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Christian preachers’ disappearance in Malaysia stokes fears of crackdown on religious minorities

SHAFAQNA - The disappearance of three Christians and a man accused of spreading Shia Islam in Malaysiahas prompted fears that authorities are targeting religious minorities with extrajudicial detention. Video and witness evidence indicate…

Vulnerable minorities in Muslim lands must be protected

SHAFAQNA - I was one of the many Muslim scholars and other faiths leaders invited to a major summit of its kind in Morocco to debate the rights of religious minorities living in the Muslim world. The summit opened on 25 January and brought…

Islam stands for religious freedom - Conference in Morocco discusses religious minorities and tolerance

SHAFAQNA - After the Prophet Muhammad established the first Muslim state, he wrote the Charter of Medina to make sure his subjects lived in harmony, whether they were Muslims, Jews or people of other faiths. Nearly 1,400 years later, hundreds…