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Understanding the Hijab

Established in 2013 by Nazma Khan, World Hijab Day seeks to break down some of the ignorance and misunderstanding about the practice of wearing the hijab

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World Hijab Day was founded in 2013 by an American Muslim woman, Nazma Khan, who sought to break down some of the ignorance and misunderstanding about the practice of wearing a hijab, the headscarf.  This practice is observed in more

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Islam: a misunderstood religion

Coco Millar argues that we shouldn’t allow the right-wing media to dictate our view of Islam

“Historically, ‘othering’ our fellow humans has been the easy solution for avoiding addressing real problems”

The world is changing and some may argue, ending. The blame for the rise of the alt-right and neo-nazism is almost always based upon a

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Trinity / Identity : Religion

In the second installment in the Trinity/Identity series, Trinity Life editor Úna Harty sits down with students and staff to discuss religion and faith on campus

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“The other side of religion is that you go into yourself. There is more to life than what you can see, taste and touch than scientific rationale.”


What happens when you ask a Catholic, a Muslim, a Jew, a Wiccan,

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Controversial Burkini Ban highlights wider debate on Muslim women

Orlaith Darling explores the context behind the contentious measure

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While the French secularisation policy of laïcité has been, of late, seen as an attack on Islam, it was, in fact, enshrined into French law in 1905 following a feud with the Catholic Church. In recent years this policy has …

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Cultural scholar discusses increasing Islamophobia with Trinity audience

“We’re seeing something more intense than we’ve ever seen”

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Arun Kundnani professor of media, culture and communication at New York University (NYU) and author of the Muslims Are Coming! spoke in Trinity last night about increasing levels of Islamophobia worldwide in an event arranged by the department of sociology.…

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Understanding ‘Islamic’ terror

People in the west need to look beyond simplistic interpretations of Islam and engage in genuine discussion about the factors contributing to terrorism.

In light of recent events, events of the past, and events to come, I feel that it is imperative to understand what Islamic terrorism really is. It is easy to play the blame game and start attacking minority groups, religious …

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Hijacked opinions

What is the use in saying “better prejudiced than sorry” when you are simply playing into the hands of a group of assholes who populate both sides of the conflict?

indepth1In 2006, Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle Eastern correspondent, delivered a cautionary speech to an audience at the Islamic Society of North America, in which he recalled being on a trans-Atlantic flight on September 11th, 2001. After learning about the …

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What it’s like to grow up as a Muslim in the west

Rupert Murdoch recently said Muslims must “destroy their growing jihadist cancer.” Why should I be held responsible?

comment1Growing up as a young Muslim in a western society was not an easy task. Once you place your feet on foreign soil, you need to take time to understand their culture, customs and identities. Although I felt like an …

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From Karbalā to Milltown via the South Circular Road

Michael Lanigan talks Islam and ISIS with Mudafar al-Tawash, a leader of Dublin’s Sunni community.

indepth1The Irish Sunni population flock in their droves each Friday to fill the Islamic Foundation of Ireland Mosque, on the South Circular Road, which, as its peak capacity, can accommodate about 800 persons. Like a condensed Mecca, the crowds spill …