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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:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

WASHINGTON DC – Leaders of ten major national American Muslim organizations have come together to announce the launch of an umbrella group that will serve as a representative voice for Muslims as that faith community seeks to enhance its positive impact on society. This is an announcement which has been long-awaited by the Muslim-American......



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CAIRO – Leading Malaysian Islamic organizations have blasted the voodoo rituals performed by bomoh , or shaman, to solve the mystery of Flight MH370′s disappearance as anti-Islamic, as opposition leaders demanded an investigation onto the case as a national embarrassment. “Anyone going against shari`ah principles and fatwa will be ask......



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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 ...



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – For years, the campus building of Canada’s University of Windsor has been hosting Islamic awareness week, allowing its Muslim students to present a true message about their faith and dispel media misconceptions. “This whole week of events is meant to counteract the negative depictions of Islam,” Hanan Khaled, Muslim Student A......



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



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KARACHI – A ruling by a prestigious religious council terming laws banning underage marriage in Pakistan as un-Islamic has divided the country’s scholars and activists over the Islamic ruling and changing economic conditions surrounding the widespread practice. “Terming the underage marriage completely invalid and illegal is not the ri......



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CAIRO – As South Africans charge their batteries for next May's general elections, two Cape Islamic parties have joined forces to unite South Africa Muslim voters under one banner and rise as a new political force in Western Cape province. “Both parties will remain independent for now, but will campaign the national and provincial electi......



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CAIRO – A young Muslim girl has received the new Respectful Citizenship Award from the governor of Wolfville in eastern Canadian maritime province of Nova Scotia in recognition of her efforts in building interfaith relations and collecting charity for those in need. “She is kind, conscientious and mature beyond her years,” Angie Rushto......



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CAIRO – The scene of the blood soaked and mutilated bodies of Central African Republic Muslims became dominant in the streets of the capital, as the conflict deepens in the strife-torn country where complete districts were emptied from its Muslim residents. “They're not killing the Muslims, they're sweeping them,” Ibrahim Alawad, 55, a......



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



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CAIRO – The scene of the blood soaked and mutilated bodies of Central African Republic Muslims became dominant in the streets of the capital, as the conflict deepens in the strife-torn country where complete districts were emptied from its Muslim residents. “They're not killing the Muslims, they're sweeping them,” Ibrahim Alawad, 55, a......



Last Modified:  11 Mar 2014 04:51  GMT

CAIRO – As the number of the world poor escalates and regional crises spread, charity work, which lost its momentum after financial crisis, a growing number of students from prestigious British universities are joining charity course at St Mary's University. The charity sector is there to serve others and I believe people in communities s......



Last Modified:  11 Mar 2014 04:51  GMT

Karachi – Though the government and Taliban negotiating committees claim that the “fruits” of the much-hyped peace talks, aimed at cutting a negotiated end to 11-year long insurgency in the country, will surface in “weeks,” political and security analysts cast doubts on the outcome of the year-long talks. “The two sides have diff......



Last Modified:  11 Mar 2014 04:51  GMT

CAIRO – As Boko Haram violence escalates, the Sultan of Nigeria's northern Borno State has urged people in the predominantly Muslim northeastern region to turn to god by observing a three-day fast and prayers to defeat insurgency. “I am appealing to all residents of the state to observe a three-day fasting to seek Allah’s mercy towards......



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NEW YORK– Unfolding memories of the horrible Bosnia war, a Bosnian-American writer has published a book that revisits the war during which thousands of Muslims were massacred through the eye of a 12-year-old Bosnian Muslim boy. “Writing this book became not only a personal matter, but it was also became a moral obligation to tell the tru......



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TEHRAN – Amid repeated promises to provide equal rights for Iranian Sunni Muslims, members of the religious minority have been raising concerns about ongoing discrimination they face at the hands of the Shiite majority. “Sunni Muslims in Iran hope for an end to discrimination,” Molavi Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi, a Sunni scholar, was quoted......



Last Modified:  10 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

BHERI ZONE – Hampered by decades-long traditions and poverty, a growing number of Nepali Muslim girls are being deprived from higher education due to a widespread belief that educated woman might cost her family a higher dowry to get married. “Dowry tradition is growing out of control in the Muslim community,” Asagar Ali Darji, the for......



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LAGOS – With over 500 causalities recorded last month only across Nigerian states, many analysts are questioning the ability of Boko Haram to do all these organized attacks, raising possibilities of conspiracy theory on an international level. In spite of this surge, there is something sadly striking: public outcry does not seem to equal ......



Last Modified:  10 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Ahead of the third anniversary of the crisis in Syria, a leading international human rights group issued a report on Monday, March 10, revealing that war crimes have been carried out on Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmouk camp which is under brutal siege by Syrian government forces. “Life in Yarmouk has grown increasingly......




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