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India's Kolkata Gears Up for `Eid

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


KOLKATA – `Eid is coming, every corner in Kolkata told the same fact with shops being over crowded with last minute shoppers for clothes and jewelry, food stalls preparing for special `Eid sweets and enthusiastic Muslims awaiting the moon sighting to detect the newborn moon. “Every year for 3 or 4 last Ramadan days, I move to an `Eid baz......





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06 July 2012 A new, modern-style, green-domed mosque opened today in the paris suburb of Cergy. At 2,000 square me ...



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11 June 2012 Australia has gone from the second most hated country among Indonesians to the second most loved, according to ann ...



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08 April 2012 The world's first air travel prayer time calculator has been launched to help Muslims know their prayer times alo ...



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26 February 2012 The Islamic Fashion Festival (IFF), a Southest Asian fashion event established in Malaysia in 2006, was hosted ...



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18 February 2012 Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have launched an ideological campaign amid ...



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CAIRO - Muslim scholars from around the world will come together at an international meeting in Turkey this weekend to discuss Ijma (scholarly consensus) and unity among Muslims.“Ijma means issues on which the ummah [Musli ...



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BAGHDAD - As tension is rapidly increasing between Sunnis and Shiite, mosques and shrines are falling victims to a simmering sectarian violence in the pivotal Arab country.“There is an increase in the frequency of reciproc ...



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NAYPYIDAW - A Burmese policy limiting Muslim Rohingya families to two children in an effort to curb their population growth is sparking outrage as a brazen discrimination against the minority and a violation of human rights. ...



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CAIRO - Worried about being a scapegoat in the wake of a machete killing in London, British Muslims are urging their government for consultations over a proposed taskforce to combat extremism in Britain.“After Woolwich, we ...



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CAIRO - London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for putting Muslim societies seen promoting segregation between men and women in British universities under surveillance, urging Britons to distinguish between Islamism and the Is ...



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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - A former Guantanamo guard who embraced Islam during his service in the notorious detention center has praised American Muslims as representing the best example of true Islam.“You can't be afraid to be ...



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SYDNEY - Despite living thousands of miles away, Australia's Muslims are fearful of retaliation attacks against their community and mosques following a machete killing of a British soldier in London.“Two weeks after that [ ...



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CAIRO - Escaping death and ethnic violence in Burma, the children of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees have revealed high levels of war trauma after being forced to flee ethnic violence to face death in boats and refugee ...



Last Modified:  26 May 2013 08:18  GMT

VATICAN CITY - In his first canonization ceremony since he was elected a pontiff, Pope Francis on Sunday, May 12, proclaimed as saints hundreds of Italians, who were allegedly killed for refusing to convert to Islam.“The C ...



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LONDON - The British government is planning to set up a taskforce to target Muslim imams seen preaching extremism and violence, in the wake of a machete killing of an army soldier by two converts. It will assess the range ...



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WASHINGTON - Cautiously welcoming his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay and restrict the use of drone attacks as part of a new anti-terror strategy, US Muslims have urged President Barack Obama to translate his pledges into ...



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CAIRO - Eyeing to promote dialogue between followers of different religions and cultures, a major Muslim convention opened in the United States on Saturday, May 25, with the aim of boost tolerance in American society. The ...



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CAIRO - Appalled by a wave of attacks on Muslims and their worship places in the wake of a machete killing in London, hundreds of Britons have marched through the city of Newcastle in protest at hate-preaching campaigns again ...



Last Modified:  26 May 2013 12:18  GMT

CAIRO - Living in a cultural melting pot, Winnipeg's Muslim community are opening the doors of their mosque on Sunday, May 26, to welcome their neighbors from different cultures and faiths to dispel myths about Islam. We r ...



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The sun is a shining glory (diya) and the moon a light (nur). This translation would appear to be more correct than those given by others, where the two terms are inverted. In fact there is ...




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