Why Malala’s Shooting will Hinder the Credibility of “Moderate” Muslims

The lack of a compassionate outcry by the majority of moderate Muslims in the world, following the shooting of a teenage education activist, blurred the line between them and fundamentalists. It tells of a peculiar dilemma, says AbdulKhalig Elsir. In October 2012 Pakistani-Taliban, an offshoot of the Afghan Taliban, cowardly shot Malala Yousufzai in the … Continue reading Why Malala’s Shooting will Hinder the Credibility of “Moderate” Muslims

Singing, Spirituality and Islam If Music be the Food of Love

From Timbuktu to Zanzibar and Senegal to Sudan, music can both unite and divide muslim communities. Some see it as a problem, some as the solution. Thembi Mutch followed their voices. Zanzibar City, Tanzania: A crowd of young women in burkas and some men gather outside a café in Zan- zibar, bewildered by the sight: … Continue reading Singing, Spirituality and Islam If Music be the Food of Love

“When you have Hope, Things can Change”

The journey of a woman entrepreneur from Uganda Who is Rehmah Kasule? The last born in a family of twelve, Rehmah Kasule comes from Gomba, a small village in central Uganda. Being the last born, she was loved by her parents and siblings. At the age of eight,  her father died, and that is when … Continue reading “When you have Hope, Things can Change”