Following on from its inaugural edition in 2013, the 2015 Global Islamic Economy Summit is set to gather over 2,000 policymakers, thinkers and business leaders on 5 and 6 October, 2015 to build a roadmap capitalizing on the opportunities within the growing global Islamic economy.
Shocking, intimate and often bemusing to outsiders, the modern art produced by a small group of young Afghans would come as a surprise to connoisseurs who stalk the galleries of New York, London and Tokyo.
The Islamic Economy affects the lives of more than just the 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide. It is open to all discerning consumers, citizens, and businesses from Australia to Alaska who understand the need to improve the way we consume, produce and work with one another.
In Islamic tradition, when it comes to the matter of divorce, there is a dramatic component involved: Once a man repeats the phrase talak, translated as “repudiation,” three times, divorce can then be granted. Contrarily, the process can be much more complicated when it is the woman seeking to initiate legal and final separation.
In 1978, Turkish immigrants in Berlin founded a soccer team called Turkiyemspor. Its players have experienced racism and violence, but the club has thrived and its ambitions have grown. In a nation still reeling from a wave of anti-Islam protests, the team today has become a force for integration.
Ahmad al-Basheer, who has been likened to renowned US political satirist Jon Stewart, says he aims to "break the image" of the jihadists and their declared puritanical enforcement of sharia Islamic laws.