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Last Modified:  24 Apr 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – Muslim students are facing a deeply rooted discrimination in Indian elementary schools, denying them right to education amid lack of accountability for the violators, according to an international human rights group. “Whenever the teachers are angry, they call us Mullahs,” Javed, a 10-year-old Muslim boy from Delhi, said in the......





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Last Modified:  16 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

PARIS – Marking the tenth anniversary of banning hijab in public places in France, hundreds of Muslims and rights activists have protested in Paris to demand abolishing Islamophopic laws and offering more protection to the religious minority. All political parties contribute to the current climate of Islamophophia, but so does the media, ......



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 11:07  GMT

In the 21st Century, a time of advanced democracy when human rights are recognized across the world, people in Syria’s refugee camps are facing death under the most terrible conditions.



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – A group of New Jersey citizens have volunteered to remove hate graffiti sprayed on the Islamic society in Princeton city, showing solidarity with the Muslim community against hate. “This is bigotry and hate right here on a wall,” Michael Parks, who was seen cleaning the walls of the Islamic Society of the Appalachian Region’s......



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Three years on the start of the Syrian conflict, more than nine million of Syrian citizens have been forced to leave their homes, fleeing death and giving their country the title of the world’s leading country of forced displacement, a report by a UN refugee agency said. It is unconscionable that a humanitarian catastrophe of th......



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

BANGKOK — Thailand sentenced dozens of asylum seekers, believed to be from China’s persecuted Uighur Muslim minority, on Saturday, March 15, amid calls from the US and human rights groups not to forcibly return them to China. “Thai authorities should realize that Uighurs forced back to China disappear into a black hole,” said Brad Ad......



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 04:47  GMT

26 November 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle ...



Last Modified:  15 Mar 2014 04:47  GMT

25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 11:15  GMT

Undoubtedly, the doctrine of the imamate was the most salient doctrine in all Shi’ism. It constituted a nucleus around which almost every other doctrine, conviction and canon revolved, and was influenced by it, one way or another.



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Bishkek, the capital city of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, has been declared the capital of Islamic culture in 2014, hosting five month activities to mark the event. The announcement was made last Wednesday when Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime minister, Kamila Taliyeva, hosted a meeting to arrange events held between May 20 and October 19,......



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), will be hosting its second annual international conference on ‘Ethics in a Changing World: Contemporary Perspectives’ this weekend. “We are pleased to introduce the program of CILE’s second annual internationa......



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

SEOUL – A South Korean girl band has removed a verse from the Noble Qur’an from the lyrics of a track in its latest album after facing Muslim anger who considered it blasphemous to use the Qur'an for purposes other than worship. I'm glad that YG decided to remove the offensive part, Victoria Quinn wrote on YouTube, KpopStarz website re......



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

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......



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

MADRID – Spain's Catholic Church bids to annex the centuries-old Cordoba mosque has been vehemently criticized by rights groups demanding the recognition of the Islamic rich history in Spain. “Over the past few years, the Diocese of Cordoba has erased the term 'mosque' from all the information leaflets of what is recognized worldwide as ......



Last Modified:  14 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

GAZA CITY – Putting war drums on hold for a while, the Egyptian government managed to broker a ceasefire agreement between Gaza and Israel, a day after Israeli attacks targeting the besieged coastal enclave. “Following intensive Egyptian contacts and efforts, the agreement for calm has been restored in accordance with understandings reac......



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 11:37  GMT

By Fareya Siddiqui <br><br> These are a few words for those who often wonder what compels a woman to wrap herself up in a demure piece of cloth and cover herself up, completely obscuring her allure. I am sure it baffles a lot of minds as to what “makes” us “do this to ourselves”.



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

CAIRO – Argentine and FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has turned to Facebook to raise awareness about the suffering of Syria children as war concludes its third year on March 15. “Don't let the #childrenofsyria lose another year to bloodshed and suffering,” Messi wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, March 12. The superstar urged his fans ......



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

KARACHI – A ruling by a prestigious religious council describing 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......



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

DHAKA – Seeing Da`wah as part of every Muslim duty towards his faith, Bangladeshi Muslims have been calling for resuming da`wah to Allah works in the southern eastern Asian country, banned since the Awami League government took helms of power in 2009. “I have been attending and lecturing hundreds of ‘Waj Mahfil’ throughout the Bangla......



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......



Last Modified:  13 Mar 2014 04:48  GMT

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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