Taboos around sex in Islam debunked

By Aneeqa Du Plessis The Wives of Paradise Foundation seminar series which focuses on spirituality through intimacy hosted the fourth, and final part of their workshop at the Tshisimani centre in Mowbray at the weekend. The lectures broached a variety of topics such as ‘how to enhance sexual relations within marriage’,[…]

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The young Muslims finding love via an app

Arzo Kazmi has been looking for a husband for some time. But eight years of matchmakers, mutual friends, and dating websites have been futile in finding that special someone. “It feels like for ever,” says the 33-year-old financial adviser from Birmingham who is of Pakistani-Kashmiri heritage. As most of her[…]

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Turkey: Controversial bill on sexual assault withdrawn

Turkey’s government has withdrawn a controversial bill that could have overturned men’s convictions for child sex assault, following an angry public backlash. The controversial proposal sought to address whether all cases of marriage with people under the legal age of 18 should classify as “sexual assault”. Critics feared the proposal[…]

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Increasing concern over child brides

Child marriage is a human rights violation and is illegal under international law. However, in some countries these laws are not enforced or exceptions are provided for parental consent or traditional and customary laws. Child marriage is said to impact over 15 million girls a year, but Jude Thaddeus from[…]

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