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Moscow Halal Hotels Lure Muslim Tourists

Last Modified:  21 Oct 2014 03:47  GMT


MOSCOW – After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has opened its doors to thousands of Muslim tourists, luring them with halal restaurants and Muslim-friendly resorts in a bid to cap into the growing industry of halal tourism. “Due to the fall in the number of visitors from the EU and the US, the Russian tourist industry has starte......





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Last Modified:  11 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses in a strong reaction to their stand on the ongoing Israeli war on Gaza strip.   “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will b......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ISTANBUL – Thousands of Turks flooded voting polls on Sunday, August 10, to pick their presidents for the first time through a direct poll with Recep Tayyip Erdogan poised to become the country’s first elected president. God willing a new Turkey will be established ... a strong Turkey is rising again from the ashes, Erdogan said on Sat......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

DETROIT – Looking forward to empower a new Muslim generation in the US, preparations continued ahead of the launch of the 51st annual Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention from Aug. 29- Sept.1 in Detroit, Michigan, planning discussions for some of the challenges of shaping Islam’s future in North America. “The baton is......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

RAKHINE – Deprived of basic human rights, thousands of Rohingya Muslims kids are facing a dim future after being forced to abandon education and world from an early age in the southeast Asian country. “One day I’ll try and save money to get an education,” Ko San, 15, told Anadolu Agency on Saturday, August 9. “It’s been so lon......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Malaysian non-governmental organizations launched on Sunday, August 10, a month-long boycott campaign for three giant American and British businesses as a punishment for their support to Israeli war on besieged Gaza strip. “As a rule, we don’t want boycotters to vandalize, hurt the feelings, or do things that will backfire,” ......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – An Egyptian court ordered on Saturday, August 9, the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, which secured the largest share of votes in five consecutive ballots after January 2011 revolution. The decision was issued on Saturday by Egypt's High Administrative Court which has also ordered the liquidation......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The construction of the world’s two highest minarets at the Grand Mosque in Makkah has ignited debates after experts warned that the new constructions could dry up Zamzam water resources. The new minarets, constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, would be 420-meter high as part of the ongoing Grand Mosque expansion. The first ......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world media focused on the deportations of Iraq Christians from Mosul, a group of Muslim volunteers from Islamic Relief have been working silently to provide essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable families forced from their homes by conflict in Iraq. “Families in the Ninewa districts of Al-Hamadanya and Ba’sheqa benefitted......



Last Modified:  10 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

ACEH – Believing that the age of miracles was over, an Indonesian family has been bestowed with a miracle after being united with their daughter who was swept by tsunami floods ten years ago. “God has given us a miracle,” Jamaliah, the child’s mother, told Agency France Presse (AFP) on Friday, August 9. “When I saw her, my heart......



Last Modified:  08 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – The construction of the world’s two highest minarets at the Grand Mosque in Makkah has ignited debates after experts warned that the new constructions could dry up Zamzam water resources. The new minarets, constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, would be 420-meter high as part of the ongoing Grand Mosque expansion. The first ......



Last Modified:  08 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – Deadly Israeli air strikes engulfed Gaza on Friday, August 8, killing a Palestinian child and injuring scores after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a three-day truce in a month-long war that took the lives of more than 1800 Palestinians. “Today I am fleeing again, back to displacement,” Beit Hanoun resident Yamen M......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A slight majority of Germans have rejected a famous statement by former President Christian Wulff that “Islam is now part of Germany”, with a similar percentage viewing anti-Islam actions as equally deplorable as anti-Semitism. The poll found that 52 percent of the people surveyed by Forsa opinion institution for Stern magazine......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – With all eyes fixed on looming Turkish presidential elections next Sunday, staunchly secular Turks are seeing a lost power amid expectations of a decisive victory for the long-serving Islamist-inspired Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Etrdogan. “I will boycott these polls,” Ibrahim Hakverdi, 37 years old, during a visit with his wif......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s move to toughen “counter- terror” laws has angered the Muslim community who described it as “deplorable” and provoking deterioration of relations between the minority and the Australian community. “These measures will only force the Muslim community further offside [and] will c......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

PUTRAJAYA – Malaysian authorities have praised efforts excreted by Amsterdam Muslims to offer due Islamic rituals in the funerals and burial of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that was downed over Eastern Ukraine last month. “When the remains arrive here, Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and I will manage the ......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Some 55.8 million registered voters will begin casting their votes in Turkey’s first direct elections on Sunday, August 10, that are expected to bring an easy win for the 60-year-old Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has ruled the country for 12 years. Erdogan’s main rival on......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Joining a world chorus condemnation for the Israeli war on Gaza, the former US president Jimmy Carter along with the former Irish president Mary Robinson have called for recognizing Hamas as a “legitimate political actor”. “There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this wa......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Muslim woman who has devoted more than 25 years to helping women and multicultural communities has received this year's New South Wales Human Rights Award in a ceremony attended by Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello. “The award gives special recognition to a person who has made lasting and meaningful cont......



Last Modified:  07 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

ISTANBUL – Offering a helping hand to thousands of Palestinian families who lost their supporter, children and homes in the Israeli aggression on Gaza, dozens of Turkish TV stations and radio channels will broadcast a joint fundraising event to raise money for Gaza. Journalists, thinkers, intellectuals and civil society representatives fr......



Last Modified:  06 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Nigeria military has been accused of committing atrocities amounting to war crimes against suspected militants in the north-east Nigerian states, implicating in several war crimes like extrajudicial executions, Amnesty International said. “This shocking new evidence is further proof of the appalling crimes being committed with ab......




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