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Iris Kolman

are fully committed to each other even though they are not married: ‘This is the love of our life and that’s it.’ She does not understand why marriage is ‘such a big deal,’ if she were living outside Tunisia she probably would not get married at all: ‘I don’t need to have a piece of paper to proof

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Francis X. Paz

Hakim Kassem (now living in East Berlin), Lutfi Al-Khouli (living in Paris), and Sonallah Ibrahim (only recently returned to Cairo from Moscow and East Berlin). The politically committed writers generally write about the exploited lives of peasants or life in prison, in a social- realistic manner

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Divine Revelation and Human Reasoning

Young Norwegian Muslims’ Reflections on Homosexuality

Levi Geir Eidhamar

(…) I do not lead a double life, I think that it is a greater sin, if anything, to lead a double life. Amir, a gay living with his boyfriend, shared a similar kind of approach. He did not believe that the Quran mentions homosexuality at all – including in the Lut story. His basis for believing

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Aurelia Felea

networks. The effort sometimes involved the highlighting of certain aspects generally missing from extant empirical studies, dealing with Muslims’ life in Austria, and also focusing on a relatively recent social phenomenon—European Islam, which was born and evolved rapidly, not without its contradictions

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Oussama Arabi

and subtle which is yet very real in its effect: the result of an overture in communication between the present of a culture and its past, in a receptive stance of indebtedness of the living to the prized words and thoughts of those who gave them life. The action of the past in the present could be

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Ahmad Mahmmoud Ajaj

's amals (living traditions of the prophet). He eloquently managed, though in a classical manner, to give a lucid and detailed account of Imam Malik's life, his environment, authenticity of the text ofAl Muwatta, its arrangements and reasons for compilation, and finally how amal is understood by Malik. Of

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Tuula Sakaranaho

choosing narratives which not only help to bind the pupils with Islam’s past and the Muslim Umma but are also relevant to their daily life in Sweden. Hence, the aim of Islamic religious education is not only to foster the formation of Islamic identity but also give means to living as Muslim in a modern

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Issa J. Boullata

in this paper, was published by D � r Bayr � t and D � r S � dir in Beirut in 1959. 3 For an account of Mikhail Naimy's life, see his own autobiography, Mikh � ' � l Nu'ayma, Sab' � n ... Hik � yat 'Umr 1889-1959, 3 vols. (Beirut: D � r S � dir/D � r Bayr � t, 1959-1960). On his life in U.S.A. in

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Riem Spielhaus

marginalized. Pegida has been most attractive to middle-aged men with no religious affiliation and with an above-average education, who were, on the whole, gainfully employed and living in and around the capital of Saxony, Dresden. Most demonstrators share a certain pride about their Heimat and think of

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Ian Campbell

]. Throughout his short life, Kanafani remained a powerful voice for armed struggle by Palestinians for Palestine in the face of Israeli occupation and Arab states' weakness and corruption. 54 Kanafani wrote Returning to Haifa during a period of Arab letters that prioritized a work's social function as well