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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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28 February 2012 Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashed Al Maktoum has launched the world's ...



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06 May 2012 Hussein al-Kharsan, a 25-year-old Iraqi, aims to writie the longest copy of the Qur'an in the world. Kharsan says t ...



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WASHINGTON - Large majorities of Muslims around the world want the application of Shari`ah as the official law in their countries, but differ on the degree of implementation, a new global survey has found. Muslims are not ...



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HAMILTON - Setting an outreach example for Canadian society, cooperation between the Muslim community in the port city of Hamilton and police is proving successful in breaking barriers in the country.“One of the ideals of ...



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CAIRO - Plans to open a free Muslim school in West Yorkshire are being put on hold over claims of extremism after a leaflet was circulated warning parents of being sent into hell.“We take any form of extremism very serious ...



Last Modified:  30 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

TOKYO - Worried about impact on his city's bid for the Olympic Games, Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose has apologized to the Muslim world for comments seen offensive to Muslims.“There were remarks that can lead to misunderstandi ...



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CAIRO - Recent bombings in Boston have created new problems for Muslim converts in the United States, particularly women who are facing unprecedented scrutiny and stereotyping.“Whenever someone talks about Muslim converts ...



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CAIRO - Reflecting a distorted image of Islam drawn by media, a new study of attitudes towards religion has found that half of all Germans believe that Islam does not fit into the Western world, seeing it as a threat to their ...



Last Modified:  30 Apr 2013 12:18  GMT

CAIRO - Reflecting a diverse and rich community, American Muslim female converts are complaining of growing scrutiny and stereotyping which revived in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.“Whenever someone talks about ...



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29 April 2013 Museums have developed new practices towards the display of textiles in response to the increased worldwide popul ...



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16 April 2013 Yahya and Mehdi Qotbi's exhibition presents seventeen UAO's (unidentified artistic objects). Invis ...



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12 April 2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) is currently holding an exhibit that goes beyond the art — ...



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09 March 2013 The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of 25 books, 4 DVDs, and other programming resources selected and p ...



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CAIRO - A government-appointed commission has rejected international calls for reforming a controversial citizenship law to accommodate the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. International organizations are trying to criti ...



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CAIRO - A Muslim teenager in Australia's second-largest state of Queensland is complaining of being denied service and locked at a service station because of her face-veil (niqab).“It's so horrific,” teenager Hafsah Neguss ...



Last Modified:  29 Apr 2013 08:18  GMT

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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The committee responsible for the football World Cup in Qatar says a new workers' charter will protect labourers.



Last Modified:  29 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - A Muslim teenager in Australia's second-largest state of Queensland is complaining of being denied service and locked at a service station because of her face-veil (niqab).“It's so horrific,” teenager Hafsah Neguss ...



Last Modified:  29 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - As Christian missionaries harass Muslim visitors, local authorities in the US city of Dearborn have decided to move an annual Arab festival to a closed area to avoid religious tension. Considering everything we've ...



Last Modified:  29 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - Seeking to promote modern education among Muslims and reduce stampede for university places, Malawi is planning to open the country's first Islamic university for students interested in studying Islam.“We all have ...




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