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Last Modified:  18 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Muslim leaders opened France's largest Islamic conference on Friday, April 18, amid a recent controversy surrounding the recent social debates in France regarding legalization of gay marriage and discussions on gender equality education in schools. From the point of view of the religious consciousness, marriage for all is somethin......





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Last Modified:  21 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

LUCKNOW – Feeling ignored in makeshift camps for months, thousands of Muslims in Muzaffarnagar are intending to boycott next month’s parliamentary elections, seeing them as bringing no hope to their shattered life. “Time has passed but our wounds are still fresh,” Rahima of Shahpur village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh i......



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LILONGWE – Despite its minority status, the influence Islam has been widening on Malawi’s cultural and socio–economic aspects over the past years, setting a phenomenon and a model to other religions in the largely Christian dominated Southern African nation. “Since its introduction, about two hundred years ago, Islam has over the yea......



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

NAIROBI – From humble beginnings, the Islamic financial institutions have been growing rapidly over the past years, attracting increasing attention and interest from both Muslims and non-Muslims, many of whom are being exposed to its principles and practice for the first time. “Islamic banks have now enabled Muslims and other Kenyans to ......



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CAIRO – Defending his mosque’s decision to censor a question about gay Muslims, the chairman of Birmingham Central Mosque, one of Europe's largest, has asserted that homosexuality is not accepted in Islam, same as other social illnesses caused by human weaknesses. There are people with homosexual tendency in Muslim countries but they re......



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

LAGOS – Changing unsuccessful five-year military approach, Nigeria’s decision to use ‘soft power’ to tack Boko Haram insurgency has won plaudits, seen as recognition that military alone would not end the bloodshed. “I think the administration has really woken up to the fact that they have lost credibility and trust in communicating......



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Residents of Islamabad’s slums have become a target for repeated police crackdowns and evacuation risk after being accused of sheltering terrorist groups, a charge that added heavy woes to their harsh living condition. “Whenever there is any terrorist incident they blame the katchi abadis [the slums],” Noor Mohammad Khan, a v......



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

LONDON – With events organized across British cities and universities, organizers of Islam Awareness Week, launched earlier in March, hope to spark insight and understanding of Muslim efforts to alleviate suffering in the society and present a true image of their faith. Britain as a society is suffering financially … many families have ......



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CAIRO – A new Muslim boxing star has risen recently after young teenager Mohamed Ali launched a promising professional career in boxing by qualifying for the World Youth Championships for the second time. “I don’t say this about most lads but within another three years I think he will go pro,” Mike Jelley, the man who discovered and ......



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13 March 2014 An interesting initiative has been launched in Komotini to help the earthquake victims on the island of Cephaloni ...



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20 March 2014 Ethnic Tatars in Crimea will be asked to vacate their land for resettlement elsewhere in the region, a top Crimea ...



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WASHINGTON – In the 11th anniversary of Iraq invasion, a US advocacy group called for reinvestigating abuse by a US private military contractor during interrogating Iraqi prisoners at Britain's Abu Ghraib prison during war. CACI [a US private defense company] indisputably played a key role in those atrocities, and it is time for them to b......



Last Modified:  20 Mar 2014 04:51  GMT

LAGOS – Seeing no Muslim in the area’s delegates to the country’s national conference, Muslims in Nigeria's southwest have asserted that whatever outcome of the ongoing talks will be rejected, a position borne out of what they called a deliberate conspiracy to shut them out of deliberations. “It is an insult that the minority are imp......



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



Last Modified:  19 Mar 2014 05:00  GMT

MOSCOW – Russia's most wanted man, Doku Umarov, is reportedly dead after a website that sympathizes with North Caucasus Muslim rebels published the news, asserting that the deceased leader has been replaced. The departure of Doku marks the end of the older generation of rebels, who began as separatist in Chechenya, the International Cris......



Last Modified:  19 Mar 2014 05:00  GMT

LOS ANGELES – The ABC Family’s announcement of a new drama series about an American girl who is unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family and forced to live in Saudi Arabia has generated backlash on Twitter over its official plot summary, with many calling it bigoted and Islamophobic. One Twitter user called @aishacs, said: “My goal......



Last Modified:  19 Mar 2014 05:00  GMT

SIMFEROPOL – As Russia celebrates annexing Crimea to its territories, native Muslim Tatars in the Black Sea peninsula are voicing increasing fears of losing their identity and freedom under the Russian reign. “Why do I not want to be a part of Russia?” Mustafa Asaba, a regional leader of Crimean Tatars, told Reuters on Tuesday, Ma......



Last Modified:  19 Mar 2014 05:00  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim family that has been kicked outside observation deck in the Empire State building after praying briefly has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the owners of the building for humiliation and embarrassment before their two kids and visitors of the tourist hotspot. The suit claims that Fahad Tirmizi, 32, and his 30-year-old w......



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19 August 2013 Australian Muslim community leaders have voiced concerns about pressures they are facing from spy agencies, putt ...



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13 August 2013 Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced a re-elected Rudd Labor Government would contribute $3 million to enable ...



Last Modified:  19 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Having an over-qualified, highly educated Muslim girl might be a nightmare for parents in India’s Hyderabad, seeing education as shrinking their daughters’ chances of getting a suitable suitor. “Seven out of 10 women seeking alliances these days are well educated,” Shahid Farooqui, a Hyderabad match-marker, told Times of In......




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