from speaking out. Fauzia Viqar, a women’s rights campaigner who advised the Punjab government until last month, said studies had shown the performance of such dedicated courts to be »many times better than other courts«.
Two-year-old Farid should have been vaccinated against polio, but his family – like many in rural Afghanistan – believed the conspiracy theories and refused to have him inoculated. I had believed people who told me the polio vaccine was a plot against Muslims,» Abdul Wali, the child’s uncle and head of the family, told AFP of his decision to rule against inoculation.
The text of this article was generated by the Breaking The Silence system that collected 57 news articles posted on the web from January 2019 to September 2020 and clustered for the taboo subjects related to islam