What does jihad actually mean?

by Abdullah Alhomoud We’ve been hearing a lot about jihad since 9/11 in connection to Islamist extremism, and it has been in popular usage once again with the rise of ISIS. But what does the word actually mean? In the Oxford English Dictionary, “jihad” is defined as “a holy war fought by Muslims against unbelievers.”… Read More

The Revolutionary With A Bike

By Huma Munshi This review was first published on The F Word. Wadjda is the first feature film by a female Saudi director, Haifaaa al-Mansour. It is shot with great precision: every veiled glance has significance and every touch is noted. It gives us a unique insight into the experiences and stories of women in Saudi… Read More