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Dogs in Islamic Garb Photos Anger Scholars

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SELANGOR – The controversy of touching and patting dogs in Malaysia has been further exacerbated after photos of dogs wearing “turbans” and “cloaks” went viral on social media, sparking anger among scholars who asked for taking these photos down. “The Ulama whose valuable advice, words of wisdoms and guidelines of the Islamic law......





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Last Modified:  18 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - With different hopes of independence and unity, millions of Scots have been heading to polling stations on Thursday, September 18, to cast their votes on a referendum that will determine the fate of a four-century-old unity with Westminster. “This is our opportunity of a lifetime and we must seize it with both hands,” Alex Salmon......



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CAIRO – Sharing the official position of ruling Al Saud, Saudi Arabia senior scholars have issued a fatwa declaring terrorism a “heinous crime” under Shari`ah Islamic law, in a bid to undermined the legitimacy of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Terrorism is contrary to the purposes of the great religion of I......



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CAIRO – Young British Muslims have launched an online #NotInMyName campaign on social networks to denounce atrocities committ......



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LILONGWE – Offering a new hope to deaf children, a Malawian Islamic organization has embarked on a new program to reduce rising socio-economic challenges facing those children, an initiative praised by the government as a “timely gesture.” “Most children with deaf impairments in the country are going through numerous socio-economic c......



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BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally to be attended by members of different faiths, showing a unified stance for tolerance and peace against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” ......



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LONDON – Britain's Lord Christopher Monckton, a former adviser to the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has urged the US Congress to ban passages of the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, and to make reading them aloud illegal. “Nearly all acts of terrorism perpetrated throughout the world in the past quarter of a century were carr......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Deeming the Sultan of Sokoto as the only Islamic caliph in the West African country, Nigeria Muslim scholars and analysts have rejected the recently declared Boko Haram Gwoza caliphate as baseless attempt to blackmail Islam and Muslims, asserting that the groups’ militants are not Muslims . Boko Haram has shown beyond any doubt......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Delwar Hossain Sayedee, leader of Jamaat-e-Islami group, has been sentenced to life imprisonment on Wednesday, September 17, as the Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader a year earlier. “The evidence against him does not warrant conviction or sentencing even for a day,” Sayedee’s lawyer Tajul ......



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CAIRO ­– Offering West Virginia students in Marshall University a chance to try the Islamic headscarf, a group of Muslim students held a hijab event to raise awareness about the Islamic headscarf and correct misconceptions surrounding it. “We want to revive the Muslim Student Association group because we haven’t been involved as much ......



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CAIRO – Offering a new hope for scores of veiled Muslim players, the world’s basketball body has amended its rules to allow Islamic headscarf or hijab during official competitions on a trial basis, a decision welcomed by US Muslims. We welcome this policy change by International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the National Communications......



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BERLIN – Taking a step forward to represent the true image of their faith, German Muslims have announced plans to hold a nationwide rally calling for tolerance and peace in Europe’s largest economy, showing a unified stance against extremism. “We want to make clear terrorists and criminals do not speak in the name of Islam,” the head......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Kenya faith leaders have expressed anger over the recent threats by the director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to close mosque suspected of offering “radical teachings”, seeing the threat as a pretext to attack, redefine and profile Islam and Muslim. “It is like shutting down Mombasa port because it is frequen......



Last Modified:  17 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – With voters as young as 16, expectations for a majority yes vote in the coming September 18th referendum have moved to a likely no, with many changing their mind in the final days, choosing to preserve a four-century-old union with the United Kingdom. “I have waived from a strict No to being convinced to a Yes, and then going ba......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

BEIJING – In a new sweep to obliterate the religious identity in the far-western Muslim majority Xinjiang, Chinese authorities have raided several Islamic schools in the district’s capital Urumqi, arresting dozens of Muslims. China thinks that Uighurs who uphold their faith and use the internet are a challenge to China's rule, Dilxat R......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – Concerned about increasing sectarian violence in the Indian subcontinent, the Dalai Lama has called for an unprecedented interfaith meeting to foster religious harmony in the world’s biggest democracy. “His Holiness has decided to come forward because he is concerned about the problems in India,” Gelek Namgyal, an aide of......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – America’s Department of Justice has been urged to cancel a training session for prosecutors and law enforcement personnel featuring anti-Islam conspiracy theorist John Guandolo who claims that CIA director is a “secret Muslim”. Any prosecutor or police officer whose view of the world has been colored by John Guandolo's Islam......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Heading to the rich gulf emirate for a two-month training camp, none of the twenty-three young Cameroonian footballers imagined that their journey to Dubai would end surprisingly into making all of them revert to Islam. “It is amazing that at an age when most people just want to play and have fun, these young men were searching f......



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CAIRO – Long months after launching an investigation into the group, Britain is set to curtail activities of Muslim Brotherhood and block activists from coming to London, following leaks that the government report has found ties with “armed groups” in the Middle East and elsewhere. “We won't ban the Muslim Brotherhood,” a Foreign O......



Last Modified:  16 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Returning to a new school year after a 50-day hefty war, traumatized Gaza children have found empty chairs of hundreds of their friends who were either killed or forced to leave their homes to escape Israeli continuous shelling. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academ......




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