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Last Modified:  28 Nov 2014 04:47  GMT


CAIRO – An Islamic initiative to denounce domestic violence during Friday's sermons at Australian mosques has been praised by Muslim women groups, considering the move a “good start” to tackle the problem in the Muslim community. “It’s the religious duty upon men to treat their women folk with kindness, respect and mutual love and ......





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Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

KOLKATA – As world Muslims prepare their ram for Udhiyah this year, millions of Indian Muslims will not be able to observe the religious ritual due to the growth of campaigns by Hindu far-right groups against cow slaughter, considering it a sacred animal. “Traders from other areas buy cows from our district’s largest Wednesday weekly c......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Infuriated by his comments over Hajj and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), several lawyers have filed lawsuits to demand legal punishment for Bangladesh Telecom Minister Abdul Latif Siddique who was sacked two days ago from the cabinet. “I filed the writ against Abdul Latif Siddique under the Information Technology Act which ......



Last Modified:  02 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Sharing hajj spirits with Muslim students in Emirates, a school has held a virtual hajj journey for students who rejoiced the experience of practicing one of Islam's five pillars. “We have taught them all about this in lessons this last week and now they have the opportunity to learn more by actually putting it into practice,” ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Ram dealers in Nigeria have resorted to importing udhiyah from neighboring countries of Niger, Benin Republic and other border towns, a decision forced on them by Boko Haram insurgency in the restive northeastern region. “I used to go to Borno and other northern states to buy rams in large quantities. It is cheap and they are rea......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Spreading awareness about cancer, a group of Australian Muslim women will organize a Pink Hijab Day later this month to educate women on the disease and the importance of its early diagnosis. “There will be an opportunity for the ladies to ask questions and speak to these representatives directly,” a spokesperson for the event ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MOSCOW – Muscovite Muslims will be denied the right to slaughter their udhiyah this `Eid Al-Adha after the city’s national policy and religious organizations department announced a ban on the religious ritual in Moscow. Moscow authorities help Muslims religious organizations each year to organize festive services, providing security, ma......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

MAKKAH – Gathered from all around the world, Muslim pilgrims have met together in the holy city of Makkah for the annual hajj, where atrocities committed by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) and US-led war have dominated discussions. Islam is innocent from actions of the Islamic State (ISIL), Kurdish Iraqi pilgrim Alan Abdullah told Age......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Reacting to growing anger over undue penalty, officials from the National Football League said on Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for prostrating after scoring a touchdown. “Abdullah should not have been penalized. Officiating mechanic is not to flag player who goes to ground ......



Last Modified:  01 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA ­– A few days before `Eid Al-Adha, millions of cows and goats in Bangladesh will be checked by medical teams amid fears of using steroids to fatten livestock in the southeast Asian country. If someone consumes the meat of the cattle fattened with such steroids, it may cause cancer and kidney failure, Abdus Samad, a professor of Ba......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An American Muslim footballer has been penalized for prostrating after scoring a sixp-oint touchdown in Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots, sparking condemnations over the unjustified penalty. “If I get a pick, I’m going to prostrate before God in the end zone,” Husain Abdullah, a devout Muslim player, told ......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

TORONTO – The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) have announced the public launch of a 38p-age handbook for Canadian Muslim communities about radicalization towards violent extremism. “We heard and responded to a pressing need to understand and evaluate the nature, origin, cause......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Concerned about the increase of Islamophobia in the Australian community, a church will be hosting interfaith events over the coming weeks, using a noticeboard that says “Muslims Welcome here”. “We want to promote the understanding that while there are, and probably always will be, differences between religions the best way t......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

MELBOURNE – A Muslim woman has been assaulted and racially abused before being thrown from a moving Melbourne train, as anti-Muslim sentiment hit new highs in once-tolerant Australia. “An assault like this has a massive effect on the victim,” Detective Senior Constable Michael Potter was quoted by 9News on Monday, September 29. “I......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As the winter approaches, Muslim students at Michigan State University have launched a new event titled “Project Downtown” to offer the homeless a free meal and reach out to the wider community. “What we do is we make sandwiches for the homeless,” psychology sophomore and volunteer chair for Project Downtown Amal Mohamed to......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

ANKARA – A leading Turkish humanitarian organization has announced plans to send a fifth of the country’s Udhiyah to needy families in Gaza and Syria, offering devastated families a hope of a better `Eid Al-Adha. “Thousands of people are left homeless. There are orphans and women without husbands,” Yavuz Dede, Vice President of Turke......



Last Modified:  30 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Attempts by a Tasmanian senator to ban burqa, worn by Muslim women, has been widely criticized by Australian Muslims and the state officials who considered it “unconstitutional”. “A law banning the burqa per se throws up constitutional red flags and may well be struck down under section 116,” legal expert George Williams to......



Last Modified:  29 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

JEDDAH – A new hajj guide app has been introduced by the Indian consulate in Jeddah to offer help to thousands of pilgrims in overcrowded hajj rituals, prompting the Saudi government to study expanding it to pilgrims from other countries. “The Indian Haji Accommodation Locater App has been a huge success and in fact the Saudi Ministry of......



Last Modified:  29 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

DHAKA – Bangladeshi would-be pilgrims have been complaining of increasing security restrictions imposed by the government on hajj visas and travel, seeing the government’s monopoly of hajj airfare as shattering the dreams of many aspiring pilgrims. “We have filed a case in court to open the third carrier for Hajj pilgrims,” Ibrahim B......



Last Modified:  29 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – Feeling scapegoated for the actions of an extremist minority, French Muslims have decided to take a clear stand against Islamophobia, adopting the notion “stop asking me to apologize”. “These [Islamist] men and women do not worship the God that I worship and I doubt they know him at all,” researcher Moussa Bourekba, who wri......



Last Modified:  29 Sep 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A ruling by a Kenyan court to ban hijab in a church-sponsored school has outraged Muslim parents and scholars, who deemed the ruling a setback for the freedom of worship in the Eastern African country. “In our religion, all girls who have reached puberty have to cover all their body except the face. This is to encourage self disc......




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