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Comment: In a climate of rising Islamophobia, Muslims should feel free to speak up when something is offensive. Rihanna's show, though, was just an honest mistake, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Rihanna issued an apology to the Muslim community over the controversial music choice for her Savage X Fenty fashion.

Rihanna faces backlash for using <em>Hadith</em> clip in show

The New Arab Staff

Rihanna faces backlash for using Hadith clip in show

The singer has found herself in hot water with some Twitter users after using an Islamic Hadith during her 2020 Savage X Fenty Show.

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with ...

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of adversity.

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

Emily Lewis

British Muslims go digital for socially-distanced Ramadan

A group of tech-savvy British Muslims has seized the unique opportunity provided by this 'socially-distanced' Ramadan to channel their digital ...

The New Arab

US billboard advertises coronavirus advice from Islam's Prophet Muhammad

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad have gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Sana Uqba

Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

The New Arab

Coronavirus signals 'end of time', Iranian, Saudi clerics believe

Thousands of people have died from the novel coronavirus so far, and Muslim clerics believe it signals the beginning of the end of time.

IS advises followers to avoid travel to coronavirus-hit Europe

The New Arab & agencies

IS advises followers to avoid travel to coronavirus-hit Europe

The Islamic State group has ordered its operatives to avoid heading to Europe, which has been hit by a "plague sent by God".

Watch: American 'Arabs got Talent' contestant starts reciting Quran

The New Arab

Watch: American 'Arabs got Talent' contestant starts reciting Quran

Jennifer Grout stunned the Arab world when she sung classic Arabic songs fluently, despite not knowing the language - she is now reciting Quran.

Saudi cleric claims music, singing allowed by Prophet Muhammad

The New Arab

Saudi cleric claims music, singing allowed by Prophet Muhammad

Saudi Sheikh Adil Al-Kalbani shared prophetic sayings during a television interview that showed singing was commonplace during the Prophet's ...

Mohammad Bin Salman’s waning influence

Emile Nakhleh

Mohammad Bin Salman’s waning influence

Comment: MbS's star is dimming and his influence is waning as his allies in the UAE seem to abandon him and Washington loses patience with his ...

Austin Bodetti

Islam and environmentalism

Comment: Muslim eco-theologists believe they have a personal and spiritual obligation to curb the spread of environmental degradation, writes Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab

Leading Muslim organisation condemns Saudi Sri Lanka fake news

A leading Muslim organisation has called out Saudi media for publishing fake news related to the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed at ...

Nusrat Sidiq

Women of change in restive Kashmir

Feature: Despite three decades of conflict, women in Kashmir continue to challenge the hardship in their country to make something of themselves.

Paul Iddon

Manbij bombing could become major propaganda coup for IS

Analysis: Spinning the US withdrawal as a forced retreat, the Islamic State group is capitalising on its recent attacks in Manbij and Hasakah.

War and Love: Poetry that humanises Yemen's helpless

Diana Alghoul

War and Love: Poetry that humanises Yemen's helpless

Book Club: Sana Uqba's collection of striking poems returns humanity to the thousands of Yemenis who became nothing but a death toll, writes ...

Etaf Adam

The spiritual significance of Ramadan

Ramadan series: The Islamic holy month is a time rich with religious benefits and one that is plentiful in spiritual and health benefits too.

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Robert Cusack and Gehad Quisay

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Comment: Saudi Arabia has long projected the image of religious righteousness, fighting their enemies with God on their side, but what happens ...

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow ...

Egypt suspends sentence of writer convicted of insulting religion

The New Arab

Egypt suspends sentence of writer convicted of insulting religion

A Cairo court suspended a prison sentence against author Fatima Naoot, who was convicted of insulting religion after criticising the slaughter ...

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