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Prayers Fight Indonesia’s Adultery

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JAKARTA – Aiming to curb adultery in the world's most populous Muslim nation, an Indonesian province has enforced a law that obligates government employees to attend congregational prayers and religious sermons. “I have heard so many reports of married civil servants cheating. They have one girlfriend or boyfriend one day, and another th......





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BANGUI – Muslim and Christian religious leaders in Central African Republic have sent a new call for calm in the strife-torn country, saying that militia men should disarm or be disarmed, Agence France Press (AFP) reported. Let all our brothers who are carrying weapons hand them over, Dieudonne Nzapalainga, the archbishop and imam of Ban......



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CAIRO – Seeking to guarantee hundreds of its Muslim fans, the company planning the first manned mission to Mars has assured Muslims that the noble Qur’an encourages exploration, urging scholars to allow Muslims ‘to witness God’s creation in heaven’. “The Muslim world has a rich tradition of exploration,” Mars One said in a stat......



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LILONGWE – As debate on whether to decriminalize homosexuality or not rages on in Malawi, the Muslim community in the Southern African nation is against proposals to hold a national referendum to decide on the matter, describing the move as a threat to the “sanctity of religion”. “This proposal is a threat for the sanctity of religio......



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LAGOS – Concerned by the recent arrests targeting northern Nigerians, analysts and Muslim leaders have warned that the security agencies moves in Nigeria's south were threatening radicalizing more northern young Muslims who reject ethnic profiling. The current trend is very dangerous, Moses Olayiwola, a retired senior Naval officer, told......



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CAIRO – Representing an era of religious tolerance, Cordoba mosque has become the center of recent debates, following attempts by the Catholic Church to control the building, used currently as a Cathedral the host Christian prayers only. “The Mezquita [or Great Mosque of Córdoba] is a global symbol of the meeting of cultures and today m......



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25 November 2013 The southern African nation Angola has ordered the closure all mosques, effectively illegalising the practice ...



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26 November 2013 News outlets around the world reported this weekend that Angola had banned Islam and had begun to dismantle ...



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CHICAGO – A number of Muslim and Christian worshipping houses in Chicago’s Waukegan and Gurnee came under systematic vandalism over the past days, sparking police investigations on the unprecedented attacks. “This is the first time we’ve seen a coordinated vandalism attack on communities of faith, not just Muslims, on this scale,” ......



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CAIRO – An Indonesia group has asserted that donning batik, a national heritage clothes in the southern Asian country, made of pure silk among men is forbidden in Islam, warning that it is a sign of Islam’s judgment day. “Rasulullah SAW (peace be upon him) has said that Muslim men cannot wear silk and gold,” Sheikh Abd Kareem S Khada......



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LAHORE – Conflicting reports about the reversion of famous Indian singer Hans Raj Hans to Islam have appeared in Pakistani and Indian media, with some confirming the news and others denying it. “I listened to the call of my heart and decided to embrace Islam”, Hans Raj Hans said while talking to Pakistan News Agency INP, Ummid.com repo......



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KAMPALA – Uganda Muslims have welcomed the decision of President Yoweri Museveni to back an anti-gay bill that imposes life sentences for some homosexual acts, risking ties between western donors and the east African country. “It takes a courageous leader to defy all the western powers who have gone as far a threatening to cut off aid to......



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LONDON – Joining hands to help poor and needy, a London Jewish group announced plans to host Islam awareness week to showcase some of the social action projects taking place across the country. “It seemed appropriate to use JW3 as a venue to launch Islam Awareness Week this year,” Julie Siddiqui, executive director of Islamic Society o......



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MOMBASA – Using the stretched term of war on terrorism, Kenyan police has been attacking mosques, arresting scores of young Muslims and scholars in what many analysts warned as driving the country’s Muslim minority to radicalization. “The excesses of the counter-terrorism police are pushing Muslims to the extremes,” Al-Amin Kimathi, ......



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21 January 2013 European Union foreign ministers on Monday unanimously approved a joint military force to assist French and Afr ...



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28 January 2014 There is a severe shoortage of Muslims registered to provide foster care in Sweden. Due to the growing Muslim p ...



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SOCHI – One hundred and fifty years on genocide, Circassian activists still recall the horrors their people faced at the hands of thee Russian invaders who killed around 1.5 million Circassians and expelled a similar number from their inherited land. “They tried to forget us, as if we never even lived there,” Circassian architect Abdul......



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PARIS – A century after their sacrifices to France, long forgotten French Muslim soldiers have been remembered by President Francois Hollande who said France “owed a debt” to Muslim soldiers who died in World War I, pledging to fight racism and discrimination targeting the religious minority. “France will never forget the price of th......



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CAIRO – As ads promising a one-way trip to the red planet continue to woo Muslims, a fatwa by an Emirati religious authority has warned that such a trip Is prohibited according to Islam, as it threatens’ lives for no righteous reason. “Such a one-way journey poses a real risk to life, and that can never be justified in Islam,” fatwa ......



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MADRID – Struggling to keep the memory of Al-Andalus alive, a Muslim advocacy group has urged the Spanish authorities to grant Muslims, expelled from Spain in 1609, the citizenship, putting them on equal footing with Jews who recently gained similar rights. “The Spanish State should grant the same rights to all those who were expelled, o......



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CAIRO – The high court of South West India state of Karnataka has ruled in favor of seven Muslim students who were denied their certificates from the National Cadet Corps for sporting a beard according to the sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). “I am very happy with the outcome. I am feeling better now after the ordeal,” Sy......




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