Ashura

For Shia Muslims, Ashura marks the martyrdom of Hussein, the grandson of their prophet, Muhammad.

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Child brides in Yemen

In most parts of the world, it is unthinkable for a girl to be married before puberty. The minimum age is usually eighteen, or at least sixteen.

In Yemen, however, it’s a different story. There has been no minimum age for marriage since 1999, when the law was changed for religious reasons. The decision on when a girl can be married is left up to her parents.

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Arabian Dawn – I was defending Islam

In this moving, two-part video, a Saudi Arabian woman describes in detail how she tried to prove that Islam was not an extremist religion. Instead she began an amazing journey to Christ…

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No woman no drive

On 26 October, a number of Saudi women got behind the wheel in defiance of Saudi Arabia’s bar on women driving. This fun video was made by Saudi-based artist and social activisit Hisham Fageeh. You might recognize the tune…

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Eid al-Adha and the Hajj

This week, Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) takes place as well as the Hajj (pilgrimage) in Mecca.

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