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Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


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:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Mustapha Ajisafe, the President of Nigeria's League of Imams and Alfas in Yorubaland, Edo and Delta states, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, ‏ leaving behind a rich legacy of outstanding efforts for the country’s peace. “The death of Sheikh Ajisafe is a big loss to the Muslim U......



Last Modified:  09 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading international human rights group has revealed that vulnerable Somali girls, as young as 12, have been regularly raped by internationally-funded African Union troops in the volatile poor African horn-of-Africa country. “Some African Union soldiers have misused their positions of power to exploit Somalia’s most vulnerab......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – For one Hindu girl a Muslim boy takes away (as his wife), we will take away one hundred Muslims girls, roars the saffron-clad Hindu monk to a hysterically cheering Hindu crowd. In a video clip which is being widely shared on social networking sites, Yogi Adityanath, a firebrand Hindu leader, who also happens to be a parliamenta......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Family members of 9/11 victims have launched a new bus ad campaign to promote religious tolerance and condemn rise of Islamophobic attacks targeting the American Muslim community. We wanted to make a clear statement that our 9/11 family members do not want to promote fear and hatred in our names, Peaceful Tomorrows Project Direct......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading international human rights group has revealed that vulnerable Somali girls, as young as 12, have been regularly raped by internationally-funded African Union troops in the volatile poor African horn-of-Africa country. “Some African Union soldiers have misused their positions of power to exploit Somalia’s most vulnerab......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SRINAGAR – The worst floods over the past half century have killed hundreds in Pakistan and Kashmir, after five days of heavy rain left complete villages under water with rescue and relief workers striving to save thousands of stranded people. Thousands of people are still stranded and we have rescued several thousands, police Inspector ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In spite of the outbreak of Ebola deadly epidemic in Nigeria, Saudi authorities have allowed pilgrims from the West African country to perform hajj this year, suggesting that the smaller outbreak there was less worrying. “We have not stopped issuing Haj visas to Nigerians and we know that about 70,000 pilgrims come from the Afric......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, has condemned the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), accusing it of serving a “Zionist” plot to “destroy the Arab World”. These criminals have been able to transmit to the world a tarnished and ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Leading American Muslim groups have offered condolences on the death of Tayyibah Taylor, founding editor-in-chief and publisher of Azizah Magazine, paying tributes to a Muslim “role model” who inspired the American community for years. To God we belong and to Him we return, Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director of ......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A monitoring group has reported a huge surge in threats against Muslims and mosques following the gruesome beheading of an elderly woman in north London, blamed with no evidence on Muslims. The assumption is 'beheading equals Muslim'. The association, for some, is an automatic response,” Fiyaz Mughal, director of Tell Mama monit......



Last Modified:  08 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SARAJEVO – Bosnia’s grand mufti, the country’s most senior Muslim leader, has called on the so-called Islamic State, formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), to liberate a British hostage who was threatened with beheading by the militants. “Bearing in mind that the human life is sacred for Muslims, I call those ......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a new example of racism targeting non-white public figures, Italy’s first Muslim councilor has been forced to flee the country after receiving a series of death threats, citing fear for her children’s lives. “I cannot always live under escort. I have no fear and it is not the fault of the people of Rovereto, but of some,......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

RIYADH – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will host 1,000 Palestinians from the families of martyrs who were killed during Israel’s last aggression on Gaza strip to perform hajj this year. “The generosity of King Abdullah for the sixth consecutive year is driven by his feelings of Islamic and Arab brotherhood towards Pal......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL – Afghan government has finally answered growing public demands for execution of a gang of rapists who shocked the Muslim society with unprecedented heinous crime last month after the public prosecution recommending capital punishment for all the accused. “It is vital for the Islamic and Afghan values that such criminal do not get ......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – After branding the so-called Islamic State as enemy number one of Islam, Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh has urged Muslims to take up arms against the militant group’s members as aggressors who abuse people’s lives, possessions and honor. “This group is wrong, not right, and if they fight Muslims, it is the duty......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A monitoring group has reported a huge surge in threats against Muslims and mosques following the gruesome beheading of an elderly woman in north London, blamed with no evidence on Muslims. The assumption is 'beheading equals Muslim'. The association, for some, is an automatic response,” Fiyaz Mughal, director of Tell Mama monit......



Last Modified:  07 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – Emboldened by the rightist Hindu Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Hindu groups have been railing against other faiths in India, vowing to work on converting the whole Muslim and Christian communities within the next decade. The Hindu wave has just begun. In 10 years we will convert all Christians and Muslims, Hindu activist and Rash......



Last Modified:  06 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DELHI – Recent news claiming that a rising number of Indian Muslim youth were joining the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been raising scholars concern, who have been urging youths not be carried away by the insurgent group’s propaganda. “We want the Muslim youths to work for the progress of their country (India). They ......



Last Modified:  06 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

SAN DIEGO – Demanding support for his holy war, a US right-wing Christian activist has called on Christians to prepare to wage holy war to destroy all 1.6 billion of the world's Muslims, calming that “Islam has no place in civilized society”. “ISSI (sic) has done us all a favor,” Gary Cass, head of the Christian Anti-Defamation Com......



Last Modified:  06 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Nihad Awad, the national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has launched a fierce attack against the so-called Islamic State, asserting the groups like ISIL and Boko Haram do not speak for Islam. “If we want to stop ISIL (Is......




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