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Dogs in Islamic Garb Photos Anger Scholars

Last Modified:  24 Oct 2014 03:48  GMT


SELANGOR – The controversy of touching and patting dogs in Malaysia has been further exacerbated after photos of dogs wearing “turbans” and “cloaks” went viral on social media, sparking anger among scholars who asked for taking these photos down. “The Ulama whose valuable advice, words of wisdoms and guidelines of the Islamic law......





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Last Modified:  29 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Hundreds of Muzaffarnagar Muslim who were forced to leave their homes after last year’s riot have been forced to sell their abandoned homes at very low prices to Hindus to get money needed to feed their children. “It was a four-room house. I had asked Rs 3 lakh for it, but I could barely manage over Rs 1 lakh, Mohammad Dilshad......



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CAIRO – A new count of the population of Norway's capital city Oslo has revealed that Mohammad, the name of Islam’s Prophet, is the most common name for the first time ever in the European capital’s history. “It is very exciting,” Jørgen Ouren of Statistics Norway (Statistisk Sentralbyrå - SSB) told NRK, the Local.no reported on ......



Last Modified:  29 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ROTHERHAM – Reports of hundreds of child sexual abuse cases mostly perpetrated by Pakistani men have angered Rotherham Muslim community who accused officials of failing to act on the issue. “In the name of what community cohesion and political correctness? Not in the name of my community,” Muhbeen Hussain, the founder of British Muslim......



Last Modified:  29 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

KABUL – At the age of 57, Kaamil Agha is among the nearly 24,000 lucky Afghans who have been granted a permission to fulfill their life dream and go to perform the spiritual journey of hajj this year. “I have long waited for this day,” Agha told OnIslam.net. “My children worked hard to earn and save money for me so that I can mana......



Last Modified:  29 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ALEPPO – A bereaved Syrian mother whose son has been killed by fighters of the Islamic State (IS) has written a letter to Diane Foley, the mother of the slain US reporter James Foley who was allegedly killed by the same group a few days ago. Dear Diane! My son lost his life for defending his beliefs and country, the Syrian mother, who wa......



Last Modified:  29 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Seeking religious harmony in the Indian community, a leading Muslim group has announced the formation of a committee that will be advising Muslims against beef meat consumption to avoid hurting the Hindus’ sentiments. The committee will propose the “formation of cow protection committees wherever they are formed must have 30 pe......



Last Modified:  17 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the number of US Muslims increases, the need of more imams has been growing more pressing with Muslim parents pushing their kids towards other careers that do not include religious studies. Like other American clergy-members, imams are expected to be “marriage counselor, youth director, scholar and fundraiser,” Edgar Hopida,......



Last Modified:  17 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – Leaders of India Muslim community have been voicing increasing anger at Indian government’s latest decision to grant long-term residence permit to Bangladeshi exiled author Taslima Nasrin, who has been ridiculing Islam for many years. “Contrary to the practice in India, she gets residence permit which is being extended regula......



Last Modified:  17 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A major British store department has signed a new agreement with two major Islamic schools for girls to sell their school uniform including a headscarf, or hijab, for the first time. “We provide uniforms for 350 schools across the country,” a spokesperson of giant retailer John Lewis told MailOnline. “The school informs us......



Last Modified:  16 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A week after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, US Muslims have shared mass condemnations for the incident as a continuation of police profiling, brutality and violence against African Americans. “Despite progress in race relations over the past decades, our nation still has a long way to go to live up to the......



Last Modified:  16 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – Ontario Muslims will be celebrating this week the golden jubilee of the construction of their first mosque in London city and the second in Canada, rejoicing the place that has become a destination for Canadian Muslims decades ago. “It’s a place where people come to relax, to identify, to establish new friendships, to outreach......



Last Modified:  16 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Muhammed, the name of the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him), has become the most popular name for newborn babies in England and Wales in 2013.. Figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the name of the Prophet (PBUH) has beaten Oliver as the most popular name chosen by parents over the past year, Breitbar......



Last Modified:  16 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Highlighting youth concerns on their international day, the Lagos state area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has accused the government of doing little efforts to empower the country’s youth and assure their mental development. “It is a known fact that government of this country has failed the youths of......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Highlighting youth concerns on their international day, the Lagos state area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, has accused the government of doing little efforts to empower the country’s youth and assure their mental development. “It is a known fact that government of this country has failed the youths of......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – As news agencies poured news on the atrocities allegedly committed by the Islamic State in Iraq, Utah Muslim leaders have decided to speak out to confirm the compassionate and tolerant nature of Islam that rejects atrocities against minorities, women and children as violation of its tenets. If they are persecuting minorities, reli......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

WASHINGTON – US civil rights and religious groups have voiced their concerns over federal agencies of anti-Muslim training material, demanding an urgent audit of federal law enforcement training material. “The use of anti-Muslim trainers and materials is not only highly offensive, disparaging the faith of millions of Americans, but leads......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO - The dream of Chinese Muslim community in Malaysia’s Penang has come true after getting the green light to start their long-awaited mosque that will deliver sermons in Chinese language in the north eastern state. “The purpose of a Chinese mosque is to show the universal and multicultural root of Islam,” Penang religious affairs ......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO – A year after Egyptian forces’ crackdown to clear Rabia Al-Adawiya square from protesters who staged a sit-in against the military removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi, the pivotal country is still polarized on the day that saw hundreds of deaths. It feels just like it did at the time, the ang......



Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

RIYADH – Amid growing fears of Ebola epidemic, representatives of Gulf countries have met to discuss precautions against the killing epidemic ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah. The executive bureau of the Gulf Cooperation Council's committee of health ministers met in the light of preventive measures taken by some countries to......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Rural Muslim communities in Malawi have intensified efforts to reduce rising cases of early marriages among girls to champion the promotion of the education for the girl child, which is said to have suffered much neglect. “Since independence about 50 years ago, Muslim communities have not taken education for girls as necessary......




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