Al-Qarawiyin, the Oldest University Established by Woman
According to Guiness World of Record, al-Qarawiyin University was the first university in the world which award an academic title or bachelor for its students.
The History of Nahdlatul Ulama, at A Glance
The history of Nahdlatul Ulama – the largest Islamic organization in the world, at a glance.
Coffee in Islamic History: Between the Fatwa and Medical Review
Pros and cons regarding coffee throughout Islamic history
The Right Way in Understanding Hadith; A Guide by Prof. Ali Mustafa Yaqub
The renowned Indonesian expert on the study of hadith wrote a guiding book to understand hadith properly
British Muslims Fighting against Islamophobia
the Muslim community in Birmingham chose to do something to show the true face of Islam: rahmatan lil-alamin, a blessing for the universe.
Wearing Niqab is Not a Terrorist, Not Wearing Hijab is Not a Prostitute
Woman wearing niqab is not a terrorist. Woman who doesn’t wear hijab, not necessarily losing her honor.
Inspiration from the Golden Age of Islam
I have never ceased to admire the spirit of Muslim scholars in medieval Islam era (about 8-13 / 14 AD …
Separating Religion and State is Impossible
Throughout history, many people tried to separate religion and politics, but doesn’t seem to succeed. What people can do is just separating religious authority and state authority.
Celebrating Mawlid: Why Not?
For majority of Muslims, it is almost impossible to find a Mawlid celebration in a quiet, silent atmosphere. To celebrate Mawlid means a feast for people.
History of Mecca before Islam
Our understanding about Mecca seems to shape under a spiritualized explanation based on religious doctrines, rather than socio-cultural explanations toward the city.