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Society, not Age, Causes Nigeria Marital Failure

Last Modified:  24 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


LAGOS – Nigerian Muslim scholars have rejected suggestions that early marriage has any negative effects on the couples involved, insisting instead that breakdown in communal values and failure to adhere to divine rules account for much of the problems. “There's no problem with early marriage. As far as Islam is concerned, it does not sup......





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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 ...



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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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CAIRO – Surviving chaotic upheavals over the past decades, interfaith marriages in Central African Republic could not endure the current war which shattered thousands of families in the landlocked country. “They broke down the door, and they began searching for him,” Henriette Oumpo’s, a Christian woman who is married to a Muslim man......



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AURORA, Colorado – Protesting referees’ decision to ban their colleague from playing while donning hijab, the football team of a high school in Aurora, Colorado, decided to don Islamic headscarf in solidarity with their friend. “Wednesday March 12 was our first game. That was when the referee said [Samah Aidah] couldn’t play due to h......



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CAIRO – A US advocacy group has welcomed the decision by Connecticut’s New London Public Schools to recognize two Muslim holidays in its calendar for the coming year. “We welcome the inclusion of Islamic holidays in the school calendar because it will serve to enhance the learning environment for Muslim students,” CAIR-CT Executive D......



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CAIRO – Italian officials have expressed solidarity with the Muslim community after a mosque in the Italian city of Rieti in the Lazio region was damaged by vandals who stole the mosque, destroyed its proberties and burnt the Noble Qur’an. “Unknown people burned the sacred Koran, stole money, destroyed the paintings and writings relati......



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CAIRO – Muslim students at the University of Ottawa have invited their colleagues to know more about the sustainability of Islam, discussing various aspects of culture and faith that helped to sustain Islam over the centuries. “It’s a machine, and the way a machine works is that you have gears, and all of the gears have to be turning, ......



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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Muslim scholars have denounced attacks on a Hindu temple in Sindh's Larkana district, calling for urgent probe into the incident in which protests against Qur'an desecration turned into violent clashes. “Our religion, Islam, preaches peace, love and forbearance,” Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, the Chairman o......



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CAIRO – Bowing to radical groups' demands, the live performance of an Indian play on Muslim identity featuring 2002 Gujarat riots has been facing cancellations amid fears of provoking communal violence a few weeks before general elections. “We are being forced to kowtow to fundamentalists,” Arundhati Raja, the director of Jagriti Theat......



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SIMFEROPOL – Native Crimean Muslim Tatars have revisited memories of persecution and suffering at the hands of the Russian authorities after the pro-Moscow politician announced a 96p-rcent vote in favor of Crimea quitting Ukraine. This is my land. This is the land of my ancestors. Who asked me if I want it or not? Shevkaye Assanova, a Ta......



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24 February 2013 The Great Mosque of Córdoba, was for centuries a symbol of diversity and tolerance in the souther ...



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Australia's Long-Awaited Islamic Museum opens its Doors 3 March 2014



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SIMFEROPOL – With thousands of heavily armed Russian troops occupying this perennially embattled peninsula, Crimea's Moscow-backed parliament declared on Monday, March 17, the region an independent state, following the announcement of a 96p-rcent vote in favor of quitting Ukraine. Results of the referendum in Crimea clearly showed that re......



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DAKAR – The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has launched a special mission to probe facts in the war-torn Central African Republic after an appointed special envoy said he would start his visit on Sunday, March 17. “The aim for us is to save this country,” Sheikh Tidiane Gadio, a former Senegalese foreign minister, told Anado......



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CAIRO – Muslim students at the University of Ottawa have invited their colleagues to know more about the sustainability of Islam, discussing various aspects of culture and faith that helped to sustain Islam over the centuries. “It’s a machine, and the way a machine works is that you have gears, and all of the gears have to be turning, ......



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CAIRO – Attracting visitors from around Britain, London hosted the opening ceremony of the 21st year of Islam Awareness Week on Sunday, March 17, concentrating on the concept of charity and what it means in Islam, in a bid to promote social cohesion rather than dwelling on differences. “Charity is more than just about giving money. ......



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16 February 2014 As grass-roots campaigning on the issue of Scottish independence is being stepped up in the Scottish Asian com ...



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15 February 2014 The Inauguration of the Islamic Banking and Finance Society (IBFS) at the Oxford Union Debating Chamber on Wed ...



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09 February 2014 A young team of people largely working pro bono have helped to complete the first Islamic Museum of Australia ...




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