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Last Modified:  24 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


TEL AVIV – TEL AVIV – In what many experts see as a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers have halted flights to Israel, citing concern over  Hamas rockets fired from Gaza and hitting an area near Ben Gurion airport, as US Secretary of State John Kerry pushes for a Middle East truce in his visit to Israel on Wednesday,......





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Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

KANO – As world anticipates the launch of World Cup Brazil games, football fans in the north of Nigeria have been denied chances to support their team in viewing centers following repeated attacks by Nigeria’s militant group Boko Haram. “I am a football fan and, in a way, fanatical about the game,” Ibrahim Abdullahi, an auto mechanic......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Getting support of the Irish Deputy First Minister, Belfast Muslim community has called on the government to provide the funding necessary for a land plot to host the country’s first mosque. “It’s not doing them a favor. It’s giving them back some of their contributions that they have provided in tax and services within the......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muslim minorities in North America will celebrate the beginning of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Saturday, June 28, according to astronomical calculations. “[The] first day of Ramadan is Saturday, June 28, insha'Allah,” Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi said in a statement by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) said in a stateme......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

WASHINGTON – Countering hate speech promoted by Washington anti-Islam bus ads, several campaigns and rallies have been organized in Washington and Maryland to present the true-face of Islam. “This advertising campaign is an opportunity for people to learn about Islam's commitment to freedom of religion, diversity and peaceful coexistence......



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

MOSUL – Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have fled their homes in Mosul after an all-out assault led to the fall of the city into the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) as Baghdad announced plans to cooperate with the Kurdish forces to retake Nineveh's capital. “The situation is chaotic inside the city, and there is ......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making history, a Kosovo veiled Muslim woman has won a seat at the Central Balkans nation's parliament, becoming the first lawmaker to don the Islamic headscarf, or hijab, in Kosovo. Labinote Demi-Murtezi, the Muslim lawmaker, has won the 6,000 votes, defeating all the female candidates in the Southeastern European country, accordi......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The appointment of Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano has sparked mixed reactions across Nigeria's Muslim community after the country’s largest Islamic organization regarded his choice as “God Made” , while angry youth protested his appointment, demanding the job to pass from late Emir to his son.. “The Nigerian Supreme ......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A few days after the announcement of Indian actress Monica’s reversion to Islam, rumors have spread across Indian media claiming that actor Jai has joined a list of Indian celebrities who accepted Islam recently, after photos spotted him inside a mosque. “Actor Jai was recently spotted praying at a mosque in T Nagar, Chennai,......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

REYKJAVIK – A hate campaign against Iceland planned first mosque has backfired after a growing number of Icelanders contacted the country’s leading Muslim association asking to register as members to protest hate sentiments. “I have received emails from people asking how they can register to the Association,” Salman Tamimi, the leade......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The appointment of Lamido Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano has sparked mixed reactions across Nigeria's Muslim community after the country’s largest Islamic organization regarded his choice as “God Made” , while angry youth protested his appointment, demanding the job to pass from late Emir to his son.. “The Nigerian Supreme ......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Released after weeks of delay, Ofsted long-awaited investigation into Birmingham Islamic schools has sparked a storm of condemnations from British educationists who rejected the inspection body’s findings as “untrue”. “On behalf of the staff of Park View, I want to say first and foremost that we reject this Ofsted report,......



Last Modified:  11 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAPE TOWN – As a summer Ramadan approaches in the midst of scorching sun, tourism companies in the Cape Town has been expanding Muslim-friendly establishments to attract Muslim tourists seeking to spend Ramadan and enjoy the city’s cooler temperatures. “Cape Town is blessed to be a city with a lot of Mosques - the Bo Kaap has nine Mosq......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

AMMAN – An Australian controversial decision to stop referring to Al-Quds as “occupied” Jerusalem has triggered diplomatic crisis after Jordan summoned Australia's charge d'affaires to convey the Kingdom’s concerns about the decision that violates international laws. The ministry summoned the Australian charge d'affaires and informe......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

MOMBASA – A Kenyan Muslim preacher was shot dead near a mosque in Kenya’s coast city of Mombasa on his way to attend Fajr prayer on Tuesday, June 10, joining other Muslim scholars who have been killed recently by unknown assailants. He died on his way to hospital, Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa told reporters, referring to Sh......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new survey by a leading US academic has found that Ireland leads the world in embodying Qur’an teachings of justice and Islamic values in a list where Western societies came at a leading position ahead of many Muslim-majority countries. “We must emphasize that many countries that profess Islam and are called Islamic are unjus......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Famous young Indian actress Monica has decided to leave the life of lights behind her back, choosing to revert to Islam, don Islamic headscarf and quit the film industry. “I don’t convert for the reason of love or money, am not such a person. I like Islam principles so that I converted as an Islam,” she was quoted by Muslim M......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW DELHI – A leading Indian Muslims group has called Muslims to reunite to face attempts from the ruling Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to end the Muslims’ personal law and apply a Uniform Civil Code. “It is the duty of Muslims to practice the Shari`ah,” Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Syed Jalaluddin Umri was quoted by Two Circles at......



Last Modified:  10 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new BBC study has found that generosity is directly related to religion, showing that people with faith are more generous than non-believers. “Religious faith should motivate people to acts of generosity and it’s good to see this reflected in these figures,” Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, general Secretary of the Methodist Church, ......



Last Modified:  09 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – For the first time in the far-east country, a Japanese university at the city of Kyoto has hosted an Omani exhibition of the message of Islam, introducing Japanese people to an approach of coexistence and tolerance as embedded in the exhibition’s message. “The Japanese public is open to learn new things. The Japanese are intere......



Last Modified:  09 Jun 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Making their first appearance at the major international tournament, Bosnia team will be leading hopes of a divided and flood-ravaged nation in which football appeared as the only factor that united the dreams of its three main ethnic groups. “I think it’s important for the people, for the world, to know this is not a game,” ......




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