Former Muslims or ex-Muslims are people who were Muslimsbut subsequently left the Islamic religion. Although their numbers have increased in recent years in Western countries, ex-Muslims still face ostracism or retaliation from their families and communities due to beliefs about apostasy in Islamwhich is punishable by death under sharia law. They were formerly Muslims.
The Arabs … are in a double state of decay that boggles the minds even of those who expected a hot summer of post-war decadence … The [Arab] nation will be split between those who dance to the beat of scandal and defeat, and those who blow themselves up in what is turning into a deafening religious ritual. In their half-century of independence, the Arabs have been defeated time and again by their adversaries. Arab armies knew humiliation in the Nakba catastrophe of and the six-day defeat of
Jump to navigation. Mulhid certainly includes atheists but has also been applied to other kinds of dissenters such as apostates and heretics. This causes some difficulties when considering the history of Arab atheism but it also suggests that Arab critiques of religion in the past were not simply about belief or disbelief in God.
By Ursula Lindsey September 1, Every Ramadan is more or less the same. People are tired, traffic is bad.
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About two weeks ago, a friend of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stopped by my office to update me on Lebanon and pass on a message from Mr. Hariri, whom I have known since reporting from Beirut in the late 's. The message was that the Lebanese opposition to the Syrian occupation was getting united -- inspired both by the example of Iraq and by the growing excesses of the Syrian occupation.
Joumana Haddad is a voice rarely heard in the Middle East — an unapologetic feminist who wants to challenge the way both Arab men and women think. Tahira Yaqoob meets the Germaine Greer of Lebanon. It begins as a tender love letter to the sons who have given her the "greatest, most enriching adventure of all"— motherhood. But, writes Joumana Haddad, there is something she needs to tell her two boys as they become adults.
One of the major challenges the healthcare profession face is understanding the variability and different meanings of the concepts of age and aging within different cultural, social, religious, and ethical contexts. People over the age of 65 in the Middle Eastern countries are estimated to comprise 4. In the Middle East, cancer is the leading cause of death among women aged and one of the leading causes of death for women over 70 years of age.