Secularism

Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism
Opinion

Their existing secularism and our aspired secularism

George Holyoake’s 1896 publication English Secularism describes secularism as follows: “Secularism is a code of duty pertaining to this life, founded on…
How the coronavirus has altered Iranians’ view of faith
Middle East

How the coronavirus has altered Iranians’ view of faith

The Iranian government’s handling of the COVID-19 health crisis is contradictory, as the statements of the mullahs are fueled by…
Islam considers election boycotters to be ‘sinners’: Dar al-Ifta
Egypt

Islam considers election boycotters to be ‘sinners’: Dar al-Ifta

The highly-ranking Egyptian Muslim institution Dar al-Ifta Al-Misriyyah issued a Fatwa [ruling on an Islamic law] on Monday that any…
Turkey military allows Islamic headscarves for officers
Middle East

Turkey military allows Islamic headscarves for officers

Turkey's military has changed its regulations to allow female officers to wear headscarves while on duty, defense officials said Wednesday,…
Turkey needs religious constitution, parliament speaker says
Middle East

Turkey needs religious constitution, parliament speaker says

Overwhelmingly Muslim Turkey needs a religious constitution and the precept of secularism should be dropped from the country's new charter,…
French historian Filiu tackles history of secularism in Egypt
Archaeology

French historian Filiu tackles history of secularism in Egypt

French historian Jean-Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East studies at the Paris School of International Affairs, held on Sunday…
Salafis request minister’s apology on ‘secular Egypt’ remarks
Egypt

Salafis request minister’s apology on ‘secular Egypt’ remarks

The Salafi Call has demanded that Culture Minister Helmy al-Namnam apologize for calling Egypt  “instinctively secular”, adding that the choice…
Could vegetarian school meals be a solution for secular France?
Food

Could vegetarian school meals be a solution for secular France?

To serve or not to serve pork in the canteens of France's secular state schools? As a new school year begins,…
Egypt’s invitation to National Kissing Day
Culture

Egypt’s invitation to National Kissing Day

An event to celebrate National Kissing Day in Egypt on 30 August was posted by Facebook users on Tuesday. The…
Morsy: Egypt is civil, not secular state
Egypt

Morsy: Egypt is civil, not secular state

  President Mohamed Morsy stressed that Egypt is a civil state rather than a secular one and urged, state and…
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