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Curfew Stifles Kenya Muslims’ Ramadan

Last Modified:  22 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


LAMU – Muslim leaders have vehemently criticized imposing a 12-hour curfew during the last week of Ramadan in Kenya's Lamu County over security precautions, deeming it a setback for the freedom of worship in the restive African country. “The Inspector General should have considered the religious obligations Muslims have on the holy month......





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Last Modified:  06 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - The Harvard Islamic Society has kicked off its annual awareness month, hosting a series of events to bring attention to the Muslim community inside the campus and shed light on the contextualization of Islam and Ameri ...



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CAIRO - In a heavy blow to Bashar Al-Assad Sunni supporters, a bombing targeting a Damascus mosque has killed Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti, triggering contradictory reactions amid denial of Syria opposition forces.



Last Modified:  06 Apr 2013 12:19  GMT

CAIRO - A bombing at the Iman mosque in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday evening, March 21, ended the life of Sheikh Mohammed Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, a prominent Sunni Muslim scholar who took a different route by suppo ...



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PARIS - A French Muslim family is going to court to sue a school for discrimination and harassment after segregating their daughter from her classmates for wearing a five-centimeter-wide headband and a long skirt that was dee ...



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DHAKA - Shaking the Bangladesh capital, hundreds of thousands of Islamists rallied in Dhaka on Saturday, April 6, after an overnight long march calling for tough laws on bloggers who insult Islam or Prophet Muhammad (peace ...



Last Modified:  06 Apr 2013 05:03  GMT

Cairo: Egypt’s most popular television comedian was questioned on Sunday by the Egyptian prosecutors as he is facing the charges of insulting Islam and President Mohamed Morsi. Critics consider this case as a series of crackdowns on dissent.



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CAIRO - In a protest against topless feminist activists staged in front of mosques across Europe, a group of Muslim women has launched an online campaign to celebrate their hijab and object to the way they are depicted in the ...



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NEW JERSEY - A leading synagogue in New Jersey's Teaneck town has honored the city's Muslim mayor in recognition of his contributions to the community to dispel stereotypes and encourage harmony between different religious an ...



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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 ...



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CAIRO - A leading Muslim figure in New York's Bronx borough has formed a citizen patrol to improve community relations between religious minority groups and police officers.“The problem is not the police. Politicians and o ...



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22 July 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is working toward its goal of an Educational Exchange Program that s ...



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09 July 2012 More than 100 young Jewish and Muslim leaders are meeting for the third annual Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) in B ...



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18 June 2012 The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in a bid to enhance cooperation and integration with Islamic countr ...



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28 March 2012 Islamic bonds (sukuk) have staged a massive comeback since 2011, after several gloomy years in which even Muslim ...



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Abdul Aziz, 28, was born Jermaine Boddy and was raised in Charleston, West Virginia, United States, as a Baptist Christian. He took his Shahadah just seven months back but has learned much of Islam including the Arabi ...



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BORN in London I was brought up Christian of the Protestant persuasion. In 1930, in my teens, I was confronted with the problems normal to a reasonably intelligent young man, these problems being basically relating to ...



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CAIRO - Accommodating the religious needs of its football stars, A Premier League club has dedicated a room for Muslim players to perform their prayers before matches.“Prayer has become an ­important part of the ...



Last Modified:  04 Apr 2013 08:18  GMT

ABUJA - A recent case of memorizing the Noble Qur'an by a three-year-old girl is reviving a new debate in Nigeria about the practice of hero-worshipping gifted people by some Muslims.“Islam forbids hero-worship,” Sheikh Ta ...



Last Modified:  04 Apr 2013 04:18  GMT

CAIRO - Plans by a US pastor notorious for burning the Noble Qur'an to the city of Tampa to accelerate his campaign against Islam are failing to get attention of the Muslim community.“They can form the Islamophobia all-sta ...



Last Modified:  04 Apr 2013 12:18  GMT

KARACHI - The swift growth of Islamic banking is amazing economists in Muslim-majority Pakistan, a boom analysts predict to grow further due to the big potentials of the sector.“In given circumstances, this is an amazing g ...




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