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Islam is today the religion of more than million Muslims or Moslems or Mohammedans , occupying a wide belt stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, across Africa, parts of Europe, and Asia. Partly because of the importance of the Muslim habitat or dar el-Islam in world affairs, the West has begun to take special interest in studying Islam and is trying to understand its relation to the life of the Muslim. And it is no exaggeration to say that the Muslims themselves are showing a similar interest in studying the reality of Islam, in order to know to what extent they may be able to adopt modern ways without losing their religion. In recent times there have been two parties amongst the Muslims: one maintaining that religion should be sacrificed for the sake of modernization, and the other that modernization should be sacrificed for the sake of religion.
For Zafarul Islam Khan, journalist and former chief of the Delhi Minorities Commission, which was established by the Indian government to safeguard the rights of minority communities, the Freedom House report is a lived reality.
Latt, a member of the ruling National League for Democracy party NLD , was among several detained by police who, reinforced by soldiers, moved throughout Yangon, firing shots and arresting dissidents.
While the number of detained persons remains unknown, it included Latt, other protest leaders, striking government staff and members of vigilante groups guarding neighborhoods. Myanmar has been in a state of unrest for more than a month after military leaders seized power, overthrowing the civilian government led by Suu Kyi.
During the takeover, the military detained key government leaders — including Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, and several prominent activists — and declared a state of emergency, along with an announcement that the country would be under military rule for at least a year.
Myanmar has witnessed widespread protests ever since, with thousands ignoring a ban on public gatherings. Witnesses said that after increasing their crackdown on anti-coup protesters, security forces were escalating late-night raids in cities and towns across the country as well.
Despite the deadliest crackdown by security forces, the anti-coup movement is gaining momentum across the country. In Yangon, tensions were high after anti-coup protesters regrouped after being forcefully dispersed by stun grenades, tear gas, rubber bullets and, eventually, live ammunition.
Meanwhile, the Hlaing Thar Yar township of Yangon, where most of the areas garment factories are located, has yet to experience violence despite daily protests by thousands of people, mostly industrial workers. Myint has been in hiding since Feb. Most services are also required to cease operations, and the government urged businesses to allow employees to work from home.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and tobacconists can stay open. The number of patients on ventilators in Hungarian hospitals has more than doubled in the last two weeks, with patients on Monday compared to the previous peak of in early December.
Deaths have also risen sharply. With nearly 16, confirmed deaths in a country of fewer than 10 million, Hungary has the 8th worst death rate per 1 million inhabitants in the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. The new restrictions came as many Hungarian businesses were already struggling to make ends meet as shoppers stayed at home amid the surging cases.
Many parents scrambled over the weekend to alter work schedules and arrange for childcare, including Gyongyver and Szilard Brasnyo, a couple in Budapest who have two young daughters. The fact that they can reiterate these points in a document in which they commit to the fraternity of humanity in and of itself is a remarkably valuable point. Karam, though, said a growing movement toward greater religious tolerance and cooperation at higher levels had been curtailed by COVID Karam said problems remain in responding to crises, from the pandemic to gender-based violence, because of a lack of coordination between secular and religious institutions, as well as between organizations belonging to different faiths.
Secular and religious civil spaces often operate in distinction from one other. There are very rare moments when we see a society convene the religious and the secular.
We must encourage and support them to work together with one another, and to work with the secular institutions. UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem agreed, raising the specter of gender-based violence as an area where religious communities need to do more to help women, especially with rates of violence heightened by the circumstances caused by the pandemic.
She praised the tenacity and courage of Iranian women for the central role they have played in overtly and covertly resisting the regime. They highlighted various egregious examples of abuses against women committed by Tehran — but the case of Zahra Esmaili, they said, stood out for its cruelty.
Esmaili, a mother of two, was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to murdering her physically and sexually abusive husband — a senior intelligence member. She took the blame for her daughter, who it is widely believed shot him as he was assaulting her. Esmaili died of a heart attack in February after witnessing 16 hangings before her own.
Security forces, her lawyer said, hung her body anyway. However, Iranian women play critical roles in challenging the regime and pushing for its overthrow. We know that in many camps … displaced persons are mostly women and girls, who are at risk because of gender-based violence and lack of hygienic facilities. Over 8 million refugee children are no longer able to go to school.
Ambassador Susan Esserman, former US assistant secretary of commerce and deputy trade representative, highlighted the risk faced by women and girls at the hands of human traffickers, which she said had been heightened by the pandemic. Isolation is a tactic used by traffickers to control their victims.
And during this pandemic, critical government services that would ordinarily support victims have been extraordinarily limited at the exact time there has been a surge in demand for those services. With school closures, children and adolescents have been spending more time on the internet, and have become more vulnerable to trafficking.
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Qty :. This text presents the ideas of a number of contemporary modernist and liberal Muslim thinkers, exposing an important intellectual current in Islamic thought. These figures work mainly outside "established" institutional, political and religious frameworks, whilst relying heavily on traditional sources. Responding to the challenges brought by colonialism and modernization, they propose new conceptions and interpretations of Islam consonant with the age. Although their specific concerns and emphases vary, their thought shares certain features; a reconsideration of the relation between religion and politics; an easy incorporation of modern Western ideas; a reinterpretaton of sacred sources which highlights their more universalist elements; and a conception of Islam as moving with historical change whilst remaining rooted in Qur'anic values.
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Politics of Modern Muslim Subjectivities pp Cite as. Like in Europe, Muslims also responded to modernity with a broad variety of attitudes including traditionalist rejections and secularist affirmations of modern ideas and institutions. In the second part of the nineteenth century, Islamic reformers tried to reconcile modern culture with Islamic traditions between these extreme poles. This apologetic Islamic reform movement created a historically specific and still enormously influential type of an Islamic modernity.
Islam is today the religion of more than million Muslims or Moslems or Mohammedans , occupying a wide belt stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, across Africa, parts of Europe, and Asia. Partly because of the importance of the Muslim habitat or dar el-Islam in world affairs, the West has begun to take special interest in studying Islam and is trying to understand its relation to the life of the Muslim. And it is no exaggeration to say that the Muslims themselves are showing a similar interest in studying the reality of Islam, in order to know to what extent they may be able to adopt modern ways without losing their religion. In recent times there have been two parties amongst the Muslims: one maintaining that religion should be sacrificed for the sake of modernization, and the other that modernization should be sacrificed for the sake of religion. Between these two groups there is now a third, whose number is increasing, which sees a possibility for reconciliation between modern life and the old religion.
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