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Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh


Saudi Arabia: Grand Mufti Wants Media To Promote National Cohesion

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, chairman of the board of senior scholars, has urged journalists to report the truth and defend the country against rumor-mongering and attempts to undermine state security. “Journalists have a huge responsibility on their shoulders. It is to highlight and defend the position of the Kingdom as the land of […]

View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito
View of the dome of the Vatican's Saint Peter's Basilica from Borgo Santo Spirito


500 British Priests Ask Synod To Stand Firm On Church Teaching

In an unusual move, nearly 500 British priests signed an open letter urging the fathers of the upcoming Synod on the Family to issue a “clear and firm” proclamation of Church teaching on marriage and sexuality. The letter was published March 24 by the Catholic Herald and has already caused a stir in the local […]

Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram. Source Al-Haram mosque, Wikipedia Commons.
Pilgrims at the Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Source Al-Haram mosque, Wikipedia Commons.


The Prospects For Reform In Islam – Analysis

By Raza Rumi* The rise of global Islamism in the form of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) will pose a major challenge to the security of both Western and Muslim-majority nations for years to come. The threat is particularly acute in Muslim countries because of Islamism’s capacity to claim that […]