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Boko Haram Imperils Nigeria’s Udhiyah

Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT


LAGOS – Ram dealers in Nigeria have resorted to importing udhiyah from neighboring countries of Niger, Benin Republic and other border towns, a decision forced on them by Boko Haram insurgency in the restive northeastern region. “I used to go to Borno and other northern states to buy rams in large quantities. It is cheap and they are rea......





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Last Modified:  05 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – Stem cell therapy was performed thousands of years ago, by an Indian Hindu sage called Rishi Vyas. The first aeroplane in the world was 'Pushpak Viman', a flying chariot used by Hindu God Rama. Prehistoric Indians had invented television for their use. These are not excerpts from any fiction book but some ‘pearls of wisdo......



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CAIRO – The British government has been investigating reports about the death of a British Muslim aid worker in Gaza’s border city of Rafah as he was delivering aid to a UN school or a hospital in the bombed strip.



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LONDON – Sayeeda Warsi, a senior Muslim minister in Britain’s Foreign Office resigned on Tuesday, August 5, as criticism mounted against Prime Minister David Cameron’s government for taking a “morally indefensible” approach to ongoing Israeli war on Gaza in which more than 1800 civilians were killed. Our approach and language duri......



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PARIS – Showing unity among France's Muslims and Jews after the recent clashes, hundreds of Muslims and Jews participated in a peace rally on Sunday, August 3, in the centre of Paris to dispel schism created by war on Gaza. “I don’t like the idea that this conflict is between Jews and Muslims. We’re talking about a political conflict......



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CAIRO – A group of Indonesia Muslim scholars and groups have voiced condemnations for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, with some urging the government to take firmer action against the possible spread of the movement in Indonesia. “As a Muslim, I have to call on Indonesian Muslims to not let themselves......



Last Modified:  04 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

AL-QUDS – Israeli police stormed Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday, August 4, in Al-Quds (Occupied Jerusalem), firing stun grenades and rubber-coated bullets against Palestinian worshippers inside the holy site. “Dozens of Israeli policemen stormed Al-Aqsa compound through Al-Magharbeh Gate and attacked worshippers at Al-Qebali Mosque in......



Last Modified:  04 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – For the seventh time, Israel attacked a UN school sheltering Gaza refugees on Sunday, August 3, leaving at least 10 killed and 30 injured a few days after shelling another UN school in which dozens of civilians were killed. “We can confirm, tragically again, multiple deaths, multiple injuries,” United Nations Relief and Wor......



Last Modified:  03 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A ban on using loudspeakers during Muslims’ adhan, or call to prayers, has been raising controversies among Mumbai Muslim leaders amid arguments that mosques are using illegal loudspeakers. Adhann is mandatory to prayer, not the use of loudspeakers,” senior community leader Dr M A Patankar who, like many others, feel disturbed......



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CAIRO – A growing number of British Muslim girls have been joining boxing, seeing the ‘violent’ sport as increasing their confidence and inspiring young girls. An Asian girl or woman boxing is a huge thing, especially when you are Pakistani and a Muslim. It's seen as not very ladylike,” Ambreen Sadiq, who became a national junior bo......



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SREBRENICA – Bosnians have rejoiced the reopening of a decades-old mosque that was destroyed by Serbs 19 years ago during Srebrenica massacre that left thousands of Muslims killed, according to Anadolu Agency. The reopening of Dalye Hosta mosque comes almost after two decades of Srebrenica massacre in which more than 8,000 Bosniaks, who we......



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CAIRO – Brining together dozens of worldwide halal cuisine food for the second year, California's halal and `Eid food Festival will be held next week in Newark with the attendance of thousands of Muslims from across the US. “You don't want to miss the Largest Halal Food & Eid Festival in California with over 50 different Halal Food,” H......



Last Modified:  02 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

MUMBAI – Angered by the daily deaths in Palestine’s Gaza strip at the hands of Israel forces, hundreds of hotels and restaurants owned by Indian Muslims are protesting against the Israeli offensive in their own way by boycotting many soft drinks manufactured in the USA. “We’re here in India and could only do so much. And what better ......



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CAIRO – British Muslims are organizing a four-day conference to celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering Muslims an opportunity for an expected 4,500 attendees to discuss the issues pertinent to them in contemporary Britain. British Muslims are a broad range of people, they're not just inte......



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TOKYO – Japan’s efforts to offer Muslim-friendly services in its airports, hotels and restaurants are expected to pay off soon with the number of one million Muslims expected to visit the far-east country by 2020. The main drivers are the lifting of visa requirements for ASEAN countries and the increasing awareness of the halal travel m......



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CAIRO – A Muslim scholar has deplored news about a presumed murder of a Muslim woman in the Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen claimed to belong to Al-Shabaab group for not wearing Islamic veil, adding that Islam never set death as punishment for not wearing hijab. “The killing of this lady is condemned as wrong and not Islamic,” Dr. Wa......



Last Modified:  01 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group has urged American Muslims to call on the Obama administration to reverse its decision to re-stock Israel's depleted supply of munitions being used to kill more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians in Gaza. It is shameful that our government seeks to re-arm a military machine accused of war crimes an......



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CAIRO – An Instagram post for an Israeli sniper boating killing 13 children in the Gaza Strip in one day has sparked outrage on social media amid claims that the account is fake, International Business Times reported on Friday, August 1. David D Ovadia, an Israeli army soldier, is alleged to have written:  I killed 13 children today and y......



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CAIRO – In a gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian civilians dying at the hands of Israeli occupation forces in Gaza on a daily basis, the Muslim mayor of Tower Hamlets’s London borough has flied a Palestinian flag over town hall, sparking angry reactions from the city’s Jewish leaders. “We are flying the Palestinian flag over t......



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CAIRO – In a big departure from a history of Arab support to Palestine, analysts have pointed that a new Egypt-led coalition of Arab states has sided with Israel in its latest offensive in Gaza which killed more than 1300 civilians in the besieged strip as a direct result of their fear of political Islam. “The Arab states’ loathing and......



Last Modified:  01 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LA PAZ – As death toll exceeded thirteen hundred in besieged Gaza strip, Bolivia declared on Wednesday, July 31, Israel a “terrorist state”, abolishing a 42-year-old visa exemption agreement with the Zionist state. It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” President Evo Morales was quoted by Agence Fr......




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