Tag: science

DARWIN DAY: Islamic Creationism: The Turkish Model

Abstract: Creationism is often thought to be a primarily American, Protestant phenomenon. But rejection of evolution is particularly strong in Muslim populations. In Turkey, which was once thought to be an example of successful political secularism among Muslim countries, the re-Islamization of the last 50 years has been accompanied by stronger opposition to evolution, including promotion of creationist fake science that goes beyond religiously-motivated passive rejection of evolution. The details of the Turkish model of creationism partly depend on specifically Turkish circumstances, which may limit its applicability to other Muslim populations. Nonetheless, the Turkish example still broadly illuminates Muslim resistance to evolution worldwide.

DARWIN DAY: Why Evolution Is Not Taught In Most Muslim Countries?

DARWIN DAY: Why Evolution Is Not Taught In Most Muslim Countries?

Muslimish Presents: Nawal El Saadawi: A Daring Legacy Live Broadcast

Nawal el Saadawi, an Egyptian author, activist and physician who became an emblem of the struggle for women’s rights in the patriarchal Arab world and campaigned against female genital mutilation, which she had endured at age 6, died on Sunday March 21, 2021, in Cairo. She was 89. Muslimish invites you to a seminar titled "Nawal El Saadawi: a daring legacy" with host Wissam Charafeddine, coFounder of Muslimish, and Guests Dr. Ginan Rauf, Barbara Nimri Aziz, and Zeinab Assaf Lecanu on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at 7PM EST. Join us for the live discussion with your comments and questions. The program will be available afterward on Muslimish Freethinkers Podcast.

Muslimish Celebrates Darwin Day in Dearborn For the First Time

Dearborn is becoming a center for culture and arts with the dynamic diverse blooming of its population with second and third generation immigrants. For the first time in Dearborn, Muslimish, an organization based in New York, and has chapters in 12 cities, whose mission statement is "to create a safe, supportive, and open-minded environment for ...

Where to Watch Solar Eclipse In Dearborn and Why You Should

And so this is a lesson I've learned, and it's one that applies to life in general: duration of experience does not equal impact. One weekend, one conversation -- hell, one glance -- can change everything. Cherish those moments of deep connection with other people, with the natural world, and make them a priority. Yes, ...

What’s bugging you?

What bugs you? Some insects may be harmless or even beneficial, but if we’ve developed some sort of bias, phobia or generalization towards creepy crawlers and looming flyers, our natural reaction when confronted with one, might be to either smash it, swat it or to get out of its way. Sometimes, it seems like they ...