Muslims, like Hindus and Sikhs, will not like to surrender their personal laws because they are just that: personal. Read more

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Worryingly, Islam remains a criticized religion. People tend to have a far negative view of it. A censorious view of Islam is worrying because it has a direct bearing on how Muslims are viewed and accepted. Read more

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Sumaiyah Ahmed, 24, is a gown-full of surprise: a burqa-clad postgraduate researcher on foreign affairs. You may want to meet her at the Delhi-based JNU’s Centre for West Asian Studies. She hails from Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.

Aftab Ahmed, 26, scans see-sawing world markets for global clients from his hub-and-spoke newsroom at Reuters-Thompson’s Bangalore office. He is from Darjeeling. Read more

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Is it true that sex is considered a right in Islam?

Muslim women have a right to sex. She can seek divorce on the grounds of sexual displeasure or impotence. Cooking and household chores are not considered binding duties. Making herself available for sex (to her husband), however, is considered a duty of a married woman. Read more

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