The Aims and Purposes of Sharia

Asmah Sultan Mallick is a master’s student in International Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Given the revolutions across the Middle East, with countries trying to rebuild and form stable governments better able to serve their people, the topic … Continue reading

Islam and the New Modes of Participation

This past weekend academics and journalists from around the world gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Inside Islam-cosponsored conference Islam and Democracy. The changing political landscape of the Middle East was a central focus of the event in … Continue reading

Inter-religious Solidarity through Protest

A large portion of global current events coverage in the last year has been directed towards Arab revolutions and their subsequent political transformations–and rightfully so. But Arab Middle Eastern countries aren’t the only places where significant protests have arisen; from … Continue reading

Signs of Hope in Egypt’s Sectarian Violence

In the last few months, the Middle East has undergone tremendous change with revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt leading to the resignation of Presidents Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. During these revolutions that inspired others across the … Continue reading

Soundtrack of the Revolution

The forces behind the Tunisian and Egyptian revolts were widespread, coming from the religious and secular spheres, the intellectuals, and the working, middle, and upper classes. Millions called for justice and regime change and were victorious in achieving significant steps … Continue reading