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Swiss Muslims Get First Academic Center

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GENEVA – Switzerland’s first Islamic research center has opened its doors to promote the moderate values of Islam in the European country and offer Swiss Muslim a rare Islamic education in Deutsche. The institute board of trustees groups scholars tasked with preparing the curricula on sound academic bases as adopted by accredited Islami......





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CAIRO – Non-Muslim students at New York’s Union College have participated in the second annual hijab for a day, sharing the experience of Muslim women donning the Islamic headscarf. “I had a few people that I am friends with ask me about the hijab,” Julie Fishman ’16, who participated in Hijabi for a Day, told Concordiensis, the st......



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CAIRO – Though common in Western schools, sex education has been offered recently in a limited number of Pakistani girl schools, offering conservative young girls a better education on puberty, rights issues and self defense. We cannot close our eyes, Akbar Lashari, head of the Village Shadabad Organisation which runs eight schools in wh......



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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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CAPE TOWN – Taping into the thriving market, South Africa has announced plans to launch its first-ever Islamic bonds or Sukuk, in both local and international markets, in a bid to overcome the national debt. “Our first sukuk (Islamic) bond will be launched this year,” Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told lawmakers while unveiling his a......



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CAIRO – Inviting their colleagues to know more about Islam monotheism, Imperial College Islamic Society has op......



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ONTARIO – Muslim in Ontario’s city of Mississauga have raised $250,000 to support an emergency care program in their city hospital as they held the community’s 4th annual Family Walkathon. “We’re so humbled to share this initiative with the Mississauga community as we raise funds for our local hospital,” Abdul Qayyum Mufti, Chair......



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SIMFEROPOL – As Ukraine takes a new turn away from long-time Russian alley, reports about Russia’s plans to actively encourage secession of autonomous Crimea have sparked rival protests between pro-Moscow activists and Ukraine Muslim-majority Crimean Tatars. “We have gathered here to ensure that the Supreme Council [of Crimea] is no lo......



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.artmainimage{display:none;} CAIRO – Inviting their colleagues to know more about Islam monotheism, Imperial College Islamic Society has opened th......



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LOS ANGELES - A California court has ruled that YouTube must take down within 24 hours an inflammatory anti-Islam film that had provoked outrages and mass protests across the Muslim world, prompting an outcry by Google which vowed to challenge the ruling. “Ordering YouTube and Google to take down the film was the right thing to do,” Cris......



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CAIRO – Muslim kids were denied the right for a day of fun family theme park Legoland after the park’s managers announced cancellation of the event after receiving threats from far right and neo-Nazi extremists. “The Legoland Windsor Resort prides itself on welcoming everyone to our wonderful attraction; however due to unfortunate circ......



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AL-QUDS – Al-Aqsa Foundation has warned against ongoing Israeli plans to Judaize Muslims' third holiest site, revealing that the main object of the planned Knesset discussions is to place the holy mosque under Israeli administration. “The discussions held on Tuesday in the Knesset was a first step towards performing Israeli prayers all t......



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LONDON – While Christianity remains an integral part of Britain’s religious history, Islam has become a strong contender over the past decade, with reversions registering in their thousands year after another. “At a time when personal freedom, over-sexualisation and moral liberalism have taken over and broken down Britain’s moral com......



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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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LONDON – While Christianity remains an integral part of Britain’s religious history, Islam has become a strong contender over the past decade, with reversions registering in their thousands year after another. “At a time when personal freedom, over-sexualisation and moral liberalism have taken over and broken down Britain’s moral com......



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CAIRO — Rejecting ritual slaughter ban as a infringement to their religious rights, Danish Muslims and Jews have joined hands, vowing to fight the ban imposed on halal and kosher meat. “Minority religious groups are afraid this ban will lead to other restrictions in the future,” Fatih Alev, president of the Danish Islamic Center in Cop......



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TEHRAN – A Qur’an school teacher has developed a new robot to encourage young students to learn and perform their daily prayers, Euro News reported. “I used to pray hastily but now I want to pray more slowly like this robot,” said one student. The new robot was invented by 27-year-old Akbar Rezaie who teaches Qur’an at the Albor......



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GENEVA – The United Nations has warned that a widening conflict in Central African Republic might engulf the region, urging better security ties to protect almost 15,000 people, mostly Muslims, who are trapped in vulnerable camps and threatened by armed militias. These populations are at very high risk of attack and urgently need better s......



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CAIRO – Muslims around the world posted an online petition on Tuesday, February 25, urging YouTube to remove a video by a US pop singer which includes a controversial scene in which ‘God’ pendant is seen being burned. “This petition is lodged In regards to Katy Perry's music video 'Dark Horse'; hosted by KatyPerryVEVO, on YouTube,”......



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AL-QUDS – Amid rising incursions into the third most holy place for Muslims, Israeli security forces have raided Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Tuesday, February 25, firing stun grenades and rubber bullets at the Palestinian worshippers and protesters. “The Israeli forces stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque compound through Al-Magharbeh Gate and Selsela ......




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