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
Violence against women takes place because it is accepted in patriarchal cultures – in which the concept of domination is inherent. Farida Shaheed examines how law, religion and culture attain male features and calls on women to reclaim these spaces for equality.
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
Mother may I take a step to set my path upon the world?
The story began some time ago in early 2011 inspired through a meeting of SIHA Network members in Addis Ababa.
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”
By: Abdifatah Hassan “My mother will beat me if she sees you with me,” she used to say when I asked her how she was. The neighbor's daughter, the second of ten children, never attended school. While her five brothers did, she woke at dawn to do house chores and would not rest till late at … Continue reading What Manliness is to Me
Comparative overview of the Family Laws of Sudan and Djibouti with regards to the situation of women
As the aircraft descends from the clouds above Mogadishu, the big city at the coast of the Indian Ocean, I wonder what Somalia would look like after 22 years of war that had plagued this Horn of Africa nation. Waiting for me is Zahra Mohamed Ahmed , the anchor behind my visit.
I grew up in a big house right by the edge of the Blue Nile in Wad Madani city. At the time Wad Madani was almost the largest urban center in Sudan, surrounded by the villages of the Gezira agricultural scheme which brought people from all across Sudan to settle and seek new livelihoods.