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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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09 February 2014 A young team of people largely working pro bono have helped to complete the first Islamic Museum of Australia ...



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09 February 2014 Mob violence in Central African Republic's capital has escalated to the point where crowds slay Muslims and mu ...



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CENTRAL JAVA – Dozens of Muslim students in Central Java's Magelang have participated in cleaning the world's largest Buddhist temple that had been distorted with volcanic ash earlier this month. “Around 50 students from our boarding school spent their Friday holiday to clean Borobodur Temple of the Keluds ash together with other volunte......



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KARACHI – As backdoor efforts are on to restore the stalled peace talks between the government and the Taliban, religious scholars belonging to different schools of thought stand divided over the issue that would end a decade of militancy in Pakistan with many supporting and various opposing it. “Negotiation is the only panacea to the mi......



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CAIRO – Leading British Muslim and interfaith organizations have signed a letter of complaint to Daily Mail’s editor Paul Dacre, condemning an article that deployed hateful Muslim stereotypes and used slurs commonly found in racist and far-right websites. “We write to express our condemnation of a recent article published by Richard Li......



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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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