From nuns in London to Sufi shaykhas in Damascus, Farrah Akbik recalls the women who shaped her childhood—and the dear friend who helped her escape them.
A Syrian Christian recalls early prejudices received about her Muslim compatriots, and how friendships with veiled women later broke these down.
At the stroke of a royal pen, the Saudi clergy dropped the principles of a lifetime. All religion is equally subservient to politics.
Can Islam be criticized as a centralized system or is the mere generalization of the religion a misunderstanding of its structure?