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CAIRO – Muslim leaders opened France's largest Islamic conference on Friday, April 18, amid a recent controversy surrounding the recent social debates in France regarding legalization of gay marriage and discussions on gender equality education in schools. From the point of view of the religious consciousness, marriage for all is somethin......





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Last Modified:  08 Mar 2013 09:18  GMT

CAIRO - Growing fearful of the rise of Buddhist nationalist attacks, Sri Lanka Muslims have written to the United Nations, complaining about the recent anti-Muslim campaign carried out by radical Buddhists with the government ...



Last Modified:  08 Mar 2013 06:43  GMT

AS early as the 8th century, Islam was introduced into West Africa by Arab merchants, who travelled through the trans-Saharan salt and gold trade routes. Later, Muslim scholars would accompany them, and were ins ...



Last Modified:  08 Mar 2013 06:43  GMT

THE name Hudaibiyah denotes a grand victory for the Muslim nation. Though the Muslims in 6 AH (which corresponds to 628 AD) were by no means strong militarily, morale remained high at Hudaibiyah. It had been six ...



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2013 05:19  GMT

DAMASCUS - As more blood is being shed in the pivotal Arab country, Muslims from Chechnya and North Caucasus are leaving for Syria to join the fighting against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's security forces. This is th ...



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - Proving more stable during financial crises, Islamic bonds (sukuk) are increasingly luring the interest of investors in the West as an alternative vehicle for investment.“European problems helped fuel demand for al ...



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

BRADFORD - Extending their hands to their Jewish neighbors to save their worship place, Muslims in the northern British city of Bradford are rallying efforts to raise funds for preserving the last remaining synagogue in the c ...



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - With ads explaining the true meaning of Jihad and rival campaigns linking the term to violence, an advertising war is taking place on American streets between Muslims and Islamophobes about the spiritual concept.“U ...



Last Modified:  07 Mar 2013 01:18  GMT

KARACHI - Preparing for the coming parliamentary election, Jamaat-e-Islami, one of the mainstream religious parties in Pakistan, is campaigning to turn the Muslim country into an ideal state based on the Islamic principles of ...



Last Modified:  06 Mar 2013 09:18  GMT

CAIRO - The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI is raising high hopes among Muslim scholars for better relations between Muslims and the Vatican after years of tension under the resigning pontiff.“The resumption of ties with ...



Last Modified:  06 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

TRIPOLI - Arriving traumatized, without possessions and having lost relatives, the number of Syrian refugees fleeing two years of bloodshed in their country has reached the one-million mark. The situation is very bad for u ...



Last Modified:  06 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - The death sentences against Islamists in Bangladesh on alleged war crimes and security assaults on protestors have sparked condemnations from Al-Azhar, the highest seat of learning in the Sunni Muslim world.“Our re ...



Last Modified:  06 Mar 2013 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - A severe shortage of teachers in Islamic studies and lack of appropriate materials are hindering efforts to provide a proper religious education for Muslims in Germany. But what is the alternative?” Sylvia Lohrmann ...



Last Modified:  06 Mar 2013 01:18  GMT

MOSCOW - A Russian government decision to hammer out a degree program for Islam study is gaining mixed reactions, with some hail the move for helping better prepare experts on the Islamic faith, while others see it as an atte ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 05:19  GMT

IDLIB, North Syria - Feeling cold, hungry and scared, Syrians are seeking refuge in burial undergrounds to escape the raging fighting between President Bashar Al-Assad's forces and opposition fighters. It's bad here, Moha ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - Iranian plans to produce a film on the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) are inviting opposition from Muslim scholars, amid calls for the Shiite country to stop the screening.“It is the resp ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

AMSTERDAM - A leading member in far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders' party has reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the Islamic religion and Muslims.“I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - In an attempt to bridge cultural gaps and promote a better understanding about their faith, Muslim students in the Canadian city of Regina are touring public schools to talk about Islam and the Islamic culture. My ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 01:18  GMT

BAKU - Azerbaijan's Muslims are decrying government restrictions on the publication and distribution of religious materials, a move seen as an attempt by authorities to curtail the growing influence of religious groups in the ...



Last Modified:  05 Mar 2013 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - Reaching out to Joplin community, leaders of a Missouri Muslim Islamic center are planning a series of cultural nights to continue interfaith dialogue launched after the destruction of their mosque in fire a few month ...



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22 July 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is working toward its goal of an Educational Exchange Program that s ...




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