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Prayers Fight Indonesia’s Adultery

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JAKARTA – Aiming to curb adultery in the world's most populous Muslim nation, an Indonesian province has enforced a law that obligates government employees to attend congregational prayers and religious sermons. “I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another th......





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CAIRO - Rejecting growing hijabophobia in Lagos schools, a leading Islamic organization has planned a protest at governor's office, urging him to end victimization against Muslim pupils as an infringement on the constitutiona ...



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28 February 2013 Russia's Pushkin Museum is presenting an international exhibition of works of classical Islamic art of the 9th ...



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Maulana Hifzur Rahman Seoharvi is a prominent name on the religio-political horizon of the Asian subcontinent for the last several decades. He was a multifaceted personality who lived mainl ...



Last Modified:  01 Mar 2013 06:43  GMT

Prof. Lawrence’s work guided by Qur’anic inclusivism ALIGARH, India: Professor Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University, USA, delivering a lecture on “Abdullah Yusuf Ali’s Translation of the Qur&r ...



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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:  28 Feb 2013 06:52  GMT

Kuwait City: Islam is a moderate religion and spreads the message of tolerance even when the religion is itself under attack by the enemies. These views were shared by the speakers of a conference on Islam in the capital city of Kuwait who also highlighted the miracle of Islam that whenever the religion is defamed by the conspirators, it never stopped but the followers of Islam increased more rapidly.



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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 ...



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CAIRO - A new book alleging that belief in God is not mandatory in Islam is drawing criticism from Muslim leaders in Germany for running against the basic Islamic teachings. Faith is elementary, but so are deeds supported ...



Last Modified:  28 Feb 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - Amid political turmoil in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, young Muslims in Tunisia see a better future for their country in the application of Islamic Shari`ah. Shari`ah is a whole world, Hamada Ben Amor, a Tun ...



Last Modified:  28 Feb 2013 01:18  GMT

CAIRO - A recent attack on a Danish writer known for his anti-Islam views has invited a storm of condemnations from the Muslim community in Denmark, an approach seen by many in the Scandinavian country as a shift in the Musli ...



Last Modified:  28 Feb 2013 01:18  GMT

BANGKOK - Thailand signed Thursday, February 28, the first-ever peace deal with a separatist group to end a decades-long conflict in the Muslims-majority south. Thank Allah we will do our best to solve the problem,” Hassan ...



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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:  27 Feb 2013 05:18  GMT

STOCKHOLM - In an unprecedented move in the Scandinavian country, Muslims in the Swedish capital have won the right to raise Adhan (call for prayers).“The authorities will measure the sound level,” Ismail Okur, chairman of ...



Last Modified:  27 Feb 2013 05:18  GMT

ISLAMABAD - Recent attacks on Pakistan's Shiites are deepening the sectarian divide in the south Asian Muslim country, a phenomenon blamed for what analysts see as a “proxy war” between Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia.“ ...



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TORONTO - A prominent Canadian senator has praised the Muslim community as part and parcel of Canadian society, hailing Muslim contributions to serve their country.“Initiatives such as these demonstrate that the Muslim com ...



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Kuala Lumpur: The whole world recognizes Malaysia as an exemplary Muslim state and the Article 3(1) of the Federal Constitution which states that Islam in the religion of the Federation is not a provision in vain. This was said by the former Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad.



Last Modified:  26 Feb 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:  26 Feb 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:  26 Feb 2013 05:18  GMT

BERN - The discovery of pork traces in halal food in several stores is shocking the Muslim community in Switzerland and igniting debates for launching a Swiss halal label.“Sample analysis show a very low proportion” of por ...



Last Modified:  26 Feb 2013 05:18  GMT

CAIRO - An uproar has raged in the southern US state of Texas after school students were asked to wear burqa (face-veil) to help change their perceptions about Muslims and their faith. As parents we should have been made a ...




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