Tag: Islam

Islam inspires Turkish designer in Milan debut

MILAN - As he put the finishing touches to his first collection for Milan Fashion Week, Turkish-born Erkan Coruh spoke about finding his inspiration from Islamic dresses and his native Istanbul.
"Everything I make is influenced by my childhood, by life in Istanbul, where East and West meet," 34-year-old Coruh said in an interview in a cold, echoing warehouse on the outskirts of Italy's fashion capital ahead of his debut. "My inspiration also comes from God and I try to reflect

‘We will reclaim Islam’


Islam and economics

LAHORE - Economics determines the distribution of goods and services and hence living standards in societies. Contrary to the position of many Western analysts, Islam is not inimical to economic growth.
One of the basic purposes of Islam is to establish a just economic order. Islam is not opposed to the ownership of wealth per se; but it demands that wealth be obtained through legal means and the preservation of human rights and dignity. Islam is the only major world religion

inadequate knowledge of Islam – SC moved for Rehman Malik’s...

ISLAMABAD - A constitutional petition seeking Interior Minister Rehman Malik's disqualification for incorrectly reciting a written Quranic verse in a cabinet meeting was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday.
The petition was filed by Muhammad Tariq Asad advocate under Article 184(3) making the federal government, through the Cabinet's Secretariat secretary, the election commission of Pakistan through the chief election commissioner, the Senate chairman, the prime minister and

‘Islam orders severe punishments only for reducing crime rate’

LAHORE: Islam orders severe punishment only for reducing crime rate in society, Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry said on Tuesday. He made these remarks while meeting bar association representatives from Sargodha, Shahpur and Gorja who called on him at his chamber. The LHC said that criminals and offenders were awarded punishments for eliminating corruption and crime. Lawyers appreciated the LHC CJ's anti-corruption campaign and invited his attention to

‘Violence being carried out in the name of Islam’

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said on Saturday that violence was being carried out in Pakistan in the sacred name of Islam but it had no concern with Islamic norms.
Addressing a seminar of Muthida Ulema Council held at Peshawar Press Club with a view to observe Ashura in a peaceful atmosphere, he said that they must realise their responsibilities to combat the ongoing trend of terrorism.
He added that no one could deny the

‘Honour women in light of Islam’

LAHORE: A seminar, in connection with Human Rights Week, was held under the joint efforts of All Pakistan Women Association (APWA) and Punjab Ministry of Human Rights and Minority Affairs.
HR Department Provincial Secretary Arshad Bin Ahmad, Human Rights Activist I A Rehman, APWA Punjab Chairperson Roohi Syed and advocate Shamsa Ali were among the speakers. They recommended the implementation of existing laws meant for the women's betterment, in addition to framing up new

Islam is no monolith in Obama’s speeches to Muslims

PARIS: When US President Barack Obama first addressed the Muslim world in its traditional heartland last year, his speech was laden with references to the past, to Islam and to the tensions plaguing the Middle East.
Updating his speech on Wednesday on the far eastern fringe of that world, his upbeat remarks about Indonesia's democracy, development and diversity spelled hope for the future. But they were also veiled reference to autocratic Muslim countries.
He held up