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Obama Praises US Muslims on `Eid Message

Last Modified:  29 Jul 2014 03:47  GMT


CAIRO – US President Barck Obama has issued a message to American Muslims and Muslims around the world congratulating them on the celebration of `Eid Al-Fitr, thanking US Muslims for their many “achievements and contributions… to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” As Muslims throughou......





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Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Egyptians began voting on Monday, May 26, in presidential elections expected to sweep ex-army chief, who overthrew the country’s first democratically elected president, to power. We see Sisi as a real man. Egypt likes a strong man, Saber Habib told Reuters, clenching his fist to ram home his point as he waited to vote in the ci......



Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

BANGUI – Three Muslim youth were killed and their bodies mutilated by Christian militias in the volatile Central African Republic as they were on their way to play a reconciliation soccer game on Sunday, May 25. Their sex organs and hearts have been removed, Muslim community spokesman Ousmane Abakar told Reuters. The three Muslim yout......



Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

PARIS – In a blow to European Union values, European parliament elections have witnessed a sharp rise in the seats reserved by Eurosceptics and far-right parties, allowing them a greater say in cutting back EU’s powers or abolishing it completely. The people have spoken loud and clear, a triumphant Marine Le Pen told cheering supporter......



Last Modified:  26 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A decision by a Queensland Christian college to fire two Muslim student teachers and transfer them to another school for wearing hijab has been sparking angry Muslim reactions who said they were “disappointed” by the discriminatory decision. “This is not good news, it’s a matter of concern to me,” Islamic College of Brisb......



Last Modified:  25 May 2014 03:47  GMT

BERLIN — Scores of German Muslims have been placed under close surveillance inside their mosques over the past ten years by intelligence services in a clear violation of their human and religious rights. The Muslims were seen as potential suspects ... yet 40 percent of the cases were controversial at best,” Green Party MP, Belit Onay, t......



Last Modified:  25 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A video showing Indonesian orchestra playing for a singer who sings the Qur’an verses has sparked angry condemnations across social networks, rejecting the performance as against the teaching of Islam and failing to pay due respect to the Noble Qur’an. “Brothers and sister in here and all over the world. This is not Islamic a......



Last Modified:  25 May 2014 03:47  GMT

JERUSALEM – In the second day of the historical visit to the Middle East, Pope Francis made an emotional plea for peace while visiting occupied Bethlehem on Sunday, May 25, urging an end for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The time has come to put an end to this situation which has become increasingly unacceptable,” Pope Francis add......



Last Modified:  25 May 2014 03:47  GMT

MAIDUGURI – Bewildered with the recent Boko Haram and bombing attacks, Nigeria’s Sultan of Sokoto has invited prominent Muslims leaders from across the country to a national day of prayer for peace and to overcome security challenges. The National Muslims Prayers for Peace and Security in Nigeria aims to help the country in overcoming......



Last Modified:  25 May 2014 03:47  GMT

AMSTERDAM – An eccentric plan for an Amsterdam bar that allegedly offers its Muslim visitors “halal” prostitutes has been announced by a Belgian news agency, an idea expected to raise controversy among the city’s Muslim population.“As everyone else, there are Muslims who want to go to prostitutes and could not do so without violating ......



Last Modified:  24 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Hong Kong’s Serving Islam Team has hit back the streets, inviting world Muslims to attend the largest Islamic convention in the area to fro two days of fruitful lectures by world’s most renowned scholars to stress the importance of preserving Islamic identity. “Nowadays, Muhammad has turned into MOMO or Mo, Yusuf into Joe or ......



Last Modified:  24 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As world athletes prepare for the looming Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 chefs and caterers have been working round the clock to find a unique dietary system to be served to all practicing Muslim athletes who will be fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Fasting is one of the pillars of Islam. It will be difficult, but if yo......



Last Modified:  24 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – As Egyptians prepare for upcoming presidential elections, former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to get an easy win of the polls which follow the bloodiest chapter in Egypt’s modern history, marking a return to the pivotal country’s rule of strongmen. Participation in this 'administrative step' gives legitimacy to ......



Last Modified:  24 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CANNES – The administration of the Cannes Film Festival has officially banned Muslim women face-veil, or niqab, from the red carpet and the Festival Palace after a non-Muslim Danish director tried to don the Islamic attire during the event. In accordance with the [French] law of October 11 2010, it is forbidden to conceal your face in pub......



Last Modified:  24 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new provocative anti-Muslim campaign has hit the streets in eastern British West Watford district after Muslim residents found provocative posters depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) which was rejected as “absolutely unacceptable”. The recent provocateurs attempt to Insult the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Thousands of Muslims from across the US have been invited to attend the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to shed light on the fundamental principles of Islam, offering a window to the fastest growing religion across the globe. “For several decades Islam has been in the forefront of discussions in Am......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

LUTON – A Muslim primary school in the British city of Luton, Bedfordshire, has criticized education inspection body, Ofsted, over false claims that the school promotes “fundamentalist” Islamic beliefs. Nothing could be further from the truth, Chair of governors Farasat Latif told BBC on Friday, May 23. Ofsted and the Education Fu......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – For residents and expatriates in Dubai, a three-day special weekend vacation to mark Israa' and Mi`raj, which refers to the journey of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him) to Al-Aqsa Mosque and his ascension to heaven, has given them a unique chance to mark the spiritual event. “To me, it means more than a holiday. I......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – Commemorating the memory of soldiers who died while serving the country, a leading American Muslim advocacy group has released a sh......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new anti-burqa bill presented by independent Queensland lawmaker has been voted down by the government of the north-east Australian state as contradicting with rights of Australian citizens to practice their religion freely. “This government believes in a multicultural Queensland,” Jarryd Bleijie, the state attorney general w......



Last Modified:  23 May 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A new anti-burqa bill presented by independent Queensland lawmaker has been voted down by the government of the north-east Australian state as contradicting with rights of Australian citizens to practice their religion freely. “This government believes in a multicultural Queensland,” Jarryd Bleijie, the state attorney general w......




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