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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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Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - Facing growing persecution, Uganda Muslim leaders have accused the government of targeting the religious minority with arbitrary arrests, illegal detention, torture and intimidation under the pretext of fighting terro ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 01:43  GMT

Al Hussain (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I asked my father how the Prophet (peace be upon him) behaved in his sittings, and he said, ‘the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) never got up or sat ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 12:18  GMT

WASHINGTON - Experiencing bad memories of past decade's discrimination, US Muslims are now reliving harassment and anxiety which took place after 9/11, praying that those responsible for the bombings in Boston will be apprehe ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 05:43  GMT

Allah Almighty mentions in the Qur’an the ruling for seeking a livelihood, saying at the end of Surah Al-Jumuah (Friday Chapter) what means: “After you finish the prayer, go, seek and search out from the b ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 05:43  GMT

The story below is of a Sikh girl, now Zainab, converting to Islam and the trauma she underwent as she was to break the relations with her parents. Since writing this story, sister Zainab has told us that her father n ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 05:43  GMT

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), Sheikh Ahmad Ibn Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: “Save yourself from worrying. Somebody else already took care of your affairs for you.& ...



Last Modified:  19 Apr 2013 12:18  GMT

AMMAN - Renowned Muslim singer Sami Yusuf has visited a main refugee camp in Jordan to solace thousands of Syrian refugees who fled bloodshed in their country.“This is an incredible ordeal for you and your families,” Yusuf ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 08:18  GMT

CAIRO - In a show of solidarity with their fellow Americans, Muslim groups have joined hands to launch a fund to provide help for victims of deadly twin bombings in Boston.“The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and o ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

STOCKHOLM - Job cuts and influx of refugees are playing into the hands of far-rightists in Sweden and fuelling a backlash against Muslim immigrants in the Scandinavian country. You can see that the language and tone is mor ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - As more American states legalize same-sex marriage, a Muslim imam is marrying gay couples in what he considers a progressive interpretation of the Qur'an and Islamic teachings.“Our mosque is just different,” imam D ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 12:18  GMT

CAIRO - Saddened by the killing of innocent people in deadly bombings in their city and fears of linking the attacks to their community, Muslims in Boston are living in immense grief.“What will happen to us if they arrest ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 10:14  GMT

March 9, 2013 To mark International Women's Day, the International Museum of Women (IMOW) launched Muslima: Muslim Women's Art ...



Last Modified:  18 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

VATICAN CITY - In his first meeting with representatives of world religions, Pope Francis called Wednesday, March 20, for friendship and respect among all faiths to defend peace and justice. We must do much for the good of ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 08:18  GMT

DHAKA - Bangladesh has been rocked by weeks of turmoil over trials of leaders of the country's largest Islamic party, on charges of alleged war crimes during the 1971 independence war.Opponents see the trial as an attempt ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 08:18  GMT

TORONTO - Joining millions of people in marking Earth Day, Muslims across the world will dedicate their weekly sermons on Friday, April 19, to raise awareness about environment protection and challenges facing humanity.“We ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

TOKYO - Burma's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has lamented restrictions and estrangement of Muslims, calling for reforming citizenship laws to help the sizable minority to feel more secure in the Buddhist country. I've m ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - As US authorities are hunting for clues in a deadly bombing at Boston Marathon, American Muslims are growing worried of an irrational backlash against their community following the twin attacks. Obviously it's a ma ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 10:15  GMT

14 March 2012 A bitter dispute between siblings came before the ACT Supreme Court in Canberra last week, when a daughter of a d ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 10:15  GMT

12 May 2012 Work on Australia's first Islamic Museum, to be built in Melbourne, will begin in August after a $1.5 million grant ...



Last Modified:  17 Apr 2013 10:15  GMT

08 April 2012 Muslims in Australia were reinforcing their faith at a Twins of Faith conference. The Melbourne conf ...




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