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Saudi Expatriates Choose Islam in Ramadan

Last Modified:  25 Jul 2014 03:53  GMT


CAIRO – Choosing blessed Ramadan nights, scores of expatriates have reverted to Islam in Saudi Arabia over the holy month, reciting the shahada, Islamic declaration of faith, at their local mosques to join the world’s fastest growing faith. “I don’t want to burn in Hell in the Hereafter. My heart was always searching for the truth an......





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Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The Pakistan Ulema Council has issued a fatwa declaring so-called “honor killings” un-Islamic and inhuman, after a Pakistani woman was brutally killed earlier this week, Pakistan Newsweek reported. The “killing of girls in the name of honor or dignity is terrorism and viciousness—which has nothing to do with Islam,” Pakis......



Last Modified:  31 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A recent controversy over anti-Islam comments in Northern Ireland has come to an end quickly after representatives of the Irish Muslim community asserted that they have received and accepted an apology from First Minister over anti-Islam slurs he made lately. “We accepted the apology in private and for us that was a sincere apolo......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Brazil government were adding the final touches on World Cup preparations, a Brazilian active Muslim community was working around the clock to prepare their own welcome for hundreds of thousands of fans expected to arrive soon in the South American country. “We expect around 50,000 Muslim fans to visit for the World Cup, mainl......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A group of young Muslims from the London borough of Newham have launched a new campaign to highlight a forgotten Islamic tenet of supporting democracy, a tradition that goes back to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “Muslims should take part in voting and the political process,” Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman for Minhaj-ul-Qur......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

NEW YORK – Despite the announcement of disbanding New York police spy unit, a growing number of the city Latino Muslim residents have expressed concerns that they were being watched by authorities who put them under close surveillance or try to use them as informants. “I noticed that they were cops because they were wearing their badges ......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

JAKARTA – Putting the reputation of the giant chocolate maker at stake, Indonesian authorities have announced they were testing products made by the British confectioner to see if they complied with Islamic standards after pork traces were found in two products in neighboring Malaysia. After such an incident, it is prudent to do a test on......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Seeking to calm Saudi’s anger, a delegate of senior Dutch officials have visited the gulf kingdom to assure their country’s respect to Islam and Saudi Arabia and avoid jeopardizing relations over the latest rant of the far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders. “The Dutch Cabinet deeply understands the embarrassment caused by the insu......



Last Modified:  30 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A British Muslim man has found an outstanding method of fighting racism after he decided to find a home and a job for a homeless man who abused him while walking in a Bradford street. “This is a great way of teaching Asian people across Bradford of how to respond to racism,” Aminur Chowdhury, 30, told the Telegraph and Argus on......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:50  GMT

BELFAST – Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has come under fire from Islamic organizations and Irish politicians after supporting anti-Islam slurs shared by a north Belfast Pastor who described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”. “The pastor's comments not only hurt thousands of Muslims living peacefully in Northern ......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO – Muslims in London Borough of Tower Hamlets have launched a new campaign to help smokers quit tobacco before the holy fasting month of Ramadan, offering them counseling and health services. “Ramadan is an ideal time to start healthy habits,” Dr Somen Banerjee, director of public health at Tower Hamlets Council, told East London ......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:50  GMT

CAIRO – Newspaper ads comparing Tennessee legislature on abortion to the Taliban has drawn criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, calling it “offensive” for depicting a man in a turban trampling on a woman. “It shows an image of a man with a turban stepping on a woman as if a turban equates violence against women,” Remzi......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:50  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have called on authorities to arrest and prosecute a pastor in southwestern Osun State who allegedly conspired with three other Christians to stage a Boko Haram-like attack on his church. “The MPAC is calling for a police crime investigation of a reported case of stage-managed Boko Haram-type attack by Pastor Ola......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As scenes of long lines of people queuing to cast their votes in former elections disappeared, Egyptian government decided to extend presidential elections into a third day, amid hope of wooing voters who abandoned elections in its first two days. “Why should I vote – we already know the outcome, they made sure of that by arres......



Last Modified:  29 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Malaysian politicians continue to debate the looming application of hudud law in the northeast Malay heartland state of Kelantan, people are anticipating the application of the Islamic law as prescribed for the benefit of their community. “If they do enforce hudud we would accept it, but even if they don’t we would still acc......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – Preserving modesty in the gas-rich Gulf state of Qatar, a new modesty campaign urging tourists and foreign residents to respect the Islamic values and cover up is due to kick off ahead of Muslims’ fasting month of Ramadan. “If you are in Qatar, you are one of us. Help us preserve Qatar’s culture and values, please dress modes......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – The United Nations has sent a stark warning that about 200,000 children under five will be facing death of malnutrition by the end of 2014, unless they get immediate life-saving assistance. “If these children do not quickly receive therapeutic assistance, this situation will become even worse with the lack of access to preventive......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – As scenes of long lines of people queuing to cast their votes in former elections disappeared, Egyptian government decided to extend presidential elections into a third day, amid hope of wooing voters who abandoned elections in its first two days. “Why should I vote – we already know the outcome, they made sure of that by arres......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

KUALA LUMPUR – Seeing mounting anger against Cadbury after discovery of pork traces in its products, a leading Malaysian Islamic youth organization has rejected calls to burn the chocolate-maker’s factory, seeing these calls as tarnishing the image of Islam and Muslims. The statement would only show the superficial thinking of the indiv......



Last Modified:  28 May 2014 03:59  GMT

CAIRO – Delegates attending Nigeria’s ongoing national conference have urged Nigerians to seek God’s help to save the country from recent security problems, urging the conference chief to declare three-day fasting and praying. “Please do not serve lunch for three days. Let us declare a three-day fasting and pray to God for this count......



Last Modified:  27 May 2014 03:47  GMT

ANKARA – Raising concerns of followers of both faiths, the sweeping victory of far-right parties in the European parliament elections has led to an unlikely unity between European Muslims and Jews against anti-immigration, xenophobic parties. “We must learn to work together effectively on the both grass roots and leadership levels, Imam......




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