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Malawi Muslims Reject Limited-Kids Proposal

Last Modified:  26 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT


LILONGWE – The minority Muslim community in Malawi has said it will oppose any proposed legislation that would limit number of children per family, seen as an attempt to control Muslim population boom in the southern African nation. “We are quite aware of the consequences population boom is having on our country, but as a second largest ......





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Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Aiming to preserve the Islamic identity of the Asian country, leading Malaysian Muslim groups have called for cancelling Oktoberfest beer festival due to be held later this month, saying it hurts Muslims’ religious sentiments. “What is upsetting and can be assumed rude is that the beer festival  is being organized in the month......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – The Muslim community in Malawi has rolled off a project to translate the Holy Qur’an into Yao, a language spoken among 99% of Muslims in the secular, but diverse southern Africa nation and in neighboring countries. “The Yao tribe forms the bulk of Islam in Malawi. We can’t talk of Islam in this country without mentioning t......



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CAIRO – A growing number of Muslims around the world have been criticizing apologetic tone adopted by Muslims whenever a crime is falsely committed in the name of Islam, referring to non-Muslim communities that never apologize for attacks committed by their members. It sounded like they were apologizing for something they haven't done, li......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

RAMALLAH – Israeli plans to dedicate a separate entrance for Jews to Al-Aqsa Mosque, the world’s third holiest site for Muslims, have infuriated Palestinian officials who deemed it a “loud insult” to all Muslims worldwide. “Israel is creating a new reality at the expense of Palestinians, their religious rights, sites, and historica......



Last Modified:  08 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

JERUSALEM – In a rare visit to Muslims’ third holiest site, hundreds of Gazan Muslims have kissed the ground of Al-Aqsa mosque, after being allowed to visit it for the first time since 2007. “I haven't been here for 35 years. Everything has changed,” smiled Umm Dallaleh Fayyad, a woman in a black abaya and a vibrant blue headscarf, t......



Last Modified:  07 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Marking the annual feast of sacrifice, local and international Islamic organization raced to offer Cambodia’s poor a better chance to celebrate `Eid Al-Adha, daring soaring prices which cut the number of donated cows. “There needs to be more investment in raising cows and goats so that we can increase the supply in order to dri......



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Last Modified:  07 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Flocking in huge numbers, millions of Muslims across the Indian subcontinent have celebrated annual `Eid Al-Adha, by offering special prayers, and sacrificing animals to commemorate prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah. “Around 200,000 people offered prayers at the Fatehpuri Masjid for peace and unity in......



Last Modified:  07 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SYDNEY – In one of the most eye-opening social experiences, Australians showed the true-face of their tolerant community after rushing to help Muslims victims of racial attack in public. “This video is hard proof that the Australian public do not welcome hate against Muslims. Yes it does occur but it is clearly not welcome,” the video'......



Last Modified:  07 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

SINGAPORE – Aiming to feed poor Muslims overseas, several Singapore Muslims are hiring companies to make Udhiyah on their behalf in less privileged Muslim societies. Singaporeans are seeing companies like theirs as an alternative “because they see it as a way to help the needy,” Azmi Abdul Samad, chief executive officer of Al-Qiblah In......



Last Modified:  06 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

HOUSTON – Whether it’s tailgating before a college football game, creating their own homemade decorations, or facing anti-Islam protestors on the way to prayers at their local mosques, American Muslims have worked to make `Eid Al-Adha in the United States their own unique celebration. “Every urban area has big `Eid prayers,” Ibrahim ......



Last Modified:  06 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Ben Affleck, a Hollywood star and director, has gone into an angry debate with anti-Islam TV host Bill Maher and author Sam Harris, attacking the negative, “incomplete” image they were painting for world Muslims. Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam? Affleck interrupted Harr......



Last Modified:  06 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Complaining from erosion of their civil rights, hundreds of Queensland Muslim groups and individuals have urged stricter penalties for people convicted of hate crimes that can be linked to the introduction of national security legislation. “We would like a clear message sent out that hate crimes are not OK and we would like to se......



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CAIRO – Saddened by the murder of the British aid worker Alan Henning, UK Muslim leaders said that all their community was upset , describing the killed hostage as the best of the best . This man is a man who has gone out of his way to support people, to provide humanitarian aid ... and then to be dealt with in such a way is really upse......



Last Modified:  05 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

NAIROBI – Millions of Kenya Muslims have celebrated `Eid Al-Adha with special festivities, amid reverberating calls to scale up efforts to protect the image of Islam and Muslims in the face of increasing negative perceptions among other Kenyans. We are living in difficult times when the good image of Islam is being damaged unknowingly by ......



Last Modified:  05 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – In a special message to the world Muslims, US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama extended greetings to Muslims on `Eid Al-Adha, congratulating them on the annual pilgrimage as the largest most diverse gathering. Muslim Americans are among the millions of pilgrims joining one of the world's largest and most divers......



Last Modified:  05 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Amid increasing rhetoric by the US administration to propagate its efforts against the claimed radicalization of US Muslims to join ISIL, Muslims remained suspicious that the government’s main goal was to recruit informants to trap members of the religious community. “I don’t know how we can have a partnership with the same g......



Last Modified:  05 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – As Muslims around the world marked `Eid Al-Adha with festivities and celebrations, young children in Gaza marked a somber `Eid, remembering the dear ones they lost during the seven-week Israeli aggression on the besieged strip. Happy `Eid, father, nine-year-old Majd Dahduh said softly as he clutched a bouquet of flowers, knee......



Last Modified:  04 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – With `Eid Al-Adha coinciding with World Animal Day on October 4th, Dutch Muslims have been facing fierce political and media campaigns against udhiyah slaughter this year demanding them to sacrifice money instead. “Their remarks are ridiculous,” Ibrahim Wijbenga, president of the Jewish-Islamic Platform of the Netherlands, ......



Last Modified:  04 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL – With Islamic holy festival, `Eid Al-Adha, just round the corner, devotee Muslims in Afghanistan are eagerly preparing their udhiyah to welcome the holy day, enjoying a comparatively rare, relaxed political environment.. “Ever since the political environment has eased, following a deal between the rival presidential candidates and......




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