Mayflower 400 Polly Ha, University of East Anglia They were enemies of the state – religious malcontents and political subversives. This left England’s most radical puritans with just two options under Tudor treason law (besides execution, of course): either shut … Continue reading Were the Pilgrims asylum seekers or subversives?
Emily Zobel Marshall, Leeds Beckett University “Cunning better than strong” is a Jamaican proverb; a message of survival and resistance that urges us to use our brain rather than our brawn to overcome oppressors. It’s a proverb that is encapsulated … Continue reading Remembering the Black abolitionists of slavery in Yorkshire
Of Aisha’s age at marriage IT is said that Hazrat Aisha was six years old when her nikah was performed with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Makkah, and nine years old when she moved in to live with her husband in Madina after Hijra. This piece of misinformation has led to the wrong view that child marriage has the sanction of Islam. It must be noted that establishing the authenticity of hadiths, the narrators’ circumstances and the conditions at that time have to be correlated with historical facts. There is only one hadith by Hisham which suggests the age of Hazrat … Continue reading Muslims need to respond with REASONING concerning Aisha RA age at marriage to The Prophet PBUH