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Israel Reopens Al-Aqsa to Diffuse Anger

Last Modified:  31 Oct 2014 04:48  GMT


AL-QUDS – After its first closure in decades, Israel reopened Al-Aqsa Mosque compound ahead of Friday prayer, October 31, imposing restrictions on male Muslim worshippers under 50. Israeli crimes are systematically increasing to target Jerusalem through killing, detentions, assaults, demolishing houses, and preventing worshipers from pray......





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Last Modified:  15 Aug 2014 03:50  GMT

RIYADH – Amid growing fears of Ebola epidemic, representatives of Gulf countries have met to discuss precautions against the killing epidemic ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Makkah. The executive bureau of the Gulf Cooperation Council's committee of health ministers met in the light of preventive measures taken by some countries to......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LILONGWE – Rural Muslim communities in Malawi have intensified efforts to reduce rising cases of early marriages among girls to champion the promotion of the education for the girl child, which is said to have suffered much neglect. “Since independence about 50 years ago, Muslim communities have not taken education for girls as necessary......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A year after Egyptian forces’ crackdown to clear Rabia Al-Adawiya square from protesters against the military removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi has left almost no sign of a once vibrant protesting square in Cairo’s Nasr City. It feels just like it did at the time, the anger at the police......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO - Muslims in the south-western Nigerian state of Ondo have reiterated calls for the government to allow hijab in the schools and offer places for Friday payers in the schools as a fundamental human right for Muslims. “This is after the acquisition, compensation and rebuilding of these schools by the government,” the President of th......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LONDON – A British Christian organization has attacked the government’s proposals to combat religious extremism in schools by promoting British values, describing them as “flawed and unlawful. This is a classic case of the government over-reacting to a perceived problem, the Christian Institute's chief executive Colin Hart told Po......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

TASHKENT – Students applying for Islamic studies at Tashkent University in Uzbekistan were shocked after finding questions based on anti-Islamic policies, leaving students in a dilemma. Controversies surrounding entry exam spread after an applicant student wrote a letter to Ozodlik radio station complaining that the questions asked were ba......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Spanish researchers in Ciudad Real province have unearthed a 1,000-year-old Islamic cemetery, in the first sign that the rich Islamic civilization has extended to Castilla-La Mancha centuries ago. There is a world to explore, statement published by the Spanish city Alcázar de San Juan town hall was quoted by The Local on Wednesd......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

GAZA – A history of hundreds of years has gone by an Israeli airstrike in a July dawn which destroyed Gaza’s 1300 year-old Omari mosque, leaving the historic site in rubbles and worshippers seeking makeshift mosque to perform their prayers. For the people, it was a blessing and it was important to have such a mosque, Mohammad Alloush, ......



Last Modified:  14 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – Months after officially announcing his reversion to Islam, famous young Indian composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has opened his heart, revealing why he chose the world’s fastest growing faith to follow. “My father is a staunch Hindu and is so superstitious that even if a glass breaks, he will call a pandit,” Raja told Times of Indi......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

BAGHDAD – The appointment of Iraq’s new prime minister, Haidar al-Abadi, has been welcomed by world leaders who deemed it a positive step to end the sectarian conflict that has surged since the re-election of the former PM Nuri Al-Maliki three months ago. “I wish to congratulate you on your nomination to the post of prime minister and ......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

NAIROBI – Alarm and outrage are rising in the Muslim community in Kenya as the list of Muslim youth kidnapped and made to disappear by suspected police officers grows longer day after another. Why are they doing this to us?, Fatma Omar, the wife of Abdulhakim Abdallah, who went missing on 12th July this year, told OnIslam.net with her te......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

TASHKENT – Students applying for Islamic studies at Tashkent University in Uzbekistan were shocked after finding questions based on anti-Islamic policies, leaving students in a dilemma. Controversies surrounding entry exam spread after an applicant student wrote a letter to Ozodlik radio station complaining that the questions asked were ba......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

GAZA – A history of hundreds of years has gone by an Israeli airstrike in a July dawn which destroyed Gaza’s 1300 year-old Omari mosque, leaving the historic site in rubbles and worshippers seeking makeshift mosque to perform their prayers. For the people, it was a blessing and it was important to have such a mosque, Mohammad Alloush, ......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

CAIRO – In its report issued on Tuesday, August 12, Human Rights Watch described the killing of at least 1,150 demonstrators by Egypt's security forces in July and August 2013, as 'systematic and premeditated', but Egypt's authorities blasted the report as biased and politicized In Rabia Square, Egyptian security forces carried out on......



Last Modified:  13 Aug 2014 03:48  GMT

MONROVIA – Amid hiking death toll of Ebola disease in west Africa, Muslims in Liberia have been cautioned against washing the bodies of people who died of Ebola to avoid spreading the virus. “Funerals and washing dead bodies in West African countries have led, to a great extend, to spread the disease,” Rana Sidani, the spokesperson of ......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – A Saudi decision to ban pilgrims from Ebola-hit West African countries has been cautiously welcomed by Nigerian Muslim scholars who hoped that the discovery of one infection for a patient during his business trip to Sierra Leone would not affect Nigerian pilgrims. “As at now, only the National Hajj Commission, NAHCO, could give a......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

UTTAR PRADESH – Meerut district in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is under the grip of communal tension, over the alleged religious conversion and gang-rape of a Hindu teacher in a Madrassah, a crime denied by Muslim leaders who demanded a full investigation. Such incidents tarnish the image of Madrassahs. We are not sure what exa......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

GAZA CITY – The United Nations Human Rights Council has named members of the international commission that will investigate war crimes committed by Israel during aggression against Gaza that started last July, a decision welcomed by Palestinians. “Hamas welcomes the decision to form an investigation committee into the war crimes committe......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

CAIRO – Offering hearing impaired Muslims an access to their faith, a growing American group has been struggling to spread awareness about problems facing deaf Muslims wishing to practice their religion, perform prayers, attend sermons and recite the Noble Qur’an. “Every time I’d go to a mosque, I’d sit there and I’d just watch t......



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2014 03:47  GMT

LAGOS – Nigerian Muslims have been exhorted to shun all vices even after the end of Ramadan fasting, reminding them that return to bad old ways suggests deliberate waste of the gains made during the holy month.. “We urge our Muslim brothers to avoid going back to anything contrary to the doctrines of Islam: be it alcohol, lying, false te......




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