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Curfew Stifles Kenya Muslims’ Ramadan

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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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CAIRO - A leading American Muslim advocacy group has filed federal complaints against an Ohioan  DHL company accusing it of firing 18 Muslims for praying at work in a clear breach of freedom of religious practices rights ...



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SIT KWIN - As sectarian violence spread across Burma, Muslims are abandoning their homes, shops and mosques in different villages to avoi ...



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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.



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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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LONDON - Facing growing anti-Muslim sentiments, East London Muslims are opening the doors of their mosque to non-Muslim neighbors, in an attempt to promote a better understanding of Islam and Muslims.“There is more pressur ...



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CAIRO - French Muslim leaders opened on Friday, March 29, the Bourget's 30th annual gathering in a climate of anxiety resulting from the recent controversy about hijab ruling.“There is a real sense of unease among us,” Ahm ...



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Moscow: The Russian government has introduced a degree program for Islamic Studies across the country and the decision has attracted tremendous praise as some have welcomed the move for better preparing experts on Islam and some say that the move will help curb extremism through spreading peaceful Islamic teachings.



Last Modified:  29 Mar 2013 05:18  GMT

COLOMBO — Anti-Muslim violence has hit a new dangerous level in Sri Lanka after extreme Buddhist monks led hundreds in an assault on a Muslim-owned clothing warehouse, injuring hundreds in the capital.“It has created a fea ...



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BOSTON - Non-Muslim students at Boston University have volunteered to spend a day wearing headscarves as part of the university's March's Islam Awareness Month in a trial to correct misconceptions about Islam and hijab.“I ...



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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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ALLAH does not impose the belief in Him upon the heart of mankind. It is the individual’s heart that is either open to guidance or not. God’s messengers showed mankind the straight path. It is up to indivi ...



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DERAA - Having a special symbolism for the two-year uprising, a mosque in the western Syrian city of Deraa has become a main focus of fighting between President Bashar Al-Assad's forces and opposition troops. There are hea ...



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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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ISLAM is the religion that is more than a religion; it is the religion that is a complete way of life. Nothing is too small or too big to be covered by the teachings of Islam. Rejoice and be happy, remain positive and ...



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Pope Francis yesterday called for the Roman Catholic Church to “intensify” its dialogue with Islam, echoing hopes in the Muslim world for better ties with the Vatican during his ...



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BERLIN - A Muslim leader has called for German authorities to grant two days of official holiday for Muslims to celebrate their religious festivals, inviting criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives. ...



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JAKARTA - Providing visitors with an environment that goes in line with Islamic teachings, the Indonesian government has joined hands with Muslim scholars to turn the country into a world hub for “Shari`ah tourism”. Basica ...



Last Modified:  28 Mar 2013 05:18  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 ...



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LAHORE - For Humayun Khan, it was another world when he got a laptop from the government of Punjab province in Pakistan in line with a scheme aimed at providing better technology and research facilities to the students.“It ...



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NAYPYIDAW - As attacks continue on their property and worship places, Muslim leaders in Burma are appealing to President Thein Sein to intervene to stop Buddhist attacks on the minority. Massacres and damages to religious ...




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